Question about Magic Chef CER3725AA Electric Kitchen Range
According to the manual, when the desired temperature is reached, one long beep will sound. Using an oven thermometer, we have found that it beeps at about 30 degrees under the indicated temperature. It does eventually reach and stay at the desired set temperature. The authorized maintance person adjusted the ERC (which I had done myself, so I knew it wasn't the solution). A second service person said that was the way it was designed, due to a federal regulation. I had to refrain from laughing at him. The store where I bought it simply refers me back to the authorized repair people, who obviously don't know what they're doing. Granted, this is only an inconvenience, but any advice would be greatly appreciated.
A standard oven thermometer is not very sensitive. The reason is because the oven temp varies 50-75 degrees during the cycle and you don't need to know this when baking, you just need to know the median temp.
When checking the oven temp, you don't adjust anything until the oven has cycled at least 5 times. It takes that long for the cavity temp to stabilize. Since the temp on your thermometer does level out at the proper temp, I don't think you have a problem with your oven. I would assume they checked the temp with an electronic probe.
Adjusting the temp offset at the ERC is about all you can do without replacing the ERC or sensor if the temp is actually off.
Don't laugh about the federal regulations. The Dept. of Energy set oven temp/cycle time regulations that went into effect Jan '05.
They set regulations on hot water wash temps for new washing machines that just went into effect Jan '07.
Posted on Nov 19, 2007
It's working ok. These often beep after a preset time. It may be set to beep at 10 minutes. Not always at the temp set. It is usually close enough though.
Posted on Nov 19, 2007
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