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Preheat beep indicator is inaccurate

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.

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  • purplecar Nov 19, 2007

    Thanks for the speedy responses. However, I should have added to my original post that if I put the food in when the oven beeps, indicating it's at the set temperature, I always will end up with an under-cooked meal. So it's neither working ok, nor is my oven thermometer the issue.



    I guess I'll live with the inconvenience.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    preheat beeps before reaching set temperature

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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.

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  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2007

    Don't settle with it if you are convinced you have a problem. Contact the manufacturer. You should have a number in your manual. I am constantly running into customers who put up with something until their warranty ran out and then it caused a worse problem. Contacting the store you bought it from is usually useless unless they service their own product.

    You have a full one year warranty, and I would not settle with it until they had at least replaced the sensor.

    Magic Chef is a Maytag brand, which is now owned by Whirlpool. I know for a fact that Whirlpool would rather have the technician replace the sensor and ERC than to have you call them more than once.

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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.

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