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Oven wont regulate temp

My magic chef kitchen stove ( model number 318a-7 ) is causing me grief. when we turn the oven on it doesnt stop heating up. it will continually run until it is turned off. we sometimes have to keep turning on and off to get it to work on its own. any assistance in solving this problem without contacting repair man greatly appreciated. thank you

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  • amc320 Nov 22, 2007

    knob controls temp

  • amc320 Nov 22, 2007

    already tried that one--twice

  • amc320 Nov 22, 2007

    according to testers---wires are making connections. no shorts registering anywhere. ive put 2 new thermostats in to this thing.

  • amc320 Nov 22, 2007

    i give up. wife calling serviceman to come out and look at it. thank you for trying to help me. have a great turkey day my


  • dwetter Apr 03, 2008

    I've got a GE Spectra whose thermostat works very erratically. Takes forever to get to 350. If you want to get it to 350, you have to set it to 425 to get it up to 350. Sometimes it heats up to 450+, even though you set the therm to 350...makes baking extremely difficult...and makes me swear like a sailor? I hate to call Sears try to fix this. Seems it should be something we can fix/replace. Suggestions?



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Is your temp control operated by a knob or push button?

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  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2007

    the thermostat needs to be replaced. it cant tell what the temp is so it will just keep going.

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2007

    if youve already replaced the thermostat and that didnt fix it you need to look for shorts to ground. the bake elent has one line going to it that is always powered. the other side of that power comes from the thermostat. so it has to be a wiring problem or a bad thermostat

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2007

    ive been in the appliance repair business for 20 years. the only thing that tells that element to cycle on and off is the thermostat. when you replaced it did you do it wire by wire? if not did you double check the wiring diagram to make sure all wires are in the correct place? only other rare possability is does you oven have a seperate selector switch or is it all built into the thermostat? if there is a seperate selector switch then you might have a problem there but like i said thats rare



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