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DACOR ECS130 - SET TEMP APPEARS TO BE LOWER THAN COOKING TEMP. - HOW DO I CALIBRATE?

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There is a calibration procedure you can do using the oven control panel to adjust the thermostat but the most adjustment you can make is no more then 35 degrees either way so if it is over 35 degrees off then it is too far out to calibrate 100%.

Press bake then select a temp of 500 or higher then quickly press and hold the bake button for 5 seconds until "00" is displayed. Then press the up/down arrow to move it in 5 degree increments. Once selected press cancel/secure button.

Using the calibration methods will allow you to adjust the temp closer to the true temp you are reading. Make sure you are using a reliable tempature gauge using a thermocouple(like a fluke meter) at the center rack and give at least 10 minute warm-up before taking the reading. Electric ovens produce a pretty even tempature but it can vary some when the electric coil come on and off. The cheap oven guages that you place in the oven are not very accurate and not dependable. I would verify the tempature is off with a thermocouple based temp guage before calling it out of calibration. Don't trust the actual reading of the digital read out...not very reliable. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Posted on Nov 27, 2009

  • Anonymous Aug 15, 2012

    It appears that the calibration moves the indicated temperature on the front either up or down, Does this have to be done for each element or mode (Bake, Convection Bake, and Pure Convection? When I tried it and changed between the three it seemed that they now had different indicated numbers with the same temperature inside the oven. So my final question: If the independent oven thermometer says the oven is 345 when the set temp on the panel says 350 are you lowering the indication by -5 or are you raising the oven by +5?

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