Oven is not reaching set temperature
Posted 13 May 2005 - 06:40 PM
My oven won't reach the dialed in temp. It thinks it's there and will beep to signify that it is up to temp but the thermometers that I have placed inside are reading approx. 150 degrees lower then what the digital oven display is showing. Example. I will press "BAKE" then dial in 500 degrees then hit "START". Right away the oven temp display will be showing a starting temp of 150 to 200 degrees from a cold start. That's the first sign of trouble. Within a matter of minutes the oven will beep saying it's reached 500 degrees. The thermometers I placed inside read about 325. After 30 minutes they read about 350 and that's it.
I have replaced the Bake and Broil elements as well as the temp sensor. There is no change. I want to try adjusting the thermostat through the digital display (if possible) but I don't know how to do it and I do not have the owners manual. I don't think that it will help much though. I don't think it is adjustable much more than + or - 35 degrees.
If anyone has any ideas I'm happy to hear them. I want to avoid spending a couple of thousand on a new oven. Thanks
Posted 14 May 2005 - 04:11 AM
Do a simple math and use it. No point to spend too much repair meney on a 17 years old GE oven.
Posted 14 May 2005 - 04:23 AM
On some ovens, the technician's service sheet explains how to adjust the temperature of the ERC. The service sheet is usually hidden within the appliance; in your case, I would venture to guess that it is inside the control compartment. If not, you can always obtain a replacement directly from the GE, the Great Satan of appliance manufacturers.
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