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Amana/Magic Chef model # ALY1680ADB


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Posted 30 May 2005 - 11:32 AM

Just installed a new range in my RV and the oven temp is calibrated probably a couple hundred degrees to cool.  Going tonight to buy an oven thermometer to check exactly how much it is off.  There is a small screw near the top right of the control assemly behind the control knob. (looking at it from the front of the range)  Is this an adjustment to calibrate the oven temp?   Any advice is much appreciated.  Thanks.

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 12:15 PM

Probably yes, but if this is a new range do not mess with it, might void the warranty.  If it is off by 200* you have major problems and let the people who made the range repair this.
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Posted 30 May 2005 - 03:21 PM

It is new, but an "ebay" special.  Its all mine - no warranty.  It will eventually lightly brown canned biscuits when set all to way to "Broil".  The burner is cycling to full "fire" properly, but the thermostat is cutting it back well before it reaches the desired temp. 

The sensing bulb is correctly seated in its clip.  If you think it is the problem I will order one from this site and try that.

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 03:41 PM

Many times, a failing ignitor can cause insufficient temperature complaints because it takes so long for it to fire the burner.  Try repeatedly firing the burner and turning it off, allowing about 3 minutes between firing.  A good ignitor will fire the burner in less than a minute.  Two minutes is marginal.  More than three minutes and, well, you done found the problem, Budrow. 

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 04:34 PM

It has pilot ignition for the stove.  The burner goes "full fire" as soon as I turn up the temp control but the thermostat cycles it back much too soon to reach full temp.  It is a simple propane unit in an RV.  It has three sealed burners on the cooktop with mechanical piezo ignition.  They all operate at full flame, at the same time, with no problem so I assume fuel supply is okay.

I tried backing out the small screw I mentioned a couple turns and then it wouldn't cycle back the burner at all.  I thought I had better find out if that was actually for temp calibration before I kept experimenting with it.  Thanks again for the suggestions.


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Posted 30 May 2005 - 05:52 PM

Ah, yes, an RV oven would have a pilot ignition. I have some troubleshooting help on gas range ignition systems here:

http://fixitnow.com/...en-ignition.htm

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 05:32 AM

The small screw inside of the thermostat shaft is to adjust the oven temperature.  If you turned it left and it will not come on at all, try going to the right, take it as far as you went left then another turn.  Will take some time to get it just right.  If it will not calibrate, then you may have to  replace the thermostat.
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Posted 31 May 2005 - 04:53 PM

:)Here is the deal....spent the evening in the RV armed with my oven thermometer.  Turns out the small screw above and to the right of the control shaft had nothing to do with calibration of the thermostat.   As I was watching the burner I noticed some yellow and orange flames indicating improper fuel/air mixture.  The fuel supply to the range was fine but I followed back from the oven thermostat and found the 1/4" fuel line from the t'stat was crimped at a 90 degree angle at the back of the range.  Just ordered new tube and ferrels from your site.  I'm confident this will solve the problem but will follow up once the parts arrive and I have a chance to test it.  Thanks for your help.

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 05:19 AM

Good find!!   Let us know.  Thanks
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