Our oven runs very cool. in order to get an inside temp of 350 we have to set temp at 425 +/-. I was told to check the probe. At room temp it reads 1000 ohms. Is that close enough to the 1100 in prior question? we don't get any error codes. What else can I check?
ANSWER Hello Bob,
My knee jerk reaction to this is to check the breaker. If the element is only getting 120Vac instead of the full 240Vac as designed, it will take a very long time to never get up to the temperature it is set to. By checking the breaker I mean flip it off and back on and recheck the voltage. If the voltage to the unit is good, I would then go to the bake element and check from one terminal to the other. If you read zero volts or just a few volts, the element is good and the control is passing the voltage to the element. This would lead you to the sensor or the control. If you get 120Vac, discontinue power long enough to unplug one side of the element. This will isolate which leg of voltage you have lost. Follow the wire to the control and this is where you should check for voltage. If 120Vac is not there, you need to replace the control. If it is there, got to the other terminal of the element. If voltage is there, check the other side of the element where the wire is disconnected. If you lost it there, you have a bad element. I hope I haven't confused you. This can be a complicated procedure but disconnecting the one wire from the element will tell on the leg that has been dropped and you can trace it out from there. Just always use caution when near an appliance that has voltage on it and protective covers removed!
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Tuesday, April 03, 2012