When baking, the oven usually overshoots the set temperature by approximately 50°F. The temperature generally then falls to the correct setting. Is this normal? My wife thinks something is wrong. Thanks!
Answer Hello Keith,
The easiest way to explain this is that this is a case of man trying to overcome the laws of science. In attempting to control the temperature inside the bake compartment, the unit has to get hotter than the set temperature and then cool to below the set temperature. For this reason, the bake temperature is not constant but has to average the bake temperature. To check the temperature accurately, the unit has to preheat and then, using a digital temperature meter, record the high temperature and low temperature for at least 3 cycles. When the cycling is complete, add the numbers recorded together and divide by how many numbers you added. This gives you the "average" bake temperature.
Hi what are the most common problems with why the oven won't light, I just get a little click and nothing when I press the bake or broil buttons and start.
Answer Hello Micheal. Test for 3.2-3.6 volts AC at the gas safety valve with the igniter turned on. If the voltage is there, you have a bad safety valve. If the voltage is low, you have a weak igniter and the igniter will need to be replaced. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Hi. I turn my oven on and after a couple minutes it starts beeping continuously with an error code of F3. I had someone look at it and he recommended a new control board which we purchased and this did not fix the problem. Any other ideas? Thanks
The F3 error code is caused by an open or shorted oven sensor. You will want to measure the resistance value of the oven sensor which should be approximately 1080 ohms at room temp. If not then the sensor W10181986 or wiring is faulty and would need to be replaced.