When I preheat my oven the temperature only reaches 165 Degrees. Does the limit switch(Part #7403P316-60) appear to be deffective or would it be something else? I replaced this part a little over 4 years ago.
Thanks in advance for your help!
Answer Hal, If the hi limit switch opens, power to the control would be disrupted and the display would also go blank. You may want to start by checking the oven tep sensor 12001656. it should have a resistance of 1080 - 1100 ohms resistance at room temperature and 1350 at 210 dgrsF. and 1650 ohms at 350 dgrs F.If thr esistance is out of range, due to age, wear and tear, loose connection, the resistance will be erratic and could cause your issue.
I had the lower heat coil burn out in this oven and after changing it the lower coil will not get hot. My suspicions are that the Hi-heat sensor is out. it is the small device that is in line with the hot side of the coil wire. I had an appliance repair guy tell me that if you put the sensor in the freezer some times they will reset. Has anybody done this and how long did it take to reset?
Answer Hi Richard. For testing purposes only you can temporarily connect the two wires together. Use elect. tape for safety. Then call for the bake cycle just enough to see if the new element works now. Hi-limit switch part # 7403P316-60 will age and after sensing heated cavity temperatures especially in the clean high heat mode or a shorted element it will purposely open. This type does not reset. Some manufactures use a red push button reset. And even these fail. It is always best to replace them straight away. Thank You.