Oven temperature way off


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Old 02-19-07, 04:07 PM
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Oven temperature way off

I have a GE XL44 natural gas oven. The only problem we have with it is the tempurature of the oven is off at least 75 degrees. If you set it that much lower, it stays consistant, it's just not right.
Is it worth trying to make an adjustment in there or is it just better to replace the thermostat system? I think with just a little guidance I can fix it, please send help, my wife is throwing a fit every time she trys to bake something.
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Hello xexman44. Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic.

If the temperature is consistently low and there is no obstructions in the oven and no foil used, thermostat is defective. Usually an integrated part of the main circuit board. Which means the entire board will need to be replaced.

Turn off electrical power or unplug appliance. Access behind panel and look for temp sensor tube connecting to electronic part. May be connected directly to main board or to a sub-part. Which ever it is will have to be replaced.

Any temperature above or below 50 degrees of the set temp, a calibration of the thermostat will not correct the problem. Calibrations are not possible as a do-it-yourself task or project. Entire part replacement is required.

Retail parts dealers and appliances parts stores can also help determine what the possible problem may be based upon that specific brand and model. Bring the make, model and serial numbers. Dealers and appliances parts stores are listed in the phone book.

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Old 02-21-07, 12:58 PM
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that should do it.

Thank you for all the good advice. I'll start out simple and adjusted the knob all the way. Probably won't do it but it's a start. Then i'll start looking into changing the board like you said. I'm kind of hoping I can't fix it, then I have a good excuse to get one of those new fancy grill/stove tops.
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