Oven overheats

Old 06-12-08, 06:46 PM
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Oven overheats

I have a Kenmore gas oven, no visible model number. I had suspected that the oven was overheating as putting anything in there tended to set off the smoke detector - the bottoms of things would burn pretty quickly. Tonight I attempted cookies, which were supposed to bake at 375 for 9-11 minutes. At 8 minutes the smoke detector went off, so I pulled them out, and they were BLACK! I happened to have my dad's infrared temp gun so I grabbed it and took a reading inside the oven...roughly 575. Is there anything I can do, or will it have to be serviced? I'm assuming it's far enough off that it's probably not so much a calibration issue as something like a messed up thermostat. But any input is appreciated.
Old 06-13-08, 03:13 AM
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On domestic ranges the thermostat is not usually able to be calibrated so it will likely need a new one.

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