Gas oven does not seem to regulate


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Old 09-25-12, 11:18 AM
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Gas oven does not seem to regulate

I am in a rental. I have a 5 year old Maytag gas oven that always worked fine before in the 4 years we have been here but now food is not coming out right.
The landlord had an appliance repair outfit come out and he replaced an ingnitor coil. I don't know what that had to do with tempertures. He even noted before he left that the temperature was high.
OK, I stuck a good digital and an old fashioned mechanical thermomter in the oven to check it.
When set at 300 the oven heats to around 360 as measured.
When set to 330 the oven will hit near 390.
There has to be a thermostat in this thing somewhere? I wonder why they did not replace it the last time?
 
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Old 09-26-12, 06:34 AM
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Hello keninaz. Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic.

The landlord had an appliance repair outfit come out and he replaced an igniter coil. I don't know what that had to do with temperatures. He even noted before he left that the temperature was high.
And neither do I know why a tech or appliance service rep would replace an HSI (Hot Surface Igniter) in an attempt to correct a temperature control problem.....

When set at 300 the oven heats to around 360 as measured. When set to 330 the oven will hit near 390. There has to be a thermostat in this thing somewhere? I wonder why they did not replace it the last time?
60 + degrees above the set temperature indicates the temperature sensing device or element is loosing it's ability to accurately sense and control the temperature.

Might be a verbal communication between landlord and rep, you and the landlord and or service rep. Or rep simply did not know how to check temp or what to do to correct the condition, etc. Lot's of possible causes.

Bottom line based upon the information you explained, IMO the temperature sensor needs to be replaced. Temp well above any ability to adjust. And the condition will get worse over time until oven temp is no longer controlled and oven over cooks and burns all foods items in it....

Problem #2 is you are not the owner. You should not attempt any repairs on your own. You'll need to re contact landlord and advise him/her the problem/condition remains and tech needs to return and get it fixed correctly.
 
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Old 09-26-12, 06:44 AM
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Even if the landlord did not relay the information to them I did. I told the guy when he was here what it was doing.
And he knew what the oven was heating to before he left here and still did nothing. All he told me was that if I had a manual I could access the menu on the stove and correct it. I had the manual that the landlord had with the place and got it out. He looked at it and said it was not in the manual.
After he left I found how to correct the reading but only by 30 one way or the other and going both ways did not seem to help much frankly for some reason.
I would have thought that he would have known how to get into the menu but maybe not.
The landlord has called them again to come out and repair it again and he is not happy.
 
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Hello: Ken

Whom ever HE is, tech or landlord, that isn't happy is of no concern to you nor nor should it be. Issue is appliance isn't working as it should. Techs job to fix it. If the tech does not know how, that's his problem. Not yours or landlords.

What tech needs to do, if he/she works for a company, is call their company and request tech to tech or tech to instructor advice over the phone. That's what I did as an instructor... If the company has no such in house tech to tech service, it's a small operation or maybe tech is a one owner self employed person, ?????.

Nor an I aware of what natural gas or propane gas company is in your area or if they provide in home services of any type. BTW: Not that it matters. Is it natural or propane gas????

None of which matters. The condition remains and needs to be fixed. Period. Best advice is to continue to complain until condition is fixed and landlord satisfied too. Considering landlord paid the bill.... and didn't get moneys worth either.....

 
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The "he" I referred to was the appliance tech from the company (that is well known locally) that does appliance repair.
When that tech observed that the oven overheated beyond the setting he did nothing about but leave and submit a bill to the landlord.
The stove is natural gas by the way.
I would not accept this level of competence and I was merely verifying what I thought in that the temp sensor was the problem all along.
The landlord has called the company and I am waiting for them to come and fix it.
We are purchasing a home this Fall and I will not use this company for repairs. Bet on it.
 
 

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