Oven Temperature Problem


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Old 07-23-02, 03:32 PM
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caloric gas range

digital display remains at 100 deg. when oven is set at a given temp. (e.g. 375) but the oven stays on even well past the set temp. Could this just be the thermostat or something more serious. It is a Caloric mod# RSK3700UK...Serial#9312167483...Manuf.# P1141253NK
 
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Old 07-23-02, 05:48 PM
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Hello rhody5 and Welcome to our Do It Yourself Web Site and my Gas Appliances forum.

The problem description most likely indicates that the thermostat is worn out from time and age. If this is the case, the only solution is to have the thermostat replaced with a new one.

Replacing a thermostat as a do-it-yourself project may or may not be an easy task on some models. Thermostats that are purchased over the counter and self installed are not returnable and may not be warrantied by some dealers.

The one item you can check is the capillary tube. That's the heat sensing tube located in the oven compartment. It should be suspended by 2 clips, not bent or damage and not touching anything except the 2 clips.

When an oven fails to maintain the desired set temperature, before any parts are replaced, I suggest you have the thermostat checked for calibration. If the thermostat needs a recalibration, this is NOT a do-it-yourself project.

Special tools, training, practice, proceedure and experience are needed along with the proper technique and adjustments made in the correct sequence in order to successully accomplish the task.

Done incorrectly, as a do-it-yourself task, can ruin an otherwise good thermostat that only needed an adjustment...

I highly suggest you either contact the gas utility company and inquire if they perform this service. If they do not provide this service, contact the local appliance service dealer listed in the phone book.

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Read the manufacturers online web site for product information, problem solving methods, disassembly instructions, repair proceedures, pictorials and schematics, may be available online.

An excellent source for orginal replacement parts is your local retail appliance parts store. Parts dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances. Bring the make, model and serial numbers if you stop in at the store.

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The problem description most likely indicates that the thermostat is worn out from time and age. If this is the case, the only solution is to have the thermostat replaced with a new one.

Replacing a thermostat as a do-it-yourself project may or may not be an easy task on some models. Thermostats that are purchased over the counter and self installed are not returnable and may not be warrantied by some dealers.

The one item you can check is the capillary tube. That's the heat sensing tube located in the oven compartment. It should be suspended by 2 clips, not bent or damage and not touching anything except the 2 clips.

When an oven fails to maintain the desired set temperature, before any parts are replaced, I suggest you have the thermostat checked for calibration. If the thermostat needs a recalibration, this is NOT a do-it-yourself project.

Special tools, training, practice, proceedure and experience are needed along with the proper technique and adjustments made in the correct sequence in order to successully accomplish the task.

Done incorrectly, as a do-it-yourself task, can ruin an otherwise good thermostat that only needed an adjustment...

I highly suggest you either contact the gas utility company and inquire if they perform this service. If they do not provide this service, contact the local appliance service dealer listed in the phone book.

Suggestions:
Read the manufacturers online web site for product information, problem solving methods, disassembly instructions, repair proceedures, pictorials and schematics, may be available online.

An excellent source for orginal replacement parts is your local retail appliance parts store. Parts dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances. Bring the make, model and serial numbers if you stop in at the store.

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Old 11-02-08, 07:57 AM
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Caloric mod# RSK3700UK... Oven will not heat up

I have a Caloric mod# RSK3700UK... The Broiler works fine however when I turm my oven on it does not heat up at all.
Could this be the Igniter. Is there a how to remove the Igmiter subject matter available.
Could the Thermostat be the problem?
Dean
 
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Old 11-03-08, 04:17 PM
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Hello Dean and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and to the Gas Appliances topic.

You posted to an already outdated thread... Some of the newer posts on this subject have the needed info. As does the link below:

Read The Sticky Advice And Information Note In This Topic:
Range-Stove-Oven-Broiler Basic Help Information & Manufacturers Web Sites. Range/Stove/Oven/Broiler Info, Leak Detection, Fault Codes, Fuel Conversion & Links - DoItYourself.com Community Forums

Cautionary Reminder Note:
Before attempting any repairs, be sure to unplug the appliance from the wall receptacle power source first.

Most likely cause for an inoperative HSI (Hot Surface Igniter) is it's burned out or simply does not glow hot enough to allow the gas control valve to open.

In the cased you described, igniter usually burned out. Try this. Switch igniter's. Remove broiler igniter and install it into the oven. Turn oven on. If oven works, igniter you removed is bad. Replace it with an OEM part.

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.

Use the reply button to add additional information or questions. Using the reply button keeps or moves the topic back up to the top of the list automatically and keeps all communications on this subject in this thread.

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