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  • Appliances Repair in VA

  • Appliances Repair in VA

      Oven Temperature too Hot or Too Cold

      If something is really off, an electronic control will give you an error code. If we are talking 5-25 degrees off either way, all controls can compensate for this, even the older mechanical thermostats. On electronic models, in your owner’s manual, you will find the way to program your control to off-set the temperature.

  • Appliances Repair in VA

  • Appliances Repair in VA

      Most controls can be off-set up to 35 degrees either way in 5 degree increments. On older mechanical thermostats, you either had a center mount screw in the stem of the switch or somewhere on the switch, or there was off sets on the back of the knob itself.
  • Appliances Repair in VA

  • Appliances Repair in VA

      Before making any adjustments, make sure of the temperature first. Buy an oven thermometer and leave it in your oven so you can watch the temperature fluctuations. Make sure the oven has fully pre-heated, then wait about 15 minutes to let heat equalize before putting food in. If you are questioning a new electronic controlled oven compared to an older mechanical style thermostat oven, they heat and regulate differently.
  • Appliances Repair in VA

  • Appliances Repair in VA

      Newer electronic controlled ovens can go as much as 75 degrees over the target temperature for pre-heating. That is why waiting 15 minutes or so is important before putting food in. Also, an electronic control will have a swing of up to 35 degrees in either direction of target temperature, that means a 70 degree swing.
  • Appliances Repair in VA
  • Appliances Repair in VA

      As the cycling continues, that swing will get less and less around the targeted temperature. The older style mechanical thermostat usually had tighter on and off points. When you are testing an oven’s temperature, you must let it cycle at least 5 times before coming to the conclusion that your temperature is off.
  • Appliances Repair in VA
  • Appliances Repair in VA

      Runaway Temperature

      On electronic controlled units, this will give you an error code and hopefully shut off the unit before any damage occurs. It will also keep the door locked until the temperature inside the oven gets down to a safe level, usually 550-600 degrees. If it has done damage, it might keep the door locked so you can not use the unit. In this case you must check the oven sensor. If the sensor, as described above, passes the test, then the problem, oven repair, is in your electronic control.

  • Appliances Repair in VA
  • Appliances Repair in VA

      We have had cases where both components check out OK, and the runaway temperature does not re-occur when we are their servicing the oven. In those cases, the oven repair we recommend to the customer is to replace both components. Also, in our experience, a control will usually go bad before a metal sensor.
  • Appliances Repair in VA

  • Appliances Repair in VA

      On older mechanical thermostat models, replace the thermostat and/or switch. Many times the thermostat is hooked directly to the switch, so you have to replace both. Older models also had thermal fuses to stop the voltage to the elements. Also many of these models had mechanically locking doors, DO NOT open door until temperature cools.
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      Door Problems

      This oven repair is for non-locking door issues that do not show up on an error code. Over time, depending on use, you may start feeling or seeing heat marks or heat around the top of the door. Your oven light might even be staying on. Two things can cause this to happen, a bad door seal or door hinges.

  • Appliances Repair in VA

  • Appliances Repair in VA

      Door seals over time can get rock hard or torn, letting heat escape from your oven. If either one of these issues occur, just replace the door seal. This is an obvious condition and can usually be seen visually. 95% of the time, you can replace this seal without taking the door apart. Some older model GE’s, you had to take the door apart to replace this seal. Keep the door gasket clean but do not wash with harsh cleaning agents.
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  • Appliances Repair in VA

      Door hinges over time can start sagging or bending. Face it, you will lean on the door or put that 25 lb turkey on it. These will start bending the hinges down keeping your door from closing all the way properly. Another symptom you might see is that the oven light is staying on if you do not push the door closed all the time. If this is happening, you need new door hinges. To replace most of these hinges you need to slide the oven out about 6-12″.
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  • Appliances Repair in VA

      Door hinges are usually replaced as a set. When we say set, both left and right hinges are replaced including the hinge receptacle on the oven also. To replace the hinge in the door, you will need to be able to take the door off the oven. These instructions are usually in your owner’s manual. Take the door apart carefully and remember where all the screws and gaskets go.
  • Appliances Repair in VA

  • Appliances Repair in VA

      The receptacles are usually replaced easy enough if you can slide the oven out 6-12″. If you can order just the left or right side, it is recommended to replace both at the same time. Occassionally, you will only need one or the other hinge because it has broken, which will be very obvious.
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    1. Some older Maytags and GE ovens and stoves, the oven door actually slide off the hinge that were mounted to the door. Usually, the receptacle in the door does need to be replaced, only the hinge mounted in/on the oven.

    Appliances Repair in VA

    Appliances Repair in VA

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