Oven Not Heating Up Properly

My oven will only heat up to 300 degrees, even when the digital gauge is set to the 550 degree maximum.

By Jack from Edmond, OK

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January 21, 20100 found this helpful

The oven most likely needs to be calibrated.

http://www.ehow.com/how_2199721_calibrate-an-oven.html

http://www.dr-fix-it.com/caloven.html

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January 22, 20100 found this helpful

Your element is dying or dead. You need a new heating element.

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January 22, 20100 found this helpful

Thanks for the feed back on my problem, but my wife solved it for me. we will have a new electric stove delivered next MondaI. (fyi, my was gas and i had already replaces the ignitor and had checked the sensor.) 17 years old, time for a new one. Thanks again

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I have a Tappan model gas oven that I'm guessing to be between 10 and 15 years old. It no longer heats above 210 degrees. The broiler and all four burners work fine though. It is getting gas, there are no leaks. The digital readout shows that it is set to a higher temperature, but stops mysteriously at 210 degrees each and every time. Please save me from any more nights battling it out with my oven, it really is just not the same.

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Kristin from Orleans, VT

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Oven Not Heating Up Properly

It sounds like your thermostat. Is there a sensor or probe visible at the top of your oven on the inside? Check to see it is clean and not covered with gunk.

Have you tried to Google for information on Tappan ovens or check out the various repair sites like RepairClinic.com. Good luck.
(02/04/2009)

By OliveOyl

Oven Not Heating Up Properly

I had this problem a number of times. The service repair man had to replace the ignitor. It will only last so many years.

Karyn (02/06/2009)

By Karyn01

Oven Not Heating Up Properly

Try cleaning that probe/sensor with some fine sand paper and make sure that it is secure in place, retry it, write me at this site and Ill research further for you. (02/07/2009)

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