Oven Heating To The Wrong Temperature

Thermostats and electrical controls can go out over time, especially in an older oven. This can result in under or overcooked food if the oven is heating to a different temperature. Adding an oven thermometer can help you troubleshoot or adjust your oven for more years of use.
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January 14, 2020

Oven temp gauge when preheating oven to 350 degrees takes about 5 minutes when it actually takes about thirty! Why is there about a 25 minute difference?

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January 14, 20200 found this helpful
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It sounds like you either need to get it serviced or just use a thermometer and forgo the gauge. Gauges are usually one of the first things to go haywire on stoves. Someone in the family said the service was going to be 250 dollars to calibrate. He decided to just stick a thermometer in there and use it. The oven is still going.

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January 14, 20200 found this helpful
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I have had stoves the gages work well on them and other ones the gages have never worked. I just got in the habit to place a thermoneter on the rack of the oven. you can get some that hang right on the rack of the oven and work so much better than any gage I know.

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January 14, 20200 found this helpful
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Sounds like the temperature is going out on your oven. You could use a oven thermometer/timer as a quick fix, until you fix/repair or purchase new!

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January 20, 2010

I have a model #FEF31613SF Frigidaire stove. The oven is 25 degrees too high. When the temperature is set for 300 and the light goes off it's 325 degrees F. How do I adjust temperature?

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By michael from NC

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January 20, 20100 found this helpful

I would just leave it alone. 25 degrees is not a huge variation in temperature. It will not matter when cooking most foods. It may make a very slight difference in baking, so you can make the adjustment yourself. If a cake recipe calls for 350 degrees, set your oven to 325.

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January 21, 20100 found this helpful

It's quite simple to recalibrate an oven so that it runs at the correct temperature!

www.ehow.com/how_2199721_calibrate-an-oven.html
www.dr-fix-it.com/caloven.html

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January 20, 2010

I have had the last two electric ovens in the house we live in be "off" in temperature control in the oven. For example, I set the dial to 375 degrees F and the oven heats up over that. I finally purchased an oven thermometer so I can see what temperature my oven is and try to regulate from watching that and dialing the temperature control.

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I do store pots and pans in the oven when not in use. I do have the drawer underneath the oven full of items. Other than that I cannot figure out for the life of me why two ovens would both be "off" in temperature. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

Trica from Kalamazoo, MI

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Oven Heating To The Wrong Temperature

Check the knobs to see if they are on right, on mine I can turn the knob. Mine was heating up way too hot. I looked at the knob and I was able to turn the dial with the numbers on it, so I adjusted the knob to the temperature that it was heating. Hope this helps. (11/13/2006)

By Rodney

Oven Heating To The Wrong Temperature

This is not unusual at all, and is not limited to electric ovens either. Gas ovens do the same thing. Having a good oven thermometer is a good idea no matter what kind of oven you have. (11/13/2006)

By Susabelle

Oven Heating To The Wrong Temperature

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In most localities, a call to the local power company will bring out someone to calibrate your oven and reset it. This is not something the householder can or should do, so contact your power company and see if they can help. Good luck. (from a daughter of a power co. executive) (11/13/2006)

By Carolyn C. Cooke

Oven Heating To The Wrong Temperature

Since you already have a portable oven thermometer your 1/2 way there. Take the knob off the dial by pulling (usually). Insert a long skinny screwdriver into the shaft that the knob was on and turn to the right to raise the temperature or left to lower it. Give yourself time because you have to keep checking the thermometer. (11/13/2006)

By siris

Oven Heating To The Wrong Temperature

Here is my suggestion, go to appliance411.com enter in your model and it will give you some fixes that may help. I tried this link and was able to repair my ice dispenser. (11/14/2006)

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