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GE Oven Major Issues

GE Oven Excessive Heat

If your GE oven is generating excessive heat, it can lead to safety concerns and cooking issues. Here are steps to diagnose and address the problem:

  1. Check the Temperature Setting: Verify that the oven is set to the correct temperature. It’s possible that the oven is simply set too high.
  2. Use an Oven Thermometer: Place an oven thermometer inside the oven and set it to a specific temperature. After preheating, compare the oven thermometer’s reading with the set temperature to determine if there’s a calibration issue.
  3. Calibration Adjustment: Some GE ovens allow for temperature calibration. Refer to your oven’s user manual for instructions on how to adjust the calibration settings.
  4. Proper Preheating: Allow the oven to preheat for the recommended time before placing your dishes inside. Inadequate preheating can result in temperature discrepancies.
  5. Check for Obstructions: Inspect the oven’s interior for any obstructions, such as pans, racks, or utensils that may be affecting airflow and causing excessive heat.
  6. Examine the Bake Element: The bake element, located at the bottom of the oven, is responsible for heating. Check for signs of damage, such as visible cracks or breaks. If it’s faulty, it should be replaced.
  7. Inspect the Broil Element: The broil element at the top of the oven also contributes to heat generation. Ensure it’s in good condition and functioning correctly.
  8. Oven Sensor Test: The oven sensor monitors the temperature and sends feedback to the control board. Test the sensor’s continuity using a multimeter to ensure it’s functioning accurately.
  9. Control Panel Check: Check the oven’s control panel for any malfunctioning buttons or settings. If it’s not responding correctly, there may be a control board issue.
  10. Thermal Fuse Examination: The thermal fuse is a safety device that can blow if the oven gets too hot. If it’s blown, the oven may overheat. Inspect the thermal fuse, and if it’s faulty, replace it.
  11. Ventilation and Airflow: Ensure that the oven’s ventilation system is functioning correctly, and there are no obstructions in the exhaust vent. Proper ventilation is crucial for heat regulation.

Always prioritize safety when dealing with oven issues. Make sure the oven is disconnected from the power source before attempting any repairs or inspections.

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