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GE Oven Not Heating to Set Temperature

If your GE oven is not heating to the set temperature, it can be frustrating, but there are several potential causes for this issue. Here’s a step-by-step guide to troubleshooting and resolving the problem:

  1. Check the Temperature Setting: Ensure that you’ve set the oven to the desired temperature correctly and that it matches your recipe’s requirements.
  2. Use an Oven Thermometer: Place an oven thermometer inside the oven and preheat it to the desired temperature. After preheating, check the thermometer to see if it matches the set temperature. If not, this indicates a calibration issue.
  3. Calibration Adjustment: Many GE ovens allow you to calibrate the temperature settings. Refer to your oven’s user manual for instructions on how to calibrate the temperature.
  4. Preheat for Longer: Some ovens may require additional preheating time to reach the desired temperature accurately. Allow more time for preheating before placing your dishes inside.
  5. Check the Bake Element: The bake element at the bottom of the oven is responsible for heating. Inspect it for signs of damage, like visible cracks or breaks. If it’s faulty, it needs to be replaced.
  6. Inspect the Broil Element: The broil element at the top of the oven may also contribute to heating. Ensure it’s in good condition and functioning correctly.
  7. Test the Oven Sensor: The oven sensor monitors the temperature and sends feedback to the control board. If it’s malfunctioning, it can result in temperature inaccuracies. Test the sensor for continuity using a multimeter and replace it if necessary.
  8. Clean the Oven: Accumulated grease and food residue inside the oven can affect its heating ability. Clean the oven thoroughly to ensure unobstructed heat circulation.
  9. Check the Thermal Fuse: The thermal fuse is a safety component that can blow if the oven gets too hot. If it’s blown, the oven won’t heat properly, and it will need to be replaced.
  10. Consult a Professional Technician: If you’ve attempted the above steps and your GE oven still isn’t heating to the set temperature, it’s best to contact a professional appliance repair technician. They have the expertise and tools to diagnose and repair more complex issues with the oven’s heating elements and control systems.

Remember to always ensure the oven is disconnected from the power source before attempting any repairs or inspections to guarantee safety.

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