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GE Oven Doesn't Bake Evenly

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The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Oven doesn't bake evenly are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Oven doesn't bake evenly

Cause 1Igniter

The igniter draws electrical current through the oven safety valve bimetal to open the valve letting gas into the oven burner and igniting it. If the oven igniter weakens it can take longer than normal to open the safety valve causing oven temperature issues. To determine if the igniter is defective, observe the igniter when the oven is heating. If the igniter glows for more than 90 seconds without igniting the gas flame, this indicates that the igniter is too weak to open the oven safety valve correctly. If the igniter is weak, replace it.

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Igniter for your GERange/Stove/Oven
Igniter - Part # 2494 Mfg Part # WB13K21

Oven igniter assembly. Short ceramic style igniter with mounting bracket and wire nuts for installation. Amperage range is 3.3 to 3.6. *Connector may need to be cut off and wires spliced to range wiring with porcelain wire nuts.

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Cause 2Igniter

The igniter draws electrical current through the oven safety valve bimetal to open the valve letting gas into the oven burner and igniting it. If the oven igniter weakens it can take longer than normal to open the safety valve causing oven temperature issues. To determine if the igniter is defective, observe the igniter when the oven is heating. If the igniter glows for more than 90 seconds without igniting the gas flame, this indicates that the igniter is too weak to open the oven safety valve correctly. If the igniter is weak, replace it.

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Parts
Igniter for your GERange/Stove/Oven
Igniter - Part # 1021635 Mfg Part # WB16K10043
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Cause 3Oven Control Board

The oven control board works in conjunction with the oven sensor to regulate the temperature. The sensor regulates the oven temperature by varying its resistance to electrical current as the oven temperature varies. As the oven temperature rises, the oven sensor creates greater resistance. If the sensor gives the wrong amount of resistance, the oven may not bake evenly. Or if the oven control board does not read the sensor resistance correctly the oven temperature can be inaccurate. On some models, you can recalibrate the oven control up to 35 degrees Fahrenheit higher or lower. Refer to your owner’s manual for instructions on how to recalibrate the oven control.

Parts
Oven Control Board for your GERange/Stove/Oven
Oven Control Board - Part # 1086191 Mfg Part # WB27T10469

Electronic clock control

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