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Kenmore Oven Temperature Not Accurate

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The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Oven temperature not accurate 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 temperature not accurate

Cause 1Bake Element

When the bake element is heating properly, it glows red hot. If the element does not glow red, this indicates that the element is not heating. Often, if the heating element has burned out, it will be visibly damaged. Inspect the heating element for holes or blisters. To determine if the bake element has burned out, use a multimeter to test the element for continuity. If the bake element does not have continuity, replace it.

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Bake Element for your KenmoreRange/Stove/Oven
Bake Element - Part # 832940 Mfg Part # 316202200
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Cause 2Broil Element

The broil element may have burned out. When the broil element is heating properly, it glows red hot. If the element does not glow red, this indicates that the element is not heating. Often, if the element has burned out, it will be visibly damaged. Inspect the broil element for holes or blisters. To determine if the broil element has burned out, use a multimeter to test the element for continuity. If the broil element does not have continuity, replace it.

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Broil Element for your KenmoreRange/Stove/Oven
Broil Element - Part # 832974 Mfg Part # 316203301
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Cause 3Temperature Sensor

The oven sensor works in conjunction with the oven control board 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. 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.

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Temperature Sensor for your KenmoreRange/Stove/Oven
Temperature Sensor - Part # 4378288 Mfg Part # 316233903

Oven temperature sensor *May require cutting and splicing wire connector

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Cause 4Oven 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 may 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.

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Oven Control Board for your KenmoreRange/Stove/Oven
Oven Control Board - Part # 948916 Mfg Part # 316207620

Oven Control Board

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Cause 5Convection Element

In a convection oven, the convection element works with the other heating elements to heat the air circulating inside the oven. If the convection element is burned out, the oven won’t heat evenly. To determine if the convection element is burned out, use a multimeter to test the element for continuity. If the convection element does not have continuity, replace it.

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Convection Element for your KenmoreRange/Stove/Oven
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