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    Default AGBS300PJ5WW Americana Oven REALLY Hot

    Model Number: AGBS300PJ5WW
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    Age: 6-10 years

    I am working on an Americana landlord special (it has a manual oven thermostat and no clock, timer, or anything). The burners work great. The oven loves to get up to about 450-500 degrees. I am wondering if there is any adjustment to the thermostat itself other than adjusting the thermostat knob. It looks like there is a flathead screw that will adjust the flow of gas to the oven but I am not certain what that does. Thanks for the help guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainbiker33 View Post
    The oven loves to get up to about 450-500 degrees. ...... It looks like there is a flathead screw that will adjust the flow of gas to the oven but I am not certain what that does.
    When it's set on.....?? What screw are you looking at?
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    There is a screw that adjusts just to the right on the thermostat itself. Now that I think of it, maybe this is a shut-off.

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    Some thermostats have an adjustment screw in the thermostat shaft but if the temperature is off by 50 degrees or more you need to replace the thermostat:
    Temperature Control Thermostat WB20K10013
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