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Frigidaire PCFE3078AF electric oven not heating properly

Pengu

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Location
USA
Model Number
PCFE3078AF
Brand
Frigidaire
Age
1-5 years
We moved in almost a year ago - previous owners were here 11 mo. I did a self clean to the oven a week or two ago (2nd time doing it) and now the oven isn't heating correctly. Lastnight we had potatoes and carrots in the oven at 400 degrees and it took 1.5 hrs to cook them correctly. We haven't had any luck with cooking banana bread at all. It takes much longer than original to preheat.

Kind of at a loss where to go.. If it were the thermostat the food would have been charred, but if it were the element, the temperature wouldn't have gotten to 400..
 

Dan O.

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If it were the thermostat the food would have been charred,

Not necessarily. A temperature control can either malfunction too hot or too cold. Did you actually measure the oven temperature? That should be done to compare to the set temperature so we know for certain.

There are 3 oven elements, the bake, the broil and convection. All of them appear to be in use during bake. If one or more failed, the oven would likely be slower to heat. It would be helpful to know for certain the temperature it is actually reaching.

LINK > PCFE3078AFB Bake Element

LINK > PCFE3078AFB Broil Element

LINK >
Convection Element # 5304518014
(no pic)


Dan O.
 

Dan O.

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The elements can be tested for continuity to see if they're bad or not.

These links are pertinent to this topic. They were supplied by this message author. Please visit them.

LINK > Appliance411 FAQ : How do I test for continuity?


If the elements test as Ok but they're not coming on when they should, it could be the relay board failing to send power to them. That relay board is a common failure point.

LINK > PCFE3078AF Relay Board (no pic - In stock)

LINK > PCFE3078AF Relay Board (pic and repair video - No stock)


Dan O.
 
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