- Model Number
- More than 10 years
I have a Premier Pro gas range (by Peerless Premier) that I am told was manufactured in 2005. In the past couple months the amount of time it has taken to get up to temperature has increased. I've worked around it by setting the temperature dial 75 degrees above the temperature I want and it makes it there in 35-45 minutes (so still not ideal, but faster than the hour plus it was taking). About a week ago, I wanted it at 350, so I set it to 425 and it stayed at 350 for 2-3 hours while we were baking cookies. Then after putting bread in I checked the temperature and it was at 425-450. I tried to repeat the experiment last night. It took the 35-45 minutes to get to 360 (I set the dial to 425) and then it stayed there for 3 hours. I have checked the oven capillary bulb (which seems to be the same thing as the thermostat) to be sure it was clipped in correctly, not touching the side of the oven and not covered in food, but that didn't change anything. I'm guessing it might need a new igniter as it glows immediately but doesn't light the whole strip for 45 seconds. I turned it off and tried again and it was 25 seconds. That said, do I have another issue related to the wrong temperature (which was correct previously) or could this all be a function of the igniter? I'm trying to price out what it would cost to fix this oven as it is simple without an electronic board for time and oven temp, just the knobs to set everything, which I love. But it is also 15 years old, which I believe is about the lifespan of a gas range/oven. Any help is much appreciated.