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Whirlpool Range WFG540H0ES0 Oven not getting to temp

Mcnabb75

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Hey, I have an oven here that is about 50 degrees off. Control board reads 350 but the actual temp hovers at about 300.
Spark ignitor works. Oven turns on as it should just doesn't get up to temp after the initial preheat. Temperature probe ohmed out at 1100 at room temp. At 300 degrees it ohmed out at 1600.
The tech sheet available was the French version. Not fluent...
Wondering if this unit can be calibrated?

Thanks

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Dan O.

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Those sensor resistances look Ok.

Usually an electronic control can be adjusted a maximum of 35+/- deg. F. If that's not satisfactory, the control might need to be replaced to get the temperature display more accurate..

How to go about calibrating the control's display will depend on the model number of the appliance in question.

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Jake

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Ok @Mcnabb75 whenever you start a NEW THREAD, ALWAYS please post the FULL model number.

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Dan O.

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Owner's Manual said:
Oven Temperature Control: To Adjust Oven Temperature:

1. Press and hold BAKE for 5 seconds until the oven display shows the current setting, for example "0°F CAL" or "00."

2. Press the Temp/Time "UP" or "Down" arrow pads to increase or to decrease the temperature in 10°F (5°C or 6°C) amounts. The adjustment can be set between 30°F (17°C) and -30°F (-17°C).

3. Press START.

As I said, if that isn't satisfactory, the control would likely need to be replaced. Several different colors could be used on that model. Choose whichever is on there now (or cheapest, if you don't mind the color).

LINK > Electronic Control, White

LINK > Electronic Control, Black

LINK > Electronic Control, Gray(?)

LINK > Electronic Control, Silver



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