Amana Oven Temperature [How To, Issues & Solutions]

If you want to learn how to calibrate your Amana oven temperature or your Amana oven just won’t maintain the temperature, this article is for you. We will look at these topics and other related ones today.

Amana Oven Is Not Maintaining Temperature — How To Fix

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Amana oven doesn’t hold the temperature and what to do about them.

1. Door Not Closed

If the door of your Amana oven is not properly closed, the oven will lose heat. This will cause the oven not to maintain the temperature. Check that your oven door is properly closed. If the door is properly closed but your oven still won’t maintain temperature, keep reading. However, if the door doesn’t close properly, read this article: Amana Oven Door [How To, Issues & Proven Solutions] to know why and how to fix it.

2. Bake Element

Bake elements are used in electric Amana ovens. The bake element heats the oven up. If the element starts to fail, it won’t heat as much as it normally does. This will cause a drop in the oven’s temperature. Read this article: Amana Oven Element [Issues & Proven Solutions] to replace the bake element in your Amana oven. If your Amana oven still won’t maintain the temperature after replacing the bake element, keep reading.

3. Igniter

Igniters have a similar job to bake elements. The igniter lights the gas sent from the safety valve to produce a flame and heat up the oven. If the igniter starts to fail, it may stop heating the oven mid process. Read this article: Amana Oven Igniter [Problems & Proven Solutions] to replace the igniter in your Amana oven.

4. Temperature Sensor

This is the final possible reason why your Amana oven won’t maintain the temperature. The sensor monitors the temperature to signal the control board when to stop sending voltage to each component. If the temperature sensor fails, the oven won’t maintain temperature. Below, we show you how to replace an Amana oven temperature sensor…

Step 1: To avoid the risk of electrocution, unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet or switch off the circuit breaker.

Step 2: To access the oven’s rear, pull it away from the wall.

Step 3: Get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 4: Using the screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s lower rear access panel in place.

Step 5: Lift the access panel off and set it aside.

Step 6: Depending on your oven model, you will see the sensor on the right or left side of the oven’s rear. Disconnect the wire plug connected to the sensor.

Step 7: Take out the Philips head screw which holds the sensor to the oven.

Step 8: Pull the sensor out of the oven.

Step 9: Get a new sensor for your Amana oven.

Step 10: Insert the sensor into the oven and hold it in place with the Philips head screw.

Step 11: Reconnect the wire plug to the temperature sensor.

Step 12: Reposition the oven’s rear access panel and hold it in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 13: Reconnect the power to the oven by plugging the power cord back in or switching the circuit breaker back on.

Step 14: Return the oven to its usual position.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace your Amana oven temperature sensor.

If the steps above for replacing a temperature sensor don’t work on your oven model, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: To access the oven’s power cord, pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Disconnect the power cord from the outlet.

Step 3: If your oven uses gas, shut off the gas supply as well.

Step 4: Open the oven door partially.

Step 5: Grip the sides of the oven door and lift it off.

Step 6: Set the door on a cloth lined surface.

Step 7: Slide out the racks in the oven.

Step 8: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the temperature sensor to the upper left corner of the oven’s back wall.

Step 9: Pull the sensor forward and disconnect the wire. Make sure the wire doesn’t fall through the oven’s rear.

Step 10: Get a new Amana oven temperature sensor.

Step 11: Connect the wire plug to the sensor and push it in.

Step 12: Hold the sensor in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 13: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 14: Lift the oven door.

Step 15: Position the door on the hinges.

Step 16: Open the door fully then shut it.

Step 17: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.

Step 18: Plug the oven’s power cord back in and return the oven to its usual position.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace your Amana oven temperature sensor.

How To Test Amana Oven Temperature Sensor

Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to test your Amana oven temperature sensor…

Step 1: Get a multimeter.

Step 2: Isolate the temperature sensor from the oven.

Step 3: Turn the multimeter dial to the ohms setting. If you are using a manual ranging multimeter, turn the dial to the 2k or 4k setting.

Step 4: Touch the two multimeter probes to the pins in the temperature sensor’s wire connector.

Step 5: Look at the reading on the multimeter’s display. The reading of the multimeter should be around 1080 ohms at room temperature. If the reading is far off from this, the sensor is faulty and should be replaced.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to test an Amana oven temperature sensor.

How To Set Amana Oven Temperature

Below, we show you how to set your Amana oven temperature…

Step 1: Open the oven door and place your food inside.

Step 2: Shut the door and turn the oven on.

Step 3: Select your desired cooking mode.

Step 4: Input your desired temperature using the “Temp/Time” arrows, numbers, or “+” and “-” buttons. If your oven doesn’t have buttons, turn the temperature control knob to select your desired temperature.

Step 5: Press “Start”.

Step 6: Once you are done cooking, take your food out of the oven and turn it off.

How To Calibrate Amana Oven Temperature

To determine how much you need to calibrate your oven’s temperature by, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Open the oven door.

Step 2: Place an oven thermometer on the center rack.

Step 3: Shut the door and set the oven to bake at 350 degrees F.

Step 4: After 20 minutes, take out the thermometer and look at the reading. If the reading is off by up to 10 degrees, the oven should be calibrated accordingly.

Follow the steps listed below to calibrate your Amana oven…

Step 1: Press and hold the “Bake” button for about 5 seconds.

Step 2: Using the “Temp/Time” arrows, enter how much you want to increase or decrease the oven’s temperature by.

Step 3: Press the “Start” button to save. To cancel your selection, press the “Cancel” button.

If the steps above for calibrating an Amana oven don’t work on your oven model, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Turn the oven on.

Step 2: Press the “settings” “options” or “tools” button depending on which one your oven has.

Step 3: Select “temperature calibration.

Step 4: Scroll through the options and select how much you want to increase or decrease your oven temperature by.

Step 5: Press the “Start” button to save selection or the “Cancel” button cancel selection.

If your oven temperature is off by over 30 degrees, the temperature sensor is faulty. Read the “Amana Oven Won’t Maintain” temperature section above to replace your Amana oven temperature sensor.

How To Change Amana Oven Temperature From Celsius To Fahrenheit

To change your Amana oven temperature from Celsius to Fahrenheit follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Locate the “Temp/Time” arrows on the oven’s display.

Step 2: Hold the arrows down for about 5 seconds to change the temperature to Fahrenheit.

Step 3: To change it back, hold down the same button for 5 seconds.

Also follow the steps above to change your Amana oven temperature from Fahrenheit to Celsius.

Amana Oven Temperature FAQ

Where Is My Amana Oven Temperature Sensor Located?

In some Amana ovens, the temperature sensor is located on the upper left corner of the oven interior’s back wall. On other Amana oven models the sensor is found on the left or right side of the oven’s rear. Once you lift off the back panel, you will see the sensor.

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