Do you want to learn how to calibrate your Bosch oven thermostat or is your thermostat faulty? In this article, we will show you how to calibrate your Bosch oven thermostat and more.
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Bosch Oven Thermostat Not Working — How To Fix
If your Bosch oven thermostat is not working, it will need to be replaced. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the thermostat in your Bosch oven…
Step 1: Locate the oven’s circuit breaker.
Step 2: To avoid the risk of electrocution, switch the circuit breaker off.
Step 3: Next, you will need to uninstall the oven from the cabinet. Open the door of the oven.
Step 4: Flip the latches on the door hinges towards yourself to release the door.
Step 5: Push the door closed till it stops.
Step 6: Grip the sides of the door and lift it off.
Step 7: Set the door on a cloth lined surface.
Step 8: Slide out the racks in the oven and set them aside.
Step 9: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws on the oven’s frame which secure it to the cabinet.
Step 10: Lift the oven out of the cabinet and set on a sturdy surface.
Step 11: The thermostat’s capillary tube is on the upper back wall of the oven’s interior. Lift the capillary tube off the clips.
Step 12: Take out the screws which hold the upper and rear panels of the oven in place.
Step 13: Lift the two panels off and set them aside.
Step 14: Pull off the oven control knob.
Step 15: Take out the two screws you see, in order to release the thermostat.
Step 16: If your oven thermostat is on a selector switch, pull it off.
Step 17: Note where each wire goes on the thermostat to ensure that you properly install the new one. You can do this by taking a picture.
Step 18: Disconnect the wires from the thermostat using a pair of needle nose pliers.
Step 19: Pass the thermostat’s capillary tube out through the hole in top of the oven.
Step 20: Fully remove the thermostat.
Step 21: Get a new Bosch oven thermostat.
Step 22: Pass the thermostat’s capillary tube through the hole in the top of the oven.
Step 23: If there is a selector switch in your oven, position the thermostat on it.
Step 24: Push the thermostat into place.
Step 25: Reconnect the wires to the thermostat making sure that each one goes to the right place.
Step 26: Reposition the selector switch on the oven.
Step 27: Return the screws which hold the selector switch in place.
Step 28: Push the oven’s control knob back in.
Step 29: Go to the oven’s interior and sit the capillary tube on the clips.
Step 30: Reposition the top and rear panels of the oven.
Step 31: Hold the panels in place with the screws.
Step 32: Lift the oven up and push it back into the cabinet.
Step 33: Secure the oven to the cabinet using the Philips head screws.
Step 34: Slide the racks back into the oven.
Step 35: Lift the oven door.
Step 36: Insert the door hinges into the slots in the sides of the oven.
Step 37: Open the door fully.
Step 38: Flip the latches on the hinges back to hold the door in place.
Step 39: Shut the door.
Step 40: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker back on.
Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace a Bosch oven thermostat step by step.
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How To Calibrate A Bosch Oven Thermostat
Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to calibrate your Bosch oven thermostat…
Step 1: Get an oven thermometer.
Step 2: Open the door of the oven and place the thermometer on the center rack.
Step 3: Shut the door of the oven and set it to bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 4: Write down the temperature after 10, 15, and 20 minutes.
Step 5: Now, add the three temperature readings and divide them by three. If the number you end up with is more than 5 degrees higher or lower than 350 degrees, the oven should be calibrated.
Step 6: Take the thermometer out of the oven.
Step 7: Press and hold down the “Bake” button for about 5 seconds to enter temperature calibration mode. If that doesn’t work, hold down the “Bake” and “Broil” buttons for about 5 seconds.
Step 8: Using the “Temp/Time” arrow buttons, enter how many degrees you want to adjust the oven by.
Step 9: Press the “Start” button to save the changes.
Note that if your oven is off by a lot more than 30 degrees, the thermostat is faulty and should be replaced. Read the section directly above this one to replace your Bosch oven thermostat.
How To Replace Bosch Oven High Limit Thermostat
Below, we show you how to replace your Bosch oven high limit thermostat…
Step 1: For safety, switch off the oven’s circuit breaker.
Step 2: Open the door of the oven.
Step 3: Get a Philips head screwdriver.
Step 4: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven to the cabinet.
Step 5: Lift the oven out of the cabinet.
Step 6: Set the cabinet on a sturdy surface.
Step 7: Take out the screws holding the oven’s rear access cover.
Step 8: Set the access cover aside and disconnect the wires from the high limit thermostat. The high limit thermostat should be somewhere on the left.
Step 9: Unscrew the high limit thermostat and get a new one.
Step 10: Screw the new thermostat to the oven and reconnect the wires.
Step 11: Return the oven’s access cover and hold it in place with the screws.
Step 12: Lift the oven back into the cabinet.
Step 13: Secure the oven to the cabinet using the Philips head screws.
Step 14: Shut the door of the oven.
Step 15: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker back on.
Bosch Oven Thermostat FAQ
Where Is My Bosch Oven Thermostat Located?
The main thermostat in a Bosch oven is located behind the control knob while the capillary tube is located on the upper back wall of the oven’s interior.