If your Electrolux oven does not hold temperature and you have no idea why, this article is for you. We will talk about the possible causes of this problem and show you how to do a few other things.
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Electrolux Oven Does Not Hold Temperature — Causes And Solutions
Below, we will talk about the possible reasons your Electrolux oven does not hold temperature and what to do about them.
1. Bake Element
If your electric Electrolux oven does not hold temperature, the first thing you should check is the bake element. If the element starts to fail, the oven won’t maintain the temperature. To test and replace your Electrolux oven bake element, do the following…
Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall and unplug the power cord for safety.
Step 2: Turn the oven around to access the rear.
Step 3: Using a quarter inch nut driver, take out the screws which hold the lower back panel in place.
Step 4: Lift the panel off and set it aside.
Step 5: Disconnect the wires from the terminals of the bake element using a pair of needle nose pliers
Step 6: Get a multimeter and turn the dial to the ohms setting.
Step 7: Touch the multimeter probes to the terminals of the bake element. If there is no continuity, the bake element should be replaced.
Step 8: Open the oven door and take out the screws which hold hold the bottom panel in place using a flat head screwdriver. Slide out the oven racks first to make this easier.
Step 9: Lift the bottom panel out and take out the two Philips head screws which hold the bake element in place
Step 10: Remove the bake element and get a new one.
Step 11: Position the element in the oven and secure with he two Philips head screws.
Step 12: Return the bottom panel and the screws that hold it in place.
Step 13: Slide the racks back in, shut the door, and go back to the oven’s rear.
Step 14: Reconnect the wires to the terminals of the bake element.
Step 15: Reposition the back panel and secure it with the screws.
Step 16: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.
Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the an Electrolux oven bake element.
If your gas Electrolux oven does not hold temperature, the first component you should check is the igniter. If the igniter starts to fail, it will work at the beginning but stop sometime later. To determine if the igniter is actually faulty, you will need to test it with an igniter. Read this article: How To Replace An Electrolux Oven Igniter [A Guide] to test and replace the igniter in your Electrolux oven.
3. Door Seal Or Hinges
If your Electrolux oven does not hold temperature, it may be because the door doesn’t close properly. Check if the door closes completely. If the door doesn’t close completely, the door seal or hinges could be faulty. To replace the seal of an Electrolux oven, do the following…
Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.
Step 2: Open the door of the oven.
Step 3: Pull out the ends of the door seal from the bottom of the oven door.
Step 4: Pull out the door seal clips from the holes around the door.
Step 5: Get a new door seal.
Step 6: Insert the door seal clips into the holes around the oven door.
Step 7: Push the ends of the seal into the bottom of the oven door.
Step 8: Shut the door and plug the oven’s power cord back in.
The video below will show you how to replace an Electrolux oven door seal.
If your door still doesn’t close properly after replacing the seal, read this article: Electrolux Oven Door Problems, Solutions & Guide to replace the door hinges.
4. Temperature Sensor
The temperature sensor monitors the oven temperature to tell the igniter or bake element when to shut off and when to heat. If the temperature sensor fails, it could cause your oven not to maintain the temperature. So, if your Electrolux oven does not hold temperature and you have checked all the above components, read this article: Electrolux Oven Turning Off [Issues, Solutions & Guide] to replace the temperature sensor.
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Electrolux Oven Not Reaching Temperature — How To Fix
If your Electrolux oven doesn’t heat up to the set temperature, the bake element or igniter has started to fail. An electric oven uses a bake element while a gas oven using an igniter. If these components fail, the oven won’t heat properly. Read this article: Electrolux Oven Not Heating & Related Issues [Solutions] to replace the igniter or bake element in your Electrolux oven.
How To Calibrate Electrolux Oven Temperature
To calibrate your Electrolux oven, follow the steps listed below…
Step 1: Open the oven door and place an oven thermometer inside on the center rack.
Step 2: Shut the door and set the oven to bake at 350 degree F.
Step 3: Note the reading on the thermometer after 10, 20, and 30 minutes.
Step 4: Add the three readings.
Step 5: Divide the readings by three. The number you are left with is your oven’s actual reading. If your oven is lower or higher than 350, you will need to adjust it accordingly to get the temperature back to this.
Step 6: Hold down the “Bake” button till you see “UPO” on the display.
Step 7: Input the degrees you want to change the oven’s temperature by.
Step 8: Press the “Bake” button to toggle between “+” and “-”. The minus is to deduct the number of degrees you inputted from the current temperature while the plus is to add the inputted number of degrees to the oven’s current temperature.
Step 9: Press “Start” to save the changes.
Note that if your oven is off by over 30 degrees, it can’t be calibrated. If this happens, it means that the temperature sensor is faulty. Read the article in the section “Electrolux Oven Does Not Hold Temperature” to replace the sensor of your Electrolux oven.