Kitchenaid Oven Temperature [How To, Issues & Solutions]

Does your Kitchenaid oven temperature fluctuate or does it not even get to the set temperature? In this article, we will look at Kitchenaid oven temperature problems and how to fix them.

Kitchenaid Oven Won’t Maintain Temperature — How To Fix

If your Kitchenaid oven won’t maintain the temperature, there are a few possible reasons. Below we talk about them and how to fix them.

1. Bake Element

If the bake element in an oven starts to fail, the oven temperature will drop after a while. To determine if the bake element is faulty, you will need to test and maybe replace it. Follow the steps listed below to test and replace the bake element in a Kitchenaid single range oven…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall and unplug the power cord.

Step 2: Turn the oven around and take out the two screws which hold the oven’s lower back panel in place.

Step 3: Set the panel aside and disconnect the wires connected to the oven bake element terminals.

Step 4: Open the door oven.

Step 5: Flip the locks on the door hinges towards yourself.

Step 6: Close the oven door till it stops then 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: Use a Philips head screwdriver to take out the two screws which hold the oven’s bottom panel in place.

Step 10: Lift the bottom panel out and take out the two screws which hold the bake element to the oven. There is one screw at the front and one at the back.

Step 11: Lift the bake element out of the oven.

Step 12: Get a multimeter and turn the dial to the ohms setting.

Step 13: Turn the multimeter probes to the bake element terminals. If there is no continuity, the bake element should be replaced.

Step 14: Get a new bake element and position it in the oven.

Step 15: Secure the bake element to the oven with the two screws.

Step 16: Reposition the oven’s bottom panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 17: Return the oven racks.

Step 18: Lift the oven door and insert the hinges into the slots on the sides of the oven.

Step 19: Flip the locks back and shut the oven door.

Step 20: Connect the wires to the terminals of the bake element.

Step 21: Reposition the oven’s lower back panel and secure it with the screws.

Step 22: Plug the oven back into the outlet.

Read the article “Kitchenaid Oven Element [How To, Problems & Solutions]” to replace the bake element in a Kitchenaid double wall oven and a Kitchenaid double range oven. Also read the article in the link to replace your bake element if your Kitchenaid electric oven won’t reach the set temperature.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace the bake element in a Kitchenaid single range oven.

2. Broil Element

If your bake element is not faulty, the broil element may be. The bake and broil element work together in an electric oven to heat it up. If the broil element in an electric Kitchenaid oven fails, the oven temperature will drop. Read the article “Kitchenaid oven element [How to, problems & solutions]” above if you would like to replace the broil element in a Kitchenaid oven.

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3. Bake Igniter

If your Kitchenaid oven is a gas one and it doesn’t maintain the temperature, the igniter may have started to fail. If the igniter begins to fail, it will light the gas sent to it at the beginning but stop while baking. Read the article “Kitchenaid Oven Igniter [Issues & Proven Solutions]” if you would like to replace the igniter in a Kitchenaid gas oven. Also reach the article in the link if your Kitchenaid gas oven is not reaching the set temperature.

4. Spark Electrode

The spark electrode does the same job as the bake igniter. Like the igniter, if the spark electrode starts failing, it will light at the beginning but stop while baking. Read the article “Kitchenaid Oven Is Not Working [How To Fix]” if you would like to replace the spark electrode in a Kitchenaid gas oven. The article in the link will also show you how to fix some other Kitchenaid oven problems.

5. Door Hinges Or Door Seal

If you have tested all the components listed above and they are not faulty, check if the door is closed. If the door isn’t closed, close it properly. If the door doesn’t close properly, the door hinges or door seal is faulty. If you would like to replace these two components in your Kitchenaid oven, read the article “Kitchenaid Oven Door [How To, Issues & Solutions]” to do this and learn how to fix other Kitchenaid oven door problems.

6. Temperature Sensor

If your oven still doesn’t maintain temperature, your Kitchenaid oven temperature sensor is most likely faulty. We will show you how to replace the temperature sensor in a Kitchenaid range and a Kitchenaid double wall oven. Below, we walk you through the steps you need to follow in order to replace the temperature sensor in a Kitchenaid range…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 3: If your oven has a lower back panel, take out the two screws which hold it in place.

Step 4: Take out the three screws on the right side of the oven’s rear using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 5: Also take out the three screws on the left side of the oven’s rear.

Step 6: Remove the side brackets.

Step 7: Lift the back panel off and set it aside.

Step 8: Your Kitchenaid oven temperature sensor is on the right side of the oven’s rear. Disconnect the wire plug connected to the temperature sensor.

Step 9: Take out the screw which holds the Kitchenaid oven temperature sensor in place.

Step 10: Pull out the Kitchenaid oven temperature sensor.

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Step 11: Get a new Kitchenaid oven temperature sensor.

Step 12: Position the new Kitchenaid oven temperature sensor in the oven.

Step 13: Hold the sensor in place with the screw.

Step 14: Connect the wire plug to the temperature sensor.

Step 15: Reposition the oven’s back panel.

Step 16: Reposition the two side brackets.

Step 17: Hold the side brackets in place with the screws.

Step 18: Reposition the oven’s lower back panel if you removed it.

Step 19: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Step 20: Return the oven to its usual position.

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

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Below, we show you how to replace the temperature sensor in a Kitchenaid double wall oven.

Step 1: Locate the oven’s circuit breaker.

Step 2: Switch off the oven’s circuit breaker to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 3: Open the door of the oven with the faulty temperature sensor.

Step 4: Slide out the oven racks and set them aside.

Step 5: There is a lock on each door hinge. Flip the locks towards yourself to release the oven door.

Step 6: Close the door till it can’t go any further.

Step 7: Lift the door off and set aside on a cloth lined surface. Make sure not to grip the oven door by the handle as you lift it off.

Step 8: To replace the temperature sensor, you will need to uninstall the broil element. First take out the two screws on the oven’s back wall which hold the sensor in place using a quarter inch nut driver.

Step 9: Take out the other two screws at the top of the oven wall which hold the broil element in place as well.

Step 10: Take out the screw or screws which hold the Kitchenaid oven temperature sensor in place.

Step 11: Carefully pull out the sensor till you see a wire plug.

Step 12: Disconnect the wire plug and take the sensor out of the oven.

Step 13: Get a new Kitchenaid oven temperature sensor and connect the wire plug to the other plug in the oven.

Step 14: Push the Kitchenaid oven temperature sensor in and hold it in place with the screw or screws.

Step 15: Reposition the oven broil element.

Step 16: Return the two screws at the top and back walls of the oven which hold it in place.

Step 17: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 18: Lift the oven door.

Step 19: Position the hinges on the oven door into the slots on the sides of the oven.

Step 20: Open the oven door fully.

Step 21: Flip the hinge locks back to hold the door in place.

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Step 22: Shut the oven door.

Step 23: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker back on.

If you would like a visual of how to replace a Kitchenaid oven temperature sensor, watch the video below.

Kitchenaid Oven Temperature Calibration

To calibrate your Kitchenaid oven temperature, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Open the oven door.

Step 2: Get an oven thermometer.

Step 3: Place the thermometer on the center oven rack and shut the door.

Step 4: Set the oven to bake at 350 degrees.

Step 5: After 20 minutes, take out the thermometer and look at the reading. Note that if the temperature is more than 30 degrees off, you cannot adjust it. Instead, the temperature sensor will need to be replaced.

Step 6: Press the “settings” button.

Step 7: Scroll through the options and select “more modes”.

Step 8: Press “Temperature calibration”.

Step 9: Press “Next”.

Step 10: Adjust the oven’s temperature as required.

Step 11: Tap “Save”.

Watch the video below if you would like a visual of how to calibrate your Kitchenaid oven temperature.

If these steps for calibrating don’t work on your Kitchenaid oven, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Press and hold the “Temp/Time” button for a few seconds.

Step 2: Using the up or down arrows, adjust the oven’s temperature as needed.

Step 3: Press the “Start” button to save the changes. If you don’t want to save the changes, press “Cancel”.

Kitchenaid Oven Temperature Fluctuates

During bake or any other cooking mode, it’s normal for your Kitchenaid oven temperature to fluctuate. The bake element turns on and goes off when the oven reaches the set temperature. As soon as the temperature starts going down, the bake element turns on again. This keeps happening throughout the process, so, it isn’t possible for the oven to stay at the exact set temperature.

How To Change A Kitchenaid Oven From Celsius To Fahrenheit

Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to change your Kitchenaid oven from Celsius to Fahrenheit…

Step 1: Turn the oven on and locate the “Clock/Tools” button.

Step 2: Press the button.

Step 3: To toggle from Celsius to Fahrenheit, press the “2” button.

Step 4: Press “Start”. Your oven should be in F now.

You can also follow the steps above to change your Kitchenaid oven from F to C.

Kitchenaid Oven Temperature FAQ

What Is The Self Clean Temperature Of A Kitchenaid Oven?

A Kitchenaid self cleaning oven reaches about 500 degrees Celsius or 932 degrees Fahrenheit.

What Is The Temperature Of A Kitchenaid Oven Warming Drawer?

The temperature of a Kitchenaid oven warming drawer, can range from 90 to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

What Is The Lowest Kitchenaid Oven Temperature?

The lowest temperature for a Kitchenaid oven to go is about 170 degrees Fahrenheit.

What Is The Maximum Kitchenaid Oven Temperature?

The maximum Kitchenaid oven temperature is about 500 degrees Fahrenheit. However, the self clean feature reaches higher temperatures than this.

What Is The Temperature Of Kitchenaid Oven Proof Mode?

The proofing temperature ranges from 80-100 degrees F.

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