Oven Temperature [How To, Issues & Solutions]

Is your oven temperature incorrect or would you like to know how to replace the temperature sensor in an oven? In this article, we will address oven temperature problems and show you how to fix them.

Testing An Oven Temperature Sensor

To test an oven temperature sensor, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: First, turn the multimeter dial to the ohms setting.

Step 2: Put the two multimeter prongs on the wire connector of the temperature sensor.

Step 3: Look at the reading. It should be around 1080 to 1090 ohms. If the reading is higher or lower than this, the temperature sensor is faulty.

Oven Temperature Is Not Accurate — How To Fix

If the temperature of your oven is not right, the thermostat or temperature sensor is faulty. To learn how to replace the thermostat in an oven, read this article

How To Replace An Oven Temperature Sensor

To replace an oven temperature sensor, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Turn off the circuit breaker for your oven.

Step 2: Open the oven door and take out the racks.

Step 3: Flip the locks on the door hinges towards yourself.

Step 4: Push the door closed but not completely.

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

Step 6: On the upper left corner of the oven wall, you will see the temperature sensor held by two screws. Take out the two screws.

Step 7: Pull out the temperature sensor carefully.

Step 8: Disconnect the wire from the temperature sensor.

Step 9: Get a new temperature sensor and connect the wire to it.

Step 10: Push the temperature sensor back into the hole and secure it with the two screws.

Step 11: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 12: Return the door to the oven and position the hinges in the slots.

Step 13: Lower the oven door and flip the hinge locks backward.

Step 14: Close the oven door and turn on the circuit breaker.

The video below will walk you through the process of replace the temperature sensor in an oven.

Oven Temperature Knob Not Working

If the temperature knob of your oven is not working, follow these steps…

Step 1: Turn off the oven.

Step 2: Pull out the oven control knob.

Step 3: Look inside the small hole in the knob. If you can’t see the metal insert or if the knob is broken in any way, get a new control knob.

Step 4: Push the new control knob in.

The video below will show you how to fix the control knob of an oven.

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How To Tell If Your Oven Is The Right Temperature

To tell if your oven is the right temperature, follow these steps…

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Step 1: Turn on the oven and set it to 350 degrees F. This is about 180 degrees C.

Step 2: Place a thermometer in the center rack of the oven.

Step 3: Leave the thermometer for 20-30 minutes.

Step 4: After about 30 minutes, take out the thermometer and look at the reading. If the reading is far off from what you set the oven to, you will need to replace the temperature sensor or thermostat.

How Does Temperature Affect Baking?

If you are cooking meat on a lower temperature, it will take longer but it will be a lot juicier than if you use a high temperature. Using a lower temperature for cakes will help it stay nice and fluffy, but, a high temperature will give it a nice crust and a not so fluffy interior.

How Long An At What Temperature To Bake A Whole Chicken

Bake the chicken at 350 degrees F or 175 degrees C for an hour to an hour fifteen minutes. The internal temperature of the chicken will be 180 degrees F when it’s well cooked.

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