Ask an Expert: What do I do if my oven temperature seems off? - Appliance Rescue Service

Your oven – whether it’s a Maytag, Whirlpool, Kenmore, Jenn-Air, Wolf, Viking, etc. – will come preset from the factory with an oven calibration. The oven should be calibrated properly once installed, but Appliance Rescue Service has seen instances where oven calibration is necessary even on brand new ovens.

Temperature Testing

Before modifying the oven calibration, buy an oven thermometer and test the temperature in different parts of the oven. Do the temperatures line up with what the oven temperature is reading?  Are they all the same?

Checking the Thermostat Sensor Bulb

Sometimes a variation in temperature is simply due to a loose or misplaced thermostat sensor bulb. Look in the back of your oven for the thermostat sensor bulb, a cylindrical rod that will be attached to the oven. Make sure this rod is not loose or touching the interior walls of the oven. Make adjustments if needed, then check the oven temperature again.

Bringing the Temperatures into Alignment

Temperature variations of 100 degrees or more are not normal and a professional like Appliance Rescue Service should be called immediately to remedy the issue.  If you have an oven with a knob, it is possible to remove the knob and make manual adjustments with a screwdriver for minor temperature issues. However, most ovens today have electronic panels, requiring a professional to service the oven calibration issue.

If you suspect an oven calibration issue in Dallas, call the experts at Appliance Rescue Service today! We service nearly every zip code in the greater Dallas area, including Garland, Coppell, Carrollton, Plano, Richardson, Little Elm, Frisco, and more. Just put in a service request via the website, a text message, or a phone call, and a friendly staff member will call you immediately to set up a consultation. And no work is done until you give us the go ahead! Trust Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, TX to give you all costs up front and fair, honest service. 

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