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my magic chef oven will not heat up past 200. I set the cook

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my magic chef oven will not heat up past 200. I set the cook timer and now it wont heat up. I had this problem about a year ago also. i thought i was going to have to get a new stove then it just started to heat up agin on its own
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  John replied 6 years ago.
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appliance doctor :

Thanks for the question, can you see the igniter glow under the oven floor, is that the correct model number ?

Customer :

where is this igniter glow. model 3 6898xvb

Customer :

model# XXXXX

appliance doctor :

It shows the model as an electric stove is that correct, I thought it was gas.

appliance doctor :

On the timer is the pointer set to Serve.

Customer:

waiting for a expert

appliance doctor :

Is the pointer on the timer at serve.

Customer:

its a digital faced oven

Customer:

my model # XXXXX XXXXX serial # XXXXX

appliance doctor :

It has to be a timer thats not set correctly, set the clock to manual see if that fixes the problem.

Customer:

ok ill try

appliance doctor :

That should be the fix

Customer:

my clock is digital and has no manual setting unless im setting it. im going to see if it will broil. are there any high temp relays, because i cant find any on my drawing at all, but i would assume there has to be

Customer:

im checking my broiler now to see if it works

appliance doctor :

That model does have two relays one broin and one for the bake, you will have to check the bake element with a meter to see if its not burnt out.

Customer:

q

Customer:

ok

appliance doctor :

Nothing came through on your las post.

Customer:

oh i thought there should be one low temp and another for hi

appliance doctor :

If the bake element is burned out the temp will only reach 200 deg

Customer:

i reach abut 175

Customer:

which is the bake element. the lower or upper

appliance doctor :

The bottom element is the bake.

Customer:

i assume its the lower, and broil is the upper

appliance doctor :

A burnt wire at the bake element can cuse this as well.

Customer:

my temp has now reached 245. it has not made it past 175 for a few days

appliance doctor :

check to see if the bake element is getting hot

Customer:

well the oven is hot but i cant tell which elemwnt it is by putting my hand close they both feel hot to me

Customer:

is there another way

Customer:

when i go to broil the upper glows red

Customer:

i supposedly have fuses in the storage bin area im going to check them next

appliance doctor :

go to bake and see if the bake gets hot.

Customer:

yeh its a t 245 now. the hottest its been in a few days, but cant tell which element is hot

appliance doctor :

fuses wont have anything to do with the problem.

Customer:

i thought so plus i dont have any error codes on the front either

appliance doctor :

The clock may not have been set correctly.

Customer:

i dont understand. you just goto clock and turn the set knob

appliance doctor :

Set it to manual not auto.

Customer:

how do you set it to manual

Customer:

the hi/lo broil does that mean which element i want to use

Customer:

because if thats the case i can set it to low broil and it should never get hot if my lower element is bad

appliance doctor :

Thats just for the broil, if you want bake you set it to bake.

Customer:

how do i set the clock to manual

Expert:  John replied 6 years ago.
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Expert:  John replied 6 years ago.
You should be able to push clear then set the bake and the temp you want
Expert:  John replied 6 years ago.

Clock assembly

 

Try that with the clear button

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