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I have a Dacor electric oven that seems to act

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Customer: Hello. My name is***** have a Dacor electric oven that seems to act inconsistently since I last cleaned the interior. I did lift the bottom heating element, and now in "bake" mode, the oven cannot often reach the desired temperature. If I use the "convection" or "broil" elements, I can apply heat to the oven. Any suggestions? Is it just the element? ... or might it be something else?
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  MRANSWER replied 11 months ago.

Replace the oven temperature sensor and that should fix the issue. The high heat created from the self clean cycle often winds up ruining them. Apdepot.com sells the parts for this, so give them a call to get one.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Sounds reasonable, except one last question. Have you seen that the sensor works sometimes and not others? It appears to be a simple thermocouple sensor, so if it fails, wouldn't it stop working all together versus working sometimes and not others?
Expert:  MRANSWER replied 11 months ago.

The sensor can be erratic at different temps.It's inexpensive, so I would do that first before assuming that this more complicated and expensive than it needs to be.

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