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Amana aocs3040e oven reaches temperature but when a a dish

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Amana aocs3040e oven reaches temperature but when a a dish to be cooked is put in oven then temp will not hold at set temperature. Replaced temp control and relay board.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  MRANSWER replied 1 year ago.

Is the bake element working? That will be the most likely issue here if it is not.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Would it reach temp if bake element was not working.?
Expert:  MRANSWER replied 1 year ago.

yes as the broil works in pre-heat, so the oven WILL heat up initially

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Bake element obsolete!
Expert:  MRANSWER replied 1 year ago.

Bring it to any local parts supplier and they can closely match it to a generic bake element for about $15. In any case you know what's wrong now.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks, when testing element what type of resistance should I get to confirm faulty element
Expert:  MRANSWER replied 1 year ago.

You don't go by ohms. The element should simply have continuity if it's good and there will be none if it's bad. Make sure that a wire has not burned off the terminal that connects to the element before assuming you need one.