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Our oven fails to get hot enough to self clean, what may be…

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Our oven fails to...

Our oven fails to get hot enough to self clean, what may be the problem?

Contractor's Assistant: What's the make and model of your oven? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

Magic chef built in wall oven,25 years

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

If that's possible, good morning by the way

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

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Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Engineer-Tech, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 months ago
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Appliance Technician: Engineer-Tech, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 months ago

This is very common on old oven. The wiring to the elements and associated connections to them, as well as the elements themselves get old and less efficient. Voltage drops across the wiring increases, leaving less power to the elements to get hot enough. It is really a function of age and there is little that can be done short of replacing the wiring and elements, which is impractical since there is so much wiring. No technician will really do that. The solution unfortunately would be to consider replacing the oven with a comparable self clean model.

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