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Oven thermostat question

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Jesse, May 13, 2011.

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  1. Jesse

    Jesse Guest

    Would anyone happen to know, in a typical oven thermostat set at
    say 350 degrees, when it would usually kick on? At 345? At 340?

    And what would usually be the overshoot? Would it hit a high of
    350? Or even higher?

    I'm sure these figures vary somewhat model to model. I'm just
    looking for a ball park figure.

  2. mm

    mm Guest

    I don't konw if this helps, but you can adjust the electric oven
    control on GE and probably all electric ovens now. For
    non-electroncially controlled ovens, I'm sure the method is the same
    for all of them -- it's part of the operating instructions for each
    model --, and I'll bet there's a method for electronically controlled
    too. It would be a step backwards if there weren't.
  3. Jesse

    Jesse Guest

    wrote in

    Thanks. I appreciate your taking the time to respond.

  4. Jesse

    Jesse Guest

    It makes sense that new models would be better, but I'm not
    sure it would have occurred to me if you handn't troubled to

    Thanks for the help.

  5. mm

    mm Guest

    LOL at myself. By "now" I meant as opposed to 31+ years ago. I'm
    not even sure about then, but my oven from only 30 years ago, that I
    just replaced because of a grease fire, could have the temperature
    calibrated by the owner, with a simple screwdriver.

    And my "new" oven from 20 years ago, also non-digital, also had the
    instructions in owners manual. What about microwave ovens? I'll
    start a new thread.
    That's very nice. Glad to hear it.
    You're welcome.
  6. Smitty Two

    Smitty Two Guest

    The OP is asking about the size of the hysteresis band, not the accuracy
    of the control. Two entirely different things. And what mm was talking
    about was also an accuracy adjustment -- surely there is no user option
    to adjust hysteresis.
  7. How long did each temperature cycle take, assuming this 30 or so degrees
  8. PeterD

    PeterD Guest

    Mechanical or electronic thermostat? Big difference likely.
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