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RV Clinic: RV Oven Too Hot

Originally Published in Trailer Life Magazine

We have a 2001 Jayco Designer with an Atwood stove. Every time I turn on the oven it goes way past the designated temperature. Someone told us to put a piece of ceramic tile in the bottom. I did, but there was no difference. Then when I put it on the lower rack, it broke. I have to open the door and turn down the temperature all the time. I do have a little gauge hanging on the lower rack to adjust the temperature with. Anything you can advise would be helpful.

— Marge Sams | via email

Some oven controls can be adjusted with reference to an oven thermometer. Check your owner’s manual for the procedure. Ovens use temperature probes to determine the temperature. If necessary, replacing a temperature probe is relatively easy. Instructions vary by model of oven, so check with the manufacturer before attempting to replace a probe, or have it done by an RV shop. Atwood can be reached  at (800) 825-4328 or at www.atwoodmobile.com.

-Ken Freund

RV Clinic Experts Ken Freund and Jeff Johnston To send your questions to RV Clinic, write to 2575 Vista Del Mar, Ventura, Calif., 93001; or email [email protected].

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