It may be hard to know if your oven temperature is inaccurate until there have been multiple ruined meals. Why is your Samsung oven temperature not accurate? In electric ovens, it’s likely that the heating element has burned out and requires replacement. Troubleshoot oven temperature issues and how to resolve them, but first, here are common signs that the temperature may not be correct.
Signs Your Samsung Oven Temperature Is Inaccurate
A Samsung oven temperature problem can often be mistaken for user error or a cooking misjudgment. But there are some indications that point to a temperature inaccuracy and not your culinary skills.
How do I know if my oven temperature is inaccurate? Look for these common signs:
- Cooking times are longer than usual
- Under or overcooked food
- Food is unevenly cooked, with one side raw while the other is cooked through
Samsung Oven Temperature Not Accurate? Here Are 4 Possible Causes
If you find your Samsung oven temperature not accurate, sometimes a part failure is responsible. However, in other instances, the oven thermostat may need to be recalibrated. We’ll detail how to pinpoint the problem and find the right solution.
Samsung Bake Element Burned Out
In electric ovens, a burned out bake element is the most common cause when you find your Samsung oven temperature not accurate. This metal coil at the bottom of the oven provides most of the heat for baking and roasting. It does so through wires inside its metal coil that create heat when they receive electrical current.
Here’s how you know the bake element is burned out and requires professional replacement:
- Visible damage: Includes holes, blistering or an uneven red glow. Damage to the bake element is one of the most common self-cleaning oven dangers.
- Oven not getting hot enough: The oven may not reach the set temperature if the bake element can’t provide heat, leaving food undercooked on the bottom.
- Multimeter testing: A lack of continuity confirms the bake element has burned out.
Igniter is Faulty
When a gas oven is turned on the igniter receives electric current to open the gas valve and ignite the flowing gas. It usually performs both these functions within 20 seconds. However, if the igniter has weakened, it can take longer to either open the valve or ignite the gas.
When this happens, you may find your oven not getting hot enough, resulting in undercooked food. It’s also possible your oven won’t heat up at all. A faulty igniter can’t be repaired and must be replaced.
Broil Element Burned Out
Like the bake element, an electric oven’s broil element can burn out over time or after exposure to the self-clean function’s high temperatures. Located at the top of the oven, the broil element is the primary heat source for broiling and provides secondary heat during baking and roasting. In addition to visible damage, food that’s undercooked on top is a common sign of broil element malfunction.
If the broil element shows a lack of continuity with multimeter testing, it requires professional replacement.
Samsung Oven Thermostat Needs Calibration
Is your oven temperature not right even if there are no part malfunctions? It’s possible the oven thermostat needs to be recalibrated. The thermostat monitors the heat fluctuations inside the oven, signaling for more heat if the temperature gets too low. While the thermostat is calibrated for accuracy by the manufacturer, it may need recalibration to get the cooking results you want.
Your user manual has specific instructions on how to perform a Samsung oven temperature calibration on your model oven. Generally, the temperature can be adjusted up to 35℉ to get the desired results.
The experts at Sloan Appliance Service can help when you find your Samsung oven temperature not accurate. Call us for a fast and professional repair of any oven malfunction.