New answers tagged stove
Somewhat similar models have been recalled in the past, however your model IS NOT listed (yours is Model Number: FEF368GCE, I'm assuming). Hazard: Depending on the model, the surface heating elements can 1) turn on spontaneously without being switched on; 2) fail to turn off after being switched off; or, 3) heat to different temperatures than selected. ...
Well, I looked at the manual, at this site , and I see no indication that the power should ever cycle on/off. I think you misunderstand what the various settings levels do -- they just control the power level fed to the burners.
A big reason: the old cord (and receptacle) may be obsolete and dangerous. Your connectors will look slightly different, since they are probably -50 instead of -30, that number being the amp rating. 40 years ago, grounding was relatively new, and it was "par for the course" to fake up ground protection for stoves and dryers by using the neutral instead....
As Ed Beal mentioned in a comment, something doesn't sound right here. I have a gas range as well, and it's getting over 90* F here lately. I don't have a steamy kitchen. I'd have an appliance tech look at the pilot to see whether it's far too large.
It can be true, the pilot light is there to assure that there is no un-combusted gas leaking out of the system, and to start the system when necessary. It's as much safety as utility. There are probably no adjustments required, it's meant to always be on. You should feel warmth, but it shouldn't be 'hot' in the stove. -edited- as I was thinking it was this ...
Top 50 recent answers are included