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Why does my Whirlpool oven AKP 217/IX take 25 minutes to heat

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Why does my Whirlpool oven AKP 217/IX take 25 minutes to heat up to 200 degrees?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 8 months ago.
Hi, welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you! Please know that I am not compensated for my time by the site until you rate using the stars at the top of your page. A rating is appreciated once we get to the solution for your appliance issue, thanks! When you turn the oven on, does the lower element get red hot? How about the grill element when grill heat is selected?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.

The lower element is under the floor of the oven so it cant be seen. the floor does seem to be getting warm

Expert:  Kelly replied 7 months ago.
If you feel the floor bottom after a few minutes, is it hot, though?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.

Yes

Expert:  Kelly replied 7 months ago.
So the lower element is working. Is this a new oven? Typically, with a hidden element, it will take longer to heat up than a standard element or fan oven.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.

The oven is two years old and can be used with or without the fan

Expert:  Kelly replied 7 months ago.
Does it seem to be taking longer than it used to? Is the temperature accurate when it does get to what you set? Does the grill element get red hot?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.

The grill element does get red, I think the temp is relatively accurate. I think its always been like it and we have just got fed up with it!

Expert:  Kelly replied 7 months ago.
With the hidden element, that is just kind of the way it is. One trick you can do is to turn the grill on for a few minutes and then cancel it and turn the bake mode on. That will allow the grill element to heat it up a bit before the hidden element is used and it will speed it up a bit.
Expert:  Kelly replied 7 months ago.
With the hidden element, that is just kind of the way it is. One trick you can do is to turn the grill on for a few minutes and then cancel it and turn the bake mode on. That will allow the grill element to heat it up a bit before the hidden element is used and it will speed it up a bit.
Expert:  Kelly replied 7 months ago.
With the hidden element, that is just kind of the way it is. One trick you can do is to turn the grill on for a few minutes and then cancel it and turn the bake mode on. That will allow the grill element to heat it up a bit before the hidden element is used and it will speed it up a bit.
Expert:  Kelly replied 7 months ago.
With the hidden element, that is just kind of the way it is. One trick you can do is to turn the grill on for a few minutes and then cancel it and turn the bake mode on. That will allow the grill element to heat it up a bit before the hidden element is used and it will speed it up a bit.
Expert:  Kelly replied 7 months ago.
With the hidden element, that is just kind of the way it is. One trick you can do is to turn the grill on for a few minutes and then cancel it and turn the bake mode on. That will allow the grill element to heat it up a bit before the hidden element is used and it will speed it up a bit.

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