Question about Kenmore 40494 / 40495 / 40499 Electric Single Oven

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Model # 911-41065

F-2 is the code and the broiler heats up but the baking element does not. The broiler heats up to 500 or so and is not controllale.

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Hey lmount

Your problems seem to be a problem with your oven controller and more specifically it seem to be a problem with the relay on the unit. The contact seem to be welded (stuck) together.

If the contacts for the Broil does not come loose the Bake will not work
Also as the broil will not be controllable as it will always be on

Regards

Posted on Sep 04, 2008

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