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Kenmore 790 Oven Door will not close tight enough

I have a Kenmore model no. 790.96212400 SN: VF44033128.

Does anyone know if the hinge problem on this range is covered by any recalls or such?

Thanks in advance...

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  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    I also have this problem and it call for upgraded hinges which are not covered by a service flash 22-777 last sears product I will purchase


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put a tea towel on both sides of the door [folded] down by the hinges then close door. gently push the door close try a few times with a little pressure.

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SOURCE: I have a Kenmore Elite Gas Range. #790 series.

Possibly a malfunctioning electric gas valve. The electronics may be sending the message to open that valve, however it could be stuck, clogged or, worse, the electric servo that manipulates it could be fried (no pun intended).
Do you have your exact model #? {Not serial} I can research where to troubleshoot a valve problem or an electronics issue.

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