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My kenmore oven stopped working. I made one batch of muffins, it was fine, the next one - the heat went out. Turned it off and back on,nothing. The broiler and the top burners still work.

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  • down_gabriel Dec 03, 2008

    First let me say I HATE MY KENMORE OVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Now, then . My oven will ignite at first and then when it is running for a little while I hear the ignitor clicking but it won't lite. My husband replaced the ignitor but we still had the same problem.. $50.00 later we had the Sears repair guy come over and he said if we hadn't replaced the part he would have suggested we do so. He checked things out and said the problem was a screw that when it got hot wasn't making a connection...I don't even remember..something about "grounding" so he "fixed the screw". two days later my oven was doing the same thing. Guy came back put in a new screw. It's still doing it. He said if that doesn't fix it it would be a computer problem which would cost about $300-$400 to fix. I want to throw the damn thing out the window. Someone help!!!

  • mark_vogt Dec 14, 2008

    Hi all - the SAME thing happened to me. My teen daughter & I were baking gingerbread cookies this weekend. We've had the ovent for 10 years now, and it's been completely reliable. Then, Saturday morning we pre-heated the oven to 375 deg, and put in batch #1 (4 sheets) of gingerbread cookies. 8 minutes later they came out perfectly, and we began putting them on the cooling racks. While the cookie sheets were cooling outside, we began rolling & cutting-out batch #2...

    Less than 15 minutes later, the next batch was ready on their sheets, and in the oven they went....

    ...then 5 min went by, and they didn't look quite cooked...

    ...then 10 min went by, and they STILL didn't look cooked. In fact, it was at this point that I noticed that while the oven's digital display was still SHOWING 375 deg, in fact it was only barely just warm inside.

    Before I could do anything, my daughter hit the "Stop" button, and tried to start the oven again. It reset back to its normal unused state, but once she hit Bake > 375 > Start, both of us saw the display - which WAS reading 375 deb - now show only 141 deg !


    That might be a clue/hint that either the display or the microprocessor inside had finally failed - not "the gas" itself. It would also explain why the stove burners still worked fine, since they didn't require the microprocessor at all. It doesn't quite explain why the broiler still worked, other than the broiler doesn't probably use the microprocessor either, since it has only 2 settings - Hi and Lo.

    That all said, what is the most economical way to get the stove/oven serviced?

    Any ideas?

    - Mark

  • ontenzei Jan 06, 2009

    Spooky! My Kenmore oven gave out in exactly the same way as first two posters. Broiler and stove works. Have either of you found out anything more? I'm paralyzed fearing my only option is to get a new unit, not exactly planned in the small household budget (gulp)



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