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Kenmore gas stove wont heat.

I have a 2 year old Kenmore gas stove and the top burners work but when you turn the stove on it shuts off after 10 seconds and dislays the error code F-31.What could be wrong and is it easy to fix myself.

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What is model no?

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    • Door
      Lock Mechanism broken or removed from the Door

    • Check
      Door Lock/Switch Assembly

    • Check
      the wire harness connections to the Door Lock/Switch Assembly
      and Central Control Unit (CCU)

    • Door
      Lock/Switch Assembly Failure


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    Measurable:
    d � Diagnostic failure: measurable parameter




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    mohammed marika thambi Dec 10, 2008

    Most modern
    gas ovens and many broilers use a "glow-bar" style of igniter that
    glows red-hot to ignite the gas. If the igniter doesn't reach the
    proper temperature, the gas valve won't open. You may need to replace
    the igniter.

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    mohammed marika thambi Dec 10, 2008

    F 31 ERROR IS TWO DIGIT CODE Diagnostic failure: measurable parameter

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    mohammed marika thambi Dec 10, 2008

    Check oven
    temperature sensor and wiring first, replace control board
    if oven temperature sensor is good

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    mohammed marika thambi Dec 10, 2008

    Disconnect power to range
    and remove oven temperature sensor connector from control.

    · Measure
    oven temperature sensor resistance at oven temperature sensor
    connector (take care not to damage terminals in block) - Should
    read 1100 ohms at room temperature (approx 72 degrees F).

    · Measure each oven temperature
    sensor lead from connector block to ground. If shorted, look
    for pinched or cut wire in oven temperature sensor circuit.

    · Check connector terminals -
    Look for deformed or corrosion on terminals. Repair or replace.

    If all above is ok replace control.

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    mohammed marika thambi Dec 10, 2008

    link>Error Codes List http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp...

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    mohammed marika thambi Dec 10, 2008

    www.applianceblog.com/mainforums/archive/index.php/f-47.html - 35k -

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, pls post back the exact model number.

In the meantime, error code "F-31" indicates that the oven door is unlocked or could not be locked. You may want to try and check the oven door by opening and closing and pls determine if you can hear an audible click or the latching of a lock mechanism.

Alternately, in some versions, error code "F-31" indicates that the system's logic controller has sensed that the RTD sensor probe is defective or a fault at its associated wiring.

Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy Holidays.

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    Louie Role Dec 10, 2008

    In some models/versions, the probe would look like the image below

    and should be visible inside the oven.


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    Hi again,



    Any updates or developments so far?



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Check the resistance in ohms of your oven probe at room temp. If its within normal i believe 1100 then it is your control board that is bad. Hope this helps if you need help locating a service center let me know. Please take a moment to accept and rate my solution accordingly.
Thank you,
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F 3-1is the temp sensor bad on some models. you did not put the model # it is pretty easy to change it is the probe you can see it from the oven cavity.

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