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Re: NO power to new bake element
Hi!!! make sure that all hi- limit switches are working.If you can find the diagram look for hi--limit swith they might be bad..Also check the wires going to the control board to the element it might have gotten loose or if not you might have a bad board pc board.Good luck.
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Go outside to the breaker panel on your house and reset the oven breaker a couple of times. It will be 2 breakers side by side with the switch handles bound together. What happens is if one trips but not both, 240 volts is not present but 120 is. that's why motors and lights still work. If the breaker has some age on it just get the number off it and replace it.
i looked up your model number and it comes up as a duel fuel,gas on top and electric in the stove,i would first unplug it and read out the bake element,check it for continuity,you have to pull off at least one of the wires,set the meter to say 20k,touch the leads together and make sure your meter reads it,then touch the meter leads to both sides of the element,if it stays on 1 the element is bad,if you get any other reading other than 1 then the element is good.if it's good now you have to check to see if you're getting 240 volts to the element,this will be easier if you pull out the stove and remove the back panel and you can check it this way because you have to do this with power going to the stove,if you are getting 240 volts to the element you could have a broken wire or a bad board but most likely it will be the element.also if i'm wrong and this has an ignitor check that out with a meter but like i say this comes up with electric in the stove and gas on top.the bake element part number is 318255401 and it's around 95 dollars,this is on the sears site,hope this helps,http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-elite-Parts/Range-Parts/Model-79047153401/0583/0122008/R0309147/00003?blt=06&prst=0&shdMod=79047153401 copy and paste for the sears parts site.
Most times it is easy to see a failed oven element. Their will bea hole or a welded mark somewhere on the element where a piece ofcheese fell on it and caused a hotspot. You can also check elementswith a meter or simply apply some wall current to them using a cheatercord to see if it gets warm. If the element gets warm that means itwill work and is not bad. If the element ain't coming on but you havechecked it out, of course then that would be the thermostat.
HEADS UP: When fooling with the stove always be sure the power isoff. Pull out the bottom drawer and most of the time you can unplug thepower cord without moving the stove. To make it easier to work on most stoves the oven door can beremoved. I set the door at the broil position and gently ease up on thedoor, remove it, and set it to the side.
I would be looking at the bake relay on teh coven control board. Using a voltage meter test the output voltage when energizing the bake feature. Be sure to remove the bake element wire coming from the bake element to the control. Test this terminal without the bake element wire attached. From the terminal with one meter probe to the neutral on the terminal block (where your cord attaches to), you should read 110 volts when energized and 0 voltge when shut off. What are you reading? If I can help further, I am here.....
The bottom element has probably "blown" out. See if there is a small spot that looks like it exploded. It is similar to an extension cord getting warm and melting in a spot. The only answer is to obtain a new element.
Sounds like the oven control which is the clock is bad. The relay for the bake element has probably gone bad and will need to replace the control. You should check continuity on the bake element. If it shows resistance then it is ok. Also, on some models the overlay for the oven control is a separate part. If it is you will need to buy it also.