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I have a Kenmore elite range 790 and the front right center element does not heat up. The two outside elements work fine.

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  • daniellediro Mar 20, 2009

    the single element feature of my triple burner will not work...not sure for how long this has been going on, but I was wondering if this was something we could repair at home without an expensive technician?

  • ecanderson1 Mar 22, 2009

    We just notice the same thing on our Kenmore Elite. Inner section of the front right burner does not heat up. Outer 2 work fine.



    Wonder how much this is going to cost. Have only owned this appliance for less than 3 years.

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It appears your element or clock has failed in this instance.

For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.


If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.

If you think you want to tackle the repair - and have gotten stuck on a step - reply to your question and I will be glad to help you out.




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