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Kenmore electric stove model 970-502921 oven elements will not come on after power outage everything else works fine

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Kenmore electric stove heating element how to replace

A replacement is usually around $40. There are usually 2 screws holding the element in the back of the stove. Turn off the power and remove the element. There are usually only 2 wires. It really doesn't matter which goes where. Install the new element and see if it will shut off when oven reachers temp. If it continues to heat, there is another piece that needs to be replaced. If there is a contactor or relay replace it, If not the thermostat needs to be replaced. Sometimes when the element burns out it shorts to the ground and fuses the contacts forcing the element to stay on. Sometimes you actually have to turn off the power to the stove.

Posted on Jul 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Electric Kenmore Ultra Bake Oven

I finally found my manual to the range, and to change from celsius to fahrenheit press the BROIL button for 5 seconds. A tone will sound, and the temperature should switch to Fahrenheit.

As far as the code PF 5ab--it could be PF Sab which means the power went out during Sabbath mode. Try pressing and holding TIMER OFF for 5 seconds. If that doesn't work, then open the oven door, press STOP/CLEAR, press both the HOUR "up" and "down" arrow pad at the same time and hold for 5 seconds, "Sab OFF" should appear. Press START to accept the change, then close the oven door.

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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SOURCE: stove works, oven does not

in repairing Kenmores there is a relay well 2 small black an square in the head unit of stove one for stove the other is for oven anyway they go out alot a setback to the kenmore digital controls take upper panel off where controls are look at the green board an you can see them some green some red or blue to tell if one is bad be careful an turn the stove on u will hear the relay click then try oven if you do not hear a click its bad do not i repeat do not touch it while its on

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

SOURCE: I have a Kenmore Ultra Bake Stove, we had a power

PF is usually power failure.
If "PF" appears at any other time, a power failure occurred. To remove "PF"and to reset the clock, press STOP/CLEAR.

Unplug the unit for half an hour or so to see if it will reset.
If not try to get into the diagnostics so you can see if there is a stored
error code

Posted on Feb 15, 2010

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SOURCE: Kenmore electric range model 790.94359700 oven

It appears your heating element/coil has failed in this instance.

First - unplug the unit for 40 minutes and re-try.

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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Posted on Oct 01, 2010

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