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The bottom heating element will not heat on my kenmore. I took out the element and had it tested and it tested out fine. Where do I go from here.

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  • millionairel Sep 03, 2009

    The front panel is electric but i am not getting any fault codes. When i turn the oven on it sounds like it should be working but it doesn't get hot(bottom only). I would estimate the oven at 7 yrs old. Its a Kenmore model 665 with a Schott Ceran cook top.

  • millionairel Sep 03, 2009

    I already turned off the breaker when I took out the heating element to have it tested. The model # is 665 I would estimate 7-8yrs old with a Schott Ceran stove top. I am also not receiving any fault codes as the front panel is electric.
    thanks


  • millionairel Sep 04, 2009

    Model# 665.95002102

  • millionairel Sep 04, 2009

    Serial# RL9016553

  • millionairel Sep 04, 2009

    I cannot find inside the oven. There's only 3 things that i can see inside. The top and bottom heating elements and a rod sticking out of the top back left corner that I'm assuming is the thermometer. The thermal fuse sound like a logical solution. Is there anyway I can find out where it is located on my particular model?

  • millionairel Sep 04, 2009

    Hopefully you are able to read the previous comments

  • millionairel Sep 04, 2009

    What about a thermal fuse that was previously suggested? the part # given was for a fridgidaire?

  • millionairel Sep 05, 2009

    Hey thanks for the tip, but it still didn't do the trick. I think I can officially rule out the heating element as my problem. FYI..I did check my breaker box and made sure they were both turned off and then back on. I'm not really sure what to do next? It really sounds like it should work(the oven). It's making all the right clicking sounds when I turn it on? Any more suggestions?

  • millionairel Sep 06, 2009

    Before I replace the thermostat I have a quick question. Would my broiler work if the thermostats bad? My broiler works fine and I can control the temperature on it accurately.

  • millionairel Sep 07, 2009

    I did not find any corrosion, as a matter of fact it looked brand new. If it is a thermal switch how and where can i check it? If you could submit pictures that would be great. Thank you for the thermostat comment too..I was pretty sure neither of them would work properly but obviously I'm not an expert.

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It very well could be the thermal fuse for the element. What I would do is pull the stove out where you can get to the wires to the bottom element and see if you have power to the element which you probably dont but check it anyways. I would then trace the wires from the element back to where ever they go checking everything may be a wire broke but you wont know until you pull thestove out and start checking.

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Sounds like just reading youre comments you've had some problem with it. To me it sounds like a thermal switch. When you took the bottom heating element out did you check for corrosion on the plug?

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  • Greg Mills Sep 06, 2009

    and as to your comment about the thermostat, if it was a thermostat problem nothing would work on the bottom, either top or bottom heating element.

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That rod sticking out is the thermostat on the oven and it basically controls how hot the elements get and so if it is broken, then the elements won't heat. If you test it with an ohm meter it should have a low resistance, under 100 ohms generally, if it tests to over infinity or is over 1000 ohms, then it is bad and needs to be replaced. You can find a new one on www.repairclinic.com for cheaper than a store if time isn't an issue. These generally go out before the elements do. Let me know how this turns out.


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This is very common. Just ake a fingernail board and clean the pinch clips that it slides into, then do the same to the contacts at the core itself. Also, just for kicks, if this is a 220volt unit make sure that both breakers are in and not tripped.

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    Dana Newcombe Sep 06, 2009

    How did you make out?

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Hi.

Hi,

You would need a volt meter to check for 240 volts across your bottom element terminals, where the electrical connections hook-up to it. If no 240 volts, then the problem is you electronic control board is bad as well.

Part# of electronic board 318010102

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Else,try replacing the bottom element element for your model

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First, find your breaker. Turn it off and then back on. If this does not work I will need the model number to make a real diagnosis.

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    James Hilton Sep 03, 2009

    This is only the model. You will need to find the whole model number. You may have to lift it up. When you find it, there will be a serial number, model #, Volts, Amps It the data plate. There should be a series of letters and number in the model #. Also if it shows a series #. I may need it.

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    James Hilton Sep 04, 2009

    OK, there is a thermal fuse (High Limit) inside the oven. This will have to be replaces before the element will energize. I'm thinking it's toward the rear. You can see it from inside the oven. It's round and has tow screws holding it and tow wires are attached. You can test it by connecting the two wires together and trying the oven element. If it comes on, the thermal fuse is bad. But do not use like this because this is by passing a safety

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    James Hilton Sep 07, 2009

    I responded prior to this with a part number for a High limit after you gave me this model number.

    Model# 665.95002102

    You responded with

    "What about a thermal fuse that was previously suggested? the part # given was for a Fridgidaire? "

    This is because Fridgidaire made this unit. I wanted to also tell you that if your thermal fuse test good, you will need to replace the oven sensor. It plugs into a wire coming from the control board.

    Sorry if I confused you before.

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Do you have the old style 'infinite' switch on the front panel or the new electronic control? If it's the old style, the infinite switch is bad and you will need to replace it. If it's the new electronic style, than that has a oven control module and heat sensors. I won't go into since you didn't mention any 'fault codes' or anything. It sounds like you just need a good old fashion 'infinite switch for the oven elemenet.

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