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Kenmore Elite slide in range shows F30 error. Stove works. Oven does not.Clock willnot reset. Could it be the thermal cutout switch?
I had the same F30 error problem but fixed it. On my professional series Frigidaire, there are 2 resettable red button locations. I discovered that only one is in the rear of the oven. After going to the breaker box and shutting off the power, pull out the stove enough to work, unscrew the rear screws (I didn't unscrew all of them, just enough to work back there). The small red button is on a small black round piece with two purple wires feeding to it. That was not my problem. Mine was the other red button behind the control panel. Pull off all 4 knobs, unscrew by hand the large black rings that are underneath the knobs, pull out the whole panel. Look back and right (below where the right knobs were located) to find the 2nd red small button. Push to reset. Check this one first since it is easier to do.
Posted on Feb 17, 2009
I came across this same problem when using the self clean. First F30 then F10 error code. The problem is a sensor switch which is accessible from the back after sheet metal cover is removed. Looking from the back it was located on the upper right with 2 wires connected to it and a red button in the center. Do all this with power breaker OFF! Push in the red button which resets switch and everything will work until you use the self clean again. Easy to replace switch and you can order new one here http://www.appliancepartspros.com/part_details.aspx?part_id=3874781&pn_=318005212. It cost $10.00 plus handling about $16.00.
Posted on Dec 09, 2008
Well , for the problem that occurred after the cleaning cycle, the dreaded "F30 then F10" codes ,heres what I found. I removed the heating probe from inside the oven (breaker turned off) and tested the resistance across it. Around 1100 ohms at room temp and that is what my probe showed. Next I tested the continuity from the purple wires at the probe to the other end at the EOC. BTW ,they are the only purple wires at the EOC. There should be zero resistance from one end to the other.One of them was good , one of the was open.So after much heartache....I tore the back of my island apart to see why the wire was testing open. There was in fact a temp. sensor of some type w/a reset button in it that was inline with the temp. probe . I simply reset it and VIOLA!!!! I had been told by Sears and other sites to replace the EOC. FYI.....there ought to be a class action suit against the idiots at sears and kenmore. $2200.00 stove and cant use the self clean again....BS!!!!!
Posted on Jan 22, 2010
The solution just provided by sellingdj, posted on 2/17, worked for me. I tried all the others even ordering part for $100. After one year of being without an oven (hooked up my old one in basement), all I had to do was remove the front panel (by removing knobs and black rings), resetting red button. IT WORKED!!!
Thank you so much!!
PS - MAKE SURE YOU POWER OFF BREAKER.
Posted on Feb 17, 2009
We have a kenmore elite electric range slide in model 790.4670. It's about 2 years old. We ran the first self clean and it locked up on us about 1/2 thru the cycle. The reset code in the manual did not work. The oven door locked, the fan contnuously ran ;it would not shut off, and it contined to flash the error codes f30 and f10, AND THE BEEPING would not stop!!!! The glass top also would not work. The burners would not come on.
Please SHUT OFF your breaker to stop electricity power to the oven.
WE took apart the front panel was suggested, - (remove knobs and rings) there was no reset button for our model. We took the back panel off. You will see the purple wires going down to connect to a little round black sensor. it has a little red reset (elongated) button that comes out of the middle of it, it is about 3/16 in diameter. You can use a screwdriver to press it in very gently in the middle. You should here a click or pop sound. Then turn your breaker back on to see if your door will unlock and turn on knobs to make sure your burn isles will turn on. We had Sucess. NEXT, TURN OFF the breaker again and reinstall metal back panel. TURN BREAKER BACK ON. We hope that you too are back in business!!!!
Mary and Barry Johnson, Alexandria, LA
Posted on Jul 31, 2010
Same problem. The top works but not the oven. flashes f30
Posted on Oct 21, 2008
Wow, I'm sure glad I found this site. I also got an error while using my oven. The error would only go off if it passed 375 and also when I try to do the oven cleaning I got an error F30. So after reading all of the comments I decided to take the back panel off, saw the two purple wires that connect to a white wire but it was clear that the connection of the two was touching the metal clips from the oven light, and the clips get very hot. So it was clear that is was causing the wires to get hot, making the error go off. I moved all the wires away from all components that could get hot from the oven. Turned oven cleaner back on, wow amazing no more error. I'm not sure what is wrong with Kenmore with wiring, but I will never buy another Kenmore again. Reason, 6 months ago my house fire alarms went off, thank goodness I was home! Called the fire department and it took them 5 mins to find out were all the smoke was coming from. Take a good guess! My Kenmore refrigerator was having an electrical fire. Thanks Kenmore for almost burning down my house.
Posted on Oct 19, 2010
The stove is overheating. I bet your appliance is against the wall and the air circulation in the back is limited. After you reset the red button, try pulling the oven from the wall when you use the oven cleaner (usually when the oven gets really hot).
Posted on Sep 11, 2011
We also have had the exact same problem today...2nd time we have used the self clean function, have had our stove for less than 2 years...and we too received an F30 and then an F10 error with constant beeping....readingall of the above comments I am furious! This is ridiculous, I am so angry with Kenmore and Sears....this stove should be recalled! Today their answer to me was we can book a technician to come out for service (NO WAY, that will cost me an unnecessary fotune)...we tried the solution listed on this sight and we are very grateful...THANK YOU! No thanks to Kenmore....however I will make a phone call this week to explain my frustration and demand something to be done before I attempt to clean my oven once again!
Posted on Sep 06, 2010
I got the same problem send me a pic so i can find it thanks
Posted on Mar 30, 2010
I have a Kenmore Elite Model # 790.46703606 drop in range. My self cleaning cycle does not work. I pushed the flex clean, 200 and pressed start. Door Locked flashed for several seconds then the F30 ERR code flashed on. Of course flipping the circuit breaker does not work. I've pulled the knobs off and the black rings and removed the control panel. I still do not see a red reset button under the control panel. Anyone have any ideas as to where else to check besides the rear of the range ?
Posted on Jan 23, 2010
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