Question about Kenmore Kitchen Ranges
Our bake element was touched by tin foil and blew. We replaced it but it still won't work. Everything else works including the broil element. There are no fuses on our range (Kenmore C968-53070-1). Is there something we need to reset or replace other than the element?
SOURCE: broil element will not work
You need to check the oven sensor. It should be about 11k ohms. This is the metal rod in the back top of oven cavity. Access it from the rear. UNPLUG POWER FIRST!!
Posted on Nov 04, 2007
Find the bake ignitor (you may need to remove bottom drawer or oven cavity floor to get to the ignitor). Turn on the bake. If the bake ignitor comes on (starts glowing after a few seconds) - check the amperage on the bake ignitor wires when it's on. If the ignitor is a round style - amperage should be 2.5-3A, if the ignitor is rectangular - 3 - 3.6A. If less than 2.5A or 3A respectively - replace ignitor. If the ignitor does not come on - check the voltage on the ignitor, should be the line voltage 110-120v AC. If there is a line voltage on the ignitor and it's not coming on - replace.
Ignitor part numbers for round style ones: 4342528, WB2X9154, SGR403, 5304401265;
rectangular styles: 12400035, WB13K21, WB2X9998, SGR412, NR020, 5303935066, 814269, 9753108.
Ignitors of the same shape (i.e. rectangular) are interchangeable, if you can splice the wires.
Posted on Jul 15, 2010
SOURCE: bake element burned out on
You should have 120 to the element when not in bake mode, while in bake mode you should have 220 - 240 volt. Sounds like you lost a relay to send the additional power to the element, or you have a High Limit thermostat which could be open. This is a safety device to protect the unit from over heating, this only goes if temperatures increase higher the safety levels, normally set about 200 degrees or so along the air flow channels. I would trace from the elements to the clock and find the missing source of current.
I hope this helps
Be safe with electricity......
Posted on Jul 26, 2011
Testimonial: "Perfect! it was the high limit thermostat.Thank You for your help"
Kenmore oven 790.91072601, bake & broil not working, relays are cycling but no heat... Sounds like I have the same problem but its the night before Thanksgiving and Iam in panic mode... I've orderd a new Temp Probe part # 316233902. did you ever get yours fixed
Posted on Nov 24, 2011
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