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Kenmore range I'm having with an F1 problem. Steam comes out of the head of the range and not the vent.....Due to this all the inside of the head is all orange, even with ajax you c'ant get it off. Its seems like the vent is blocked?? How is this possible. I have a feeling it has been blocked for years since . I think all the steam is the problem for the F1, Now my oven is not working at all.....

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Ours did that too. Grease and smoke gets in under the plastic and corrodes the circuits in the controller. At first the F1 would show up every couple weeks, then it became permanent. We did have to replace the circuit assembly. Yes make sure the vents are working, and keep the front of the panel clean.

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