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Uneven Storage Drawer in Kenmore 940949 Range

We removed the storage drawer in our Kenmore 940949 range so that we could clean under the stove. The drawer fit perfectly before, but since we put it back, it is uneven, and doesn't slide shut smoothly as before. It does close all the way, but it sort of hangs up briefly just before it's completely closed.

As a consequence of the unevenness, our pans do not fit easily into the drawer

We did not force anything. When we removed the drawer, it came out easily. And when we put it back in, we made sure that the slides were in the track properly before closing it.

Of course there is no way to adjust anything on the drawer, and we are mystified as to why the drawer is now crooked.

Has anybody else had this problem? And is there anything we can do to fix it?

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Check to make sure the bake element is coming on. If so try replacing the thermostat.

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Yellow flame and black soot is an indicator that the flame tube is being starved for oxygen. Where the orifice injects the fuel at the base of the flame tube you should find a movable air adjustment shutter that is usually held in position by 1 screw. This screw may have loosened and allowed the shutter to close off oxygen to the flame. Below is a link to a page that shows an oven burner to enlarge image pn1015233 and observe bottom end. Rotate shutter any direction until a nice blue flame appears but is not "blowing" off the burner tube. Tighten screw to retain position.

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It's not intended to be used with LP gas, because LP gas requires a smaller orifice than natural gas. Call your propane supplier IMMEDIATELY...DO NOT USE THIS STOVE UNTIL IT IS CONVERTED TO LP GAS (if it's even possible)...this is extremely dangerous and you could hurt yourself if you continue to use LP gas on a stove that was designed to run on natural gas.

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It is possible that the thermostat on your oven needs calibration. However, major errors in temperature may be the result of a bad heating element or a door that doesn't close or seal properly, etc. Confirm that the oven is in otherwise good operating condition before attempting calibration.
Most thermostats have a calibration screw located under the knob. Try pulling the knob off and look at the shaft. Some shafts have a small screw located in the center. Rotating this screw will change the trip point at which the thermostat will turn on and off. This is determined by the sensor located inside the oven itself. Some other schemes allow for the entire control to rotate with respect to the scale. You will need to identify the type used on your oven.

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