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I've just bought a Kenmore Gas Range. It is working well EXCEPT that I can't seem to figure out how to set the TIMED BAKE feature. From the instructions it would seem that you should be able to set cooking time in hours and minutes by pressing up or down on the key pad; but when I do this it only sets the hours. There is a separate MINUTE TIMER function, and although the instructions don't spell it out, I'm wondering if this should be used in conjunction with the Timed Bake feature. Apologies if this question seems elementary, but some clear direction would be helpful, and an online Kenmore/Sears search hasn't produced anything helpful - so I'm turning to the FixYa gurus to solve my dilemma.

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  • bigwallytoo Aug 20, 2010

    Ginko: Thanks for your prompt response. Silly of me not to include the Model number with my question. In fact I did take a couple of pictures of the relevant parts of the Instruction Book, but then realized there isn't the capability to include pictures with questions on FixYa. The Kenmore range is a 30" free-standing model - No:7138. Cheers, Marianne

  • bigwallytoo Aug 20, 2010

    Hi Ginko:
    Thanks so much for your explanation of what I need to do. Frankly, absent your clear instructions, I don't think I would have worked it out. Compared with my old "dinosaur" range, this digital application seems unnecessarily complicated.
    Anyhoo, rest assured if I ever get round to baking a halfway decent cake I'll be more than happy to share it with you, even if it's only via cyberspace.
    Thanks again, you are a star in my book.

  • bigwallytoo Aug 20, 2010

    Very helpful indeed. As I explained to "ginko", I'm embarrassed to say that I would never have figured out the solution without his help.
    FixYa does it again!!


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Can you please give us the model number of the range so that we can get a view of the control panel?

Controls are different depending on Kenmore model.



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    Ginko Aug 20, 2010

    Re: Model 7138.

    thanks, it is a gas range, I'll be back to you in few minutes.

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    Ginko Aug 20, 2010


    On this oven what you cannot set directly is hours, like in other models they advance in minutes.

    First you may want to set the clock, that is simple.

    That is right as appears on instruction book, I quote:

    You activate and deactivate time of the day by holding down the pad pictured above for 15 seconds.

    To set timed baking:

    Press the timer Set/Off button, the light near to the button will come on.

    If you press button ARROW UP (not down arrow) quckly without holding, then the timer will advance in single minutes, if you hold it down, then it will advance in ten minutes block to allow you progressing by ten minutes in ten minutes.

    Note : the buttons do not allow you setting hours directly, you use the minute progression.

    If you press ARROW DOWN, the timer will start from hours 11.59 and progress down. better not using arrow down to program baking.

    Resuming. press Timer set, ensure timer is on, and press/hold minutes button until you reach desired time by advancing minutes (one by one or in group of ten if holding).

    After that press bake to set temperature.

    Send me a slice of cake when you have done :)


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    Ginko Aug 20, 2010

    You are welcome.

    Have a great day.


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