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Kenmore Model #790 - smooth top range

The range was purchased at the end of 2006 - less that two years old. I turned on the broiler and after 1-2 minutes, sparks and flames flew out. All electricity to our house was fried. Has there been a recall on this model?

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Probably not. It sounds like your broil element burned out. This just happens sometimes. If it is this , it will have visible chunks missing. Yes, It shorted with enough force to blow the main fuse. Unplug it as sometimes it can still be live and sparking when power is restored. Element is fairly cheap usually less than $50 and you can fix it yourself.

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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welcome.

1.What is the model #
2. How old is the range?

If the range is 6 years old or more it may not be worth spending to much money on it.
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Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator

It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
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Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

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When a repair makes sense.

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six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.


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