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Kenmore gas range model 790.75863. When pre-heating oven the "preheat" light comes on but when oven reaches temp the "preheat" light does not turn off indicating oven has reached temp. The oven is hot and the "oven" light cycles on and off as the unit regulates the temp, but "preheat" light wont turn off.

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fridgetech
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SOURCE: bake part of kenmore not working seems to take to long

Chances are the oven ignitor will need to be replaced.  Look and see if it glows.  If it does then it is weak and not opening the gas valve to lite.  Let me know what you find.
Comment by fridgetech, posted on Oct 20, 2007

Should be able to remove the bottom drawer and unplug the ignitor from below.  Or you can cut the wires on the old ignitor and splice the new one in using ceramic

Posted on Oct 20, 2007

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SOURCE: unable to preheat

You need to replace the temp. sensor. It's not reading correctly. These occasionally go when you use the self clean as the range gets up as high as 900 degrees. Replace it and it will solve the problem

Posted on Dec 21, 2007

textonor
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SOURCE: Preheating Oven

Cold Stove, you may not be able to. The issue here is that oven manufactures put on their units a fast preheat. However it isn't possible to preheat an oven for 7 to 9 minutes and bake short time bake items properly. Also the oven sensor will respond faster than the absorbation rate of the sheet metal in the oven liner. To preheat an oven properly takes 15 to 20 minutes before putting in the food. I see this will a lot of current ovens. Sounds like a normal format of the control.

Posted on Feb 04, 2008

aborcass
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SOURCE: I have a hotpoint RGB745 oven temp problem

sounds like abad oven ignitor issue, repalce hte ignitor nad it should light everytime

Posted on Mar 16, 2008

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SOURCE: TAKES TO LONG TO PREHEAT

sounds like the thermostat may be open and nees to be replaced. have a technician take a look at it.

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

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