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I have a Kenmore 790.94479801 electric range. While using the Bake function, I noticed that the broiler element was on and the oven had gotten very hot. I hit the Stop button and noticed a small puff of smoke that appeared to come from behind the display. All functions work, including the clock, but the broiler always comes on when Bake is selected. Could this be a simple preheat issue or is it the controller?

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When you bake the broil element also comes on with the bake element for even cooking,if you or a friend has a newer oven that's digital and you look at it on some of them it lights up showing you when the broil element comes on and when the bake element comes on and you'll see that the broil also works when baking,most likely you cooked one of the relays on the clock assy. and will have to change out the whole assy.even though the clock is working it's connected to a computer board that runs the machine,if you remove the back panel with the stove unplgged you can see the relay smoked.the broil should come on but it sounds like it's running all the time without the bake element.i would tell you to check just the bake element but if you saw smoke something deffenitely got cooked.hope this helps you out.

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When the broil function is off, check for continuity between the broiler relay output terminals. If there is no continuity, check for an external short. If there is continuity when the broiler is supposed to be off, you need to replace or repair the board.You can get your old board repaired at appliancetimers.com.

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