20 Most Recent Kenmore 78812 / 78814 / 78819 Gas Kitchen Range Questions & Answers

First, I'm not a Kenmore Tech.
* call vendor for service. Gas leaks are hazardous and require a qualified tech to service.
*** The following is for information only.***
* I've always had problems servicing gas stove, heaters, boilers, etc. Lots of unique components that require special tools to service.
* I was surprised to find out that it's better to call on your local Gas Supplier for service. The not only check the supply line but also have a very good working experience with all types of gas fired equipment.
* Slow pilot lighting or burner fire usually means a clogged gas vent or valve. If other burners are working fine, then it's just that particular burner.
* If all burners have the same symptom then it could be a number of things.
* Check gas mains for pressure and flow (you need a gas meter for this but if you have another stove on the same line then it's probable that the mains are okay. Unless the connector or shutoff valve is not working properly (partial open).
* Check gas hose to stove for kinks. Replace if bent (re bending will crack a metal hose.)
* Check the gas regulator (again, need a gas meter)
* Check the feed and branches for gas. If pilot lights are not on then there is a good indication that your not getting gas to that section. (or the pilot is clogged) Clean, clear, or replace pipes/parts.
* Check valve on each burner. This is the most used item on the stove. Expect it to wear out. Replace as needed.
* Final, Be safe; Call your Gas company or MFR tech for service.
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Kenmore 78812 /... | Answered on Feb 23, 2018


when you have the burner head on the stove look at where the igniter (sparker) is, in line with that should be a hole in the burner head, make sure that is clear. also make sure the burner heads and caps are lined up properly with the igniters.

Kenmore 78812 /... | Answered on Apr 25, 2016

Program a clean cycle then cancel after it begins.

If this fails to clear it post your complete model number and I will look at the manual.

Kenmore 78812 /... | Answered on Jul 12, 2015

You can use a butane lighter or a match. Be very careful not to let gas stay on for to long before you light burner. GOOD LUCK FRIEND.

Kenmore 78812 /... | Answered on Nov 29, 2014

Sounds like it needs an ignitor. Replace it and it should work

Kenmore 78812 /... | Answered on May 12, 2014

I found an amazing way to clean my glass cooktop... I pour Boiling water on it... then a sponge with a scrubby side and it look great! Try it

Kenmore 78812 /... | Answered on Mar 31, 2014

What is the model number?

Kenmore 78812 /... | Answered on Dec 24, 2013

For burners, the sparks should fire vertically upwards. If not they wont light gas. If the other three are not sparking, and this problem started at the same time. replace the spark module. If the sparks failed over time, replace the spark switches which sits on the shafts of each burner.

If no gas to oven or burners, your problem is the gas supply...to the gas valve or leaving the gas valve.
This repair would be for a trained person.

Kenmore 78812 /... | Answered on Oct 20, 2013

Remove from stove soak them in a sink of hot water and bleach for about 15 min then lightly scrub with scouring pad and they should come sparkling clean.

Kenmore 78812 /... | Answered on Mar 06, 2013


Seems like you found out the hard way what I wrote about in this tip...

Check it out it also contains some thing to try on how to unlock that oven..

Self Cleaning Oven Problem


Asker's Testimonial " Wish I had read this first. I never would have usedthe self cleaning option. Thanks for the info!! " - amymrocks


Kenmore 78812 /... | Answered on Oct 31, 2012

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