20 Most Recent Kenmore 79013 Stainless Steel Gas Kitchen Range Questions & Answers


Oven is not heating up all the way and there is a smell

It is gas so you can't fix it yourself. You need a qualified service tech to look at it. The smell is normally caused by an incorrect mix of gas and air being burned and can be cause by spiders nesting in or near the gas jets.
6/12/2021 4:20:06 PM • Kenmore 79013... • Answered on Jun 12, 2021

Oven door locks and un locks code F90

The F90 fault indicates that the maximum time allowed for oven door unlock was exceeded. The control attempted to unlock the door. The door lock motor or mechanism failed to unlock the door within the maximum amount of time it is allowed to be energized by the control board.

It is unlikely that you will be able to reset this fault code. You can try to completely disconnect electrical power and leave it off for 5 minutes. After reconnecting power, the fault code will probably reappear since the control will still detect that the oven door is locked. The only way to clear the fault code is to disassemble the range and repair or reset the oven door lock assembly. You will need a service technician to complete this repair.
10/10/2010 10:50:02 PM • Kenmore 79013... • Answered on Oct 10, 2010

LG oven Error Code F10

The F10 indicates that the electronic oven control board senses a runaway temperature condition in the oven through the oven sensor circuit.
This can be caused by a faulty oven temperature sensor probe or a failed electronic control board.
Oven temperature is detected by the control board as it monitors the resistance through the oven temperature sensor circuit.
You could have a failed oven temperature sensor, a wiring harness failure, an open thermal switch or a failed electronic oven control board that would cause this problem.
The first component to check would normally be the oven temperature sensor probe.
If you have a volt/ohm meter, you can shut off the breaker for the range and remove the screws that mount this sensor to the back wall of the oven.
Carefully pull the wire harness into the oven cavity until you get to the wire harness disconnect plug.
You should have enough slack to pull it this far into the oven.
Disconnect the sensor but do not let the wire harness retract back through the back wall of the oven or it will be hard to reconnect.
Measure the resistance of the oven temperature sensor with your volt/ohm meter. At room temperature, the resistance should measure around 1100 ohms.
The resistance chart is shown in the image below.

If the resistance is above 2200 ohms at room temperature, then the sensor probe is causing the F10 error code and will need to be replaced.

You can order a new sensor probe from the Sears PartsDirect website. The part number for the sensor is 316217002.

If the resistance is normal, then one of the other causes mentioned above is producing your F10 code.
You would need to access the electronic oven control board (Timer) in the console and check the resistance at the sensor circuit connection to the control board as the next step in troubleshooting this problem.


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10/1/2010 4:18:41 AM • Kenmore 79013... • Answered on Oct 01, 2010

I spilled between my oven windows on my Kenmore

It appears your ERC/CLOCK has failed in this instance.

For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
I recommend both sites because ...

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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.

If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.

Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.

If you think you want to tackle the repair - and have gotten stuck on a step - reply to your question and I will be glad to help you out.

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10/1/2010 3:12:54 AM • Kenmore 79013... • Answered on Oct 01, 2010

What should breaker size be for proper hook-up for

Most ranges require a 50 amp breaker...if it is electric.
but most gas ranges can run off of a 20 amp circuit..

9/30/2010 3:42:49 AM • Kenmore 79013... • Answered on Sep 30, 2010

Oven preheated but when I put the cookies in,

check the control panel that whether it works properly or not..the heater...
hope this has helped you,,, Thanks,...
9/18/2010 3:03:02 AM • Kenmore 79013... • Answered on Sep 18, 2010

Clean oven burner

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3/5/2010 3:59:42 PM • Kenmore 79013... • Answered on Mar 05, 2010

F1 error Kenmore gas stove. Replaced module.

HI, This is a board fault code. The entire control board is damaged. Possible logic chip failure. This will require you to replace the entire board. this type of damage is not repairable.

F-1 - Board Failure(also called EOC or clock).
12/12/2009 12:11:42 AM • Kenmore 79013... • Answered on Dec 12, 2009

Need a manual for Kenmore range model 790.71463703

The instructions said to screw down the valve at the back of the oven. We turned the valve down until it seemed to be seated, but the problem still persisted. So, against all reason, we hunkered down and put some muscle on the wrench ... ah, no cheater pipe, though. The valve turned slightly more than another full twist. That solved the problem.

I am a bit put out that someone at our house misplaced or lost the manual (if it's misplaced, is that lost?). But I am full-fledged pissed off that we have to pay to get support and that there is no online manual, or we have to write an email and then wait a day for a response. In the greed for ever greater exploitation of the consumer, businesses have sold their manuals to "manual.com" and the defenseless consumer must pay to join, pay for the manual, and ... O Lord, what other insults and invisible costs lay in wait for us ... and us so innocent!

However, that being said, I do appreciate your response this AM.

6/2/2009 11:28:04 PM • Kenmore 79013... • Answered on Jun 02, 2009

A Kenmore and GE gas range have recently been

New Ovens may give off an odor, but it will cease after a couple uses
4/24/2009 11:53:59 AM • Kenmore 79013... • Answered on Apr 24, 2009

My Kenmore oven takes forever to preheat. Then the temp fluctuates. Might go from 300* to 475* while baking. Replaced the probe, but evidently wasn't the problem. Any advice?

Google 'make model spares' and look at the Sears website. Check all the components that control temperature control board thermostat control units sensor element (if it takes 'forever to preheat')
6/4/2021 4:21:43 PM • Kenmore Kitchen... • Answered on Jun 04, 2021

Do all kenmore ovens have a thermal fuse?

YES. The thermal fuse is a metal fuse that is located inside of a clear plastic tube on the left side of the inside of the control panel. (Source:https://www.apogeeweb.net/electron/what-is-a-thermal-fuse.html)
5/31/2021 9:30:00 AM • Kenmore Kitchen... • Answered on May 31, 2021

Have a Kenmore Elite Dual Fuel gas stove 2 burners light yet the other ones click and have to light by hand what can I do? is is put together wrong? what can my friend check on it

Check that the burners are clean. There is a small hole near where the spark electrode is and it often blocks. That hole directs a small jet of gas at the igniter electrode. Make sure the aluminum bezel below the burner is clean as it is part for the electrical circuit. Make sure the spark electrode hasn't moved away from the burner. Make sure the electrode wire is attached. You say it says propane, but it is on natural gas. I hope the jets conversion was done :>) It is a mighty fine stove, I am a chef!
5/28/2021 7:45:58 PM • Kenmore Kitchen... • Answered on May 28, 2021

Kenmore Stove control panel - switching to self clean mode all by itself and then back again.

That's not good. The self cleaning modes break more things than it fixes. Sounds like your has damaged the control panel logic board.
5/24/2021 7:24:48 PM • Kenmore Kitchen... • Answered on May 24, 2021
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