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Oven will not shut off

The oven get's real hot when we plug it in. The oven light is not on. It will not shut off. It is almost like it is in cleaning mode but we did not set it to do so. Any ideas wht may be causing this. The burners work ok. I can't remember what error number it did show. It was either F1 or F2.

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  • Donny Brown Mar 08, 2007

    the model # is 790.95415102 it is a Kenmore with a glass top

  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2007

    We were using the oven at 170 degrees drying jerky and the oven started to feel like it was getting hotter than 170 so I hit the button to shut it off and the bake light turned off and I left the kitchen, 10 minutes later the alarm on the oven and my smoke detector starting going off and smoke filled my house, I opened the oven door and flames shot out of the oven, we extinguished the flames and closed the door...a friend came and told me I hadn't shut the oven off, but I knew I had, F1 was flashing on the digital read out but the bake light was off but the element was red hot, we had to hit the breaker to shut the oven off. If we would have left the house we would have lost our home.

  • klutzen Dec 25, 2007

    Same model, ours did the exact same thing this Christmas morning: Oven was on warm to keep breakfast warm while cooking up for the masses. I noticed that the element did not turn off and pulled out the food. Just glad we were still cooking on the range top. Once all was done on the range top, we turned off the breaker. Any solution?

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  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2008

    The ******* electrical stoves are only good for 5 years!!!! Someone needs to contact the BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU. I'm having the same problem with this american made stove! Buy american, yeah right!

  • Jimmy Joe Mar 31, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. My Kenmore oven burns hot and will not shut off. The code number is F-1. What is my problem?

  • Anonymous Jul 22, 2008

    My Kenmore Model Number 79095202100 oven is on and will not shut off gets super hot flashes F!

  • Anonymous Aug 23, 2008

    Yes I also have the same problem - Apparently kenmore did not build any safety mechanism into the stove to deal with this problem. The most likely casue is the control PWB. One of relays are sticking. They could be either solid state or mechanical relays. I have an electonics background but won't open the stove until I exhaust my dealings with sears and kenmore.

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    kenmore oven model # 911.95459590 will not shut off

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    GE Electric Range, Model JBP65G, oven will not shut off. No error codes, (aside from PF-Power Failure, after plugging back in). GE troubleshooting has *0* help on this, though it is apparently a recurring issue. Stovetop elements work fine.

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    my oven will not turn off either. i turned one of the burners on and the oven came on also (did not turn the oven on myself). had to unplug to get the oven off eventhough the burners work fine. got error code f1. lost manual.

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    The oven is stuck  on F1 and not shutting off. What a piece of ****. Whats the fix!?!



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F1 is a control failure and the eoc must be replaced some have 5 yr parts only warrenty but you have to use authroized servicer to get warrenty cost will be about the same either way check owners manual for warrenty details after first year example 2-5 year warrenty

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I have a Kenmore gas built in oven, model number 790.30179400. It's 5 years old. I just used the oven and it wouldn't turn off. It seemed to behotter than the temperature I had it on. I have a fuse box in my house so I pulled the fuse out for the kitchen appliances to get it to turn off. When I put the fuse back in the oven keeps beeping with an F11 code flashing on the screen. I've had something in the panel replaced once before because it did this before when I used the self cleaning part. Could it be the same part again?

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