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Re: Kenmore model #78572
Contact these guys and they should be able to let you know where to get a user guide.
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You will need the model number - there are over 9,000 ovens that come up when you search Kenmore Ultra bake self-cleaning super capacity oven. Most of the Kenmore ovens have the model and serial numbers on the front frame. (Left front of the frame on the lower oven on a dual oven model - just open the door and the panel should be visible.)
It appears your door lock mechanism has failed in this instance.
First - unplug the unit for 40 minutes and re-try.
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.
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under the floor of the oven, possibly can be see by removing the bottom drawer. the ignitor is hte most common aprt to go bad in any gas oven, visually it might not even look broken though and some even appear to glow(just not strong enough to open gas valve
for 30 seconds - if display reappears - replace control
board. You either have a Shorted keypad, a Analog to
Digital Failure, or a Safety flip
flop. In any case all of these problems require a control board replacement. A defective control board is the only reason for an F1 code.