I recently replaced a kenmore range with another kenmore model # 790.96214. I am amazed at how long this range takes to heat up. I almost spend more time preheating this oven thatn I do cooking in it...is this normal?? For example it takes 20 minutes to get to 375 and nearly a hald an hour (okay, 26 minutes) to get to 425....my old oven never took this long. Is this the way this is supposed to operate?? I'm ready to send this baby back. I've had it 3 weeks on Friday....HELP!
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Hi Thanks for using FixYa. Error E0-F3 means oven temperature sensor failure and to resolve this the oven temperature sensor should be replaced. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance. Thanks Rylee
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If your oven has the hidden bake element then it is probably working properly. A standard oven with an exposed bake element will usually take about 12-15 minutes to preheat. The hidden element models take a little longer but they usually heat a little more evenly.
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