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The cooktop stove burners are locked. On my Kenmore elite.How do I unlock them?

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Press and hold oven light switch on panel

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SOURCE: Kenmore 44083 Cooktop

should be an unlock and hold the button until it unlocks

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite 30" gas cooktop installed. Large right front burner

There are a series of holes in the burner leading down from the main flame area to the pilot tube, ensure the holes are not plugged/restricted.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009


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SOURCE: gas cooktop - burner won't ignite

if its the burner that hase the intermitent timer on it
i have the same problem & I troubleshooted it.
if u take the cover off thier is a part on it that the rest dont have. its a red thing that rotates & thier are little contacts in it. for some reason thier is something that messed up inside it.
i took both mine apart & switced the guts & one of the little "boards"
is not working properly.
so im shure that is your problem

Posted on Jul 25, 2009



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SOURCE: cooktop is locked out on

Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly

I could be of much better help with a complete model number I.e. (example 110.XXXXX)

The wait is supposed to be 10 minutes. go back and turn off your breaker by "Physically" pushing it with conviction to the OFF position and wait 10 minutes.

If after 10 minutes the cooktop is STILL locked:

Push the touch pad that looks like a padlock for at least 5 seconds. The lock light should go out.

If it does not go out I will need your model number to go any further.

Thanks for using FixYa and I will be watching for your response.


Posted on Feb 18, 2010


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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite Induction Cooktop Error Code 41

I realize this is over a year old. I have the same unit with the same error code. Last night, mine made a popping noise followed by smoke and then displayed the 41 and all E's. I pulled the breaker immediately. I'm sure that at least one controller board is toast.
I called Sears and it is under warranty but for parts only, so I guess I will give them a call and schedule the repairman. This should be fun.

Anyone else experienced this failure??

Posted on Jul 16, 2010

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