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Kenmore oven error code f10

My kenmore oven flashes code f10 and I am not even using it. how do I fix this?

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  • drmcape Aug 27, 2008

    After I use my oven, when the unit is turned off and cooling down, I start getting error code F10 and the unit starts beeping. I hit the clear button and it stops for about 5 or 10 minutes, then it starts again with the F10 and beeping. This has happened several times always right after I use the oven. HELP!

    The model # is 790.96012404

  • Anonymous Oct 04, 2008

    f10 beep for last hour starting at 4 am nothing in the mannual to turn it off.

  • eschio Oct 19, 2008

    F10 error message comes on. How can I fix it?

  • tmccauley2 Oct 24, 2008

    I have the Kenmore oven error code f10 problem. What needs replaced on a 790.9621?

  • punky99x Nov 20, 2008

    I have the same problem. I get codes f10 or f30 when I try using the oven.

  • DIYgirl Nov 23, 2008

    Oven Keeps coming up with an F10 error. Called Sears and they want me to have a technician come out for a mere $75.00. Once I find out the answer I will share it since it seems so many of us are experiencing it. I purchased my oven in Nov 2006.

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    so what the hell is the answer? or do you have to pay for it too?????????

  • the putnum Feb 27, 2009

    We get the f10 and f31. Turned off power on and off yesterday. Tonight we go an f 10 and f 31.

    Has anone found a solution yet?

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2013

    How do you get the door open when it is locked?

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2013

    I just purchased 2007 home in 2012 that came with all Kenmore appliances. The oven started flashing the F10 code yesterday and it's very annoying. My question is why are there so many problems with this same issue? I would rather purchase a new stove with an extended warranty.


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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.,wbqdsfkrfqtswfqxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/krdbrtqkgxkrbbqbrwb/1/1303472/5961857/image37801img-or.jpg

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  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2011

    What should the resistance be on the oven control board at the sensor circuit connector?




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We just had an "F10" error - the oven was beeping continuously. We had been broiling with the door closed - maybe the oven heated. Anyway, the manual said to press the "stop/clear" button until it stops beeping - we did and it stopped.

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We had an F10 error. The only way we could shut off the beeping was to unplug our oven from the wall. It seemed to only heat up, and continue heating up until the 'it's too hot in here' sensor went off. There is simply no temp. control anymore. We hope our warranty has not expired. I suppose it could just be the sensor - but I think it must be more than that.

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Your Kenmore oven has a built-in fault detector. When the oven detects an issue, the display screen on the control panel will flash a fault code. The F10 fault code on your Kenmore oven indicates that the thermal protector on your oven's control unit, or microcontroller (MCU), has overheated. If the MCU overheats, the computer stops all motor functions. Several items on your oven could cause the thermal protector to overheat. Therefore, you must troubleshoot the F10 code to determine why it appeared on your display panel.

My oven is flashing a F10 code and the door is locked. This happened while the oven was in self cleaning mode

more than likely the tco thermal cutout fuse has opened during cleaning and now the ovens latch motor cant get power to open,its under the top cover where the surface elements are located its a frequent thing with all ovens/stoves

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Code F-10 indicates a temperature runaway. There are two possible problems. 1) The oven temp sensor has failed. This can be checked using a standard multimeter. The sensor is located behind the rear access panel of your oven. The sensor should read about 1100 ohms at room temperature. 2) The oven control board needs to be replaced. There are no FRU's (field replaceable units) on the control board. Check the sensor first. Even a new control board is cheaper than a new oven.

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