Kenmore Ovens - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support

If this was after a power outage make certain you are getting 240 volts. If not, it could be the breaker is slightly unseated. If you turn on the oven and then the ignition for the burners spark it is probably the power to the line. I saw this on another Fixya post for my Kenmore range and I solved the problem by firmly snapping in the breaker.

Kenmore Ovens | Answered on Aug 14, 2019

do you see a bright glow in the oven area when the oven is turned on it will take 20 secs or so..If not your ignator maybe bad no gas will flow into the oven unless the ignt. is good

Kenmore 30464 /... | Answered on May 20, 2019

Self cleaning operates at a very high temperature compared with cooking, so sometimes they have a solenoid or bimetal mechanism to lock the door so you don't inhale noxious fumes or start fire during cleaning. It is supposed to be disengaged ate end of cleaning when things cool down, so it sounds like it may be stuck? See if you can figure out the lock mechanism and try opening it by gently shaking the door while prying with a knife. Search online for a spare parts diagram from the model number and that may give you clues on how to get it open.

Kenmore Ovens | Answered on May 16, 2019

Could be the board, the element or the thermostat. My advice is to call a technician out. You should have 110 volts at the element as soon as you turn it on.

Kenmore Ovens | Answered on Apr 29, 2019

It appears your heating element/coil has failed in this instance.

First - unplug the unit for 40 minutes and re-try.

For replacement parts - head on over to or and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
I recommend both sites because ...

FixYa has no affiliation with either site - I have been using and recommending them for years - trouble free.

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.

If you think you want to tackle the repair - and have gotten stuck on a step - reply to your question and I will be glad to help you out.

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Kenmore 40494 /... | Answered on Apr 29, 2019

Same thing happened to our Kenmore range and I found a solution on the web about fixing this problem on a fridgedaire range. It was to hold down the clock button for an extended time ~15 sec. It worked for our kenmore and hopefully for yours too.

Kenmore Ovens | Answered on Mar 11, 2019

Hi! I'm adding a link to a manual of a similar Kenmore oven. Hope it will help!

Kenmore Ovens | Answered on Feb 26, 2019

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