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Q:

Why is my Kenmore Elite range model 790.4661 showing error messages and beeping frequently?

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The F30 error code indicates that the electronic oven control board detects an "open" temperature sensor probe circuit. This is normally caused by a failed oven temperature sensor. It could also be caused by a wiring failure in the sensor circuit or in rare instances by a failed electronic control board.

If you want to try and troubleshoot this problem yourself, you can shut off the breaker to the range and access the oven temperature sensor probe. This probe is normally secured by screws on the top of the back wall in the oven cavity. Remove the screws and carefully pull the probe into the oven cavity until you can access the wire harness disconnect plug. Unplug the probe. Make sure that the harness does not shrink back into the back wall of the oven so that it can be reconnected later. Using a volt/ohm meter, measure the resistance of the oven temperature sensor probe. It should measure about 1100 ohms at room temperature. The full resistance chart for this probe is shown in the image below. Based on your symptoms, you will likely find this component "open" (measures infinite resistance). If the probe is open or measures extremely high resistance, then it will need to be replaced. You can order a new probe from the Sears PartsDirect website. Based on your partial model number (790.4661 . . .), the part number of your sensor probe will likely be 316217002. It costs $28.93 not including tax, shipping and handling.

If the resistance of the probe is okay, then you likely have a wiring failure or a failed electronic control board.

If you need more help, resubmit your question with additional details and the full model number of your Kenmore Elite range.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
July 24, 2009
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When I called Sears they mentioned a sensor probe & turning the breaker off. I'll probably have to get an electrician to look at it. It sounds pretty complicated. Thank you, Lyle. Is this something that happens often with elec. ranges & power outages?

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Anonymous -
December 13, 2010
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Lyle, what would cause this to happen? I really don't use the oven . I may have used it 4 times in the one year I've had it.

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Anonymous -
December 13, 2010
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The temperature sensor probe can fail due to a manufacturing defect. The electronic clock control board can encounter a power surge or glitch through the electrical lines and be damaged. It can also fail due to a manufacturer defect or a short in a component. Electrical devices in this range are always susceptible to failure at any time. It is often difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of a failure.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
August 24, 2011
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Well I changed the sensor on my stove because the reading was off and know I'm getting a f15 code and the back of my stove is charred.Does anybody know a brand of stove that will last 30 years like my previous stove? The fancy stove even though they have more room for cooking and more option seem to back that much more quickly then any I've ever had before.

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Anne -
September 30, 2011
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Break

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Anne -
September 30, 2011
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Hello Anne. That F15 code indicates that you have a problem with the electronic surface user interface control board. The range that you have has numerous control boards. That makes it more vulnerable to possible failures. Most current models of slide-in ranges have at least one electronic control board. The average useful life of a slide-in range with an electronic control board is about 15 years. A range with only electro-mechanical thermostats and switches will normally last much longer in most situations if all of the other components are high quality parts. I checked for a current model of slide-in range that has only electro-mechanical thermostats and no electronic control boards. I only found one type from Viking that fits that description. The Viking DSCE electric range appears to have only electro-mechanical thermostats and no control boards. I provided a link for that range below this response. That is an expensive range but it may be worth it if you want something that will last. There are ranges that have electro-mechanical thermostats and only one electronic oven control board for the oven. You may also consider that type of range. If you need more help, let us know.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
October 03, 2011
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Lyle, don't mean to hijack this conversation but I have a similar issue with F30 code and no oven controls. The sensor probe was disconnected and tested OK so appears problem is with clock timer (I assume this is the "electronic clock control board" you refer to in this thread). Tech suggested that my control panel may also be bad. Could this be the case when the buttons controlling the burners all work fine? Have you ever seen the F30 code require replacement of the control panel? How could I determine for sure the problem is with the clock/timer and not the entire control panel? My dilemma I'm willing to replace the clock timer but the control panel is so expensive that I'd just buy a new range. If I buy the clock timer and problem is not fixed I wasted 200 that could go towards new stove.

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Patrick -
April 20, 2013
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Hello Patrick. I assume that you have a Kenmore range that begins with model 790.4661 . . . There are several models that begin with those digits. On many of those models, there is a thermal circuit breaker in the circuit for the oven temperature sensor probe. If that thermal circuit breaker is tripped, then you will see that F30 code. You can SHUT OFF THE HOUSE CIRCUIT BREAKERS for the range and check the entire sensor circuit from the control board. That circuit will normally be connected to the control board through purple or white wires. Pull the range out and remove the screws on each side of the console that secure the control panel to the top of the console. I posted an image below that shows the location of the screw on the left side of the range. Once you remove those screws, you can carefully fold that control panel forward to access the control board on the back of the console. Use a volt/ohm meter to check the resistance through the sensor circuit. If that circuit is "open" (measures OL -- open load or infinite resistance) then this indicates that you likely have a tripped thermal circuit breaker in that circuit. Trace the wires to find that thermal circuit breaker. Most of the thermal circuit breakers will have a red reset button. Press that button and see if that resolves your F30 problem. Make sure that you test the range to see if it heats properly. You may still have an underlying component failure that caused that thermal circuit breaker to trip. If the oven is overheating due to a stuck relay on that control board, then that component may still need to be replaced. The control panel does not normally need to be replaced to fix this failure. If you need more help, reply with additional details and the full model number of your range.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
April 22, 2013
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Lyle Thanks so much. My specific model # is 790.4661 3502. Kenmore Elite. Could you please confirm if my model has the thermal circuit breaker red reset button that you reference? There is a mess of wires going into the control board, am I to test any white or purple wire? Will there only be one of this color? If there is a reset for my model, a bit more about how to trace the wire would be helpful. Also if there is a reference to point to with instructions for the ohm/volt meter test this would be helpful to me as well. I've taken the control panel off and had a look inside. There is a mess of wires at the top that then go into the stove so unsure how I'd trace to find this button. Maybe with the model # a precise location of the reset if it exists can be provided. If there is no reset switch for my model I presume I'll need to buy and replace the control board to correct the F30 error? The technician checked the sensor probe apart from the oven but did not check the circuit with the probe attached since he never removed the contol panel. If my model does not have the reset would it make sense to check the circuit anyway? Thanks again two weeks without oven getting desparate but still want to be smart about this. Lots of $$ involved.

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Patrick -
April 22, 2013
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What does error code "F1" mean?

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Generally speaking "F1" implies an electronic oven control (EOC) failure, however it could have a bad oven temperature sensor probe (RTD sensor) causing the "F1". See image below.

The oven temperature sensor can be tested using an ohm meter and the measurement of the resistance can be compared to the "RTD" scale to verify if the oven temperature sensor probe is OK or not. If the sensor probe measures around 1091 ohm plus or minus 5.3 ohms at room temperature of 75 degrees plus or minus 2.5 degrees then the electronic oven control board will need to be replaced. The oven sensor connection can be accessed at the back of the range. It will be located in the upper right hand corner when standing behind the range. It will have a quick disconnect connector. NOTE: Disconnect the range from the power source before servicing. The electronic oven control will cost approximately between $279.55 and $365.82 depending on the color of the range. The sensor probe will cost approximately $28.93.

I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair your range rather than replacing it.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
July 17, 2009
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I have dual oven 911.4848911 with an error code of F7. The control module and display have been changed. What does the F7 refer?

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Doug -
May 09, 2011
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my whirlpool cabrio washer is saying F1 after it starts filling up with water and fixing to start the wash it beeps the F1

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ANGEL -
July 19, 2011
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I have a Whirlpool Duet Sport with an F- code. What do I trouble shoot?

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Valencia -
July 14, 2012
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kenmore microwave on window displaying -SE- what do i do

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angel -
July 16, 2012
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Try google!

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Bob -
July 18, 2012
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My kenmore elite He3 dryer won't start and the check lint screen light lit up but I don't know what to check

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Paul -
August 24, 2012
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Q:

sears gas oven

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I understand that you are getting the error code F30 on your oven. I have taken some time to research your question here on the Manage My Life website and I noticed that someone else had asked a similar question with a posted response from an expert. I attached the link below for you to view. I hope the link that I provided is helpful. Have a nice day.

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Alina F. -
August 19, 2011
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Be sure to disconnect power to the appliance before performing any repairs. If you are not comfortable with doing any voltage checks that might be recommended, please contact your local service provider for repairs. Be aware that there could be sharp edges inside the appliance that could cause cuts or other injuries to yourself or others.

On this model the F30 error code indicates an open temp sensor or temp sensor wiring problem (the control does not see the temp sensor) This type of diagnosis will require testing the temp sensor with an ohm meter. Please see the images provided below for access & testing instructions. Do not forget to disconnect power before attempting repairs.

Temp sensor, also called a probe; 316217002 $28.93 www.searspartsdirect.com

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears PartsDirect .

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
August 21, 2011
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