Model #79047909600 KENMORE ELITE Built-In Oven, Electric

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Q:

I have a Sears Kenmore Elite 790.47909600 double oven, i set the oven to clean and it cleaned afterwards neither heating element functions.

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The upper oven is the one malfunctioning. The lower oven still functions fine.

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Jo -
December 24, 2012
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I need a full wiring diagram or to know what part I need to fix it.

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Jo -
December 25, 2012
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I posted a wiring diagram in the image below for that model of Kenmore Elite double oven. You may have a tripped thermal circuit breaker in that upper oven. That component is circled in red on the wiring diagram. It would prevent the bake and broil elements from heating if it was tripped during the self clean cycle. That type of nuisance trip does occur in this type of oven. You may not have to replace that component. You can try to reset it and then see if the upper oven will heat. Shut off the house circuit breakers for the oven and pull it out of the cabinet to access that thermal circuit breaker. Remove the outer back panel on the upper oven. You should find that thermal circuit breaker on the back outside wall of the oven cavity. It should have a red reset button. Press the red reset button and then reassemble the oven and install it back into the cabinet. See if the upper oven heats after resetting that fuse. If the upper oven heats, make sure that it is operating properly. If it does, then resetting that thermal circuit breaker probably fixed your problem.

If that thermal circuit breaker was not tripped, then you could have a problem with the electronic oven control board or the wiring in that circuit.

I hope that this information helps. If you need more assistance, reply with additional details.

If you get to the point where you need to have a service technician diagnose and repair this failure, you can schedule service through this link: Sears Home Services .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
December 26, 2012
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Thank you, the oven now works. Pulling the unit and putting it back in was a two man job. Unfortunately no one told me to first remove the plastic trim beneath the bottom oven.(Sears part number 318259711) before removing the entire built-in double oven unit from the cabinet. It is now broken and Sears replacement price is 106.75 U.S. Dollars. I would recommend that you add that to your list of instructions. I would also recommend that Sears provide a replacement for the thermal circuit breaker, perhaps one that resets itself when the oven cools rather than having to remove the oven from the cabinet in order to press the red button after the occasional self-cleaning cycle. I assure you that from this time forth, self-cleaning with these ovens will be done less frequently and with much more fear and trepidation. Perhaps a recall is in order?

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Anonymous -
December 27, 2012
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Thanks for posting the additional information about the results of this repair. I am sorry to hear about the broken trim piece. I realize that I just provided some a general statement to pull that oven out of the cabinet. That is a task that often requires 2 persons. Using the information in the installation guide to pull that oven out of the cabinet and replace it is normally required. I posted a link for that installation manual below this response. We appreciate your feedback regarding the advice that could save others from breaking that bottom trim piece. The specifications and operation of that thermal circuit breaker are determined by the manufacture with guidance and testing to meet specifications by UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and other agencies. There are situations where a nuisance trip of that thermal circuit breaker will occur due to this safety device that is required on that oven. Some factors can make it more likely for that thermal circuit breaker to trip. Any deviation from the cabinet cut-out dimensions provided in the installation guide below can cause ventilation and air flow problems. Failure to clean up spills inside the oven before starting that clean cycle can also cause the thermal circuit breaker to trip. I recommend that you carefully follow all of the instructions in the owner's manual when using that self clean cycle. I apologize for the inconvenience that occurs when that type of nuisance trip happens. I am certain that the manufacturer has designed and manufactured the oven so that the nuisance trips are avoided as much as possible without affecting the safety of the appliance. If you need more help, reply with additional details and we will try to assist you further.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
December 27, 2012
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Lyle, your advise was very helpful. We had the same problem with out 2 year old Kenmore Elite double oven. After hitting the reset button, the upper oven will now heat up. However, it seems to go through a series of clicks while preheating, which I do not recall happening before. Every time you hear a click, the heating symbol on the control pad changes. It cyles through a solid bar in the bottom of the square symbol to a broken bar on the top to the round symbol in the middle. Is this normal or do you think we may still have a problem. I appreciate your response.

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Lori -
December 30, 2012
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Hello Lori. If the upper oven is now heating properly, then it should be okay. The clicks that you are describing are relay switches closing and opening on the electronic oven control board in the console. Those clicks are normal. You may not have noticed them before even though they were occurring. You are probably more attentive to those clicks now. The bake element and broil element will alternate during the preheat cycle. That seems to be what you are describing in the above details. That is also normal. I recommend that you check to see if the oven is heating normally once it ends that preheat cycle. If the oven heats normally and works properly, then it should be okay. If you need more help or have further questions, let us know.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
December 31, 2012
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Why does the MEAT TEMP PROBE display a temperature when there is no probe installed?

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The instructions for the Meat Temperature Probe are shown in the image below. If the icon that indicates that the meat temperature probe is inserted is not lit, then you could have a stuck button on the control console or you could have a failed electronic control board that is causing this problem. If the icon is lit, then you could have a problem with the meat probe fitting or the wiring between the control board and the fitting. If the control is displaying the meat probe temperature inadvertently on its own without a button being pressed then you will likely need to replace the control panel assembly (part 318366204). A failed electronic oven control board (part 316443822) could also cause this problem. I recommend that you have a service technician diagnose and repair this failure. This would prevent you from replacing unnecessary parts.

You indicated that you wanted to fix this problem yourself. We may be help to help you further if we can get more details about this problem. If you want more help, resubmit your question with these additional details:

  • Whether the meat probe icon is lit on the control when the MEAT TEMP PROBE temperature is displayed.
  • Whether the meat probe temperature on the display flashes
  • Whether the meat probe temperature display is constant or intermittent
  • Whether the PnCC or P CC appears on the display
With these additional details, we may be able to offer more advice that could help you possibly repair this failure yourself.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
October 08, 2009

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