Model #79078618508 KENMORE Free Standing, Gas

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Q:

The oven does not heat up but the stove and digital read outs work. 79078618508 Kenmore Gas range

A:

Thank you for your inquiry on your Kenmore Range, Model: 790.78618508. From reviewing the details on your model, I must assume the service elements are working properly meaning the range is getting the proper voltage. In order to diagnose the failure will require testing the Bake and Broil elements for continuity. If the oven elements tests Okay then I must assume the oven control/clock assembly has failed. In order to test the Bake and Broil elements will require sliding the range out and disconnecting the Bake and Broil elements. You will need an ohm meter to test the elements for continuity. I added a YouTube video showing how to test the Bake and Broil elements. 

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Safety Warning: Before beginning the repair, disconnect the direct power supply to the rangeto prevent the risk of injury or any electrical shock.

If you don’t feel comfortable or confident in this repair, then you can have it repaired at home by a sears technician. I have the included a link to the website: Sears Home Services or call 1-800-469-4663.

 

I hope this answered your question. Thank you for contacting SearsPartsDirect.com, and have yourself a wonderful day. 

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Gerry 93 -
Sears Technician
June 01, 2015
Q:

Why can't I get my Kenmore range oven burner adjusted correctly after converting to LP gas?

A:

The conversion to LP gas should be completed by a qualified installer. Failure to properly install and convert the range to LP gas can result in an extremely dangerous situation.

Make sure that you have the properly LP gas pressure supplied to the range.

Make sure that you followed all of the instructions for the conversion. For the oven to work properly, the cap on the regulator needs to reversed to the LP position as shown in the image below (with the gas shut off). Make sure that this adjustment was made properly. You did not mention it in your details.

If the regulator cap has been reversed properly, I recommend that you check the oven burner orifice spud again. Make sure that it is tightened all of the way down. On many ranges, it may take significant force to tighten this spud all of the way down. If you are not sure that it is in the proper position and tightened all of the way down then I recommend that you have a qualified installer or gas technician check the range.

Make sure that the air shutter is adjusted properly. You indicated that you made this adjustment. For LP gas, the air shutter normally needs to be all of the way open.

If is often normal to see small yellow tips coming up the sides of the oven when it first ignites using LP gas but the flames should not extend halfway up the sides of the oven as you are describing.

If the above tips do not help, I recommend that you have the range serviced by a technician.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
January 06, 2010
A:

Is the orifice spud and the orifice hood the same thing?

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Rodney -
January 26, 2011
A:

Yes. That orifice spud on the oven burner is also called an orifice hood.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
March 13, 2012
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