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ignition Burner issues 79078663601 Kenmore Gas range


Thank you for choosing and being a valued member.  I can certainly understand how frustrating it can be when your range is not working. 

Faulty ignitor:

In order to open the gas safety valve and allow 
gas to ? ow to the burner tube the ignitor must 
create a minimum 2.9 amp draw through the 
safety valve circuit. 
Test the oven ignitor with an amp meter to 
determine if it is creating the proper amp draw. Do 
not assume that an ignitor is good simply because 
it is glowing brightly.. 
The ignitor is glowing brightly however 
the amp draw from this ignitor is only 2.79 amps 
and may not open the gas safety valve properly.
The ignitor is not signi?cantly brighter thanbut the amp draw created (2.9 amps) should be suf? cient to open the safety valve if the gas supply and pressure are correct. 


To troubleshoot an oven with an electronic oven control that is not operating: 
1. Make sure electrical power is being supply to the control. Verify this by testing the voltage
 at the control wiring harness.
 2. Disconnect power for 30 seconds. If fault returns when power is reconnected continue with 
 the following steps.
 3. Remove electrical power. 
 4, Go to the back of the control and disconnect the multi-pin plug. 
 5. Check the wiring diagram to determine which two pins in the plug (not on the EOC) are
 connected to the oven sensor. 
 6. With an Ohmmeter check the resistance between the two pins in the plug that are connected 
 to the of sensor. At room temperature: 
 • If the meter reads below 900 Ohms or above 1200 Ohms, remove the sensor from the 
 oven an check it for resistance. If the resistance of the sensor is the same as reading 
 at the plug, the sensor is defective. Replace the sensor and test operation
 • If the resistance of the sensor reads between 900 & 1200, the wiring between the 
 control and the sensor is defective. Repair or replace wiring and test operation.
 •If the meter reads between 900 Ohms & 1200 Ohms check the resistance between one 
 of the pins going to the sensor and chassis. If the meter reads in? nity go to step 4. If 
 the meter shows continuity, remove the sensor and check from one of its pins to the 
 case of the sensor. If the meter reads continuity, the sensor is defective. If the meter 
 reads in? nity, the wiring between the control and the sensor is shorted to chassis of the 
 • From the wiring diagram, determine which wires in the plug is from the door lock switch or 
 switches. From the diagram determine which of the switches are open or closed when the door 
 in the unlocked position. With an Ohmmeter check to see if the switch that is shown open is 
 open and the switch that is shown closed is closed by checking the proper pins in the plug. 
 7. If the above checks test good and the relay on the board for the selected function is not
 closing replace the control. 
IMPORTANT: If the oven problem is intermittent you must do the above test when the 
oven is malfunctioning.

You can also visit for parts, diagrams, and repair information.

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 Home Services .

Thank you for your question. Have a great day. 

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Natasha12 -
Sears Technician
November 14, 2014

Oven shuts down during preheat 79078663601 Kenmore Gas range


Thank You for choosing Sears and being a valued member. It is unfortunate to hear that you are having issues with your range and I do understand your frustration. Glad to help out. I'm looking at your model number 79078663601 and from your description I suspect that igniter is failing to light the burner. Here is a link that will help test the igniter. If the igniter checks out good then you may have an issue with the gas valve itself or the electronic clock controller. Just click the blue link above to be taken to the page. I trust this information will help you.


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SAFETY NOTICE: 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 Sears for repairs. Be aware that there could be sharp edges inside the appliance that could cause cuts or other injuries to yourself or others.

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Sherman_G_Wallace -
Sears Technician
October 24, 2014

F90 Error message

A: is a great place to find the answers to just about anything, especially on appliances. I would suggest that you provide a little more information such as the make and complete model number of your product so your expert will be able to provide you the best possible answer. Just click on reply below where you can provide the additional information.

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Alina F. -
December 29, 2011

The F90 error code on a Kenmore gas range normally indicates that you have a failure in the oven door lock circuit. Reply with additional details and a full model number of your Kenmore gas range for more specific help with that failure.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
December 30, 2011

Model 79078663601. there is a beeping noise and it will not allow me to cancel/stop.

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Moranda -
February 01, 2012

Hello Moranda. That beeping noise probably indicates that you have a component failure that is being detected by the clock control board in the console. Unplug the range for 5 minutes and then plug it back in (or shut off the house circuit breaker instead of unplugging the range if necessary). If the beeping resumes after plug the range back in or restore power, then you will need to disconnect power again to stop the beeping. If you see an error code on the display, reply with that information and we will help you further. If you see that F90 code, then you have a problem with the oven door lock circuit or the clock control board. I provided a chart of the error codes for your range in the image below. Let us know if you need more help.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
February 01, 2012

I have a F90 error message on my Kenmore Elite Dual Fuel Range Model # 790-46629505. How can i fix this so I can use my oven??

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jane -
February 18, 2013

Hello Jane. That F90 code indicates that you have a problem with the oven door lock circuit on the range. I posted some technical troubleshooting information in the first image below. I recommend that you shut off the house circuit breakers for the range for 30 seconds to see if that will clear that code and reset the control board. If that does not work, then you can continue with the other troubleshooting steps if you are confident that you can safely complete those procedures. I provided some basic access information in the second image. Be sure that you SHUT OFF the house circuit breakers for the range to completely disconnect electrical power before accessing internal components. That range is slightly different than yours but the basic access procedures should be the same. You can order parts from this page: Kenmore Range Model 790.46629505 Parts . Note: Those procedures are fairly advanced and will require the use of a volt/ohm meter. If you get to the point where you need to have a service technician repair the range, you can schedule service through this link:Sears Home Services. If you need more help, let us know.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
February 20, 2013
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