Model #79079364402 KENMORE ELITE Free Standing, Gas

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Q:

My elite Kenmore stove takes 40 minutes to reach setting temperature

A:

I can see how this issue would disappoint you. It is a great inconvenience when your oven isn't working properly. I researched your question and was able to find a couple helpful links that will provide information regarding this issue. I attached the links below. I hope this helps.

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Jackie S -
March 18, 2012
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The links Jackie S sent give good information for testing the range.

I suspect the problem is in the bake burner or the bake ignitor. I suggest you remove the oven bottom and the flame spreader attached to the bake burner so you can see the flame on the bake burner. You can remove the oven bottom by removing the 2 screws on the rear corners. Lift the back of the oven bottom about 1-2 inches and slide it back.

If the oven burner is burning a normal size flame and is even all the way around, replace the bake ignitor. If the burner is burning very large flames in one or two areas, replace the bake burner. The part numbers and prices are:

22 628 316404400 1 44.05 79079364402 Burner,oven 22 628 316428500 1 67.45 79079364402 Ignitor,oven burner

You can order the parts at Parts Direct

If you have questions, reply on this thread and I will be glad to help.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
March 19, 2012
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When using the bake I noticed the ignitor stays on and the gas comes on and off every 30 seconds.

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Bernard -
March 19, 2012
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Bernard, since the ignitor stays on, we know the control board is not turning the burner off. If the burner is burning evenly all the way around, I would replace the ignitor.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
March 20, 2012
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Does the ignitor control the gas to the flame? It seems like the ignitor stays on and the gas comes on and off every 30 seconds.

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Bernard -
March 23, 2012
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Bernard, the oven gas valve and the oven ignitor are wired in series. Voltage is provided to them simultaneously by the oven control. The ignitor draws the current and heats. As the ignitor gets hot the resistance of the ignitor changes and the amp draw changes also. When the amp draw of the ignitor reaches 3.4-3.6 amps, the gas valve opens. Since the ignitor is staying on and the gas valve is cycling off and on, the problem is almost certainly in the ignitor. I hope this makes sense to you. If you have questions, reply.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
March 26, 2012
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Jimmy K, thanks for your expert advice. I changed the ignitor and so far so good, it's working great!! Thanks, Bernard.

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Bernard -
March 31, 2012
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I am glad you got the oven working. Thanks for using Manage My Life.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
April 02, 2012
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