Model #79079462601 KENMORE ELITE Range, Electric/Gas

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Q:

Why won't the oven in my Kenmore dual fuel range heat properly?

A:

Several different problems could prevent the oven from heating properly. You did not mention whether the broil function works. Test the broiler to see if it is working properly. If it is, then I recommend setting the oven to bake and observing the bake element to see if it is heating. If not, you could have a bad bake element. You could also have a wiring problem or a bad electronic oven control board.

If the both elements heat properly, then a bad oven temperature sensor probe could be causing your problem. To check this component, unplug the range and unplug the wiring connection to the temperature probe. Measure the resistance of the probe with a volt/ohm meter. You should measure about 1100 ohms of resistance at room temperature. If your reading is way off, then the temperature probe is bad and will need to be replaced.

These tips may help you determine the cause of your oven heating problem. If you need more help, resubmit your question with additional details.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
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I have a Dual Fuel Range Kenmore Elite model 790.7946 too. I cleaned my oven recently (using cleaning cycle, wiped it down...) This morning I went to preheat my oven and there is no heat. The broil cycle doesn't work, and it appears the electronic starting on stove top isn't working. It has worked since I cleaned it. Any suggestions.

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Laurie -
February 03, 2013
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Hello Laurie. Based on your symptoms, you likely have a voltage supply problem based on your description. The igniters for the stove top burners get their voltage through the L2 leg of the 240 volt voltage supply. The control board gets power from the L1 leg of power. That is why the control will power up even though the stove top burner igniters will not work. The oven elements need that 2nd leg of the 240 volt power supply in order to heat. I recommend that you check the house circuit breakers. You may find one tripped (for that L2 leg of power). If the house circuit breakers are okay, I recommend that you UNPLUG the range and check the wiring on the terminal block at the back of the range where the power cord is connected to the range. If you find no problems there, then I recommend that you check the voltage at the electrical outlet as shown in the video that I posted below. If the electrical outlet is bad, then you will probably need to have an electrician fix that outlet. These tips will probably help you resolve that problem based on your description. If you need more help, let us know.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
February 04, 2013
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