Model #79094048701 KENMORE Free Standing, Electric

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Q:

relpaced element on range #790.94048701...shoved against wall & yellow element touched metal backing; shorted out system

A:

I can understand your frustration over the element in your range being dead. While you are waiting for your expert answer, I did some research on the unit. At this time, I was unable to locate information that would be helpful in regards to your question. Some of these questions that are asked will need specific research and will be answered by an expert with-in two business days but usually sooner.

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Julio -
January 15, 2013
A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

When one of wire leads on the heating element shorted to ground, the direct short to ground likely has burnt/fried the bake relay contacts on the electronic oven control. If the bake relay contacts do not close to complete line (L1) voltage to the bake element, the bake element will not heat. The heating element must have line 1 and line 2 which must measure 220 volts when measuring across the two or the bake element will not heat. If you have experience and feel safe and confident in doing so; you can measure the voltage across the Yellow and Orange wires connected to the bake element while the oven is set to bake. If it does not measure 220-230 volts, the clock/oven control is faulty. NOTE: I do not recommend measuring voltage unless you have experience and feel safe and confident in doing so.

Replacing the electronic oven control #316557118 will most likely resolve the issue. You will also need to order the clock overlay too. It must be placed over the new oven control before installing. The old oven control/clock assembly has one but it must be peeled off and it will not likely adhere to the new control/clock assembly.

The clock/oven control can be removed and replaced from the rear of the oven. NOTE: Disconnect the power cord from the power source before removing the panel from behind the control panel. The oven control has a screw in each corner to remove. Disconnect one wire or connector at time and transfer it to the new control. Do not forget to align and stick the new clock overlay over the new control before installing the control.

I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
January 17, 2013
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