Model #79095379801 KENMORE Free Standing, Electric

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Wiring 79095379801 Kenmore Electric range

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Kenmore range "Element on" light stays on continuously

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I understand how frustrating it can be to have the "element on" light stay on continuously. While you are waiting for an expert to respond, I have attached some helpful links below that may provide information to assist you with your question. Have a great day!

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Alina F. -
June 12, 2012
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Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

On the back of each burner switch is a set of terminals. Each terminal is labeled with a letter. When the burner is turned on; terminal L1 and terminal P closed to complete the line one voltage to the "Element On" light and it illuminates. To diagnose which switch has a stuck contact will require an Ohm meter. Disconnect the power cord from the power source before removing the panel from behind the console. Disconnect the wire from terminal L1 and from terminal P. Make sure the burner switch is in the "Off" position and you can use an Ohm meter to check to see if the L1 and P contact is stuck or welded shut. If the Ohm meter measures continuity; that would be the faulty burner switch. I added an image below of the wiring diagram and schematic.

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
June 13, 2012
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This worked perfectly! We were able to check each burner and find the problem. We replace it for less than $30.00, saving a service call hassle. Thanks.

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Anonymous -
June 23, 2012
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Kenmore Range issue

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The range is great for making your favorite meals. The element on light saying on can be concerning. I did find some information that I am hoping will help you with the range. I am adding the link below to help you with your question while you wait for your expert response. It may take 24-48 hours. I do hope that this will help you out.

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Marc H -
May 29, 2012
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Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

On the back side of each surface burner switch are a set of terminals. When the burner switch is turned on; the terminals/contacts marked with the letter (P) and the terminal marked with a letter (L1) closes and completes the path of voltage to the indicator light and it comes on. When the burner switch is turned to the OFF position, contacts L1 and P opens which breaks the circuit and ON light turns off.

In order to diagnose which switch is faulty will require disconnecting the range from the power supply and then removing the cover from behind the control panel and testing each switch with an Ohm meter. Turn all the surface controls to OFF. You will need to remove the wires from terminals L1 and P from the burner switch and place the Ohm meter leads across the L1 and P terminals to see if the Ohm meter measures continuity. If it reads continuity across L1 and P with the surface control in the OFF position; the switch is faulty and will need to be replaced.

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 .

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
May 30, 2012
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