Model #79096122401 KENMORE Free Standing, Electric

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Q:

oven temperture not with setting 790-96122401

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I am sorry that you are having some difficulties with your range and I will be happy to help. I did some research and I was able to find a link that will provide you with some good information. I hope this helps with your research while you wait for your expert response.

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Joseph P. -
March 02, 2013
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The link did not come through. Claudia

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Claudia -
March 02, 2013
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I apologize that the link for the previous answer did not show up so that you can access it. I assume that you posted this question on the Sears PartsDirect website. We are having some problems with the links and images on that website. Here is the URL for the same answer on the Manage My Life website that will have the link displayed properly: http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/questions/336865-oven-temperture-setting-79096122401

 

The procedure for adjusting the temperature (up to 35 degrees) on the control of your range is shown on page 24 of your owner's manual. Here is a link for that manual: Kenmore Range Model 790.96122401 Owner's Manual.  (here is the URL if the above link does not work through the Sears PartsDirect site: http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/lis_pdf/OWNM/L0408364.pdf ).

 

Before adjusting that temperature, I recommend that you accurately measure the actual temperature by using this method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Allow the oven to cycle on and off for 20 minutes after it preheats. This will equalize the temperature in the oven cavity.
  3. Measure the temperature inside the oven cavity with an accurate thermometer at the same time every minute for 10 minutes (take 10 temperature readings). 
  4. Find the average temperature during that 10 minute period (add the temperature readings and divide by 10). 

 

This should give you an accurate indication of the actual oven temperature. You can adjust the temperature using that procedure on page 24 if the adjustment is less that 35 degrees.


If the adjustment is more than 35 degrees, then you may need to replace the oven temperature sensor. You can order parts from this page: Kenmore Range Model 790.96122401 Repair Parts. 

 

If you need more help, reply with additional details and we will assist you further.

 

If you get to the point where you need to have a service technician diagnose and repair this failure, you can schedule service through this link: Sears Home Services.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
March 04, 2013
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I tried following the instructions on page 24 of the manual to adjust calibration with no success. Does the oven have to be cool or does it matter? Also, do I hold the up button after it gets to 550 AND press and hold the bake button, or do I release the up button and then hold the bake button for 2 seconds? I've tried it both ways with no success. Thanks for your help.

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Mark -
September 09, 2015
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Calibrate the oven temperature 79096122401 Kenmore Electric range

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door latches 790-96122401

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I understand that the door on your Kenmore range does not completely shut. 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 -
March 02, 2013
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Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

If the oven door is not closing fully, both door hinges will likely need to be replaced and not the latching system. The latch system only operates when the oven is placed in the self clean cycle. The door latch and door lock mechanism energized and locks the door closed only when in the clean cycle. I must assume you the oven door is not fully shutting when you close the door.

There is hinge kit that will be required to resolve the issue. The hinge kit is part #5304445529. Each kit includes 2 hinges and 2 receptacles which can be ordered from SearsPartsDirect. This is not a free repair and you will be responsible for the parts and  service fee to have the hinge kit installed.

The hinge kit should come with the instructions.  I added images below with the basic procedure of replacing the door hinges and the receptacles.

  If you get to the point where you need to have a service technician diagnose and repair this failure, you can schedule service through this link: Sears Home Services.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
March 04, 2013
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