Model #79096219400 KENMORE Free Standing, Electric

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Q:

need to replace the hidden lower heating element in my Sears electric range. Model # is 790.9621.9400. I am fairly handy.

A:

Replacing the heating element on your Range can be challenging, due to the fact your a handy man this shouldn't be such a challenge for you. I found some instructions on how to replace the heating element to your range. While your waiting on an expert answer, I attached the link below, I hope this helps!!!!!

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Raquel F -
October 20, 2010
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Replacing the hidden bake element is fairly easy on some of these ranges and extremely difficult on some.

You can find out if you have the easy one by opening the oven door and looking at the oven bottom panel. If there is a screw head in each rear corner where the screw holds the bottom panel to the frame, you have the easier type. I am assuming this is what you have.

Disconnect the power to the range before removing any panels.

It is easier to replace the bake element with the oven door and the shelves removed from the oven. I am sending you an image from the owners manual showing how to remove the oven door.

Remove the 2 screws in the rear corners of the bottom panel of the oven. Lift the rear edge of the panel and slide it back to remove it.

Remove the 2 screws that hold the bake element to the rear wall of the oven. Pull the element inside the oven slowly. If the wires attached to the element are wrapped around other wires you can't pull the element inside the oven. If this is the case you will have to pull the range out and remove the rear main panel to access the wires.

Use a pair of pliers to remove the spade terminals from the terminals on the old element. Don't pull on the wires as they might pull out off the spade terminals.

Install the wires on the new element and install it.

If you don't have the 2 screws holding the bottom panel in the oven you should go to http://services.sears.com/shs/category/repair?sid=MMLxexpertxmerch and get a Sears technician to replace the bake element.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
October 21, 2010
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Appreciate the assistance. Everything turned out fine. Answer was on the money.

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boberoo -
October 28, 2010
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How do I check the power source for the dual element on the kenmore flat top stove model #79096219400

A:

If you had no voltage reading at the element, you will need to check the switch. Remove the back control panel cover and you will see the switches. Now on the duel element switch, turn it on and with the wires connected, place your meter leads on terminals 4 and 2 (see attached diagram). You should have 230 volts there. If you get no voltage, check from P2 to P1 and if you have 230 volts, it indicates the switch # 316238200 has failed. It's available at SearsPartsDirect . If you want to check the resistance of the element itself, first disconnect power to the unit. Now remove the wires from the element but make note of where each one goes. Place one meter lead on the element terminal that had the wire from terminal 2 of the switch and leave it there. Now place the other meter lead on the other 2 terminals one at a time. You should get a resistance reading on both checks. If not, it indicates the dual element # 316418400 is open and will need to be replaced. If you need more assistance, please resubmit your question, with additional details. 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 .

Safety Notice: Be sure to disconnect the appliance before performing any troubleshooting procedures. If you are not comfortable with doing any voltage checks or repairs that might be recommended, please contact a local service provider for repairs. Be aware that there could be sharp edges inside the appliance that could cause cuts or other injuries to yourself or others.

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Scott D -
Sears Technician
April 22, 2010
Q:

Why won't the front left burner on my range heat up even though it will simmer?

A:

The strip wiring diagram circuit for your simmer burner is shown in the image below. According to your symptoms, it is likely that the simmer push button switch is your failure. Since the burner works properly in the simmer mode, the components other than the simmer switch apparently are okay. When the burner is set for normal use (not simmer), the contact that should be closed for normal burner use as shown in the diagram below does not appear to be closing properly to complete the circuit through L2. This would prevent the burner from heating properly even though the simmer feature works. If you were able to replace the burner element, you should be able to check the continuity through this switch using the wiring diagram below (with the range unplugged). If the simmer switch is not working, it will need to be replaced. If the switch is working, you will need to check for a wiring failure between the components.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
November 14, 2008

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