Model #79097453801 KENMORE Free Standing, Electric

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for samantha A 79097453801 Kenmore Electric range

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Thank you for choosing SearsPartsDirect.com. I will be more then happy to assist you. Thanks for the quick reply looking at this the correct part number for the switch is 316436001. Witch would make the knob your turning the very left one on the control? Looking further into this im showing that the element could be an issue as well. Even if its coming on there could be a short in the Element itself. The part number for that is 316465001. I would stick with the switch for now and if you have to then replace the element. Click here to order the switch. Hope this information has help you. If you are not comfortable doing this repair you can Click Here to schedule a technician or call toll free 1-800-469-4663. Any further questions or concerns. You will have to post a new question because at this time I can not reply to any comments. Again, Thank you for choosing SearsPartsDirect.com.
 

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Samantha A -
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June 18, 2014
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power element 79097453801 Kenmore Electric range

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Thank you for choosing SearsPartsDirect.com. I will be more then happy to assist you. Behind the knob there is a switch. that switch is called the infinite switch, Its was send the signal to the burner to turn on. If its going out it will send shorter signals, witch you have the on/off issue. I recommend replacing that switch. Im Unable to give you a part number cause you didnt state if the burner was front/rear or right/left on the top. Hope this information has help you. If you are not comfortable doing this repair you can Click Here to schedule a technician or call toll free 1-800-469-4663. Any further questions or concerns. You will have to post a new question because at this time I can not reply to any comments. Again, Thank you for choosing SearsPartsDirect.com.
 

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Samantha A -
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June 18, 2014
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Replace the Power Element in the Kenmore Electric Range Model 790.97453801 79097453801 Kenmore Electric range

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Instructions
Ceramic Glass Cooktop
1
Turn the circuit breaker to the electric cooktop off.

2
Pull the control knobs off of the control stems. Using a screwdriver, remove the screws that secure the ceramic glass top to the frame. Lift the main top off of the burner box. Lay a towel over the top of the cooktop and position it against the wall. The towel will protect the finish of your ceramic glass top.

3
Use a pair of needle nose pliers to disconnect the wires from the terminals of the faulty heating element. Remove the wires from the limiter that is attached to the element.

4
Remove the screw that secures the element holding straps nearest the faulty element. Use a screwdriver to remove the screw securing the limiter to the faulty heating element.

5
Lift the heating element strap and slide the faulty element out of the cooktop. Slide the new heating element into position.

6
Secure the limiter to the heating element using the retaining screws. Reattach the heating element strap using the retaining screw.

7
Connect the heating element wires to the heating element terminals and reconnect the limiter wires to the limiter.

8
Gently set the cooktop back into place over the burner box. Secure the cooktop to the burner box using the retaining screws.

9
Slide the control knobs back onto the control shafts. Turn the circuit breaker to the cooktop back on.

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Desirea -
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January 10, 2014

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