Model #79097473801 KENMORE ELITE Free Standing, Electric

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Why won't oven preheat?


I'm sorry to hear that you are having some difficulties with your range oven, especially with the holidays right around the corner. I did some research for you at and found an expert answer to a similar question that may help until your expert can respond to your specific question. The link is attached below. If you do decide to schedule service and have a qualified technician help you, I have also attached a link to I hope these links provided assistance for you.

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Joseph P. -
November 23, 2011

The "F15" indicates the Controller self check failed. The control board will need to be replaced. The control board is key 20 on the image provided below. The part number for the board is 316577073 at the price of $113.49. This will resolve your preheat issue.

In regards to the "hot surface light," one of the radiant burners could be causing the "Hot surface" light to stay on. It will require removing the top to access the burners and by trial and error pull one of the wires off of the hot surface sensor switch and see which one causes the light to go off. Each one should show open and no continuity. If you find one showing continuity replace that burner.NOTE: Disconnect power to the range before raising the top.

If you do not feel confident in performing this repair yourself, you can schedule service online at . Thank you for choosing Manage My Life.

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Tykara -
Sears Technician
November 25, 2011
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