Wards Npa Electric trimmermodel #1100
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What is an F10 error on a Kenmore Elite range?
I have a Kenmore Elite range model 790.9659360. It displays the F10 error code. What does this indicate?
Posted October 02, 2009
Lyle W , October 06, 2009
The F10 error code indicates that the electronic oven control board detects a runaway temperature. If the oven is not overheating (or is at room temperature), this can be caused by a failed oven temperature sensor probe, a wiring failure or a failed electronic control board. If the oven is overheating, you could have a failed relay on the electronic oven control board and this component would likely need to be replaced.
If the oven is not overheating, I recommend unplugging the range and checking the resistance of the oven temperature sensor probe with a volt/ohm meter. You can normally access this component from inside the oven cavity. (Some models have probes that must be accessed from the outside back panel of the range.) Remove the screws that mount the probe to the upper back wall of the oven and carefully pull the probe into the oven cavity until you can access the disconnect plug. Unplug the probe from the wire harness connection but do not let the wire harness shrink back into the opening in the back of the oven wall. Check the resistance of the probe with a volt/ohm meter. I provided the resistance chart in the first image below. At room temperature, it should measure around 1100 ohms. If the resistance is high or way out of range, the temperature probe will need to be replaced.
You can order this part from the Sears PartsDirect website. The part number is 316490000.
If the temperature probe resistance is okay, you could have a wiring failure or a failed electronic control board. I provided technical information about the wiring on the control board in the second image below. If you are able to access the electronic oven control board (with the range still unplugged), you can check the resistance of the temperature probe through the wires that connect to the control board (with the temperature probe plugged back into the harness). If the resistance through the temperature probe circuit is okay as measured through the wires that connect to the control board, then the control board will need to be replaced.
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