Kenmore 790 model manual-cleaning range error codes

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These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your Kenmore manual-cleaning range with a model number starting with 790. For repair how-to help, visit the PartsDirect repair help section, which includes repair help for ranges, other major appliances, lawn and garden equipment, garage door openers, vacuum cleaners and more. Search for your model number to find a complete list of replacement parts for your range.

Error Code
Condition
DIY advice
F1

Oven temperature sensor failure or failed electronic oven control board

Check/Repair

Unplug the range for 30 seconds, then plug it back in to restore power. If the code resumes after restoring power, unplug the range and check the resistance through the oven temperature sensor from the electronic oven control board using a multimeter. Your meter should measure around 1,080 ohms of resistance through the oven temperature sensor circuit at room temperature. If resistance is off by more than 200 ohms, check oven temperature sensor resistance directly at the sensor. Replace the oven temperature sensor if resistance is off by more than 200 ohms. If resistance measured directly at the sensor is okay, then replace the wire harness because a damaged oven temperature sensor wire harness caused the control board to detect the incorrect resistance through the sensor. If the meter measured correct resistance through the sensor wires that connect to the control board, replace the electronic oven control board because it isn't detecting oven temperature sensor resistance accurately.

F3

Oven temperature sensor failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the range and check the resistance through the oven temperature sensor from the electronic oven control board using a multimeter. Your meter should measure around 1,080 ohms of resistance through the oven temperature sensor circuit at room temperature. If resistance is off by more than 200 ohms, check oven temperature sensor resistance directly at the sensor. Replace the oven temperature sensor if resistance is off by more than 200 ohms. If resistance measured directly at the sensor is okay, then replace the wire harness because a damaged oven temperature sensor wire harness caused the control board to detect the incorrect resistance through the sensor. If the meter measured correct resistance through the sensor wires that connect to the control board, replace the electronic oven control board because it isn't detecting oven temperature sensor resistance accurately.

Symptoms common to all ranges

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Main causes: faulty temperature sensor, electronic control board problem, control thermostat failure, weak burner igniter, oven door problem
Main causes: broken broiler element, weak or broken boil burner igniter, control system failure, faulty temperature sensor, wiring failure
Main causes: bad bake element, broken burner igniter, control system failure, blown thermal fuse, faulty temperature sensor, wiring failure
Main causes: power supply failure, blown thermal fuse, bad relay control board, damaged terminal block, wiring failure
Main causes: broken oven door lock assembly, wiring failure, electronic control board problem
Main causes: power supply problem, control thermostat or electronic control board failure, broken element, bad burner igniter
Main causes: food splatters, spilling food on the oven door, allowing liquid to drip through oven door vent when cleaning the door

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