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oven control on sears range


Check the burners to see if they ignite using the spark igniters. If the surface burners do not click, I recommend that you check the outlet for that range. The igniter will not glow if the range is not getting power through the outlet. Check the house circuit breaker for that outlet. If the circuit breaker is okay, you will probably need to have an electrician check that outlet.

If the range has power, you probably have a failure in an internal range component. Since the igniter is not glowing, you could have a problem with the thermostat, the igniter, the safety gas valve or the wiring in that circuit. I provided a wiring diagram for that range and some additional technical information in the first image below. The second image shows the theory of operation for that ignition system on the oven burner. I recommend that you unplug the range and check the resistance through that igniter and the safety gas valve to diagnose this failure. You should measure around 1 ohm of resistance through the safety gas valve. The igniter should measure between 20 and 400 ohms of resistance (it should at least have continuity). If those components are okay, you can check the continuity through the thermostat. With that thermostat set to heat the burner (with the range still unplugged ), you should measure continuity (around zero ohms of resistance) through that thermostat. This information should help you determine the cause of this oven heating failure. If all of those components are okay, then you likely have a wiring failure in that circuit.

These tips may help you fix this failure. If you need parts, you can order them from the Sears PartsDirect website. If you need more assistance, reply 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 .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
November 22, 2011

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