Model #79077471790 Kenmore free standing, gas

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Question and Answers

Q:

Why does my oven not heat up?When I set the oven to 350 degree's the oven does not rise above 100 degree's

A:

When you turn the thermostat on your range on it sends 120 volts to the bake valve and ignitor. The bake valve and ignitor are wired in series and the ignitor draws all the current and heats up. As the ignitor heats its resistance changes and when it is cherry red the current switches to the gas valve and it opens. The amp draw on the ignitor needs to be 3.2-3.6 amps for the gas valve to open. The gas valve has gas to it at all times.

The gas valve should open within 40 seconds after the ignitor starts to glow.

If the ignitor is glowing red and the gas valve doesn’t open the ignitor is usually the problem. Sometimes the ignitor will glow red but the resistance doesn’t change and the gas valve doesn’t draw the current.

Remove the oven bottom and observe the ignitor beside the bake burner. Don't put your head into the oven while you are observing the ignitor. If the ignitor gets cherry red and the bake burner doesn't light, the ignitor is probably bad. Ignitors can glow red but not change resistance to bring the burner on.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
July 09, 2010
Q:

how do i change the control panel light in my kenmore gas range

A:

On this type of gas range, replacing the clock control part 316080102R is normally a task that should be completed by a technician. Disassembling the console and removing and then replacing the clock control is not an easy task in this Kenmore model. You would need to unplug the range access the clock control in the console. The control can normally be accessed by removing the upper back panel in this type of range. The locations of the wires would need to be noted (take a digital picture) and then the wires would need to be removed from the clock control. The buttons will need to be removed and the clock control would need to be taken out of the console. The new control would need to be mounted and then and the buttons replaced. The wires would need to be reconnected and the range would need to be reassembled. If you are certain that you can properly and safely complete this procedure then you can try to fix the range yourself. 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
June 13, 2010

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