Model #79078503013 Kenmore Elite range, electric/gas

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Q:

Convection fan not running 79078503013 Kenmore Elite Gas range

A:

I recommend that you unplug the range and check the wiring connections on the control board and the fan motor. Here is a link for a previous answer where I posted a wiring diagram for your model of Kenmore range: http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/questions/238513-convection-fan-gas-range-m-790-running-during-convection-bake-error-messages-present .

 

If the wiring is okay, you will probably need to check the voltage going to the fan motor. Follow electrical safety guidelines when checking that live voltage. Wear electrical safety gloves and safety goggles. Unplug the range as soon as live testing is completed.

 

You indicated that you are comfortable with using a meter and reading the wiring diagram. I you get to the point where you need more help, let us know. 

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
November 07, 2013
Q:

My oven fan runs even when I am not in convection mode, but doesn't run when I am in convection.

A:

The chart below shows the operation of the relays on that control for your oven. In the preheat portion of the conventional bake mode, that convection fan should run according to that chart. That fan should also run in the Convection Bake mode. You may have a problem with that clock control board since you indicate that the convection fan is not running in that convection bake mode. This range does have a 2 speed motor on that convection fan. It may use the low speed on the preheat for the conventional baking and the high speed for the convection baking. I do not have specific technical information on that system. A wiring failure or a problem with that convection fan motor could be preventing it from running in the Convection Bake mode. I recommend that you have a service technician diagnose and repair your convection fan problem. Here is a link for the Sears Service website: Sears Home Services .

Here are some tips may help you with your baking problems:

  1. Check your baking pans for dark stains or residue on the bottom. Dark areas can cause the outside of times to be darker and the inside to be raw.
  2. Make sure that you give the oven plenty of time to preheat and equalize the temperature. Even though the preheat portion of the baking cycle ends, the oven may not be preheated enough for delicate dishes or items. Start the oven at least 1/2 hour before you are going to insert the dish for sensitive or delicate items such as cakes or cookies.
  3. Position the items in the middle of the oven (not too high or too low). The broil element will normally cycle on occasionally to promote proper browning of the top of items. If you position the rack to high, this can cause the top to get too brown. Center the item in the middle of the rack. Do not overload the oven with too many items. Cooking multiple items can interfere with air flow.
  4. Adjust the temperature as needed to bake the items that you are having trouble with. Too high of a temperature can cause the top and sides to be browned while the interior is raw.
  5. Try to minimize the time that the oven door is open when placing items into the oven. If the cavity looses too much heat, the elements will stay on longer and can cause the problem that you are describing.

You probably already use some (or maybe all) of these tips since you are experienced at baking. Maybe some of that information will help. If you need more assistance, let us know.

If you are confident in your technical ability to repair the range yourself and you want to diagnose that convection fan problem yourself, reply with additional details and we will assist you further regarding that failure.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
March 01, 2012

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