Model #79078772405 KENMORE free standing, gas

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Question and Answers


my oven won't light on my 79078772405 kenmore stove


Check to see if the broiler burner ignites and works properly. If the broil burner won't light, then I recommend that you check the oven gas service shut-off valve as shown in the first image below.

If the broil burner works, then you could have a problem with that igniter on the bake burner. The second image below shows the theory of operation for the oven burner ignition system on this range. If that igniter is glowing on the bake burner when it is set in the bake but the burner won't light, then you likely have a weak igniter (even though it is glowing). A technician would check the amp draw through the wire between the igniter and safety gas valve to verify that type of failure. If you have a clamp-on ammeter, you can check that issue yourself. NOTE: Use extreme caution when checking that live amp draw. Wear proper safety equipment (insulated rubber electrical safety gloves and safety goggles). Unplug the range as soon as live testing is completed . If the igniter is glowing but the minimum amp draw is not achieved through that circuit to the safety gas valve, then the igniter will need to be replaced. You can order parts from the Sears PartsDirect website.

If the igniter is not glowing, you could have a failed igniter, a bad clock control board, an open safety gas valve or a wiring failure in that circuit.

Reply with additional details if you need more help diagnosing and repairing this failure.

If you get to a point where you need to have a service technician repair this failure, you can schedule service through this link: Sears Home Services .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
January 16, 2012

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