Model #79079013100 Kenmore free standing, gas

  • Backguard
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  • Burner
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  • Body
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  • Top/drawer
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  • Wiring Diagram
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Question and Answers

Q:

Why does my Kenmore Elite gas range model 79079013100 take 30 minutes to reach temperature?

A:

Use the procedure described in the first image below to access the bake burner and adjust it if necessary. This may fix your problem.

The second image below explains the operation of the igniter in this type of range. If the igniter is glowing but the burner is not staying lit properly to bring the oven up to temperature, then you likely have a failed igniter. A technician would normally measure the amperage and voltage of the circuit to verify this type of failure. I do not recommend that you conduct this type of test unless you have the proper equipment and the technical training to safely measure live voltage and amperage. Replacing the igniter would likely fix your problem if the burner has a good flame once it does ignite. High resistance through the igniter could be keeping the flame from staying lit.

If you need more help, resubmit your question with additional details.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
July 31, 2009
Q:

range model # 79079013100 no glow to ignighter the oven not heating , the stove top not ignighting either changed board no resolution

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

If the bake igniter is not glowing, it could have broken bake igniter or an open circuit in the oven safety valve or bake igniter circuit. The oven safety valve and the bake igniter can be disconnected and tested for continuity with an Ohm meter. I would suspect one of the two is faulty since you have already replaced electronic oven control.

You also mentioned the surface burners are not igniting. You did not indicate if it's the spark ignition that's not working or if there is no gas flow to the surface burners. It would be very unusual for all 4 surface igniters to fail unless the spark module is faulty or there is a disconnected wire somewhere in the surface ignition circuit.

I added an image below of the wiring diagram and schematic. I traced the bake and broil circuits as well as the surface ignition circuit.

In order to troubleshoot the failure will require a volt/Ohm meter. Disconnect the power cord from the power source before disconnecting the bake igniter. The igniter will have a quick disconnect plug you can disconnect so you can check the bake igniter for continuity. If the igniter measures continuity, disconnect the oven safety valve and check across the bake terminals for continuity. I added a YouTube video showing how to test continuity with an Ohm meter.

Check the things I have covered here and if I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
June 08, 2012