Kenmore stove troubleshooting

Before one deals with repairs of a Kenmore stove, one needs to understand what repairs of a stove one can make on one` own and whether the visit of specialists is required. Therefore, Kenmore stove troubleshooting system, which will indicate a breakdown, determine its cause and the complication of the forthcoming repairs, exists. Just look into the chart below.

Kenmore Double Oven Range stove troubleshooting

OCCURRENCEPOSSIBLE CAUSE/SOLUTION
Oven Control Beeps andElectronic control has detected a fault condition. Press STOP to clear the display and
Displays any F code error
(example Fll).
stop the beeping. Reprogram the oven. If a fault reoccurs, record the fault number. Press
STOP and call Sears or another qualified servicer.
“d-O” is displayed.The door was left open and controls set for self-cleaning cycle. Close the door and push
STOP pad.
Faulty installation.
Range not leveled.
Bad cooking results.
Place oven rack in center of oven.
Place a level or a marked glass measuring cup filled with water on the center of the oven rack.
If the water level is uneven, adjust the leveling legs of the unit (refer to the installation
instructions for leveling the range).
If the level is still uneven, contact an installing agent to adjust the cabinet cutout flooring.
Kitchen cabinet misalignment may make oven appear to be not level. Be sure cabinets are square and level. Contact cabinet maker to correct problem.
Surface element does not heat.No power to the appliance. Check steps under "Entire range or oven does not operate” in this Before You Call checklist.
Too low heat setting. Turn control to a slightly higher setting until element comes on.
Incorrect control is on. Be sure to use correct control for the element to be used.
Surface element too hot or not hot enough.
Incorrect control setting. Raise or lower setting until proper amount of heat is obtained.
Dial markings are an indicator of relative heat settings and will vary slightly.
Voltage is incorrect. Be sure appliance is properly connected to the power source specified in the installation instructions. If you are not sure about this requirement call I-8OO-4-MY-HOME® for service (See back cover).
Lightweight or warped pans were used. Be sure to use proper cookware. Use only flat bottom, evenly balanced medium or heavyweight cookware. Heavy and medium weight pans heat evenly. Because lightweight pans heat unevenly, foods may burn easily.
Surface element turns off by itself.
This is normal. The element temperature rises gradually and evenly. As the temperature rises, the element will glow red. To maintain the selected setting, the element will cycle ON and OFF. The heating element retains enough heat to provide a uniform and consistent heat during the OFF cycle.
Warmer zone element does not turn on.
The warmer element will not glow when turned on. The indicator light will turn on when the warmer element is on.
Scratches or abrasions on cooktop surface.
Coarse particles such as salt or sand between cooktop and utensils can cause scratches.
Be sure cooktop surface and bottoms of utensils are clean before usage. Small scratches
do not affect cooking and will become less visible with time.
Cleaning materials not recommended for ceramic-glass cooktop have been used. See
“Ceramic Glass Cooktop Cleaning & Maintenance” section under General Care & Cleaning.
Cookware with rough bottom has been used. Use smooth, flat-bottomed cookware.
Metalmarks.Sliding or scraping of metal utensils on cooktop surface. Do not slide metal utensils on cooktop surface. Use a ceramic-glass cooktop cleaning cream to remove the marks.
See “Ceramic Glass Cooktop Cleaning & Maintenance” section under General Care & Cleaning.
Brown streaks or specks.Boilovers are cooked onto surface. Use razor blade scraper to remove soil. See
See “Ceramic Glass Cooktop Cleaning & Maintenance” section under General Care & Cleaning.
Areas of discoloration with metallic sheen.
Mineral deposits from water and food. Remove using a ceramic glass cooktop cleaning cream. Use cookware with clean, dry bottoms.
Oven light does not work.Burned-out or loose bulb. Follow the instructions under Changing Oven Light to replace or tighten the bulb.
Fan noise during cooking operation.A cooling fan may automatically turn on and off to cool internal parts. This is normal, and the fan may continue to run even after oven is turned off.
Entire oven does not operate.When the oven is first plugged in, or when the power supply to the oven has been
interrupted, the display will flash. The oven cannot be programmed until the clock is set.
Be sure electrical cord is securely connected into the electrical junction box.
Cord/plug is not installed and/or connected. Cord is not supplied with oven. Contact
Sears or another qualified servicer.
Service wiring not complete. Contact Sears or another qualified servicer.
Power outage. Check house lights to be sure. Call your local electric company.
Short in cord/plug. Replace cord/plug.
Controls are not set properly. See instructions under Setting Oven Controls to set the
controls.
House fuse has blown or circuit breaker has tripped immediately following installation.
House fuse may not be fully engaged. Check fuse and screw or engage circuit breaker securely.
House fuse has blown or circuit breaker has tripped after the oven has been installed
and previously operating. Call Sears or another qualified servicer.

Kenmore 44082 stove troubleshooting

ProblemsCauseSolutions
Nothing will operateIs the cooktop wired properly?See "Installation Instructions" for more information.
Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
Cooktop will not operateIs the cooktop control set correctly?Touch ON/OFF before selecting a setting.
On ceramic glass models, is the "All Off Locked" CooktopLockout set?See the "All Off/Locked" section.
Excessive heat around cookware on cooktopIs the cookware the proper size?Use cookware about the same size as the surface cooking area, element or surface burner. Cookware should not extend more than ½" (1.3 cm) outside the cooking area
Cooktop has flashing lightsAre there lights on the cooktop flashing on and off?1. Make sure the cooktop controls are Off.
2. Clean the cooktop touch control panel thoroughly. See the "General Cleaning" section
3. If the cooktop lights continue to flash, disconnect power or unplug the cooktop
4. After a few seconds, reconnect power or plug in the cooktop
5. If the lights continue to blink on and off, call for service.
Cooktop cooking results not what expectedIs the proper cookware being used?See the "Cookware" section.
Is the cooktop touch control set to the proper heat level?See the "Cooktop Touch Controls" section.
Is the appliance level?Level the appliance. See the Installation Instructions

Kenmore Slide-in models stove troubleshooting

OCCURRENCEPOSSIBLE CAUSE/SOLUTION
Range is not levelled.Poor installation. Place oven rack in center of oven. Place a level on the oven rack. Adjust level- ling legs at base of range until the rack is level. When range is level, cooktop may appear out of alignment if countertop is not level.
Weak, unstable floor. Be sure floor is level and can adequately support range. Contact a car- penter to correct sagging or sloping floor.
Kitchen cabinet misalignment may make range appear to be unlevelled. Be sure cabinets are square and have sufficient room for range clearance.
Cannot move appliance easily.Cabinets not square or are built in too tight. Contact a cabinet maker to correct the problem.
Appliance must be accessible for service.Contact builder or installer to make appliance accessible.
Carpeting interferes with range. Provide sufficient space so range can be lifted over carpet.
Entire range or oven does not operate.
Make sure cord/plug is tightly into outlet.
Senice wiring is not complete.
Power outage. Check house lights to be sure. Call your local electric company for service.
Oven control beeps and displays F1, F2, F3 or F9This oven is equipped with a state of the art electronic oven controller. Among the many features is a full time oven circuit diagnostics system. The controller constantly monitors the internal circuitry as well as several crucial oven circuits to insure they are all operating correctly. If at any time one of these systems fails, the controller will immediately stop the current operation and beep continuously (flashing an error code of “F1, F2, F3", or “F9" in the controller display window.
Electronic control has detected a fault condition. Press STOP/CLEAR to clear the display and stop the beeping. Reprogram oven. If fault remains, record fault number. Press STOP/CLEAR and contact authorized servicer.
Oven light does not work.Replace or tighten bulb. See Changing Oven Light in this owner's Guide for instructions.
Surface unit does not heat.Replace or tighten bulb. See Changing Oven Light in this owner's Guide for instructions.
Incorrect control setting. Make sure the correct control is on for the surface unit to be used.
Surface units too hot or not hot enough.
Incorrect control setting. Make sure the correct control is on for the surface unit to be used.
Lightweight or warped pans used. Use only flat, evenly balanced, medium or heavyweight cook- ware. Flat pans heat better than warped pans. Cookware materials and weight of the material affect heating. Heavy-and medium- weight pans heat evenly. Because lightweight pans heat unevenly, foods may burn easily.
Scratches or abrasions on cooktop surface.Coarse particles such as salt or sand between cooktop and utensils can cause scratches. Be sure cooktop surface and bottoms of utensils are clean before usage. Small scratches do not affect cooking and will become less visible with time.
Cleaning materials not recommended for ceramic-glass cooktop have been used. See “Cooktop Cleaning - Ceramic Glass Cooktop Models" section under General Cleaning.
Cookware with rough bottom has been used. Use smooth, flat-bottomed cookware.
Metalmarks.Sliding or scraping of metal utensils on cooktop surface. Do not slide metal utensils on cooktop surface. Use a ceramic-glass cooktop cleaning cream to remove the marks. 'Cooktop Cleaning - Ceramic Glass Cooktop Models" section under General Cleaning.
Brown streaks or specks.Boilovers are cooked onto surface. Use razor blade scraper to remove soil. "Cooktop Cleaning - Ceramic Glass Cooktop Models" section under General Cleaning.
Areas of discoloration with metallic sheen.Mineral deposits from water and food. Remove using a ceramic-glass cooktop cleaning cream. Use cookware with clean, dry bottoms.
Poor baking results.Many factors affect baking results. Make sure the proper rack position is used. Center food in the oven and space pans to allow air to circulate. Allow the oven to preheat to the set temperature before placing food in the oven. Try adjusting the recipe's recommended temperature or baking time. If you feel the oven is too hot or cool, see “Adjusting Oven Temperature” in the Electronic Oven Control guide.
Fan noise during cooking operation.A cooling fan may automatically turn on and off to cool internal parts. It is normal, and the fan may continue to run even after oven is turned off.
Flames inside oven or smoking from vent.Excessive spillovers in oven. Set self-clean cycle for a longer cleaning time.
Excessive spillovers in oven. This is normal, especially for pie spillovers or large amounts of grease on the oven bottom. Wipe up excessive spillovers before starting the self-clean cycle. If flames or excessive smoke are present, stop the self-clean cycle and follow the steps under "Stopping or Interrupting the Self-Cleaning Cycle- in the Electronic Oven Control guide.
Oven smokes excessively during broiling.Control(s) not set properly. Follow instructions under “Setting Oven Controls".
Make sure oven is opened to Broil Stop Position.
Meat too close to the element. Reposition the rack to provide proper clearance between the meat and the element. Preheat broil element. Preheat broil element for searing.
Grid on broiler pan wrong side up and grease not draining. Always place grid on the broiler pan with ribs up and slots down to allow grease to drip into pan.
Grease has built up on oven surfaces. Regular cleaning is necessary when broiling frequently. Old grease or food spatters cause excessive smoking.
Self-cleaning cycle does not work.Control(s) not set properly. Follow instructions under “Oven Cleaning" in the Electronic Oven Control Guide.
Self-cleaning cycle was interrupted. Stop time must be 3 to 4 hours past the start time. Follow steps under “Stopping or Interrupting the Self-Cleaning Cycle" in the Electronic Oven Control Guide.
Soil not completely removed after self-cleaning cycle.Failure to clean bottom, front top or oven, frame or door area outside oven seal. These areas are not in the self-cleaning area, but get hot enough to burn on residue. Clean these areas before the self-cleaning cycle is started. Burned-on residue can be cleaned with a stiff nylon brush and water or nylon scrubber. Be careful not to damage the oven seal.

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