Kenmore Stove (in wall)...Won't heat up!

Old 01-10-05, 10:41 AM
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Kenmore Stove (in wall)...Won't heat up!

Last week my Kenmore stove stopped heating up. It has a digital display and it usually starts at 100 degrees and goes up after 10min (normally) For some reason it will not heat up. The broiler will heat up, but not in the bake setting. My wife and I thought that may be the pilot light was out, but we can't find where this is....Can anyone help us?
Old 01-10-05, 07:11 PM
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Hello rookie796 and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and my Gas Appliances topic.

Chances are the oven does not have a pilot light. It has a hot surface (glowing) ignitor (HSI) Check the broilers ignitor. You will likely see that one glowing when the broiler is turned on. If the one in the oven does not turn on and glow very brightly, it has to be replaced. Chances are it is burned out and not glow at all.

The above is based upon the fact that most ovens have a glowing ignitor. That oven may or may not. We have to assume it does soley because you mentioned digital display. Below is the web site link you'll need for additional information.

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