Kenmore oven/Broiler won't heat

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Question Kenmore oven/Broiler won't heat

Just bought a house with a Kenmore gas range about 6yrs old. The oven worked last week, but yesterday it would not heat. I tried both the oven and broiler and neither would work. When i hit the start buttons, I hear a click in the back but nothing from inside the oven. I appears to have an electronic ignitor, not a glow plug.
Model #665.7581200.
Thanks for any info. I do have a warranty with the house but it will cost me $75 for the deductible for a service call.
Old 08-24-06, 06:11 AM
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Hello Ron. Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic.

The sticky note covers almost every possible cause for ovens and or broilers to not be working. First be sure all settings and selections are set correctly. Usually to manual settings.

If they are, and the touch pad is working as you suggested by hearing a click, chances are the hot surface igniter isn't working. Problem is if the oven and broiler have separate hot surface (glowing) igniter's.

If the appliance has sparking igniter's in the oven and or broiler or both, sparker's may be burned out and/or defective. Same situation applies. Test to determine a cause. May be a fuse in the electrical circuit within the appliances oven controls, etc.

Both Hot Surface Igniter's (HSI) not working suddenly usually indicates in correct settings or selections and or a lack of electrical power between touch pad and internal controls.

Since you have only a $75.00 deductible, I would suggest getting professional help. Cost of parts and your time very likely to exceed that amount attempting to do it yourself.

However, should you care to attempt a do it yourself repair, much of the information needed is in the sticky note pertaining to ovens and broilers.

Reading that info first may be very helpful. Locate the sections that apply, determine the tests and/or parts needed, price the parts at a local appliance parts store first, then determine if you care to take on the repair yourself.

Retail parts dealers and appliances parts stores can also help determine what the possible problem may be based upon that specific brand and model. Bring the make, model and serial numbers. Dealers and appliances parts stores are listed in the phone book.

Additional Suggestions:
Read the manufacturers on line web site for product information, problem possibilities, causes, solving methods, part locations, disassembly, reassembly methods, repair procedures, pictorials, schematics, repair and or owners manuals which may be available on line.

Cautionary Reminder Note:
Before attempting any repairs, be sure to unplug the appliance from the wall receptacle power source first.

Read The Sticky Help Note In This Topic:
Range-Stove-Oven-Broiler Basic Help Information & Manufacturers Web Sites.
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