Gas Oven bakes too hot

Old 09-22-11, 07:54 AM
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My Kenmore MN:790.78812404 range always heats to 560deg. No matter what the digital temp is set at. This started only 3 weeks ago. I replaced a faulty igniter last year. I've been advised to replace the: thermostat, temp probe, bake regulator, and bake igniter. However I can't seem to find a thermostat in my parts list from Kenmore. Which part should I look at, and what is the proper part name? Where is it located?
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Old 09-23-11, 05:14 AM
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Hello Edmar61 and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and the Gas Appliances topic.

The information you already got is very likely correct. The temperature sensing probe is in the baking compartment. Following the tube from it to the main temperature control board will show you what the part looks like. You'll just have to access it behind one of the panels located either in front or in the rear of the oven.

To physically see what the component looks like, go to a local appliance parts store. Bring the model number and serial numbers with you and ask to see what the replacement part looks like and how much it costs. You can also ask the counter person if there is any removal and installation instructions sheet to aid you in the replacement and installation of the new part.

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