Kenmore Gas oven does not heat up

Reply

  #1  
Old 08-28-13, 04:49 PM
B
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 2
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Kenmore Gas oven does not heat up

My Kenmore (m odel 790.75663200) stopped heating up in Bake mode.
I have a top and a bottom heating element
I think the bottom one works, as I can see the glow ehen it is on.
The top elemt is working fine when I try to BROIL, but when I set it to bake, the top element never comes on
I can see the pilot (burner element?) glow in the back, but no flame.
Also, I do not smell any gas, even after letting it heat for 30+ minutes. I assume that no gas comes out of the top.
The oven gets warm (I think from the bottom element), but the top element never coems on and the oven never gets hot enought
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 08-28-13, 04:58 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern NJ - USA
Posts: 59,069
Received 1,110 Votes on 1,030 Posts
stopped heating up in Bake mode
The oven gets warm (I think from the bottom element)
Ok.....the top burner is the BROIL only burner.
The bottom burner is strictly for the oven.

You can see the igniter glowing but it is probably not glowing enough. When the igniter reaches a certain temperature it draws over three amps and opens the gas valve.

You'll need to lift up the bottom oven plate to see if the burner is lighting.
That would be the most likely place to start.

The FSP # is 5303935066 for the igniter. Can be seen in the link below.
Kenmore Oven - Model 790.75663200 - Repair Parts and videos at Repair Clinic
 
  #3  
Old 08-28-13, 06:32 PM
B
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 2
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
I guess I do not know how a gas stove works . . .

"the top burner is the BROIL only burner."

That would explain the issue. I will have to find a beginner's guide to how gas ovens work
I thought the top burner was used for both BAKE and BROIL.
 
  #4  
Old 08-28-13, 09:33 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern NJ - USA
Posts: 59,069
Received 1,110 Votes on 1,030 Posts
If the top burner came on while baking......everything would have a crispy top to it.

I don't think crunchy cake would go over to big
 
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: