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Kenmore 790.94000400 Oven will not heat on broil or temp setting

Paulutions

Premium Member
Joined
Mar 16, 2022
Messages
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Location
Albuquerque
Model Number
790.94000400
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
More than 10 years
Oven will not heat on broil or temp setting. Getting 120V to each end of both heating elements. Did an Ohm test of temp sensor, seems good. I hear a relay clicking in the mother board. What am I missing? What do I do next?
 

Dan O.

Appliance Tech
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Oct 9, 2004
Messages
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Location
Ontario, Canada
Paulutions said:
I do not understand how it could be getting 120V to each end of the heating elements and not getting hot.

It depends on how you are testing. You're probably reading the same 120 volts on each side of the element. In order to get measurements on each leg, the element has to be disconnected from the circuit when the testing is done.

If you wanted to know if the element is receiving the proper 240 volts, testing between the 2-wires attached to the element is needed.


Dan O.
 
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