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Kenmore 970-339632 Gas range - oven bottom stuck trying to check igniter

Andersenclan

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970-339632
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Sears Kenmore
Age
More than 10 years
Any suggestions to get an oven bottom out that appears to be stuck?

We have a Kenmore Elite gas range. The igniter appears to be gone (bake function stopped working, now broil). We’re trying to take out the bottom to check the igniter for the bake function but it doesn’t want to come out as easily as YouTube videos show ;) the panel doesn’t seem to be able to slide out past the frame lip. It seems our only option at this point is to crowbar the frame lip (damaging the oven) or buy a new range.

Any suggestions? Thanks!
 

Andersenclan

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Yes, this is similar to what we’ve seen. The front of the panel (under the lip) seems to be curved under the plate below) like it was made that way (I was able to pry the lip up a bit to feel around). trying to decide if we should call in a tech, pay a few hundred dollars to have them spend a few minutes to say not fixable, or just go buy new.
 

Dan O.

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Andersenclan said:
The front of the panel (under the lip) seems to be curved under the plate below)

Did you actually watch the video and see how they lifted up that bottom panel up from the rear of it rather than at the front where it's under the lip??


Dan O.
 

Andersenclan

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Yes.

Lifting the rear doesn’t allow the panel to come out from the front, because the front of the panel seems to curve around the panel below it, as mentioned in the last post. This seems contrary to manual instructions and videos.
 

Dan O.

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Than you might need to call a service technician. Sorry. You might want to consider a Frigidaire factory authored service depot as your range was made for Sears by Frigidaire and their techs would be most familiar with it.

Dan O.
 
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