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Kenmore Electric Range Broiler works intermittantly

TominLakeland

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Joined
Dec 10, 2021
Messages
1
Location
Lakeland, FL
Model Number
790.9505
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
6-10 years
Have a Kenmore Elite 790.9505 Electric range

If we use the stovetop elements or oven to cook then try to turn on the broiler to "finish" the recipe the broiler will not turn on.

In cases like this the stovetop elements or oven are used for 30-60 minutes depending on the recipe.

But after the stovetop or oven cools off (30-40) minutes then the broiler will turn on.

I can randomly turn on the broiler to test when the oven or stovetop are cool and the broiler will turn on every time.

But it will not turn on after the stovetop or oven have been used to cook.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thank You
 

Jake

Appliance Tech - Admin
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Aug 24, 2004
Messages
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Location
Redmond, Oregon
Hi Tom,

790.9505 is just a partial model number, we need the complete model number, read it from the model number tag which should be located on the front leg frame, once you pull out your bottom storage drawer.

If its over a certain temperature in the oven, the broiler won't come on due to the oven sensor telling it not to due to too much oven heat. That's why broil works when the oven is cool to start with.

Jake
 
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