Kenmore Range 790.94203310 - Keypad Unresponsive

cferreira12

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My oven stopped heating. Both elements at the same time. Checked them both with a multimeter, and both checked out alright. Also checked the temperature sensor, and that checked out ok. I moved onto replacing the control board, and it powers up no problem, but I am unable to set the clock to attempt the oven again. It's as if there is some kind of keypad lock on it....HOWEVER...I also have not applied the actual number pad to the face of the control board. I cannot see how this would prevent the control board from recognizing when I press the buttons, but at this point, that is the only thing I can think of. Is it possible that I absolutely need to have the keypad face on the control board in order for it to function?

Also, for what its worth, I thought the first control board I got that behaved like this was defective, so they sent another one, and the exact same thing happened, so now the issue is definitely with me somewhere! Any help here would be hugely appreciated.

Also also, if anyone thinks it's not the control board but something else, I'm all ears.

Thanks!
 
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cferreira12 said:
I cannot see how this would prevent the control board from recognizing when I press the buttons...

It's not a button. A conductor on the overlay shorts the traces. Your finger might not be a good conductor. Try it with it on.
 

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Any reason not to pull the one I already have off the front of the control board and reapply it to the new one? Or should I get a new overlay altogether?

Thanks again for your help. I'll be giving this a shot tomorrow.
 

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Some come off ok, some do not....try a corner and if ok you might get away with reusing it.....if there is too much resistance or no sticky left order the new one.

jeff.
 
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