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Re: Kenmore stove
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2010, 12:56:56 PM »
« Last Edit: January 28, 2010, 06:46:34 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: Kenmore stove
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2010, 01:47:36 PM »
If polarity is reversed (L1 and Neutral interchanged),
the unit will light but will not
detect flame and will go into the lockout
mode.

This note is in the Tech Sheet posted by Repairman.
Are your L1 and Neutral wires correct on the control?
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Re: Kenmore stove
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2010, 12:59:59 PM »
Stove is finally fixed.  Hundreds of dollars later.  The very first part I replaced was the culprit(igniter and card).  As it turns out the reason I couldn't find anything wrong with the meter is because nothing was broke.  The tech adjusted the flame to a higher level so the igniter would heat faster and problem solved.  The tech also stated as I did in a previous post that I had a FO EO error code not an F1 EO code that would  indicate a bad key pad or control card.  I hope this info helps the next poor soul that blindly follows the advice on this forum.  Maybe the company will take back the control boards( i now have two new ones) even though they are electrical parts.  I do appreciate the effort to help me even though the advice was not useful.

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Re: Kenmore stove
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2010, 05:37:33 PM »
As Repairman said:
(There are probably a lot of details you did not mention).

When you do not give us age,fuel type,previous performance,etc.you should not expect a absolute diagnosis.

That being said,to me a flame increase makes no sense whether it makes the range work or not. Especially if it worked correctly before your post.
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Re: Kenmore stove
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2010, 05:43:54 PM »
Nobody ever repaired anything from a chair in front of a computer. Like I always say it pays to look at every angle and make sure all the cheap things are working before blowing money.
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Re: Kenmore stove
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2010, 06:19:39 PM »
This is my last post reguarding this issue.  I do find it crappy to make the statement that nothing is fixed sitting in a chair in front of a computer as I stated there was no problem to diagnose with a meter.  I'm not sure how age or fuel type info would have made a difference, but I'm just the guy with the check book trying to solve a problem with my stove.  I do appreciate ya'll trying to help.  As far as the cheap things to  replace/look at there weren't any as I replace the things you guys recommended.

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Re: Kenmore stove
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2010, 06:36:24 PM »
New ranges run from low end $1000 dollars to high end $9000 dollars and the electronics in them are a nightmare, you are still ahead of the game.
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Re: Kenmore stove
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2010, 07:03:43 PM »
So let me get this straight the service tech opened the spud on the burner to make the flame higher and that then made the flame sensing circuit recognise the heat?
Wow kinda makes me wonder why that stove worked right at all in its entire life.
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Re: Kenmore stove
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2010, 07:16:36 PM »
I know I said I had made my last post but just for clarification.  As I said in a previous post I had replaced the ignitor and the burner unit.  Evidently I didn't adjust the flame high enough to heat the ignitor as fast as needed to satisfy what ever safety circuit that shut everything back off.  I do appreciate your efforts to help and only relate this solution to maybe help the next guy.

Jim

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Re: Kenmore stove
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2010, 07:32:12 PM »
Hi Jim,

Glad to hear you got it working again.
I appreciate you taking the time to post a update.

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Re: Kenmore stove
« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2010, 08:04:21 PM »
take a look at JW webster's posting at SEARS KENMORE SMOOTH TOP the fifth posting down

it could have saved you a lot of money

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