I'm refurbishing a 1988 Kenmore slide-in, downdraft range. It's been a problematic unit since the get-go, so replacing it would be a pleasure... Unfortunately, there's no other downdraft on the market that will neatly replace it sizewise. The primary problem is with the range's oven function.
No matter on which rack food is placed, food is consistently burned on the bottom and raw in the middle and on top. Compensating for the intense bottom heat by placing an insulated baking sheet on the lower rack simply shunts the heat up the oven sides and overcooks food sides.
Key electrical connections have been tested and cleared. I just replaced the ERC, which works perfectly. The baking and broiling elements are brand new and functioning on cue. Since Day One and, now, with replacement parts, the oven promptly, consistently reaches PERFECT baking temperatures (double checked by a stand-alone oven thermometer). The oven thermostat is original. I haven't felt the need to replace it since the oven achieves set temperatures.
ANY SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO PROCEED FROM HERE?
As it stands now, it's repair or recycle for the unit. Any direction a member can provide would be MUCH appreciated.
Kenmore 30" Downdraft Electric Range
Model No. 911-4698816
Serial No. 1G2375337Q