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  1. #1
    Pete C. Guest

    Default Re: Temp sensor in range oven


    Jim Elbrecht wrote:
    >
    > My 4 yr old Kenmmore Gas range started acting weird yesterday.
    >
    > Set it and it would come up to temperature-- but wouldn't maintain the
    > temp-- it essentially just went off, though the indicator light stayed
    > lit.
    >
    > I cooked a roast by turning it off and back on every 15 minutes or so
    > for a couple hours.
    >
    > I ordered a $30 temperature sensor from repairclinic.com. It will be
    > here Wed--
    >
    > Just wondering if anyone has any other thoughts in the meantime.
    >
    > Thanks
    > Jim


    Now that you've included that it's a gas range, that brings up a whole
    new batch of possible issues. If it's coming up the the correct temp and
    then shutting off, the temp sensor is ok. Is this a pilot type or
    intermittent ignition type of oven? Your issue here would seem to be in
    getting the burner reignited when the temp has dropped by the hysteresis
    amount.

  2. #2
    Jim Elbrecht Guest

    Default Re: Temp sensor in range oven

    "Pete C." <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >Jim Elbrecht wrote:
    >>
    >> My 4 yr old Kenmmore Gas range started acting weird yesterday.
    >>
    >> Set it and it would come up to temperature-- but wouldn't maintain the
    >> temp-- it essentially just went off, though the indicator light stayed
    >> lit.
    >>
    >> I cooked a roast by turning it off and back on every 15 minutes or so
    >> for a couple hours.
    >>
    >> I ordered a $30 temperature sensor from repairclinic.com. It will be
    >> here Wed--
    >>
    >> Just wondering if anyone has any other thoughts in the meantime.
    >>

    >Now that you've included that it's a gas range, that brings up a whole
    >new batch of possible issues.


    My other post was on the cooking group-- I wasn't even thinking of
    asking abut it until you made me doubt my original diagnosis-- Small
    world. I only read 3-4 groups these days and see a lot of the same
    folks on more than one.

    >If it's coming up the the correct temp and
    >then shutting off, the temp sensor is ok. Is this a pilot type or
    >intermittent ignition type of oven?


    It has the ignition coil.

    >Your issue here would seem to be in
    >getting the burner reignited when the temp has dropped by the hysteresis
    >amount.


    That's how I see it.

    Jim

  3. #3
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Temp sensor in range oven

    On Sun, 26 Dec 2010 13:41:44 -0500, Jim Elbrecht <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >"Pete C." <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>Jim Elbrecht wrote:
    >>>
    >>> My 4 yr old Kenmmore Gas range started acting weird yesterday.
    >>>
    >>> Set it and it would come up to temperature-- but wouldn't maintain the
    >>> temp-- it essentially just went off, though the indicator light stayed
    >>> lit.
    >>>
    >>> I cooked a roast by turning it off and back on every 15 minutes or so
    >>> for a couple hours.
    >>>
    >>> I ordered a $30 temperature sensor from repairclinic.com. It will be
    >>> here Wed--
    >>>
    >>> Just wondering if anyone has any other thoughts in the meantime.
    >>>

    >>Now that you've included that it's a gas range, that brings up a whole
    >>new batch of possible issues.

    >
    >My other post was on the cooking group-- I wasn't even thinking of
    >asking abut it until you made me doubt my original diagnosis-- Small
    >world. I only read 3-4 groups these days and see a lot of the same
    >folks on more than one.
    >
    >>If it's coming up the the correct temp and
    >>then shutting off, the temp sensor is ok. Is this a pilot type or
    >>intermittent ignition type of oven?

    >
    >It has the ignition coil.
    >
    >>Your issue here would seem to be in
    >>getting the burner reignited when the temp has dropped by the hysteresis
    >>amount.

    >
    >That's how I see it.


    The most likely problem is the thermostat sensor, they can with age
    begin to operate intermitantly or just die. Without knowing which
    brand, model/age of stove all anyone can offer is speculation. Often
    when the clean cycle is overused that high temperature can damage the
    thermostat sensor. A phone call to the manufacturer's service center
    should let you know the most likely cause of your problem... could be
    a $40 part you can easily swap out yourself, probably just plugs into
    the receptical at the rear wall of your oven. I just looked at mine,
    has a flange with two small screws securing it... less than a ten
    minute chore. Mine looks like this... loosen two screws, remove,
    rewire the new unit with two small wire nuts and reinstall with the
    two screws. May need to recalibrate, product service rep can advise
    over the phone.
    http://www.appliance-parts-experts.c...sor_p_506.html

  4. #4
    Nan Guest

    Default Re: Temp sensor in range oven

    On Dec 26, 1:04*pm, "Pete C." <aux3.DO...@snet.net> wrote:
    > Jim Elbrecht wrote:
    >
    > > My 4 yr old Kenmmore Gas range started acting weird yesterday.

    >
    > > Set it and it would come up to temperature-- but wouldn't maintain the
    > > temp-- it essentially just went off, though the indicator light stayed
    > > lit.

    >
    > > I cooked a roast by turning it off and back on every 15 minutes or so
    > > for a couple hours.

    >
    > > I ordered a $30 temperature sensor from repairclinic.com. *It will be
    > > here Wed--

    >
    > > Just wondering if anyone has any other thoughts in the meantime.

    >
    > > Thanks
    > > Jim

    >
    > Now that you've included that it's a gas range, that brings up a whole
    > new batch of possible issues. If it's coming up the the correct temp and
    > then shutting off, the temp sensor is ok. Is this a pilot type or
    > intermittent ignition type of oven? Your issue here would seem to be in
    > getting the burner reignited when the temp has dropped by the hysteresis
    > amount.- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    We spent a 60$ service call to find out that the automatic delayed
    start
    dial was set wrong. We've never used it, and it must have been pushed
    over
    to the wrong setting while being cleaned. Check and make sure it's not
    something that silly. We sure did feel foolish, but were glad nothing
    had
    to be replaced. Just my 2 cents worth~~
    Nanzi

  5. #5
    Twayne Guest

    Default Re: Temp sensor in range oven

    In news:4d17843b$0$9258$[email protected] ter.com,
    Pete C. <[email protected]> typed:
    > Jim Elbrecht wrote:
    >>
    >> My 4 yr old Kenmmore Gas range started acting weird
    >> yesterday.
    >>
    >> Set it and it would come up to temperature-- but wouldn't
    >> maintain the temp-- it essentially just went off, though
    >> the indicator light stayed lit.
    >>
    >> I cooked a roast by turning it off and back on every 15
    >> minutes or so for a couple hours.
    >>
    >> I ordered a $30 temperature sensor from repairclinic.com.
    >> It will be here Wed--
    >>
    >> Just wondering if anyone has any other thoughts in the
    >> meantime.
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >> Jim

    >
    > Now that you've included that it's a gas range, that brings
    > up a whole new batch of possible issues. If it's coming up
    > the the correct temp and then shutting off, the temp sensor
    > is ok. Is this a pilot type or intermittent ignition type
    > of oven? Your issue here would seem to be in getting the
    > burner reignited when the temp has dropped by the
    > hysteresis amount.


    Our oven has both an igniter and once lit, a pilot light. The pilot light
    insures that it will re-ignite the flame when it goes to a low setting. Also
    there is an "eye" like in a furnace, to tell if there is flame there. On
    others it's just a heat sensor; hot, it's OK; not hot, it shuts fire off.

    Any help?

    HTH,

    Twayne`



  6. #6
    hefny Guest

    Default Re: Temp sensor in range oven

    On Dec 26, 1:04*pm, "Pete C." <aux3.DO...@snet.net> wrote:
    > Jim Elbrecht wrote:
    >
    > > My 4 yr old Kenmmore Gas range started acting weird yesterday.

    >
    > > Set it and it would come up to temperature-- but wouldn't maintain the
    > > temp-- it essentially just went off, though the indicator light stayed
    > > lit.

    >
    > > I cooked a roast by turning it off and back on every 15 minutes or so
    > > for a couple hours.

    >
    > > I ordered a $30 temperature sensor from repairclinic.com. *It will be
    > > here Wed--

    >
    > > Just wondering if anyone has any other thoughts in the meantime.

    >
    > > Thanks
    > > Jim

    >
    > Now that you've included that it's a gas range, that brings up a whole
    > new batch of possible issues. If it's coming up the the correct temp and
    > then shutting off, the temp sensor is ok. Is this a pilot type or
    > intermittent ignition type of oven? Your issue here would seem to be in
    > getting the burner reignited when the temp has dropped by the hysteresis
    > amount.


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