Hello Joan. I am sorry to hear about this problem that you are having with your Kenmore Elite oven. I am sure that it is too late to save the food that you had in the oven since I was not able to answer this question sooner.
Your failure could be caused by a problem with the meat probe connection jack/wiring or the electronic oven control board. You will normally need to have a service technician diagnose and repair this failure. You can schedule service through this link:
Sears Home Services Oven Repair
If you are confident that you can open the control panel and access the electronic control board in the oven yourself (with the
house circuit breakers for the oven shut off
), then you can follow these steps to fix the problem yourself:
Shut off the house circuit breakers for the oven to completely disconnect electrical power.
Open the oven door.
Remove the screws at the bottom of the control panel that secure it to the oven frame.
Close the oven door to the broil stop position and cover the top of the oven door with a towel (as a cushion to prevent scratching the front of the control panel during the next step).
Lift up slightly on the control panel to release it from the front of the oven frame and fold it down and forward. Rest it securely on the top of the oven door and towel.
Locate the P12 connector with 2 black wires. That is the connection on the control board for the meat probe circuit. The connectors should be labeled on the control board. Pull that P12 connector out of the control board.
Reassemble the oven and restore power. See if the oven works properly with that meat probe disconnected from the P12 connection on the electronic control board.
If the oven works with that meat probe disconnected then you can continue to use the oven normally without ever using that meat probe. If you want to use the meat probe, then you will likely need to replace the meat probe jack.
If the oven does not work after disconnecting that meat probe circuit, then you will probably need to replace the electronic control board (
) . Be sure that you
shut off the house circuit breakers for the oven before accessing internal components and replacing parts.
If you need more help, reply with additional details and we will assist you further.