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What does F 10 mean on my Kenmore range?

by Manage My Life
July 10th, 2008

I have a Kenmore range model number 790.9400. It displayed the F 10 fault code. What was wrong and what parts will it need to fix this problem?

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Kenmore , Ranges , Appliances
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Lyle W
The F 10 fault code indicates a runaway temperature condition. This can be caused by a faulty resistance temperature detector probe or a bad electronic control board. The temperature probe should be checked first. The image below shows the resistance that should be measured by the probe at various temperatures. If you are able to access and check the temperature probe, you can determine whether it is defective. If it is bad, it will need to be replaced. NOTE: Unplug the range to completely disconnect electrical power before accessing any internal components. If you are not completely confident that you can safely access and test internal range components, call a service technician to diagnose and repair this failure.

If the temperature probe is okay, then the electronic control board will need to be replaced.

NOTE: If the range severely overheated, it will need to be checked by a service technician to determine if it is safe for continued use.

You can order these parts from the Sears PartsDirect website [searspartsdirect.com]. The exact part numbers will vary based on your full model number.
by Lyle W Earned 2,939 community points in Kenmore
July 10th, 2008
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