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My kenmore stove keeps giving a F1 error? Very hot! Turned off breaker. How do I reprogram it as it says in the manual?

After baking a pizza and turning of the stove, my stove (Kenmore model 790) just started back up. It began beeping with the F1 code blinking. It was really hot, as hot as it gets on the self-cleaning hot temperature. Even the top where the controls were hot. We followed the directions in the manual to hit cancel, but it would go back to beeping and blinking F1. We finally turned the breaker off and the stove turned off. When we turned the breaker back on, it came back on again without us touching it and started the beeping/blinking F1 again.

The manual mentions reprogramming, but doesn't say how. Please help or advise if possible!

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I understand you keep getting a F1 error code on your Kenmore Stove. I found a question in Manage My Life under the Answers button that was similar to the one you asked. I think this information will be very helpful to you. I attached the link below. I hope this helps!!!!
by Manage My Life
July 28th, 2010
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Joey S
Without having the model number I will only be able to proved general information. Generally speaking "F1" implies an electronic oven control (EOC) failure, however it's possible to have a bad oven temperature sensor probe (RTD sensor) causing the "F1". See image below. There is no reprogramming other that removing the voltage supply by flipping the breakers off or by unplugging the range for couple of minutes and then reapplying power.

The oven temperature sensor can be tested using an ohm meter and the measurement of the resistance can be compared to the "RTD" scale to verify if the oven temperature sensor probe is OK or not. If the sensor probe measures around 1091 ohm plus or minus 5.3 ohms at room temperature of 75 degrees plus or minus 2.5 degrees then the electronic oven control board will need to be replaced. The oven sensor connection can be accessed at the back of the range. It will be located in the upper right hand corner when standing behind the range. It will have a quick disconnect connector.

NOTE: Disconnect the range from the power source before servicing


If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services

by Joey S Earned 2,288 community points in Appliances
July 30th, 2010
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