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My Kenmore gas oven is not heating up, but the stove top and broiler are working.

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Joey S
Gabriel: Thanks replying with the model number. I see by the model number that it only has one oven igniter and since it's not glowing it is likely broken. In order to confirm if the bake igniter is broken will require disconnecting the range from the power source and then disconnecting the glow bar igniter. You will find the glow bar igniter at the far end of the burner. It can be disconnected and tested for continuity using an OHM meter. If it does not measure any continuity, replace the bake igniter. If it measure continuity then you will need to disconnect the two wires from the safety gas valve and check for continuity across the two terminals on the safety gas valve. If it measures continuity, the electronic oven control has likely failed. The oven gas valve is located directly beneath the burner at the far end. The oven igniter is part #316489402
by Joey S Earned 1,944 community points in Kenmore
February 26th, 2011
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I also removed the plate under the oven floor.
by Manage My Life
February 25th, 2011
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Manage My Life
Thank you for your answer. Sorry for the late response, my wife has been ill. The model number for the range 79071152700. I removed the oven floor, turned on the oven to bake, and nothing is glowing. Is there something else I need to remove? Thanks again for your help.
by Manage My Life
February 25th, 2011
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Joey S
Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

Thanks for adding the model number to the thread however the number you provided is the model number of a vent hood and not the range.

Based on your symptom, the bake burner is not likely working because a faulty bake igniter. The bake operation should basically operate like the broil operation. The only difference is that the broiler is located at the top and the bake burner is located under the floor of the oven. When you start the broiler you will see a red glow of the broil igniter and once the igniter gets hot enough and pulls enough current it allows the gas valve to open and the burner ignites from the red hot igniter.

You should be able to remove the floor of the oven and then set the control to bake and see if the igniter is glowing or not. If it's glowing and not allowing the gas valve to open would mean the igniter is weak and needs to be replaced.

You can look up and order the part at

Sears PartsDirect

if you feel confident in replacing it yourself.

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

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by Joey S Earned 1,944 community points in Kenmore
February 18th, 2011
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Thank you. My model number is 23353345590.
by Manage My Life
February 17th, 2011
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Joseph Perez
I know how important it is to have a good working range in your home and an oven that is heating properly so that you can bake a great meal. While you are waiting for an expert answer, I suggest you add to the thread of this question and include the full model number of your range so that the expert can provide you with a more detailed answer. I did manage to find a link that describes a similar problem to the one that you are having. I hope my link is useful.
by Joseph Perez Earned 1,551 community points in Kenmore
February 17th, 2011
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