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Range making strange high pitched sound.

My kenmore range is making a strange high pitched sound. The model # is 9119398890 it 's electric, I was advised by Maira, a sears representative that this range was made in 1987 by GE. The range is working just fine but, we are concerned about the sound that it's making and would like to know how to make it stop without damaging the range. My husband unplugged the range for 24 hours last night however, the sound started again after he plugged it back in this morning. The sound that it makes is similar to the sound that you hear whenever a hearing aide's battery needs to be changed, which is very annoying. Is this some kind of warning sound?

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Joseph Perez
Having a range that is making a strange noise can be an inconvenience and I know how important it is to cook a home cooked meal so I will be happy to help. While you are waiting for an expert answer, I suggest you add to the thread of this question and describe how the noise sounds and also where this noise is coming from. I did manage to find a link that will provide you with some good tips to help you with your range problem. I hope my link is useful.
by Joseph Perez Earned 62,642 community points in Kenmore
April 26th, 2011
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Manage My Life
The sound that it's making is similar to the sound that you would hear whenever a hearing aid's battery needs to be changed, very high pitched and ongoing without stopping. The sound seems to be coming from the knob panel maybe? It's really hard to tell exactly what area of the range the sound is coming from.
by Manage My Life
April 26th, 2011
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Lyle W
There are several components in that console that could be causing this noise.

Unplug the range

and remove the fluorescent lamp starter (Key 16 in the parts image below). Plug the range back in with that component removed. If the noise stops then replacing that component may fix your problem. The noise could also be caused by the ballast for the light (Key 8) or a transformer on one of the control boards (Keys 14 and 30).

Once you determine the component that is making the noise, you can order the replacement part from the

Sears PartsDirect


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 Lyle W Earned 136,245 community points in Kenmore
April 27th, 2011
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