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Oven light stays on for kenmore Electric range.

I recently bought a used Kenmore Smooth top electric range. I replaced the light bulb and the light stays on all the time? I did some research and not sure if its the door hinges. The door does close but not perfectly. thanks. Model number 79096322401. I called Sears and it was made in 2003 or 2004

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Sam A
Hello Tim! I would suggest that you try this and let me know if it worked.

Open the oven door and push and hold the oven light switch button all the while you program the oven to self clean. After programming the range to the self-clean cycle wait 30 seconds and the cancel the self clean cycle, still holding in the oven door light switch another 30 seconds. This will simulate the oven door being closed.

This should get the latch hook back to the home position and the error code should go away.
You should know be able to operate the range normally.

Please let me know how it went.

Sam A.
by Sam A Earned 707 community points in Appliances
March 13th, 2012
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hi, i have a Kenmore # 665.95775890 electric smooth top. i went to use the oven last night. instead of hitting the broiler button, to cook hamburgers, i hit the clean button, an the oven door was open. i tried hit broiler button and close the door, but by then the latch had moved to the right to lock the door, an the door wasn't closed.now i cant use the oven cause door wont close cause the latch wont move back to the left.it shows a code, E1-F5- an says to call for service, that the latch may need replacing,is there any way I can reset it on my own? i cant afford service right now
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March 12th, 2012
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Sam A
Thank you for the update. Yes it should also retain more heat in the oven but 18 minutes is about normal for a range to pre-heat to 400 degrees.

Sam A.
by Sam A Earned 707 community points in Appliances
February 10th, 2012
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Sam A -thank you for the answer. MY followup question is that is takes 18 minutes to preheat to 400 degrees. Is that normal? Also if I replaced the hinge kit to take care of the oven light problem would speed up the amount of time it takes to preheat? I am wondering if I am losing heat because of the faulty hinge door. Thanks
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February 10th, 2012
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Sam A
Thank you for your question, on the oven light not going out with the oven door closed.

Yes! There was a service issue with the hinges not letting the door close enough to turn the light off.

It will require replacement of the oven door hinges.

The part number for the hinge kit is: 5304445529.

Here is the ordering information for replacing the hinges for the oven door below.

Hinge kit for oven door

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There are instructions in the kit that show how to replace the new hinge kit.

Please let me know how it goes.

Sam A.
by Sam A Earned 707 community points in Appliances
December 19th, 2011
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afritz afritz
A oven is definitely something we depend on and when it begins to malfunction it can be a huge inconvenience. While you are waiting for an expert to respond, I have attached some helpful links below that may provide information to assist you with your question.
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December 15th, 2011
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2nd posting,I didnt see my 1st post, so resending....Hello Sam A, I read ur advice. Went to the stove an hit the off/cancel button to reset back to the clock, like it was before, I pushed the oven light switch, an went to push the clean button an heard a grinding sound an looked down an the latch was moving back to its home position. So simple its stupid...i have my stove back..I have my own Plumbing Service, an give lots of advice to save them a Service call, I lose money, but I gain a happy customer an maybe future jobs. Im glad thats happened to me,for once. THANK again, Tim from TJ Plumbing Services in Co. If u have a Plumbing Question, Email me. I'll do my best to help You
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March 14th, 2012
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