Kenmore Oven Fan [Issues & Proven Solutions]

Is your Kenmore oven fan making noise or not working at all? In this article, we will show you how to fix Kenmore oven fan problems.

Kenmore Oven Convection Fan Not Working — How To Fix

If your convection Kenmore oven fan is not working, the fan motor is faulty and should be replaced. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your convection Kenmore oven fan motor…

Step 1: First, pull the oven away from the wall to access the rear.

Step 2: Disconnect the power to the oven.

Step 3: Get a Philips head screwdriver and use it to take out the screws which hold the oven’s back panel in place.

Step 4: Lift the panel off and set it aside.

Step 5: Disconnect the wires from the terminals of the fan motor.

Step 6: Get a multimeter and turn the dial to the lowest ohms setting.

Step 7: Touch the multimeter probes to the terminals of the fan motor. If there is no reading on the multimeter’s display, the fan motor is faulty and should be replaced.

Step 8: Open the door of the oven.

Step 9: Flip the locks on the door hinges forward using a flat head screwdriver.

Step 10: Close the door till it can’t go any further then grip the sides.

Step 11: Lift the door off and set it aside on a cloth lined surface.

Step 12: Remove the racks in the oven.

Step 13: Take out the screws on the oven’s back wall which hold the fan blade cover in place.

Step 14: Set the fan blade cover aside.

Step 15: If your Kenmore oven fan motor and fan blade aren’t one assembly, first take out the nut which holds the fan blade in place with an adjustable wrench.

Step 16: Go to the oven’s rear and take out the screws which hold the fan motor in place.

Step 17: Get a new Kenmore oven fan motor and screw it to the oven.

Step 18: Reposition the fan blade and hold it in place with the nut.

Step 19: If your fan blade and motor are one assembly, take out the screws on the oven’s back wall which hold the disk in place.

Step 20: Remove the fan motor assembly and get a new one.

Step 21: Position the new assembly in the oven and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 22: Reconnect the wires to the fan motor.

Step 23: Reposition the oven’s back panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 24: Return the oven’s fan blade cover and secure it with the screws.

Step 25: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 26: Lift the oven door.

Step 27: Insert the door hinges into the slots in the sides of the oven.

Step 28: Open the door fully and flip the hinge locks back.

Step 29: Shut the oven door.

Step 30: Reconnect the power to the oven and return the oven to its usual position.

Also follow the steps above to replace your fan motor if your Kenmore oven convection fan is making noise.

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Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace your convection Kenmore oven fan motor.

Kenmore Oven Cooling Fan Not Working — How To Fix

If your Kenmore oven cooling fan is not working or your Kenmore oven cooling fan is making noise, it should be replaced. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Kenmore oven fan…

Step 1: Move the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet or switch the circuit breaker off.

Step 3: Open the door of the oven.

Step 4: Pull off the control knobs from the oven’s control panel.

Step 5: Using a flat head head screwdriver, remove the four retainers which hold the control panel assembly in place.

Step 6: Lift the control panel assembly off.

Step 7: Disconnect the wires from the control panel and set it aside.

Step 8: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screw which holds the green grounding wire in place.

Step 9: Take out the other screws which hold the metal plate in place.

Step 10: Disconnect the wire harnesses from the metal plate and set it aside.

Step 11: Take out the screws which hold the plastic cover in place. There are screws at the top and bottom.

Step 12: Lift the plastic cover off and set it aside.

Step 13: Peel off the gasket from the edge of the glass stove top.

Step 14: Take out the the screws which hold the stove top in place.

Step 15: Note the position of each wire harness and lift the stove top.

Step 16: Set the stove top on a sturdy cloth lined surface.

Step 17: Disconnect the wires from the cooling fan assembly.

Step 18: Turn the cooling fan to the left then lift it up.

Step 19: Get a new cooling fan and position it in the oven.

Step 20: Turn the fan clockwise to lock it into place.

Step 21: Connect the wires to the cooling fan.

Step 22: Reposition the stove top on the oven making sure that the wire harnesses are properly positioned.

Step 23: Secure the stove top with the screws.

Step 24: Return the gasket to the stove top.

Step 25: Return the plastic cover as well and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 26: Reconnect the wire harnesses to the control panel’s metal plate.

Step 27: Screw the grounding wire back to the plate.

Step 28: Hold the metal plate in place with the screws.

Step 29: Reconnect the wires to the control panel and position it on the oven.

Step 30: Return the retainers which hold the panel in place.

Step 31: Push the control knobs back in.

Step 32: Shut the oven door.

Step 33: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet or switch the circuit breaker on.

Step 34: Move the oven back into place.

Watch the video below if you would like a visual of how to replace your cooling Kenmore oven fan motor.

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How To Replace Kenmore Oven Fan Blade

To replace your Kenmore oven fan blade, follow the steps below…

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Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord and open the door.

Step 2: Flip the locks on the door hinges forward using a flat head screwdriver.

Step 3: Close the door till it stops.

Step 4: Lift the door off and set it on a cloth lined surface. Do not lift the door off by the handle.

Step 5: Take out the racks in the oven.

Step 6: Use a Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws which hold the oven’s fan blade cover in place.

Step 7: Using an adjustable wrench, take out the nut which holds the fan blade in place.

Step 8: Remove the fan blade.

Step 9: Get a new Kenmore oven fan blade and slide it onto the motor shaft.

Step 10: Secure the fan blade with the nut.

Step 11: Reposition the fan cover and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 12: Return the racks to the oven.

Step 13: Lift the door and position the hinges in the slots on the sides of the oven.

Step 14: Open the door completely and flip the hinge locks back to hold it in place.

Step 15: Shut the oven door.

Step 16: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Kenmore Oven Fan Won’t Turn Off — How To Fix

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your Kenmore oven fan won’t turn off and what to do about them.

1. High Limit Thermostat

If your Kenmore oven fan won’t off, the high limit thermostat may be faulty. To replace your Kenmore oven high limit thermostat, do the following…

Step 1: Disconnect the power to the oven and take out the screws which hold the back panel in place.

Step 2: Lift the back panel and set it aside.

Step 3: You should see the high limit thermostat somewhere close to the terminals of the bake element. Disconnect the wires from the thermostat.

Step 4: Take out the screw or screws which hold the thermostat in place.

Step 5: Get a new thermostat and screw it into place.

Step 6: Connect the wires to the terminals of the high limit thermostat.

Step 7: Reposition the oven’s back panel and secure it with the screws.

Step 8: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

2. Cooling Fan Thermostat

If replacing the high limit thermostat doesn’t fix the problem, the cooling fan thermostat is the next component to check. Follow the steps below to replace this thermostat if your Kenmore oven fan won’t turn off…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord. You may need to pull the oven away from the wall to do this.

Step 2: Remove the four control panel retainers. You can do this with a flat head screwdriver.

Step 3: Lift the panel and disconnect the wires connected to it.

Step 4: Take out the screws which hold the metal panel to the oven using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 5: Take out the screw which holds the grounding wire to the panel.

Step 6: Lift the panel off and disconnect the wire harnesses from it.

Step 7: Open the door of the oven.

Step 8: Take out the screws at the top and bottom of the oven which hold the black plastic cover in place.

Step 9: Remove the plastic cover and peel off the gasket from the edge of the glass stove top.

Step 10: Take out the screws which hold the stove top in place.

Step 11: Note the positioning of each wire harness then lift the stove top.

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Step 12: Set the stove top on a cloth lined surface.

Step 13: Disconnect the wires from the thermostat.

Step 14: Test the thermostat for continuity using a multimeter. If there is no continuity, the thermostat is faulty and should be replaced.

Step 15: Take out the two Philips head screws which hold the thermostat in place.

Step 16: Remove the thermostat and get a new one.

Step 17: Screw the new thermostat to the oven and connect the wires to the terminals.

Step 18: Reposition the stove top on the oven making sure that the wire harnesses are positioned in the right way.

Step 19: Secure the stove top to the oven using the screws.

Step 20: Return the gasket.

Step 21: Reposition the plastic cover and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 22: Shut the door.

Step 23: Take the metal panel back to the oven and screw the grounding wire to it.

Step 24: Secure the metal panel to the oven using the screws.

Step 25: Reconnect the wires to the oven’s control panel.

Step 26: Reposition the control panel on the oven and return the retainers which hold it in place.

Step 27: Push the control knobs back onto the shafts.

Step 28: Plug the oven’s power cord back in and return it to its usual position.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace your Kenmore oven fan thermostat.

3. Control Board

This is the final possible reason why your Kenmore oven fan won’t turn off. If the control board shorts out, it will keep sending voltage to the cooling fan even after the oven has cooled down. If the two thermostats aren’t faulty, read this article: Kenmore Oven Control [Issues & Proven Solutions] to replace the control board in your Kenmore oven.

Kenmore Microwave Fan Keeps Running — How To Fix

If your Kenmore microwave fan won’t stop running, the thermostat is most likely faulty. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Kenmore microwave thermostat…

Step 1: To avoid the risk of electrocution, unplug the microwave’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Open the door of the microwave.

Step 3: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws at the top of the microwave which hold the front grille in place.

Step 4: Slide the grille to the left and remove it.

Step 5: Take out the Philips head screw on the left side of the control panel assembly which secures it.

Step 6: Loosen the other screw behind the panel if there is one.

Step 7: Lift the panel up and lower it down.

Step 8: In the microwave cavity, you should see the thermostat. Disconnect the wires from it using a pair of needle nose pliers.

Step 9: Take out the screw which holds the thermostat in place.

Step 10: Remove the thermostat and get a replacement.

Step 11: Position the new thermostat in the microwave and hold it in place with the screw.

Step 12: Reconnect the wires to the thermostat.

Step 13: Lift the control panel assembly and insert the tabs into the slots in the sides of the microwave frame.

Step 14: Return the screw on the left side of the control panel which holds it in place.

Step 15: If there is another screw behind the panel, tighten it as well.

Step 16: Reposition the microwave’s front grille and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 17: Shut the microwave door.

Step 18: Plug the microwave’s power cord back into the outlet.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the thermostat in your Kenmore microwave.

If your Kenmore microwave fan still keeps running, contact a technician to find out what the problem is.

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