Kenmore Oven Knobs [Problems & Proven Solutions]

Are your Kenmore oven knob broken or loose? In this article, we will look at Kenmore oven knob problems and how to fix them.

Kenmore Oven Knob Broken — How To Fix

If the knob of your Kenmore oven is broken, follow the steps below to fix it…

Step 1: Pull the knob off.

Step 2: Get a zip tie.

Step 3: Wrap the zip tie around the cylindrical part of the broken oven knob.

Step 4: Pull the zip tie tight then snip off the excess.

Step 5: Push the knob back in

Note that if a piece of the oven knob has broken off, the steps above may not work. Instead you will need to replace the knob. If you don’t know how to do this, read the section directly below this one.

The video below will give you a visual of how to fix a broken oven knob.

How To Replace Kenmore Oven Knob

To replace the knob of your Kenmore oven, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Turn the oven off.

Step 2: Pull off the control knob. If you can’t pull the knob off, try using a putty knife or a flat head screwdriver to pry it off.

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Step 3: Get a new oven knob.

Step 4: Insert the hole in the oven knob into the shaft.

Step 5: Push the knob into place.

Kenmore Oven Knob Shaft Broken — How To Fix

If your Kenmore oven knob shaft is broken, the infinite switch should be replaced. Since the shaft is part of the infinite switch, you will need to replace it if it ever breaks. Below, we have listed the steps to follow in order to replace the infinite switch in your Kenmore oven…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Disconnect the power to the oven by unplugging the power cord or switching the circuit breaker off.

Step 3: Remove all the control knobs using some string.

Step 4: Use a flat head screwdriver to take out the four retainers at the top of the control panel assembly.

Step 5: Lift the panel up.

Step 6: Disconnect the wires from the control panel assembly.

Step 7: Set the control panel aside.

Step 8: Take out the screws which hold the control panel’s metal bracket to the oven.

Step 9: Take out the two screws which hold the infinite switch with the broken shaft to the metal bracket.

Step 10: Take a picture of where the wires go on the switch then disconnect them using a pair of pliers.

Step 11: Get a new infinite switch.

Step 12: Connect the wires to the switch making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 13: Screw the switch to the metal bracket.

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Step 14: Reposition the bracket and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 15: Connect the wires to the control panel assembly and position it on the oven.

Step 16: Return the retainers which hold the control panel assembly in place.

Step 17: Push the knobs back onto the shafts.

Step 18: Plug the oven’s power cord in and push the oven back to the wall.

The video below will show you how to replace the infinite switch in a Kenmore oven.

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Kenmore Oven Knob Won’t Turn — How To Fix

If your Kenmore oven knob won’t turn or your Kenmore oven knob is not working, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: First, turn the burner off.

Step 2: Unplug the power cord from the outlet.

Step 3: Pull off the control knob.

Step 4: Get a lubricant and squirt some of it into the shaft of the control knob.

Step 5: Use a pair of pliers to grip the shaft and move it around to loosen.

Step 6: Push the control knob back into place and plug the power cord back in.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to fix a Kenmore oven knob that won’t turn.

If your Kenmore oven knob still won’t turn after this, the burner valve should be replaced. Contact a technician to do this job for you.

Kenmore Oven Knob Loose — How To Fix

If the knob of your Kenmore oven is loose, follow the steps listed below…

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Step 1: Get a business card.

Step 2: Cut out a small rectangular piece of the business card.

Step 3: Pull the oven knob off the shaft.

Step 4: Insert the small card piece into the slot in the cylindrical part of the knob.

Step 5: Push the knob back into place.

The video below will show you what to do if your Kenmore oven knob is loose.

Kenmore Oven Knob Stuck — How To Fix

To remove a stuck oven knob, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Turn off the gas supply.

Step 2: Get a small towel.

Step 3: Pull the edge of the towel tight.

Step 4: Get the towel in between the stuck control knob using a sawing motion.

Step 5: Once you have gotten the towel underneath the knob, wrap it around.

Step 6: Grip the towel and knob.

Step 7: Pull the knob off.

The video below will show you what to do if your Kenmore oven knob is stuck.

How To Remove Kenmore Oven Knob

To remove the knob of your Kenmore oven, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Get a piece of string.

Step 2: Wrap the piece of string underneath the knob.

Step 3: Pull the string up to remove the knob.

Step 4: Follow the same steps to remove the other control knobs.

Kenmore Oven Knob Turns Too Easily — How To Fix

If the knob of your Kenmore oven turns too easily, follow the steps below to fix it…

Step 1: Pull the oven knob off.

Step 2: Slide a fend washer over the shaft of the control knob.

Step 3: Get a small spring about a 1/4 of an inch.

Step 4: Slide the spring over the shaft as well.

Step 5: Push the control knob back in.

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