If you want to learn how to calibrate your Kenmore oven thermostat or replace it, this article is for you. We will show you how to do this and more.
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How To Replace Kenmore Oven High Limit Thermostat
Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the high limit thermostat in your Kenmore wall oven…
Step 1: Switch off the oven’s circuit breaker to avoid the risk of electrocution.
Step 2: Open the door of the oven.
Step 3: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws on the sides of the oven which hold it to the cabinet.
Step 4: Pull the oven forward and lift it out of the cabinet.
Step 5: Set the oven on a sturdy cloth lined surface.
Step 6: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s back panel in place.
Step 7: Lift the panel off and set it aside.
Step 8: You should see the high limit thermostat somewhere close to the top of the oven. Disconnect the wires connected to the terminals.
Step 9: Take out the screw or screws which hold the high limit thermostat in place.
Step 10: Remove the thermostat and get a new one.
Step 11: Secure the thermostat to the oven with the screw or screws.
Step 12: Reconnect the wires to the high limit thermostat.
Step 13: Reposition the oven’s back panel and hold it in place with the screws.
Step 14: Push the oven back into the cabinet and secure the sides with the screws.
Step 15: Shut the door of the oven.
Step 16: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker back on.
How To Replace Kenmore Oven Thermostat
Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Kenmore oven thermostat…
Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.
Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.
Step 3: Shut off the gas supply as well.
Step 4: Remove the burner grates and set them aside.
Step 5: Lift off the burner assemblies and set them aside as well.
Step 6: Using a Torx 15 screwdriver, take out all the screws on the stove top.
Step 7: Carefully pull up all the stove top igniters and disconnect the wires from them. You can use a putty knife to help pry them off.
Step 8: Use a putty knife to push in the tabs which hold the stove top in place. There is one on each front corner of the stove top.
Step 9: Lift the stove top off and set it aside on a cloth lined surface.
Step 10: Pull off the stove control knobs. Make sure to note where each one goes before doing this.
Step 11: Take out the screws on the front panel using a Philips head screwdriver.
Step 12: Open the door a bit.
Step 13: Grip the sides of the door and lift it off.
Step 14: Set the door on a cloth lined surface.
Step 15: Slide out the oven racks.
Step 16: The thermostat sensing bulb is on the upper back wall of the oven. Lift it off the clips.
Step 17: Pass the sensing bulb through the hole in the oven’s back wall. You may need to bend it to do this.
Step 18: Go to the oven’s rear and pull the sensing bulb out.
Step 19: Straighten the sensing bulb and pass it to the front of the oven.
Step 20: Go to the front of the oven.
Step 21: Take out the two screws underneath the stove’s front panel which secure it.
Step 22: Lift the front panel up and set it down.
Step 23: Take out the two Philips head screws which hold the thermostat in place.
Step 25: Disconnect the wires from the thermostat and get a new one.
Step 26: Connect the wires to the new thermostat.
Step 27: Secure the thermostat with the two screws.
Step 28: Bend the sensing bulb and pass it to the oven’s rear.
Step 29: Insert the bulb into the oven interior.
Step 30: Go to the oven interior and straighten the sensing bulb.
Step 31: Position the sensing bulb om the clips.
Step 32: Slide the racks back into the oven.
Step 33: Position the oven door on the hinges.
Step 34: Open the door fully.
Step 35: Reposition the front panel and hold it in place with the screws.
Step 36: Return the four screws on the oven’s front panel.
Step 37: Shut the oven door.
Step 38: Push the control knobs back in making sure that each one goes to the right place.
Step 39: Reposition the stove top and push it down. Make sure the igniter wires are accessible through the stove top.
Step 40: Reconnect the wires to the igniters and push them into place.
Step 41: Reposition the burner assemblies.
Step 42: Place the grates back on the stove top.
Step 43: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.
Step 44: Turn the gas supply on and return the oven to its usual position.
Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace your Kenmore oven thermostat.
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How To Test Kenmore Oven Thermostat
To test your Kenmore oven thermostat, follow the steps listed below…
Step 1: Isolate the thermostat from the oven.
Step 2: Get a multimeter.
Step 3: If you are using a digital multimeter, turn the dial to the lowest ohms setting.
Step 4: If you are using an analog multimeter, turn the dial to the lowest ohms setting then calibrate it. To calibrate the multimeter, touch the two probes together while adjusting the needle on the display to 0.
Step 5: Touch the multimeter probes to the two terminals of the thermostat.
Step 6: Look at the multimeter display. If the multimeter doesn’t show a reading, the thermostat is faulty and should be replaced. However, if the multimeter shows a reading anywhere from 0 to 1 ohm, the thermostat is still good.
How To Calibrate Kenmore Oven Thermostat
If you notice that your food is a bit undercooked or overcooked, it may be time to calibrate it. However, if your food is way undercooked or overcooked, the temperature sensor may be faulty. Read this article: How To Calibrate A Kenmore Oven [Quick Guide] to learn how to calibrate your Kenmore oven thermostat and what to do if it’s off by more than 30 degrees.
Kenmore Oven Thermostat FAQ
Where Is My Kenmore Oven Thermostat Located?
The high limit thermostat in a Kenmore wall oven is located behind the back panel somewhere close to the top. The main thermostat in a Kenmore range is located behind the front panel while its sensing bulb is on the oven interior’s upper back wall.