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kenmore gas range pilot light location

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kenmore gas range pilot light location
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 5 years ago.
Do you have the model #? How old is this?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
790 series around 2005
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 5 years ago.
This doesnt have a pilot lit it uses and ignitor. They stopped using pilot lights about 20 years ago. What is wrong with this range?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Just replaced gas ball valve it was leaking and now the stove won't light stove top lights fine
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 5 years ago.
Does the broil work?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
no digital readout just shows dashes when you press stove or broil
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
broiler doesnt work
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 5 years ago.
It sounds like you have a bad control board. The control board sends power down to the igniter. Once the igniter draws 3.2 amps it opens up the gas valve.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
SAtove and broiler worked 15 minutes ago all I did was turn off the gass fix the leak and turn back on the gas Stove top works fine all 4 burners Tech said it had a pilot light last week
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 5 years ago.
Do you see a part like this screwed on the broil burner tube?
Part 12872 (Click to enlarge)
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12872
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Oven igniter assembly, short ceramic, with bracket and wires, overall length is 3.72", amperage range 3.2 - 3.6
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
No all there is is a 90 deg fitting with an orrifice going into the brioler tube
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 5 years ago.
Do you have the full model #?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
790.78732404
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 5 years ago.
Part # XXXXX is the igniter. This is a diagram of you model. There is no pilot.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Is their a start up procedure after having the gas off? Like I said I cooked Pizza in it two days ago and have been turning off the gas after I was done all that has been changed is the ball valve I did have the warming tray out is there some sort of safty switch in the drawer

Expert:  Appliance Man replied 5 years ago.
there is no set up. Try to unplug the range and plug it back in.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I have allready tried that I guess I will call sears again
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 5 years ago.
Sorry but i dont know what happen. It sounds like your control board is bad.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Sorry I am out of time and I will just call atech agian II have coverage through a home warranty
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 5 years ago.
Ok.

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