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We have a Kenmore Elite C970-440934. When we turn the oven

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We have a Kenmore Elite C970-440934. When we turn the oven on, the fan makes a horrible "grinding" type sound. this continues until the fan stops (I guess when the pre-set temperature is reached).

Is there anything we can do to stop or fix this?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 7 years ago.

Hi, thanks for using You will most likely need to replace the noisy fan to rid yourself of the noise. If you can provide the model number I can give you model specific instruction. The model number will look like XXX.XXXXXXXX, please don't forget the point after the first three numbers or it won't post right.



Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Expert:  Kelly replied 7 years ago.

That model number is XXXXX coming up, not even anything close. Is that right off the oven itself?


Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Yes. It's on the edge of the oven opening, just inside the door. It actually says C970-440934. The Electric range is a Kenmore Elite slide in model.

The serial number is XXXXX
Expert:  Kelly replied 7 years ago.
Okay, Frigidaire built range, but that model number is XXXXX me up. I can't get it to come up at all. Are there any other numbers on that tag?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Nothing else. Except Type: 3S5A
Expert:  Kelly replied 7 years ago.


Number 108 is the noisy fan, it is part numberNNN-NN-NNNN available from for $72.73 + shipping. Sorry for the delay in getting this to you...had some lookup issues.

Edited by Town & Country Appliance Service on 9/26/2010 at 4:42 PM EST
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Expert:  Kelly replied 7 years ago.


Try that link for the diagram....the one I posted above didn't work.