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Kenmore Range Error Codes

Kenmore Range Error Code F10

If you own a Kenmore range and encounter error code F10, which indicates an upper oven door lock failure, don’t panic. This error is typically related to issues with the door lock system and can often be diagnosed and resolved without the need for extensive repairs. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the steps to tackle Kenmore Range Error Code F10.

Error code F10 suggests a problem with the upper oven door lock mechanism. The upper oven door lock is a critical safety feature, ensuring that the oven remains securely locked during the self-cleaning cycle. When the door lock system malfunctions, the oven may not operate as intended.

Troubleshooting Steps:

Follow these steps to diagnose and potentially fix the issue associated with error code F10:

1. Unplug the Range: Safety first. Before you start any work on your Kenmore range, unplug it from the power source to avoid any electrical hazards.

2. Check Wire Harness Connections:

  • Carefully inspect the wire harness connections between the upper oven door lock motor and the relay control board. Look for loose or disconnected wires. Reconnect any that are loose, and repair any broken wires.

3. Examine Door Lock Switch Connections:

  • Similarly, check the wire harness connections between the door lock switches and the oven control board. Reconnect any loose wires and repair any damaged ones.

4. Measure Resistance:

  • To further diagnose the issue, you can measure the resistance of the upper oven door lock motor using a multimeter. You should measure approximately 2,600 ohms. If you measure infinite resistance (no continuity), this indicates a faulty door lock motor.

5. Replace the Upper Oven Door Lock Assembly:

  • If your resistance measurement indicates an issue with the upper oven door lock motor, it’s recommended to replace the upper oven door lock assembly. This is a critical component for oven safety during the self-cleaning cycle.

Remember, safety should be your top priority during any appliance repair. If you’re uncomfortable with any of these steps or if the issue persists even after following these guidelines, it’s always advisable to seek professional assistance. Skilled technicians have the expertise and equipment to accurately diagnose and resolve Kenmore Range Error Code F10, ensuring the safety and functionality of your appliance.

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