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Kenmore Range Error Codes

Kenmore Range Error Code F6

Kenmore ranges are known for their reliability and precision in the kitchen, but like any appliance, they can experience hiccups from time to time. One such hiccup is Error Code F6, signaling that the upper oven is getting too hot. In this article, we’ll dive deeper into what this error code means, how you can diagnose it, and what steps to take to resolve it. Remember, if you encounter this issue, you don’t have to face it alone.

Understanding Kenmore Range Error Code F6:

Error Code F6 appears when the control panel senses that the upper oven’s temperature has climbed above a scorching 650 degrees Fahrenheit in either bake or broil modes. This isn’t just an inconvenience; it’s a safety concern. If your oven hits such extreme temperatures unexpectedly, it’s time to act.

Diagnosing Error Code F6:

  1. Unplug the Range: Safety first. Before diving into diagnostics, unplug the range to avoid electrical mishaps.
  2. Check the Temperature Sensor: This is where you’ll need a multimeter. Measure the resistance of the upper oven temperature sensor. At room temperature (around 77 degrees Fahrenheit), you should measure about 1,090 ohms. If the resistance is off by more than 100 ohms, you’ll want to replace the upper oven temperature sensor. This component plays a critical role in ensuring your oven maintains the right temperature.
  3. Overheating Scenario: If the error code appears while the oven is overheating, it’s likely that a stuck relay on the control board is causing the issue. In this case, you might need to replace the oven control board. This board is the brain of your oven, and a malfunctioning relay can lead to extreme temperature fluctuations.

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