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20215 (1988) Kenmore Range - Overview

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Surface Burner Switch - 240V – Part Number: W11120791
Surface Burner Switch - 240V
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PartSelect #: PS12347301
Manufacturer #: W11120791
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Screw – Part Number: WP179051
Screw
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PartSelect #: PS11738704
Manufacturer #: WP179051
Sold individually. Lock washers are used with screws when vibration from an appliance may cause the screw to loosen. Lock washers are also used in the electrical components of an appliance to ensure ...
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Bake Element (16 Inch long x 19 Inch wide) – Part Number: WPY04100019
Bake Element (16 Inch long x 19 Inch wide)
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PartSelect #: PS11757475
Manufacturer #: WPY04100019
This electric oven bake element with screw in wire terminals is 19 inches wide. It has a terminal depth of three inches and a total element length of nineteen inches. This element is intended for use ...
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2 Piece Broiler Pan – Part Number: 4396923
2 Piece Broiler Pan
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PartSelect #: PS971245
Manufacturer #: 4396923
This is cookware designed for use in your range or oven. It is a two-piece dish that is used to grill or cook food while the broil function is on, meaning it can withstand high temperatures. This set ...
$39.67
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Rock Grate Support – Part Number: 700819
Rock Grate Support
PartSelect #: PS1640535
Manufacturer #: 700819
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$41.85
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Oven Door Seal – Part Number: WPY702338
Oven Door Seal
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PartSelect #: PS11757564
Manufacturer #: WPY702338
This oven door seal prevents heat from escaping the oven cavity when in use.
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Clock Knob – Part Number: WP7711P466-60
Clock Knob
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PartSelect #: PS11744673
Manufacturer #: WP7711P466-60
This clock knob is just under an inch long. It is black in color and is made of plastic. There is a chrome disc of decoration on its top.   No Longer Available
Cartridge Receptacle – Part Number: WPY702434
Cartridge Receptacle
PartSelect #: PS11757565
Manufacturer #: WPY702434
This cartridge receptacle is almost four inches long. It is white in color and is made of ceramic.
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Burner Cartridge Terminal Block – Part Number: WPY708730
Burner Cartridge Terminal Block
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PartSelect #: PS11757594
Manufacturer #: WPY708730
No spades or wiring come with this part. To order the spades or wiring, please research by model# of appliance.
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Screw – Part Number: WPY706189
Screw
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PartSelect #: PS11757587
Manufacturer #: WPY706189
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Screw – Part Number: WP489128
Screw
PartSelect #: PS11742733
Manufacturer #: WP489128
This screw is sold individually.
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Rocker Switch – Part Number: WP31986601B
Rocker Switch
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PartSelect #: PS11741002
Manufacturer #: WP31986601B
This switch is for the oven light and downdraft fan.   No Longer Available

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Burner had one temperature--hot, regardless of setting
1. Killed power and removed the regulator's knob, noted the position of the old control.
2. Took off the cover for the center vent and loosened the two screw holding the housing in place--the screws didn't have to come out completely as it is a U-shaped friction hold.
3. Unscrewed the two screws holding the old control switch in place--lifted the housing enough to get at the old switch and carefully pulled it loose--it was a front burner so the control switch was about as far back as it could be but still wasn't that hard to get at.
4. Turned the new switch to orient the wire connectors, then, using a needle-nose pliers, removed each friction connector, one at a time, and fitted them on the new switch (note: one of the wires fitted best if it went under as opposed to around the base of the new switch).
5. Replaced the control back through the housing and screwed it in place, making sure the orientation of the control matched the way it looked originally.
6. Slide the housing back over the two screws and tightened, replace vent.
7. Replaced the knob and turned on the power.

(The above took me about twice as long to write as it did to make the repair and I write professionally but am not a professional electrician.)

Also, I bought a second control switch because, given the age of the unit, I'm sure another one will go. The second one will assure that it won't happen :-).
Parts Used:
Surface Burner Switch - 240V
  • James H from Oxford, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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The oven door seal was ripped and was leaking.
The oven seal replacement was very straight forward. Two screws held the door to the arms coming from the oven. I slid the door up off the arm and moved it to a workbench. This whole process should take about 15 minutes, a little longer if your unit is older and you want to clean as you go. Mine was fairly dirty and I gave it a cleaning as I removed parts. Unscrew all screws on the outer frame of the door, including two small ones on the side. Remove the outer frame and then the glass front and set them aside. A few more screws to remove the glass from the inner door, and even more on the remaining part of the door. You should also remove the screws holding the tiny brackets as well to release the portion that holds the oven seal in place. This is very straightforward, just keep pulling screws out until you can remove the old seal.

Once the old seal is out, insert the new one using the wire embedded in the seal as your guide...the gap in the seal goes to the bottom. Put everything back together and re-install the door. My door hinges were spring loaded and took a little effort to move them down so the door can be slipped on. This is a two person job since the hinges do not lock in place, they spring right back up flush with the oven and you cannot install the door. Re-install the two set screws holding the door to the hinges and you are done!

With the new seal in place, it felt a little puffy and the door did not seem to close as flush as it used to. This makes sense since the seal is new. I kept the door locked (like you would to use the oven cleaning cycle). I even kept it partially locked during cooking.

Frankly, the hardest part was the cleanup of nasty grease and dirt that built up over the past decade or so.

Best of luck!
Parts Used:
Oven Door Seal
  • Paul from Mickleton, NJ
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Burner Control not Functioning
Simple Repair!
Turn off Power
Remove four screws under panel.
Remove old burner knob.
Drop Burner Panel from range
Remove 5 wire connectors from old burner control
with pliers
Remove 2 screws that held burner control to range
panel
Install new burner control
Rplace two screws to burner control
Replace 5 wire connectors to new burner control
Replace 4 screw under panel
Replace knob to new burner control
Turn on electricity
Made wife happy!
Parts Used:
Surface Burner Switch - 240V
  • Randall from Mohnton, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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