Most Kenmore electric ranges have digital controls, rather than a turn-knob for the oven. The controls are connected to the range control panel, which also houses the clock display. After regular usage, the oven controls or another element such as the kitchen timer or clock may malfunction. Without these controls, the range many not function, or may function incorrectly. The control panel is designed to be replaced, and replacement control panels can be purchased through Sears, the company that produces Kenmore appliances.
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Ensure that the range is completely cool. Unplug it from the wall.
Pull the range away from the wall so that the rear panel is accessible. If your range has an anti-tip plate installed, you may need to lift up on the front while pulling it out.
Remove the four screws securing the upper-rear panel to the range. Remove the panel.
Remove the four screws holding the control panel in place. Remove the control panel.
Peel the overlay off the of the front of the old control panel. Align and press it onto the front of the new control panel.
Align the new control panel with the screw holes. Secure the new control panel to the range with the screws that were removed.
Disconnect the wire harness from the old control panel. Connect it to the new control panel.
Replace the rear panel. Push the stove back into place and restore power to complete the installation.
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