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Sears / Kenmore / defective oven range heating element

1 414 E. 5th St.Stanberry, MO, United States Review updated:
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Phone: 660-783-2976

I too have a Sears Kenmore range which I haven't been satisfied with it since I bought it. The range takes forever to preheat and then it doesn't maintain the heat that it's set to. Today the bottom element burned out and I see this is a very common problem. Luckily I was in the kitchen when the fire in the oven started so I turned the oven off. The breaker was thrown so no major damage was done. This range has been a BIG disappointment. I won't buy another kitchen appliance from Sears. I've always had GE but thought I'd try Sears this time, which has proved to be a big mistake.

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  • Ka
      11th of Oct, 2008
    0 Votes

    I got the GE and have had the same problem. Everything nowadays is made by the same few places.

  • Mi
      12th of Oct, 2008
    0 Votes

    Similarly with the person from Missouri my wife and I had exactly the same experience with a Sears Stove. After a few years it was slow to heat up and on the day prior to Thanksgiving the bottom oven element caught fire - we wisely did not open the door and let is burn itself out - and it was immediately apparent that the element was a dud.

  • Ri
      3rd of Nov, 2008
    0 Votes

    I SPENT 2000 BUCKS TO GET KENMORE ELITE
    RANGER, AFTER ONE YEAR, THE TRIPLE HEATING ELEMENT FAILS, WHAT A SUCK QUALITY!!!
    AND SEARS SERVICE SUCKS TOO!!!

  • No
      8th of Nov, 2008
    0 Votes

    Oh, man!!
    Tell me about it!!!
    I was glad my friend noticed the fire in the oven and we could turn it off.
    Now I have to try to get the damn stove out and the element out.
    No small task for a 70 year old lady in awheel chair.

  • Ma
      18th of Nov, 2008
    0 Votes

    My Kenmore range caught fire on Sunday, November 16th. The only way to disconnect the power was to throw the circuit breaker. After it cooled off I attempted to turn the power back on, but the element overheated again and scorched my stove and kitchen cabinets. Once again, I had to throw the circuit breaker to get the oven turned off. If I had not been home, the house would have burned down. I was not even using the stove at the time the oven element came on. I am sure there are other horror stories out there. Who knows how many homes have burned from this appliance and the problems with them.

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