- Lowell, MA
Kenmore electric range, model 790, control panel burned out in less than 5 years
We were cooking something in the oven, set at around 350 degrees, when there was an electrical burning smell followed by a flash/pop from the control panel. Oven is shot. Stove top works. I’ve seen posts elsewhere that indicated some versions of the model 790 electric range were subject to a recall. Is this issue covered under a previous recall? Seems absurd that a control panel would burn out after so little time. I know it’s beyond the one year warranty. Is this a common problem with the newer electric ranges? My old one (also Kenmore) lasted over 25 years!