Troubleshooting & Repair

How To Troubleshoot And Fix Kenmore Range F10 Error

Kenmore Range F10 Error Troubleshooting and Repair

To repair the F10 error you will need to do a little troubleshooting first. The first thing you will want to do is test the resistance of the temperature sensor with a ohm meter. The temperature sensor is the rod you see protruding out of the oven's back wall. To access the sensor first unplug the range and pull it out so you have access to the back of it. Remove the back access panel (see image below) There are seven screws holding it in place one at the top and three on each side. Remove those and set the panel aside. 

Kenmore Range F10 Error Troubleshooting and Repair

Once you have the back cover access panel off, the temperature sensor is mounted at the top right (see image below). Unplug the sensor from the wiring harness and using a ohm meter check the resistance. If its below 500 ohms at room temperature it's bad and it needs to be replaced. If the sensor is good ohm the wiring from the sensor to the main control located in console housing.

Location of Kenmore Range temperature sensor

If the temperature sensor and wiring are ok the main control board has failed and will have to be replaced. The control board is mounted in the console housing at the top of the range. Remove the back cover and you will see the control mounted to the back of the console. (see image below). Take a picture of the wiring then unplug all the wiring at the board. The control board has a few screws mounting it to the console, remove those and the board will lift out. Install the new board and reassemble the range.

Kenmore Range Electronic Control Board Location

Parts To Repair Kenmore Range F10 Error Are Listed Below

Range Oven Temperature Sensor - CLICK HERE TO ORDER

Range Oven Control Board  - CLICK HERE TO ORDER

Questions Concerning This Repair

F10 Error. Ken More Range

F10 error relates to the oven overheating. Can I still use the stove top burners?

Yes, the stovetop will still work fine.

Kenmore Range

how come I can't find my range model # keeps coming up "not found" Kenmore range # C970-557322

Because that is a Canadian Model and the information on this site refers to US models.


You say if the ohms are below 500, it is bad. What is the normal ohm range? I'm getting nothing. Thanks

The normal range for a good operating temperature sensor at room temp is between 500 and 1100 ohms if you are getting nothing the sensor is bad.

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