Here is how to set and unset Sabbath mode on our Kenmore (Sears) Model
#665.72133300 free standing range/oven.
Disclaimer This is not an endorsement of Kenmore products nor the notion of using any appliances on Shabbat nor yomtov. In fact, I only really use this feature on (i.e., before) yomtov. Your mileage may vary, consult your local halachic authority, etc.
Note that Kenmore is very much a 20th century company. There is
no way to get a user guide online for any but this week's model
products. This can be a source of great frustration twenty
minutes before Yomtov when you want to determine what the secret
incantation is to turn on sabbath mode. GE seems to be much more
on the ball about web technology, maybe we should buy their ovens in
the future. Maybe this difference in technical savvy correlates
with the fact that Kenmore does not make Jet Engines, Nuclear Reactors
nor MRIs, the way GE does.
First time initialization: Arming Sabbath mode
This step is necessary to "arm" Sabbath mode, and need never be done
again. This step is reversible.
open the oven door
hold down the "hour up" and "Hour down" buttons for ten seconds.
the oven should show SAbOn
hit "start" to accept the change.
Disarming Sabbath Mode
To disarm sabbath mode, follow the same procedure. The message
will read SAbOff,
hit "start" to accept the
Engaging Sabbath Mode
Once armed, sabbath mode is engaged as follows:
set the oven on in the mode you want. Say, Bake at
350. So get the oven running at 350 (no need to wait for the
pre-heat to finish)
then hold down "timer off" for 5 seconds.
the display should say "Sab"
Disengaging Sabbath Mode
To Disengage sabbath mode:
hold down "timer off" for 10 seconds.
More about Sabbath Mode
Once in Sabbath mode, the display will show "Sab On" and not make any
further sounds or display changes. The oven light will not come
on. The automated 6[?] hour cut-off of the oven is
Hold down the code Buttons below for 1 sec and then hit "start"
e.g.: to set the oven temp to 350, Hold down "Hour ^" for 1
sec then hit start. There will be no feedback. The
temperature change will happen randomly within the next few minutes.
There is no broil or clean option when in sabbath mode.
It's not entirely clear that "sabbath mode" can be used profitably on Shabbat.
The fact that it disengages the oven light when the door is opened holds some promise...