Monday, 11/28/05 @ 5:21 p.m.
Thanks for your help and educating me about the model numbers, etc. In the interim I tried two more ideas.
First, I called up the daughter of the elderly lady from whom I purchased this house and she had no idea where the stove's manual was, however, suggested that I check under the utility drawer to see if it was in there. Sure enough, there was something close to it called a "technical data sheet" containing the stove's wiring diagrams, etc.
On the front of this one sheet of paper it said, "for Kenmore model #s 911.93571, 911.93575, 911.93576 and 911.93578. That last number '911.93578' is the root of my above mentioned model number. So I went back to the Sear's website and plugged that in and it recognized it as a 30" Electric Free-Standing Range but had no information on it. From there I wrote to Sears one more time and sure enough they said that they have an owner's manual that is close to it with this link here:
This is for Model #911.93578790 and when I looked at it's "Backguard" section, it showed the back panel which very closely resembled my own appliance.
This link offered me to purchase the owner's manual for $4.49 + tax and so I ordered one.
I guess we can call this "Case Closed" now. Thanks for your quick responses and assistance throughout this manual search.
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