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I have been repairing appliances for 38 years and consider myself a Renaissance man. I am the proud father of two daughters and my 11-year-old keeps me young. I love fixing things and taking things apart, and I have dealt with the many problems related to homeownership and keeping up the yard and garden. I once jumped into downtown Austin with a parachute carrying the American Flag for Lance Armstrong and George Bush. I also organize the STAC golf tournament which raises money for charity. I am an employee of Sears Holdings Corporation. Professional Degrees and Certifications: I have attended the University of Houston, studying Political Science and Journalism. I participate in ongoing training courses given by Sears and manufacturers to stay current with new appliances.

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  1. Outdoors how do I reset my wireless keypad for my craftsman garage door opener? It is a 1995 opener and model number is 39.53637SRT

    Sis1964, Thank you for your question. I believe you have the keyless entry and wish to reprogram the 4 digit entry code. If you have the keyless entry pad with number keypads I believe I can help yo…
  2. Outdoors Why does 17hp riding mower oil filter fill up with gas?

    Thank you for the model number. As previously stated most likely the problem will be with the float or carburetor. The Float kit is part number 12-757-02-s. The carbureotor repair kit is part numbe…
  3. Outdoors Sears Craftsman Lawn Tractor won't start

    The headlights work off a different circuit than the battery. The 30 amp fuse would be the first place to start. The fuse is attached to the harness beneath the fuel tank. Lift the fuel tank from t…
  4. Home & Family Only 5 months after warranty I have the famous F2E2 on my top of the line Kenmore Elite dishwasher. What do I do?

    I am sorry for the problem. The 665.139..K model with serial F1 to F2 is a model that we see the F2E2 error more than we would like. There is not a known problem at this time but moisture in the con…
  5. Home & Family My sears garage door opener will not close. The sensor lights are both green. The light on the back of the unit flashes five times, stops, and repeats. Please give suggestions.

    If you mean the trolley will not reverse to go down then I would susspect a sensor problem. If the door will not go down even with the trolly disconnected then the problem would be with the door. Ar…
  6. Home & Family Only 5 months after warranty I have the famous F2E2 on my top of the line Kenmore Elite dishwasher. What do I do?

    Thank you for the updated information. Cleaning the connections and the unit working indicates that the connections were the problem. If the water seems to be dripping from the inside of the door pa…
  7. Heroes at Home Hey there. I have a problem with my Craftsman 1/2 HP garage door opener (Moder #: 139.53915DM, Serial #: 03436100725) shutting and the only way it will shut is if I hold down the wall switch. I'm gonna fix this today if it kills me lol. I know I won't get a response today since it's Sunday, but I decided to put my issue here just in case someone else hase this specific issue I don't see on any of the garage door problem questions. The sensor lights do not light up no matter which way they are connected to the opener. The learn button blinks once when the sensors are connected telling me they are damaged/not connected. When I loop the sensor circuit, it blinks twice, telling me the wires are reversed. Any input would be most appreciated.

    If the sensor lights do not light at all then the usual suspect would be power to the sensor. If the wiring and connections are correct both the sending and recieving sensors should glow steady. The…
  8. Home & Family My sears garage door opener will not close. The sensor lights are both green. The light on the back of the unit flashes five times, stops, and repeats. Please give suggestions.

    The light blinking 5 timess indicates the RPM sensor or motor overload has tripped. The problem is likely with the motor or gears. Does the door open easially? You can try to release the trolley ma…
  9. Home & Family Only 5 months after warranty I have the famous F2E2 on my top of the line Kenmore Elite dishwasher. What do I do?

    The issue with the F2/E2 error code on these models is caused by moisture. There are two areas that were identified as areas of concern that are causing the error. First the connection in the console …
  10. Outdoors I have 917.28856 Craftsman Hydrostatic Transmission. When I let off the gas I'm getting a bang like something's loose. I don't remember it doing this??

    MIkeD1234, Bill had some good advice about checking the connections between the pedal and rods. There is something else you might easially try. If you normally run the mower at full speed while cut…
  11. Home & Family I have a craftman garage door opener model 139.53930d. I need to change the code, it opens my neighbors garage. I have cleared and reprogrammed the remote as instructed 3 times. It still opens my neighbors garage

    Thank you for your question though I am sorry for the problem with your neighbor's door opening. To reprogram a remote first press and release the Learn button on the main unit. The light should glo…
  12. Outdoors I have a craftsman 21 h.p. platinum engine,not a v-twin,with an oil filter. The owners manual says the oil capacity should be 56 oz.,but after doing an oil change with new filter 33oz. of oil shows a full mark on the dipstick,don't want to over fill .Any suggestions?

    You are right about the specifications. The Engine oil capacity is listed at 56 oz in the owner's manual. This problem is not a known problem. Manuals can have misprint but I see no previous questi…
  13. Home & Family Where is the filter for ice maker in located in Coldspot model 71289102?

    Not all models will have the filter. The filter bracket will be mounted in the upper corner of the refrigerator section. To install, if there is a bracket, line up the install mark on the filter wit…
  14. Home & Family How to change code on a Craftsman 1/2 hp garage door opener model # 41A3493-1?

    If your model has a button that needs to be pushed to program the remote, I recommend pushing and holding the button down until the light on the control board turns off. This will erase all the codes …
  15. Home & Family How to change code on a Craftsman 1/2 hp garage door opener model # 41A3493-1?

    If your model has a button that needs to be pushed to program the remote, I recommend pushing and holding the button down until the light on the control board turns off. This will erase all the codes …
  16. Home & Family How to change code on a Craftsman 1/2 hp garage door opener model # 41A3493-1?

    To change the code first decide which button on the remote you wish to use. Remove the screw holding the back cover. Locate the 9 pin connector. For the top large button put pin 1 to the minuse positi…
  17. Home & Family How to change code on a Craftsman 1/2 hp garage door opener model # 41A3493-1?

    The 41A3066 is the part number for the logic board. A model number should start with 139. If you Chamberlain remote has the same dip switches and uses the same frezencies then it should work.
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