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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. 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…
  2. 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…
  3. 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…
  4. 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 …
  5. 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 …
  6. 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…
  7. 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.
  8. 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 pos…
  9. Home & Family I have a Kenmore Range 790.96313403 that is giving me an F10 error. We have replaced the EOC and the probe and we still get the error. What else can it be? The connections are all clean and there are no loose wires.

    I keep coming back to the control but that has been replaced. If you set the overn for 300 and it reached 450 then I suspect the control. The sensor is a little high but at 450 the F10 should not de…
  10. Home & Family I have a Kenmore Range 790.96313403 that is giving me an F10 error. We have replaced the EOC and the probe and we still get the error. What else can it be? The connections are all clean and there are no loose wires.

    The F10 indicates a runaway temp wich would normally be caused by a bad sensor or a stuck relay on the control board. Both of these parts have been replaced. My first question would be if you set th…
  11. Home & Family My craftsman garage door opener will not close with remote, only if I hold wall button down. Light blinks ten times whats wrong?

    SL26, the owner's manual is an older manual available only for purchase at the following site: http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-number/114A1959/0009/139? coppathTaken=directMatch&f…
  12. Home & Family How do I open the dishwasher door on model 665.1326/1336?

    There should be a handle in the middle of the door that you pull up on to release the door. If the door will not open then the latch may be broken. There is a trick to opening a door with a broken lat…
  13. Outdoors I have a Craftsman riding mower model 917288031 that won’t start. The battery is new, the fuse is good, there is 12v at the solenoid, the engine cranks when I short across the solenoid. The lights don't work. I'm thinking safety switches on the clutch, but I'm stumped. Can anyone suggest a path to follow?

    I would suggest you first refer to the previous link: http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Craftsman-Parts/Riding-mower-tractor-Parts/Model-917288031/0247/1509200?pathTaken=&prst…
  14. Home & Family I have a french door kenmore refrigerator model 795.71019.010. It has a bottom freezer and water in the door. The ice maker is in the bottom and has stopped making ice. The water in the door still works. I have put in a new filter. Still no ice, Any ideas?

    Yes, if you place water in the mold and it freezes and harvest then the problem is likely with the valve or the water line to the ice maker. The ice maker water line can be disconnected at the valve.…
  15. Home & Family My craftsman garage door opener will not close with remote, only if I hold wall button down. Light blinks ten times whats wrong?

    The flickering lights and the blinking 10 times indicate a problem with the sensors. Check the wire connections. Make sure no staple is through a wire. If the unit has worked well for a few months …
  16. Home & Family I have a Model #106.41163.310 fridge/freezer and the ice maker is not working. SOS!

    Thank you for your question. First check the ice maker mold for water/ice. If the mold is empty then all some water to the mold and let it freeze. If the water freezes and is harvested then the pro…
  17. Home & Family I have a french door kenmore refrigerator model 795.71019.010. It has a bottom freezer and water in the door. The ice maker is in the bottom and has stopped making ice. The water in the door still works. I have put in a new filter. Still no ice, Any ideas?

    Thank you for your question. My first suggestion is to check if there is water/ice in the ice maker mold. If there is no water try using a turkey baster to add enough water to fill the mold. See if…
  18. Home & Family I just purchased a Kenmore Elite refrigerator and the water filter needs replacing but I cannot get it out. I tried turning the water off to lessen the pressure but it still did not pull out. What should I do?

    I am sorry this has become such a problem. There is the filter cup which should unscrew when turned clockwise. Grad the bottom of the filter cup CW to remove. If it will not turn then I suspect th…
  19. Outdoors I have a 9.9 gamefisher outboard motor that runs but won't Idle, can someone tell me what it could be, thanks Mike

    I am sorry for the problem with the motor. I suspect you will need to have the carbureotor adjusted. Does adjusting the idle adjustment screw help? The adjustment might be to lean and not rich enou…
  20. Home & Family I just purchased a Kenmore Elite refrigerator and the water filter needs replacing but I cannot get it out. I tried turning the water off to lessen the pressure but it still did not pull out. What should I do?

    Judy Lou, thank you for the model number. Per the owner's manual you do not need to turn the water supply off before changing the filter. First raise the ice maker arm to the off position. Hold the…
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