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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 My craftsman garage door opener will not close with remote, only if I hold wall button down. Light blinks ten times whats wrong?

    From the description you give the sensor problem has been taken care off. The problem now is that the keypad and remote will not program. If both the remote and keypad will not program I suspect the…
  2. Home & Family We have a kenmore model #417.44142400 front load washer that will not spin the clothes on the final spin cycle? Do you have any ideas?

    Thank you for your question. If the washer will fill and tumble back and forth both CW and CCW then the doo switch, timer and motor control are all okay. If the washer will tumble one direction but …
  3. Home & Family I have a Kenmore Model# 795.72034.111 refrigerator and the ice maker stopped working. I changed the water filter yesterday thinking that may be the problem. I have since noticed the ice tray is upside down in the dispensing position and will not reset. Any thoughts or recomendations?

    Thank you for your question Palmyra. I have two things to try. First on the side of the ice maker is an on/off power switch. The the switch off for a few minutes then turn the power to the ice make…
  4. Home & Family Kenmore electric range, model 790, control panel burned out in less than 5 years

    rconn199 I am sorry to hear about the problem with your stove. I wish I had a better answer to this problem than I am not sure what is currently going on with your stove. The element staying on soun…
  5. Home & Family I have a French door bottom freezer model #253.70319211 and the ice make has stopped making ice. All connections are good, and water is still being dispensed. Any suggestions?

    Thank you Jamieand jeann for your question. My first suggestion would be to try and determine if there is any water/ice in the ice maker mold. If there is no water then a simple test would be to use…
  6. Food & Cooking The racks in my Kenmore Elite oven continue to fall out. I have been burned from them falling with the slightest weight on them. I read here there are many others with the same problem what is the fix for this issue in your product?

    ngrowe, Thank you for your question though I am sorry about the problem you are having. I may be able to help you resolve this problem but I need a model number to be able to search for known problem…
  7. Home & Family My Kenmore freestanding electric range gets F10 Error

    At 75 degrees the ohm reading should be 1091 with a plus/minus range of5.3 ohms. One of the previous replies indicated the oven temp was only off by 30 degrees. If this is correct then calibrating t…
  8. Home & Family My kenmore elite front loading washing machine has stopped working. It is not powering on. Was thinking it might be a fuse or something like that but I can't find a reset button. I've flipped the breaker and checked the outlet which is working fine. Help!!

    A model number would help me give you the best answer. You can reply with a model number for further assistance. One thing to try is to unplug the power cord. When the cord is plugged back into the…
  9. Home & Family I have a Kenmore Elite Dishwasher and the High Temp light doesn't go on when I push it--is that okay?

    Kevinl921, Thank you for your question. If the led light does not illuminat when the High Temp Wash option is selected then the keypad is not working or the keypad is working but the light is bad. H…
  10. Home & Family Craftsman garage door opener Problem with both remotes and keypad

    We are running out of options. Outside interference might be the culprit. Are there any antennas nearby? Do your neighbors have similar problems? The problem with the intermittent remote clickers …
  11. Home & Family My Kenmore freestanding electric range gets F10 Error

    There is a calibration mode. First set the oven at 350 degrees. Let the oven cycle on and off at least 5 times to get an average temperature. Then press clear to cancel the cycle. While in a non c…
  12. Home & Family My Kenmore freestanding electric range gets F10 Error

    eroy, As I understand the problem the sensor ohms okay and the control/timer is new but the oven is off by 70 degrees. A model number would be very helpful. Most ovens with electronic controls can …
  13. Saving Money I have an F30 error message on my Kenmore Range. What does that mean?

    A model number would help but the F30 indicates that the electronic oven control board detects an open oven temperature sensor probe. Acessing and checking the oven temperature probe can be a do-it-yo…
  14. Home & Family I have a kenmore elite he4 electric dryer and it will not turn on. ther is power to the dryer because the lights are working. when I set the timer and press the start button it just beeps 3 quick beeps and will not start. Can anyone tell me what it could be?

    Clayton, thank you for your question. I am sorry for the problem with your dryer. From the description you give there are two suspects. The problem is likely with the door switch and the lights are…
  15. Home & Family I have Sears Kenmore Elite French Door Refrigerator ( model # 795.78764.800) 2008. Without any warning the ice maker stopped making ice cubes nor is it dispensing water when requested. The water supply valve is open. What is the problem?

    The dispenswer control board has 4 connectors. On con2 there is a purple PR wire on the end of the connector. On Con 3 there is a whire wire on pin 3. Between these two wires should be 120 volts wh…
  16. Home & Family Is there a reset button for the ice maker on my 2010 Kenmore French door refrigerator? The display panel will not change from crushed ice. Model 795.7106

    When you press the ice select button you should bet a choice of crushed or cubed ice. From the description you give I suspect the dispenswer panel has a stuck or shorted keypad. The ice make does ha…
  17. Home & Family I have Sears Kenmore Elite French Door Refrigerator ( model # 795.78764.800) 2008. Without any warning the ice maker stopped making ice cubes nor is it dispensing water when requested. The water supply valve is open. What is the problem?

    The water inlet valve can fail but there is one solenoid for the ice maker and one for the water dispenswer. I do not expect both would fail at the same time. The EBR41956402 main control is likely …
  18. Home & Family I have problem my laundary washer it isnot turn on.I got power ,filup the water ok,brand whirlpool.model # lSQ9200PQ0. CIREAL # CR3206450.

    Wylie, Thank you for your question. From the description you give the key fact is that you say it will fill with water but then does nothing else. If it fills with water then there is voltage. ON t…
  19. Home & Family my roper gas dryer RGD4100SQ0 starts ok but the timer doesn't advance and flame goes out. drum spins and igniter fires but no flame. Venting is clear and I checked other components for continuity all was good.

    Thank you for your question. From the description of the problem I suspect the problem is with the gas valve 8318277 or the 279834 gas coils. The valve is approximately $186 dollars while the kit wi…
  20. Home & Family Kenmore electric range, model 790, control panel burned out in less than 5 years

    I am so sorry for the problem with your range. I am not aware of any recalls or wide spread problems but if you reply back with a complete model number I can search for any know issues with your part…
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