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I have many years of experience as a technician with extensive electrical and mechanical training. As a homeowner, I have experienced many of the problems that I write about. I offer common sense solutions and fixes for your various appliance and home needs from a homeowner's perspective. I am an employee of Sears Holdings Corporation. Professional Degrees & Certifications: I have a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree and I also have extensive mechanical and electrical training. Sears provides me with ongoing factory training in many appliance fields.

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    Here it be: http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/lis_pdf/OWNM/L9050379.pdf
  2. Liked this: Outdoors There is a dangerous design flaw in the DieHard Portable Power 1150. I have called six different numbers at Sears, including Customer Service, without finding anyone who could discuss the danger or tell me who I should call to discuss it. When the user energizes the USB charging port, they also energize the battery clamps. If I am charging a cell phone and someone touches the clamps, they could be severely injured. The USB port and the clamps should be controlled by separate switches. I should also have been able to discuss my concern with a knowledgeable person long before this.

    Thank you physicsandchem for your concern with the portable power units design. I have forwarded your concern to the home office saftey division for there review. Thank you again for noticing th…
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    Try this link to learn about the special initiatives today!
  4. Liked this: Outdoors mower starter gets stuck

    Hi Kate, handles seem a little low? Check the assembly instructions, you need to unscrew the thumb screws at the base of the handles, pull the handles out and reinstall the screws, good luck
  5. Liked this: Outdoors Will the rear rim and tire for model 917.288570 fit on model 917.289283 lawn tractor?

    The rear rims used on the tractors are the same model number. The 917.288570 tires are "larger in diameter" than the 917.289283 tires, by an inch.
  6. Liked this: Home & Family Please recommend a clothes dryer??

    Hi dsg7651! You may want to check out Sears.com for the highest rated dryers. It is a great resource to help when shopping for big items like this. Copy and paste this link to see the highest rated…
  7. Liked this: Home & Family Please recommend a clothes dryer??

    Well. The most obvious requirement is to double check whether the laundry room you are planning on putting your new appliance in uses a 240 volt electrical service or uses natural gas to heat the clot…
  8. Liked this: Home & Family New Refrigerator Noises to Expect

    Based on your description It’s probably the damper, which is electronically controlled, and adjusts to regulate the flow of air and the temperature in the refrigerator and freezer sections. It sound…
  9. Liked this: Home & Family I have a Kenmore Elite 3 door fridge with bottom freezer and ice maker model # 795.78769.800 the freezer is filling with water and freezing till the ice builds up and starts spilling on floor. I assume the ice maker is leaking ? can you give me advice on how to trouble shoot and fix please

    Water will leak into the freezer when the drain system freezes up. Every time the unit goes into a defrost cycle, water will run down into the freezer, instead of down the drain. To clear the drain, r…
  10. Liked this: Home & Family Where can I find the manual for Bosch Microwave HMV 3051U?

    Found it on the Manage My Life.com site, in the Manuals section by typing in the HMV 3051U model number. Here it is: http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/lis_pdf/OWNM/L0908293.pdf There is also a se…
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    Two possibilities come to mind. The first is lack of good contact with the end of the bulb, inside of the socket. The sheet-metal contact can become bent back and not quite make as good contact as…