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Member Since 01 Nov 2008
Offline Last Active Aug 20 2013 07:09 PM

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Kenmore Elite - making noise lower left

19 August 2013 - 02:22 PM



Loud grinding/whining sound that emanates from lower left of washer - does this portend any particular failure?  pump, bearings, etc.


Cleaned tub interior and found piece of wine glass - Next step is to clean out impeller/pump housing and see what I find.

Kenmore 665.15974 - Heating Element works to dry, but not wash?

26 December 2011 - 04:54 PM

Very poor washing lately.
  • water level - good during washing cycle (it should be below heating element, correct?)
  • water temp - <110 F during washing cycle, I can touch heating element w/o any ouchy and as I understand, it should be 140 F?
  • after drying cycle, dishes are hot to the touch as they should be.
At first, I though a bed heating element, but since it works for drying, am I correct in assuming it's something else like a part that controls the element? And if so, do I need to check the CCU leads or heating wiring loop for continuity?

Kenmore 665.15979992

03 August 2009 - 01:37 PM

My little Kenmore workhorse cleans fine every day, but has leakage underneath that emanates from the left hand frame rail. 

The attached picture has the offending area marked by the end of my wooden spoon.  I can't tell where the leak starts, but it's running down between the frame and the insulation and then onto the ground on the far left side of the washing machine about half way back to the wall.

Looking at the parts diagram, it looks that the offending system may be the Fill and Overfill assembly.  Does that sound likely?  Which part/s?  If so, do I slide the whole beast out from under the counter to access/inspect/repair?

Sink Soap Dispenser

05 January 2009 - 06:31 PM

Like a East Texas oil well, my Price Pfister sinktop soap dispenser isn't pumping anymore.  I've taken it apart several times and my only success has been moving the ball bearing back up the tube.  It worked 2 times and then returned to the dry state of Texas.

Is there a fix like...

(a) can I get a replacement tube/ball bearing

(B) should I just replace the whole thing (and if so, will most brands fit?)

Molding Refrig Gaskets

01 November 2008 - 09:15 AM

Replaced the gaskets for frig and bottom freezer diligently putting the new gaskets in the dryer and using the hair dryer to soften it up, but...I still have significant gaps.  The gasket is on straight, the door is square, but the gaps coincide with areas where the gaskets was squeezed so that it's effectively thinner and causing a gap.

Should I apply more heat via the hair dryer?  Make the gasket puff out in that spot using a little bit of cardboard behind the gasket?  Other magic?

(Also, the original gasket had a magnetic strip, but the replacement I got doesn't.  Seems that that is a significant downgrade, but it was listed as OEM.)

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