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Lumpy

Member Since 09 Jul 2006
Offline Last Active Jan 23 2012 02:10 AM

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Kenmore 665.15982990 dishwasher leaking

21 January 2012 - 02:39 PM

We have a Kenmore dishwasher, model 665.15982990. It does a great job washing dishes and has a stainless steel tub, so I'd rather fix it than replace it.

It has an intermittent leak:
  • sometimes it leaks a bit
  • occasionally it leaks a lot
  • once in a while it leaks like crazy
I disassembled the door to see if the leak was coming from the inside, and there is no obvious sign of leakage. So I think it must be leaking from around the sides where the door meets the tub.

Do I simply need to replace the seal? Could it be a problem with the latch? Your advice and expertise is most welcome! Thanks!

Kenmore 790.95682302 oven not heating

29 October 2011 - 12:24 PM

Hi, I have a Kenmore oven that's about 7 years old. The oven stopped heating this week. Thinking that it might be the main element, I tested the broil functionality. My theory was that if broil worked, then it pointed to a bad element for the regular heating function. The broil didn't work. Neither did the "clean" circuit.

The stove still works fine.

So given this set of issues, where should I start? If neither the oven nor the broil works, do I still start by testing the elements?

Icemaker: KitchenAid KSCS25QFWH00

16 August 2010 - 07:15 PM

We have a KitchenAid side-by-side refrigerator that we purchased new in 1/98. A few years ago, it stopped dispensing water and then ice. We replaced the water inlet valve (part 2188542), and it started working again.

Recently, the ice maker stopped working. The water dispenser still worked fine. However, the ice maker never seemed to fill with water. In addition, sometimes it sounded like the ejector was stuck and wouldn't turn.

We decided to first test whether something might be frozen. We unloaded everything from the freezer and refrigerator, unplugged it, and left it off for 2 days. When we plugged it back in, the water worked fine, but the ice maker never filled with water.

I tried jumping the T and H test points to manually start the harvest cycle. Now it is spinning through the whole cycle, non-stop, over and over again.

My next step was to replace the water inlet valve (again). That didn't seem to change anything.

How soon after replacing the valve should the ice maker fill up with water? Immediately? 24 hours later? It's been an hour or so, and it hasn't filled up yet.

Is there a way to manually trigger the fill?

Venting dryer into the garage

11 March 2007 - 03:37 PM

I just spent half a day cleaning out my dryer vent ductwork. We have an interior laundry room on the 2nd floor of our house. The duct goes into the wall, does a 90 degree turn down, then does another 90 degree turn and runs under the floor, all the way to the outside of the house (see attached diagram).

There's a join in the ductwork about halfway along the span under the floor. My vent cleaning brush got stuck here, so I ended up cutting a hole in the garage ceiling to access it. I eventually pulled out 3 inches of compacted lint.

I'm wondering if I should re-route the duct so that it vents into the garage. The only downside that I can think of is that I'd get lint all over my car. The upside would be a much shorter amount of duct, and it would be impossible for birds to get in there as well.

What do you think?  Are garage vents a good idea?


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