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  2. Before you give up on this one. Does the burner headc lift off and give you access to the outer ring’s orefice? Try removing it and give it a quick gas purge to see if there is something blocking that tube. I feel like that has to be your issue.
  3. It’s definitely better to suck it up, literally. Heat rises and downdraft cooktops are fighting physics and common sense. If you have the ability to get over the range ventilation and exhaust it outside it’s a much better setup than any downdraft or snorkel hood. As long as you’re doing that, may as well consider a complete kitchen renovation as well.
  4. That's definitely being my competence/patience. Going to have to call in a tech I guess. Question: Whenever we end up replacing this stove, do you have any recommendations for a replacement. What downdraft models are worth a darn? Or is is better to suck it up and cut a hole in the ceiling/roof to have a hood installed?
  5. Fridgedaire Infinity washer fafs4473lw0

    Check and tighten the 20 to 24 bolts that hold the two tub shell halves together. I've seen a few where the bolts heads start wearing into the plastic which then lets the tub shells separate slightly and leak. A good snugging up of all the bolts will usually take care of it. Unfortunately this new style Frigidaire doesn't have the lower access panel so to get to all the tub bolts you're going to have to remove the top and front again, (also makes it much more difficult to see and locate leak since only access when all assembled is from top where you really can't see any leaks and from the back panel).
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  7. Strange how the inner ring's flame does not seem to be affected.
  8. Check that burner's valve as well. Not going to be easy or fun.
  9. That's bizarre. I'd open that up and check the gas passage ways (tubes). Would be a good time to have some form of compressed air around.
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  11. All the other burners operate normally while the outer ring of the double ring burner is sputtering.
  12. Yes. They will pull up most of the kenmore built by them.
  13. Lighthouse , please bare with me on this because I did not totally understand everything. The service matters website is a paid membership that you can use for whirlpool manufacturer model numbered appliances which I did understand. Are you also saying that the service matters website will also give you whirlpool built appliances that have the Sears/kenmore model #'s and then all you have to do if you have the Service matters membership is put the sears/kenmore model #'s with the dot to get that technical information also as long as you put in the period after the first 3 numbers from the sears /kenmore model Numbered appliances ? and the same thing goes for the Electrolux/frigidaire built appliances that have the sears/kenmore model #'s too ?
  14. Very lucky, only had to replace the drain hose / trap and the broken spring, still tracing a small drip maybe the water level switch hose. Thks for the help.
  15. What do the other burners do when the big boy goes nuts? Just operate normally?
  16. LG LSWD305ST Double Wall Oven Service Manual

    Oh, I see what you're saying. That's not the case. We had to change revenue models because affiliate parts sales and ad revenue all but dried up. The expenses to run the site did not. In fact, they increased 20x when we moved to a dedicated server, which we had to do because the site got so busy that it was always crashing. We were just trying to keep the doors open. It's not like we had this all planned out-- we were scrambling to respond to ever-changing conditions on the web (still are!). Here are a couple of choices for you: I refund your $75, we part ways, no hard feelings, no harm no foul I give you a coupon for 1 year of free PA membership. At the end of the year, you either renew at the regular rate or you revert back to your current member group (Legacy Tech). Think about it and let me know what you'd like me to do for you.
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    Not you... the guy who must have repurposed your manuals before you started watermarking... NO personal attack.
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    No thank you. I just simply wanted reasonable access to manuals. Good day and good luck. Thanks for your response.
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    If all you're looking for is a cheap/free place to get manuals, you should look elsewhere. Given your level of activity at the site, I would say that you would be better off at another site. I paid to have access to files not to socialize.
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    You may want to take your own advice since you leveled a personal attack in your previous comment. Are you seriously suggesting that this untrue accusation and blustery outburst is not a personal attack? And there's no spin-- I calmly and clearly explained the true back story. You are still a Permapprentice and lifetime member of the site. As I explained in my previous reply, the site is vastly expanded from when you joined and you are actually getting *more* than what you originally paid for. If you're still unhappy and don't want to upgrade your membership, I'll cheerfully refund the $75 you paid back on January 3, 2012.
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    If I am in someone's home and need a file. I have to find it elsewhere for free instead of where I paid. Lashing out no. Angry yes. I wrote you about this problem nicely and never received a response.
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    @Bentley - You are in the Legacy Tech member group. Most people in the Legacy Tech member group would have paid a small one-time membership ranging from $5 to $95 for lifetime access to the forums and for access to the Repair Manual Stash, an old Mediafire account with a bunch of manuals in it that hasn't been updated in 10 years. In your case, I don't have any record that you paid anything! But even if you did, you are getting *more* than what you originally paid for. We've made many enhancements to the site to make it a more powerful resource for members. This has resulted in big increases in operating costs. Additionally, we are no longer supported by advertising or affiliate parts sales like in the old days. So to keep the site online, we had to go to a subscription model. Current tech membership at Appliantology is $197/year. This pays for three full-time people to run the site and a dedicated server meaning we don't share server space with any other websites-- we have our own professionally managed server in a professionally managed datacenter. This site is not a hobby run out of some guy's basement. Legacy Tech members still have access to the tech-only forums. In fact, Legacy Techs have *more* access and features available to them now than when they first became members and today are getting *more* than what they originally paid for. We've added many features and enhancements, both hardware and software, to the site since then and we've grandfathered some of those features to Legacy Techs. One of those features is the Downloads section of the site-- a searchable repository of technical literature. The Downloads section did not even exist when you became a member. Yet you can search and download service manuals. Yes, the download speed is throttled to ensure that Professional Appliantologist members have full server resources available to them. Appliantology does not sell manuals. There are sites on the internet that do. We sell subscriptions to a community, of which one of the many benefits is access to manuals and to request manuals. These manuals are provided by the community, not by Appliantology. That's why it's called a "pot luck supper." We have a large and growing library of service manual and tech sheet downloads, all searchable. But access to this library is just one of the benefits to Professional Appliantologist members. You can read all the other benefits here: https://appliantology.org/store/product/11-professional-appliantologist/ Appliantology is a tech community, a brotherhood of professional appliance repair technicians supporting each other in the craft and helping each other become better at what we do. We are not the right site for everyone nor are we trying to be all things to all people. I don't want all techs here. I am not desperate to sell memberships to get as many members as possible. I run this site because 1) it's interesting and 2) I love the trade and want to help techs be better at what they do. I looked at your profile and see that, although you've been a member here since 2011, you've made only 37 posts. If all you're looking for is a cheap/free place to get manuals, you should look elsewhere. Given your level of activity at the site, I would say that you would be better off at another site. We are not holding you or anyone else hostage. Like any business transaction, it's all based on voluntary association: people value the services we offer more than than the money for the membership and a transaction is born. That's business in a free market economy. A member is completely free to renew their membership or not. We work hard to show value for members subscription in the hopes they do renew. You have already formed the opinion that we are evil, greedy, strangle kittens, eat babies, etc. We've heard it all before and mostly from guys who are barely making it as techs so they lash out at us in desperation. I don't expect that anything I've said here will change your opinion nor is that my intention. There are many other sites out there in the Internet that would be more to your liking. I wish you the best in your business.
  26. Kenmore Frig filter 106.74254401

    Success that seems to have done it, taking off the water pressure via the water dispenser paddle, and or just not in all the way. Not sure where the leak was it was dry when I arrived home Thanks.
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