August 11, 2022

Tapping into a new feature in the Search Bar on Sears PartsDirect

By Lyle Weischwill
Introduction image for article on the new Search Bar feature on Sears PartsDirect.
Introduction image for article on the new Search Bar feature on Sears PartsDirect.

You’ll notice a brand new feature in the Search Bar at the top of each Sears PartsDirect webpage on our site.

We’ve made it easier for you to find DIY repair help for your appliance or product by adding Symptoms to drop-down results as you key numbers and/or letters into the Search Bar.

When you see a Symptom that matches the problem that you’re fixing, click on that Symptom result to get DIY advice on diagnosing and fixing the problem.

For example, Symptoms for a query such as a Dryer will appear when you key in a term search.

Click on Why won’t my dryer heat (symptom) from the drop-down when keying in “Dryer” and you’ll go to this page that provides DIY repair help for a dryer that isn’t heating:

Dryer: Why won't my dryer heat?

Whether you have a gas dryer or an electric dryer, we provide practical troubleshooting tips to help you fix a dryer that isn’t heating.

Our Gas dryer won't heat troubleshooting video referenced in the Dryer Not Heating Symptom has been viewed nearly a million times by DIY enthusiasts.

Repair guides for bottom-mount refrigerators

July 20, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a refrigerator thermistor

The thermistor senses the temperature inside the refrigerator. If the actual temperature and the temperature you set are different, the thermistor could be the problem. You can replace a refrigerator thermistor by following these simple instructions.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less
How to replace an in-door ice maker on a French door refrigerator

Follow these step-by-step instructions how to replace the in-door ice maker in Kenmore TRIO and LG French door refrigerators.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less
How to replace a refrigerator defrost control assembly

Follow these steps to replace the defrost control assembly if your Kenmore or LG French door refrigerator displays an error code and the freezer won’t defrost.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 120 minutes or less

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By Lyle Weischwill

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