Model #11629915900-1980 Kenmore vacuum, canister

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Kenmore 1980 (?) era washer


Hi Sherre',

Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life.

I am sorry you are having problems with your washer.

From your description I recommend that you check the drain pump and drain hoses for clogs or blockage. Always unplug or de-energize electrical equipment before removing covers or attempting service. Be careful and wear appropriate hand protection when working around sharp metal parts. If you have a wet/dry vacuum you can use it to empty the water, otherwise you will have to bail the water out of the washer. You will then have to lay the washer down to get to the drain pump underneath. Check and see if there are any blockages in the hoses or openings in the pump.

Here is a link that you may use for parts purchases Sears Parts Direct .

The remaining checks will require the use of an ohm/volt meter. If you have a meter and are confident in your ability to safely perform these checks, reply to this post and I will be happy to assist you in any way I can.

I highly recommend having a trained service technician evaluate this problem. You can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

Thanks again for using Manage My Life.


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Landell -
Sears Technician
June 14, 2011

1980's craftsman band saw. buzzes when switched on, but will not run.


Thank you for your question.

I can understand your concern when the band saw will not run.

Without the model and brand I can only give you some general things to try.

If I understand you correctly, you are saying that when you turn the band saw switch on the motor just hums.

• If this saw has an exposed drive belt from the motor, roll the drive belt off the pulleys and then turn the saw on again to see if the motor will run on its own.

• If the motor runs ok then you will need to turn the lower wheel over by hand to see if you can find where the resistance is. It could be a bearing in one of the wheels.

• If the motor will not run on its own, then the motor will have to be replaced.

• Remove the blade so you can isolate the upper and lower blade pulleys to see if one of those bearings could be the problem.

I hope these suggestions will help in diagnosis of the band saw.

Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
November 02, 2010

How do I unlock the door on my mid 1980's Sears built-in oven?


Without knowing the model number I will only be able to provide general information. The oven must be cooled down before the door latch bi-metal safety device will allow the door to be unlocked. If the oven door latch/lever has ever been forced over to the unlock position/left side before the oven has had time to cool it can cause damage to door lock assembly or the bi-metal locking device. The bi-metal locking device is designed to warp/rotate by heat and to prevent the door latch handle from sliding over to the unlocked position when the oven is still too hot to open. If the handle is forced over to the left/unlocked position before the oven has had time to cool it can cause the latch handle bend and/or damage the bi-metal/door lock and it may not unlock. Try this trick: Force the door latch lever to the right as far as it will allow and then move it back over to the left/unlock position and see if the door will open.

If the door does not open, I recommend calling a service technician.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
April 07, 2010