Model #126 Porter Cable planer

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Q:

My dishes are not getting clean. The sink water temperature is 126. But the water in the dishwasher is not getting that hot..

A:

The second image below shows the method for checking your water supply temperature for the dishwasher. I recommend that you check water temperature using that method. If the water is not getting up to the 120 degrees within 1 minute at your kitchen sink tap, then this could be contributing to your cleaning problem in the dishwasher.

You indicate that you are measuring 126 degrees at the sink after 5 minutes. Adjusting the temperature on the water heater will not be possible since it is already at the maximum safe temperature. I do not recommend that you adjust the water heater temperature any further. You may have a long run of supply pipe between the water heater and the dishwasher. This could cause the low water temperature that you are seeing in the dishwasher tub. There may not be any way to resolve that low water supply temperature issue in that situation.

There may be some other ways that you can resolve the cleaning issue that you are experiencing.

You can run the sink tap to heat up the water before starting the dishwasher. Although this will insure proper water temperature enters the dishwasher on the initial fill, it may not help as much with subsequent fill sessions during the cycle.

Check the water level in your dishwasher after it fills. Start a cycle and then crack the door open after the filling stops. Open the door fully and look at the water level in the bottom of the tub. It should be at the level shown in the first image below. If the water level is too low, then you may need to check that water supply for the dishwasher to make sure that you have proper water pressure and flow available. If the water supply is okay, then you could have debris or a clog in the screen on the inlet water valve assembly. Here is a link for the installation guide that will help you check the water supply issue: Installation Instructions for Kenmore Elite Dishwasher Model 665.13429K701 .

If that water level is okay, then I recommend that you refer to the cycle chart that is shown in the 3rd image below. That shows the thermal hold data for cycles that detect low soil conditions (when the dishes are rinsed off before placing them in the dishwasher). The dishwasher will heat the water during those thermal holds. If more soil is detected, the dishwasher will heat the water to higher temperatures or until the 25 minute time limit elapses. The 25 minute time limit on the thermal holds could be contributing to this cleaning problem that you are experiencing. The heater will normally increase the water temperature about 1 degree per minute. After 25 minutes, the water may be increased by about 25 degrees (probably less due to heat dissipation). I hope that this explanation of the water fill and heating process helps you understand what you are up against in regards to actual water temperature in the dishwasher. If you select a cycle that maximizes the water temperature and you preheat the water through the kitchen sink tap before starting the cycle, then you may see better cleaning performance and grease removal.

This HE (High Efficiency) dishwasher does have some challenges in situations where there is a long run between the water heater and the dishwasher.

I hope that this information helps. If you need more assistance, reply with additional details and we will assist you further.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
July 06, 2012
Q:

I have a craftsman lawn mower model 917.377180 - how do I take value spring cap 151off of intake value 126 so I can take the value off engine?

A:

To remove the valve spring retainer you have to use a valve spring compressor. I have used a screwdriver to remove the valve retainer but is difficult and frustrating to do. You might be able to use a screwdriver once you see how the retainer is installed. You push the blade of the screwdriver into the spring towards the bottom push on the spring so it will compress. I have found a video showing how the valve, spring, and the retainer are installed. how to install a valve in a small engine

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
August 30, 2010
Q:

Why won't my 2008 Kenmore Microwave heat food?

A:

You will need to have a service technician diagnose and fix the microwave if you choose to repair it. The microwave could have a blown fuse or problem with the control board. A failed magnetron or a number of other internal component problems could be preventing the microwave from heating. Microwaves are inherently dangerous to service. Internal high voltage components can retain a lethal electrical charge even when the microwave is completely unplugged. A microwave radiation shielding leakage test must be performed on the unit following any internal component access and repair. These are the reasons that a service technician is required for microwave diagnosis and repair. Based on the labor cost and the likelihood that parts will need to be replaced, you may consider replacing the microwave instead of having it repaired.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
June 10, 2010