Model #321596370-76 Sears detector-metal

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I need a 30 inch high base for a 76 inch round table top.


Thank you for your question on the table pedestal for the 76 inch round table.

Are you trying to find another one like what is in the picture?

This would probably have to be a custom built piece.

The base circles would need to be made up and then cut into the circles.

The support between the disks and the table top would need to be turned with a lathe.

Most of all the dinning tables that large have feet instead of a round base.

I am afraid that we do not have anything like this.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
December 05, 2011

Kenmore dishwasher gets stuck at 76 min cycle time in "normal" cycle.


Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life.

Without knowing what you have checked, I am at a distinct disadvantage. When this dishwasher LONG CYCLES or aborts in a certain portion of the cycle, as part of normal operation, the dishwasher pauses 2 or 3 times during the cycle for thermal holds and advances once temperature is met. Some of the things that can cause this are:

  1. Low inlet water temperature. A). Make sure your water heater is set to deliver 120 degree water (minimum).
  2. Dishwasher hooked up to cold water line. A). Make sure the dishwasher is hooked up to the HOT water line.
  3. Loose connection(s). A). Check the wire connections at the thermistor, control board, and heater circuit. B). OHM the heating circuit and wires.
  4. Thermistor problem. A). OHM the thermistor and wires.
  5. Problem with thermistor input on control. A). Check control's ability to read thermistor in Diagnostics (Run diagnostics).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.

Here is what I recommend:
  1. Run the diagnostics cycle. I have included the tech sheet in the images below.
  2. OHM the thermistor from the control board at P2-2 to the white wire at the terminal block. The correct range for the thermistor is 48-52K (+/- 10 %) at 25 degrees Celsius or 77 degrees Fahrenheit and 12-13K (+/- 10 %) at 60 degrees Celsius or 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. OHM the heater circuit. From P6 on the control to the white wire at the terminal block. 10 - 35 OHMS

NOTE: Diagnostics Cycle, Thermistor Open/Short Detection: The Diagnostics Test cycle will illuminate the CLEAN LED and WATER HEATING LED throughout the operating portion of the cycle that follows the initial display test interval whenever it detects a short circuit or open circuit on the thermistor input. Warm water must be in the dishwasher when performing this test. The highest thermistor resistance values the control can detect as its open circuit criteria are close to the normal thermistor resistance at room temperature. Consequently, this indicator is only reliable for open circuit detection if warm water is in the dishwasher. As a means of testing the accuracy of the thermistor circuit, the control will turn on the SANITIZED/SANI COMPLETE LED in Interval 3 of Diagnostics when it detects a thermistor resistance of 10K OHMS, or at least a resistance that is within a 1-bit range around 10K based on the resolution of the control's A/D circuit.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

Here is a link that you may use to view the parts list diagram or to purchase any parts needed; Sears Parts Direct .

I hope this is helpful. Check the things I have covered here, and if I may be of further assistance, include more details in a reply to this post.


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Landell -
Sears Technician
March 07, 2012

Have a Craftsman air compressor model 919.155730. It runs but doesn't build pressure. Should I replace part 76?


The flow valve can not cause the compressor to not build pressure.

Your air compressor probably has something broken inside the cylinder. Disconnect the power to the air compressor and remove the plastic cover around the motor and compressor.

Before you take the compressor apart, listen and feel for air leaks. Check to see if air is coming back out of the intake filter. If air is coming back out of the intake filter, something is wrong inside the cylinder.

You can see a parts diagram at []. The parts diagram will help you locate the parts that build air pressure. These are the parts you need to inspect.

Turn the motor shaft by hand and be sure the piston goes up and down.

If the piston is ok remove the 4 screws holding the head on top of the cylinder. Remove the head.

Directly under the head is the pressure plate. The pressure plate has reeds on it that direct the air into the discharge line and keep the air from going back through the intake side of the compressor. Check the reeds for warping or breaking. If the reeds are damaged, you must replace the pressure plate. Make note of how the pressure plate sets and the o-rings that seal around it.

Remove the pressure plate and inspect the plastic sleeve inside the cylinder. Look for scratches or cuts in the sleeve. Make note of the piston and the rubber o-ring around it. If the o-ring is worn of broken the air goes back through the intake filter and no pressure is built. If you have to replace the o-ring, replace the piston and sleeve also.

To replace the o-ring and sleeve, you have to remove the nut that holds the piston to the motor shaft. When you replace the nut you must torque it to 85-90 foot pounds. Torque the head bolts to 7-10 foot pounds.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
October 28, 2009