Model #640-06201779-3 Kenmore Elite grill, gas

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The adapter vent tube #318317100, for built in electric oven #79040522(640 or 400):


That part is shown in the image below. It fits over the exit vent for the oven cavity. It will slightly reduce the flow of air and smoke out of the oven during the bake mode, broil mode or self clean cycle. If that part has fallen out of the oven, then you may be able to insert a new one yourself. I don't have specific information on how to replace that component. You may be able to push it into place from inside the oven cavity. If not, then you would need to shut off the house circuit breakers for the oven to completely disconnect electrical power and pull the oven out of the cabinet. You would then need to disassemble the top of the oven to access that vent tube and the top of the oven cavity. I don't recommend that you attempt that type of repair yourself. Here is a link for the Sears Service website: Sears Home Services .

You should be able to run the self clean cycle with that component missing. I recommend that you clean out any excessive spills before running that self clean cycle. You may notice more smoke coming out of the oven during that self clean cycle. You will need to adequately ventilate your home and protect your pets and birds during that cycle. I do not know of any danger that would be caused by operating the oven normally without that vent adapter in place. I do recommend that you replace it (or have a service technician replace it) as soon as possible. If you can wait until you replace that component before running the self clean cycle, that would be better.

I hope that this information helps. If you need more assistance, let us know.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
December 05, 2011



Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having problems with the snow blower. The model number you have provided did not pull up for me but that is ok, the information is going to me the same. If the auger is not turning, I recommend checking the belt first. The instructions for adjusting and replacing the belt should be in the owner's manual. If the belt seems to be fine start the engine and have, someone pull the auger lever while you watch the augers from a safe distance. If the impeller is spinning and the augers are not I recommend checking the shear bolts. The shear bolts are made to break if the auger comes into contact of something hard. The second image shows how to replace the shear bolts. If the shear bolts are ok, the problem would be a sheared gear in the front gear box. To replace this gear you have to completely disassemble the front of the snow blower. A service technician usually does this type of repair. I hope this is helpful.

Here is a link to order any parts you need. Sears Parts Direct .

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 .

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
January 23, 2011

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Thank you for your question on the high water level in the water softener.

If sounds like the venturi passage is plugged or the rotary valve is jammed in a cycle.

You will need to unplug the softener and remove the salt and water from the storage tank.

Then you will need to check and clean the venturi as described on the under side of the lid of the softener cover. Also check the wire harness connections for the control board and the position switches for the rotary valve.

If it is stuck in the fill position you can tell be looking in the small window on the top of the valve to see in want position the valve is currently in.

If the normal operation of the valve an S for service should be in the window of the valve frame. If it is in any other position the valve may be jammed and is too hard for the motor to rotate the valve.

If this is the case you may need to remove the valve rotor and replace the seal and gasket kit for the softener.

I will give you a link to troubleshooting for and this will help you understand the operation of the softener.

Kenmore water troubleshooting information .

I have given you the error code definitions below.

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 .

Please let me know what you find out and if you further assistance please let me know.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
August 14, 2012