Model #70172821-78 SEARS Playground Equipment

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Q:

Mower #917254661, where do you attach the spring #78 to the deck

A:

You are correct. The spring pulls the idler arm over and causes the belt to tighten on the pulleys.

Look on the idler arm for a hole that is worn around the edges. The previous spring wore some paint off the idler arm as it moved around. Hook one end of the spring in this hole.

Place the spring on the deck with the free end pointing in the direction the idler needs to go to tighten the belt. Look 1-2 inches past the end of the spring for a hole with worn edges. Connect the free end of the spring to this hole.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
May 11, 2010
Q:

When I run my dishwasher on the "Smart Wash" or "Normal Wash" cycles, the timer does not go lower than 78 minutes. At that point it will continue at 78 min.

A:

The Smart Wash and Normal Wash cycles heat the water during the interval that you are describing. Page 13 of the owner's manual describes the cycles in that dishwasher. I see that Priscilla V. posted a link for the owner's manual in the above response. The Normal wash heats the water to 130 degrees and the Smart Wash will heat the water based on the soil level detected (up to 140 degrees). You could have a problem with the heating element, the water level, the temperature sensor or the control board in the console that will cause this type stall in the cycle. A failure of the heating element will normally trigger a fault code (clean light blinking 7 times). I recommend that you have a service technician examine and repair the dishwasher. Here is a link for the Sears Service website: Sears Home Services .

If you want to fix this problem yourself, I recommend that you check the water fill level first. Start a cycle and then crack the door open once the filling stops. Open the door fully and look at the water level in the bottom of the tub. The water should be within 1/4" to just touching the bottom of the heating element. If it is too low, then fixing the fill problem in the dishwasher may resolve your problem. Reply with additional details if you need help with that issue.

If the water is filling properly, check to see if the heating element is working. Do not touch it directly. You should be able to determine whether it is heating by placing your fingers close to the element when it is in the water heating portion of that cycle. If the element is not heating, then you may have a bad element or a problem with the control board. A wiring failure could also prevent the element from heating. Reply with additional details if you need more help with this type of failure.

You can order parts from this link: Kenmore Elite Dishwasher Model 665.17579202 . Shut off the house circuit breaker for the dishwasher before accessing internal components.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
August 02, 2012
A:

Hello Mark. Thanks for updating us on the results of those tests. Since that element is not heating, you could have a wiring failure, a bad element or a problem with the electronic control board. An "open" high limit thermostat in the heating circuit could also prevent the element from heating. The first image below shows a diagnostic test that you can use to check the heater in that mode. The first interval of that test will energize the heater for 2 minutes. If it apparently still does not heat in that mode, then you can shut off the house circuit breaker for the dishwasher and access the electronic control board in the console as shown in that third image. You can check the resistance through the heating circuit from the control board as drawn in the second image with the red and blue lines (not actual wire colors). If you have a plastic tub in the dishwasher, then you will need to check the resistance by placing one of the volt/ohm meter probes on the neutral wire connection of the door switch. If you detect between 10 and 35 ohms through that heating element then that circuit is okay. If you detect infinite resistance then you could have a problem with the high limit thermostat, the heating element or the wiring. You can check the resistance of the element directly at the leads. The video that I posted below shows how to access that heating element. You can also check that high limit thermostat for continuity if necessary. These additional tips may help you fix this heating problem in your dishwasher. If you need more assistance, let us know.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
August 06, 2012
A:

Here is a link for the video.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
August 06, 2012
A:

Hello Mark. That thermal fuse kit is located in the console and is protection for the control board. It would prevent the dishwasher from getting any power at all if that fuse was blown. That is not the component that would prevent the heater from working. The high limit thermostat in that heater circuit is circled in red on the parts drawing in the image below. It is part number 661566. Here is a direct link for that part that has a picture: Heater High Limit Thermostat for Kenmore Dishwasher Model 665.17579202 . That thermostat is held against the bottom of the tub by a metal clip that is shown in that parts drawing below. You may be able to access that thermostat by shutting off the house circuit breaker for the dishwasher and removing the bottom front service panel below the door. If you can carefully pull the wires off that thermostat (with the house circuit breaker for the dishwasher still shut off) and tape those wires together with electrical tape, you can bypass that component for a brief test. Power up the dishwasher and see if that heater works with that thermostat bypassed. If it does, then replacing that thermostat should fix your problem. That may help you avoid further disassembly of the dishwasher. I hope that this additional information helps. If you need more assistance, let us know.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
August 08, 2012
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Q:

What are the torque values for Craftsman compressor base plate screws (item 78)?

A:

The screws that hold the base plate on the compressor should be torqued to 45-50 inch lbs.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
July 16, 2009