Model #8-50-NQRT6-5 Penfield water heater, gas

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Q:

Refregerator not cooling,50* on #5.

A:

Make sure that the air vent coming from the freezer to the refrigerator is not blocked. Check the inside back wall of that freezer compartment for excessive frost or ice. If you see ice on that back wall of the freezer, you could have an automatic defrost system problem. You can follow the procedure shown below to force a defrost in the refrigerator. Forcing this defrost may clear the evaporator so that the refrigerator resumes cooling. If it does, then you may have had an isolated incident where too much frost built up on the evaporator and caused the cooling problem. If the refrigerator cools properly for a while and then goes back up to 50 degrees, you will need to diagnose and repair the defrost system to fix this problem.

Here is a link for a video that shows information and troubleshooting for a refrigerator cooling problem: Refrigerator Not Cooling Repair . That information will help you understand the defrost system and airflow through the cabinet. This video may help you understand what is causing the cooling problem in your refrigerator. If you need more help with this cooling issue, reply with additional details and we will assist you further.

If you need parts, you can order them from the Sears PartsDirect website.

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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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
May 19, 2011
Q:

5/8" arbor or gear for a craftsman miter box saw

A:

Thank you for your question.

I am sorry that I didn't understand what you were looking for.

I will be glad to help you but I will need a model number for the saw even though you said you could not find one.

This is going to be tough because we have so many different manufactures that build miter saws for us.

Do you have any idea how old this saw is because it would narrow down the search field.

Is the gear separate from the arbor or one piece?

Please use the thread link to give me more information.

I will keep trying to solve this problem. Would it be possible to take a picture of the saw and send it to me?

Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
January 20, 2011
Q:

I have a 8 1/2 hp chipper that won't start. It's been in my shed for about 5 years.

A:

You need to decide if the problem is no fuel or no spark.

Remove the spark plug and hold your finger or thumb on the hole the spark plug screws into. Get someone to pull the starter rope or engage the starter and the compression should push your finger off the spark plug hole. This will tell you the valves are operating inside the engine and you have compression.

Pour a thimble full of fuel into the hole the spark plug came out of. Quickly install the spark plug and pull the starter rope or engage the starter. The engine should try to start. This would tell you there is a spark and the engine will run if you get fuel. If the engine doesn't try to start, pour another thimble full of fuel into the cylinder. Look at the anode of the spark plug and see if it is wet. Try to start the engine again. If it still doesn't try to start, remove the spark plug and connect the ignition wire to the spark plug. Hold the bottom of the spark plug to a clean area on the engine block. Use insulated pliers or gloves to hold the spark plug to prevent shock. Get someone to pull the starter rope or engage the starter and see if you get a blue spark from the anode of the spark plug to the base of the plug. If there is no spark the ignition module on the engine is bad.

If you have spark the problem is in the fuel supply. Did you run the engine after draining the fuel to burn the fuel out of the carburetor? If not the carburetor will be clogged with the remnants of the old fuel and need to be replaced. If you ran the fuel out of the carburetor, the float is probably just dry and not flexing. You should take the carburetor apart and clean the float and needle and seat.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
May 26, 2009