Model #U31FN-7-DN MAGIC CHEF Range (gas)

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Q:

Why does my Kenmore dryer model 417.84092500 show error codes "Ad" and "dn"?

A:

The "Ad" in the display is normal. It is displayed when you are using an auto dry cycle.

The "dn" that you are seeing is likely "dr" which indicates that the door is open. The door may pop open occasionally during the cycle and cause this code to be displayed. Make sure that you are not overloading the dryer. Shut the door and restart the cycle. Everything should be working normally. If you need more help, resubmit your question with additional details.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
April 22, 2009
Q:

Kenmore 7 - sewing machine

A:

Thank you for your question.

I can understand wanting to know when the machine was made.

I can tell you that your machine model series started production in 1992 through 1995. But I cannot tell exactly when your model was made.

Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
June 28, 2011
Q:

Freezer is running 24/7

A:

Thank you for your question as to why the freezer is running 24/7.

I would suggest using a couple of coolers to remove some of the food so you can check to see if the lower back wall of the inside of the freezer is frosted up and has not been going through defrost because this is a frost free freezer.

If you find a frost build up on the back wall thicker that just surface frost that you had came melt then I would say you have a defrost problem with the freezer and the evaporator is full of frost build up..

This will prevent the freezer from getting super cold and the reason why the bread is not frozen.

There are three components in the defrost circuit.

The defrost timer, the termination thermostat, and the defrost heating element.

The defrost timer is up in the temperature control box and may a small access cut in the panel for you to get to the defrost timer manual dial. If you have that you can use something like a butter knife to very slowly turn the dial clockwise and put the defrost timer into manual defrost. It will turn the compressor off and if the timer is working it will turn on the heater and in about 30 minutes turn the compressor back on.

There also is an evaporator fan motor that moves the air around and past the evaporator and throughout the interior of the freezer. It should be running if the compressor is running.

However if the evaporator has a frost build up it cannot move any air.

If it does not do that in about 30 minutes the timer may have stalled and will need to be replaced.

If it comes back on by itself the timer may be okay.

If the defrost heater is out it will not remove the frost build up on the evaporator behind the lower panel. There also is the heater termination thermostat and it will let the heater only be on for about 15 minutes of the 30 minute defrost cycle.

If it is bad it will not pass power to the heater and the heater will not be able to come on and defrost the evaporator coil.

If you attempt to check the freezer for frost build up and you find that to be the case and you are comfortable trying to repair it yourself then let me know what you find out and we can continue to troubleshoot and repair the problem.

If you find no frost on the coils then there may be a more serious problem that a service technician will have to check out.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
November 25, 2011
A:

Thank you for the update on the defrost circuit. It you tried to turn the defrost timer to defrost and the heater did not come on then we will need to figure out which component is the problem. The most likely is the defrost heater if the timer was in defrost and the heat did not come on. If you have a volt/ohm meter then we can ohm out the resistance of the heater and the defrost thermostat to see if they are open. Since you now have the coil defrosted then it would run a long time to get everything down to the zero degrees. It could run a couple of days to get all the food to that temperature. This will only help you for a few days to a week and if it continues to not defrost itself you will be back to the same problem. I would manually turn the defrost timer to defrost again to see it the heater will work now with not so much frost build up. If the heater still does not come on then it is either the termination thermostat or the heater itself. Please let me know if you want to proceed with the troubleshooting or if you will need to have a technician to come out to repair the freezer. Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
November 28, 2011
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