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Smoking problem
by Manage My Life 
August 7th, 2012
Mark T
Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the mower. First, check the oil level in the engine. If it is over full, it will allow oil to go into the air filter. If the oil level is fine, I recommend inspecting the air filter. If the air filter has oil on it, oil is coming out of the crankcase breather. If it the oil is not over full I recommend replacing the crankcase breather. The breather can be ordered from the following link.

Craftsman tractor parts



If it does not have oil on the filter, oil is entering the cylinder somewhere else. This could be a blown head gasket or worn piston rings or valve seals. I recommend checking the head gasket first.

Please let me know if you need further assistance.

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Mark.
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by Mark T
August 8th, 2012
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smoking belt
by Manage My Life 
July 10th, 2012
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I know that it can be very frustrating to have issues with your drive belt. If the ground drive belt is smoking, I recommend checking the brake return spring. The spring should pull the belt tight when the brake is released. If the belt is not tight is will slip and eventually start to smoke. If the spring is ok, I recommend checking the belt. The belt should be burnt if it was smoking. If the drive belt is burnt, check all of the idler pulleys. The bearings in the pulley might be heating up and stopping the pulley. If any of the pulleys feel rough, I recommend replacing it. I hope this helps. If you need further assistance, please reply to this thread. Thank you for using Manage My Life.
by Manage My Life
July 13th, 2012
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tractor smoking
by Jim Hagelston 
April 23rd, 2011
Tags: Lawn Mowers
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These little engines do not deal with being tipped very well. It can sometimes only smoke when you go straight down the hill or if you drive across the hill with the carburetor side down since the crankcase breather is on that side. You may be able to drive across it with the carburetor side up and it not smoke at all or very little.

Briggs and Stratton states that if the engine does not smoke and level ground but does on a hill, then the hill is too steep. For what it's worth, I have a tractor with a very similar engine on it and we can't take it on the inclines that we can our bigger tractor with the twin cylinder Kohler on it.

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April 25th, 2011
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dishwasher smoking
by Manage My Life 
March 10th, 2011
Mark T
If the part has not been installed, they should be able to give you a refund. I have not heard of anyone not being able to return a not used part. I recommend calling them first because I am not sure what the return policy is. Please let me know if you have problems returning the part. Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark T
by Mark T
July 11th, 2011
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smoking lawnmower
by Manage My Life 
July 1st, 2011
Sam A
Thank you for your question.

I can understand your concern when the lawn mower starts smoking.

Have you recently changed the oil in the mower?

If you will put the mower on a flat level surface and check the oil dipstick for the correct amount of oil on the bottom of the stick to see if it has bee overfilled. This will cause the oil smoking out of the exhaust.

Another possibility is if you were mowing on a side hill and the engine pushed some of the crankcase oil into the carburetor and then into the piston to burn like gas.

The only other thing I can think of is if you had the mower tipped on its side to check the blade.

If it was a temporary incident and as it continues to run it clears up and stops smoking, then that is not a problem.

If it continues to smoke and does not clear up in a few minutes then I would take it in for service since it is under warranty being only 3 months old.

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by Sam A
July 2nd, 2011
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Homelite chainsaw is smoking
by Manage My Life 
September 11th, 2011
Sam A
Thank you for your question on the chainsaw smoking.

Is the dragging safety brake causing the smoking or do you have to rich of a gas mixture?

It sounds like the chain brake lock is not holding and will need to have some parts replaced for the safety brake to stay released from the clutch drum.

Please send me the model number of the Homelite chain saw so I can look at the parts breakdown and recommend some replacement parts.

Please let me know what you find for a model number and we can continue with that information.

Sam A.
by Sam A
September 13th, 2011
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smoking air compressor
by Manage My Life 
February 2nd, 2011
Sam A
Thank you for your question.

I can understand your concern when the compressor started smoking and then quite.

I would suggest that you take the top cover off the air compressor to see if it was just a belt failure of if the pump seized up and you will need to rebuild the compressor part.

There also is an electric motor under the cover that drives the pump and it may have failed also.

Please examine what may have happened and then you can decide what needs to be done to repair the compressor.

If you still have your owner's manual it will show you the parts breakdown.

Please use the thread link to tell me what you have found and I will help you anyway I can to get the compressor repaired.

I have included an image of the parts list.

I hope this will help.

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by Sam A
February 3rd, 2011
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washer smoking WTW6700TW1
by Manage My Life 
September 27th, 2013
Tags: Washers
Joey S
Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

Based on the noise and the "smoke", I suspect the drive shaft, drive shaft bearings and tub seal will need to be replaced. There is bearing replacement kit (

W10435302

) which includes the drive shaft, bearings, nut, seals, grease, adhesive and instructions. This kit can only be ordered by the service technician. It also requires a special tool which is not included. This is why a service technician must order and install the kit.

In order to get the parts to repair your washer will require a service technician to order and make the repairs.  

To have a service technician fix this problem, you can schedule service through this link: 

Sears Home Services.

 
by Joey S
September 30th, 2013
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Squeaky dryer with smoking smell
by Manage My Life 
September 28th, 2012
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I can understand wanting to solve a dryer issue like this yourself. Dryers do often make good at home projects. The symptoms do sound like this is the dryer belt. It may be coming off the pulley or be damaged.

Remember to disconnect power to the dryer before attempting any service or repairs

The image below will show how to access and replace the belt if needed. when replacing the belt be sure to route the belt onto the pulleys. It is easy to miss the pulley and the belt sits on the shaft. If this happens, the drum will not turn. If the belt is starting to come off the pulleys, this could also be the problem.

If the belt and pulleys check fine, then this may be a failed drive motor. If you get to that point,please reply for more information.

Parts for the dryer can be ordered here;

Sears Parts Direct

.

I hope this information helps put your dryer back into operation. Thank you for using Manage My Life.
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September 28th, 2012
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Smoking air compressor
by Manage My Life 
April 26th, 2012
Mark T
Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the air compressor. The model number you submitted did not pull up for me. I was able to find a model number that is close to yours. According to the model number I found, it does not have oil. If it is smoking, I suspect the problem is a worn belt. I have posed an image below that shows how to replace the belt. The belt can be ordered from the following link.

Craftsman air compressor parts

I hope this is helpful. If you need further assistance please reply below with more details and the model number off the unit.

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Mark
by Mark T
April 30th, 2012
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