The people at Sears arent well versed with thier Parts System. They are usually part time retirees and kids.
The model number/serial number is on a white sticker (usually unreadable with oil stains). Go to www3.sears.com. Plug it into thier parts number locator. Their website is fantastic.it gives you a part number and a diagram and on-line ordering capability.
yeah it was a stupid question i guess-- thanks anyway alan