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Noisy GE Dishwasher When Draining

GE model PDW7880J10SS makes a grinding noise when it is draining. I took apart the drain pump and found a soggy toothpick lodged in the pump. The toothpick was kind of punky so it's hard for me to...
10-08-19, 12:24 PM
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Posted By BikerBill

You Are the Man!!!

My wife noticed another outlet without power. It was in the right location to be on the same run. So I just removed the receptacle from the box and checked out the connections. And there it...
10-07-19, 08:59 PM
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Posted By BikerBill

Slot-slot = 16 V Narrow slot to ground = 121...

Slot-slot = 16 V
Narrow slot to ground = 121 V
Wide slot to ground = 105 V or 0.6 V (flaky readings)
10-07-19, 07:36 PM
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Posted By BikerBill

OK, so I dug into the receptacle I believe is the...

OK, so I dug into the receptacle I believe is the closest to the panel. It's just a simple duplex outlet. All the 5 terminal screws are tight and the jumpers are intact and measure 0 Ohms. There...
10-06-19, 03:31 PM
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Posted By BikerBill

I think you're right about the tripped breakers...

I think you're right about the tripped breakers being due to the front panel hitting them when I took it off. I recall one of the top most corners not releasing easily and battling with it a bit.
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10-06-19, 10:59 AM
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Posted By BikerBill

Weird Voltage on one Circuit

Yesterday I was using an electric hedge trimmer and nicked an extension cord with the trimmer while it was running. I saw the flash and heard a pop. I traced down the appropriate GFCI breaker and...
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Posted By BikerBill

Chute Clog Problem

I have a Simplicity Landlord tractor with the original 44" three spindle deck. Our field is really thick this year with clover and hay. When I cut it the cut grass it hangs up on the stiffener rod...
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Posted By BikerBill

The Coil Was the Culprit!

Based on your advice I replaced the coil on the intermittently-running cylinder. I've now cut the lawn twice and the engine has run without a hitch. Thanks for pointing me in the direction of the...
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Posted By BikerBill

Briggs Vanguard Runs Intermittently on One Cylinder

I have a Simplicity Landlord tractor that starts and runs fine for a few minutes. Then it runs on one cylinder only. The engine is a Briggs 303777-1111-A1 Vanguard V-twin. I'm trying to cut a...
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Posted By BikerBill

Interference Filter??

No takers on this one, eh?

So this washer behaves like it's not getting any power when it won't start up. I took off the top panel and traced the power wires that feed the main circuit board...
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Intermittent start problem with Bosch front load clothes washer

I have a Bosch Nexxt 500 front loader, WFMC3301UC/09. When we go to start a load, the washer control panel sometimes does not light up at all, so the washer will not run. If we just leave the cycle...
Forum: Water Heaters
02-15-19, 08:29 AM
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Posted By BikerBill

Thanks for all the helpful replies. Casual...

Thanks for all the helpful replies.

Casual Joe: I suspect the mineral content of the water makes a big difference in how long the anode rod lasts and how corroded it becomes where it threads into...
Forum: Water Heaters
02-14-19, 09:37 AM
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Views: 4,203
Posted By BikerBill

Impact Wrench on Anode Rod??

I have a propane-fired Ruud water with ~11 years of use on it. I thought I'd be a good doobie and change out the anode rod. The water heater is in the basement but I have some overhead clearance...
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Posted By BikerBill

Update

OK, so the new door interlock switch assembly has been in place for several weeks now. The washer door has opened without any problems after a wash cycle except for one time when I had to used the...
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Posted By BikerBill

The link you provided enabled me to access and...

The link you provided enabled me to access and read out the stored trouble codes. Cool. It reminds of the early days of automobile diagnostics. Anyway, there were two codes: 1) Door won't lock...
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Posted By BikerBill

Bad Washer Interlock Switch or Control Board??

I have a Bosch Nexxt 500 front load washer model WFMC3301UC/09. After it finishes a wash load the door will not open. It makes three scratching noises, like maybe it's trying to unlatch. I removed...
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Posted By BikerBill

I was thinking pretty much the same thing, one...

I was thinking pretty much the same thing, one cylinder cutting out. I measured the resistance of the plug wires to engine ground and they both measure about 4.5 kOhms, which seems pretty...
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Posted By BikerBill

Briggs Vanguard Slowly Loses Power, Suddenly Recovers

I have a Simplicity Landlord tractor with a Briggs Vanguard V-twin, 16 HP. The engine is a model 303777, type 1111-A1, code 96112011. After I've been using the tractor for a while (30 - 45 minutes)...
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Posted By BikerBill

Bad Rectifier/Regulator

I neglected to mention I had already done exactly what you suggested--measure the voltage at the regulator output. I got a variable output in the range of 0 to minus about 2 volts. But somewhere I...
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Posted By BikerBill

One Down, One to Go

Since I don't have a 12 V trouble light, I used the resistance setting on my DMM to look for low resistance paths to ground. I was able to isolate it down to the anti-backfire solenoid on the carb. ...
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Posted By BikerBill

More Data

OK, so I made some measurements with my DMM connected to the battery terminals. With no load I get 12.9 V, while cranking 10.5-11.0 V, while idling 13 V, wide open throttle 13.95 V. Those numbers...
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Posted By BikerBill

Simplicity tractor: intermittent electrical problem

I have a Simplicity Landord tractor (1692784) with a 16 HP Briggs Vanguard V-twin engine (Model 303777, type 1111A1, code 96112011). The last few times Iíve used the tractor it has died once per...
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Posted By BikerBill

Noma/Murray Snow Thrower Problem

12 HP 33" Murray-built snowthower. This morning I'm moving along blowing snow and suddenly I'm not blowing snow, although the machine is still moving along. I check the front of the machine and the...
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Posted By BikerBill

Bosch Clothes Dryer Door Adjustment

Our Bosch Nexxt 500 clothes dryer door seems to have sagged and is scraping the plastic trim piece on the top front of the dryer. I've removed the door but don't see any way to adjust the door...
10-26-17, 01:31 PM
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Posted By BikerBill

And The Problem Is......

.....a cracked heat exchanger. A combustion analyzer read 1200 ppm CO in the flue gas. But the cause of the failed heat exchanger is that the furnace was never properly converted to LP gas. The...
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