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Thanks all. My second attempt to download the...

Thanks all. My second attempt to download the schematic worked. I determined that the two white wires are part of a series circuit so it doesn’t matter how they are spliced. I’ll keep everyone posted...
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I went to the Sears parts page, there were 13...

I went to the Sears parts page, there were 13 “panels” for various sections of the mower. One of those was “schematic”. For some reason it was “unclickable”. The others would open another larger page...
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Craftsman Rider 917.288516 electrical

Recently acquired a Craftsman riding mower that had been left sitting up for a while. Rats had built a nest behind the fuel tank and chewed thru some wires. That part of the harness went to the...
11-12-20, 12:09 PM
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Elite gate operator closing force adjustment

I have an 18’ rolling gate that is operated by an Elite OmniControl Commercial operator. It works fine with the exception of the initial close phase. It trips on force and reverses to stay open. If I...
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I thought about siphoning but afraid I’ll leave a...

I thought about siphoning but afraid I’ll leave a heel and not get it all. If I use the pump I’m confident I can pump the tank completely empty. I was just wondering if anyone else had tried this.
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Removing old gasoline from a 1993 Chevy S-10 Blazer

I have a ‘93 Chevy S-10 Blazer that has been sitting for a year and a half so I’m sure the fuel has gone bad. I charged the battery and bumped it and it started big I immediately shut it back down....
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Dell Inspiron Power Adapter Testing

My grandson has a Dell Inspiron 7000 laptop he's doing home schooling on. He was having problems keeping it charged & we weren't sure if it was the power supply or the connection at the laptop. We...
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Excellent. Thanks! I also have a tractor with a...

Excellent. Thanks! I also have a tractor with a front end loader to that will be very handy.
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MIG welding with a generator

I recently picked up a nice used Lincoln WeldPak 140HD that runs great on 110v 20a. The instructions advise it’s ok to use up to 50’ of 12 ga extension cord. I’m wondering if this could be used with...
07-20-20, 02:45 PM
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Thanks everyone. I figured it was a long shot but...

Thanks everyone. I figured it was a long shot but ya never know. My better half is short and always had a hard time reaching up into & seeing into the over the stove so we put a standard one on a...
07-19-20, 03:35 PM
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Looking for tile pattern

I know this is a long shot but we are doing some tile work in our kitchen where we removed an over the stove microwave so now I need to fill that in. It's 4x4 white which is simple but we have a...
04-13-20, 10:57 AM
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AC Window Unit Mounting

I am replacing a window unit and want to take a different approach to the standard process. I’ve never been a fan of the “plastic accordion folding panels” and have never had much success securing...
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Stripped spark plug threads

I have a 6.5 HP Briggs and Stratton engine on a Toro Recycler mower that has stripped spark plug threads. Do I just chase these threads with a tap and put in a new plug? Seems like I recall hearing...
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Generator noise shield

once in a while we camp with our travel trailer In camping areas with no power. I ran a generator in the bed of my pickup last time and it worked great. I was thinking about building a sound shield /...
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Electric brake wiring

I am wiring a new 7 pin male plug with a pre-connected pigtail to a lowboy trailer. All of the trailer lighting is working fine. There are two more wires on the trailer side, a black and white that I...
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Amana Washing Machine Won’t Stop

We have an Amana washing machine that won’t stop at the end of a wash cycle. It just starts all over. Any idea what might be causing this?
Model # NTW4631BQ0
Serial # C40730098
Thanks in advance...
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Honda generator sputtering

We have a heavy duty Honda 5500 watt generator that we are having difficulty keeping running. I worked flawlessly under a 2 hour full load cycle run on a travel trailer. Now it will start, but it...
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The battery is good - 12+ volts. I found a bad...

The battery is good - 12+ volts. I found a bad 15A blade fuse down by the starter. I changed it, the mower started & ran about 3 secs & died. I changed it again & the fuse popped immediately. I...
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Craftsman RIding Mower no start condition

I have a Craftsman riding mower that won't start (worked perfect the last time I used it). It is a 42" cut model # 917.259556 / serial # 090297COO2754. It has a Kohler 15.5 HP Command model CV15S...
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Thanks AllanJ, my tank is installed and working...

Thanks AllanJ, my tank is installed and working perfectly. I don’t mind occasional maintenance to keep the air balance correct as opposed to wondering when my next bladder would fail. As a...
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I have decided to switch from a bladder tank to a...

I have decided to switch from a bladder tank to a galvanized tank (86 gallon). I’m looking for a diagram on proper installation. The tech I talked to advised water goes in on the lowest side tap and...
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Bladder Tank Replacement

I believe I have a failure of the bladder in my hydro-pneumatic tank as I am getting water out of the Schrader valve and my pump is short cycling on demand. How do you determine tank size? The one I...
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OK, everything is in and connected. I replaced...

OK, everything is in and connected. I replaced all of the old corroded brass piping with new PVC. My last step is to adjust and install the bathtub drain valve linkage. The instructions that came...
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I am not seeing a trap. The old stuff was all...

I am not seeing a trap. The old stuff was all brass and corroded. I am referring to the drain elbow, the overflow riser that includes the drain valve linkage and the downspout to the drain. If...
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Bathtup Drain & Valve Piping

I am replacing my bathtub drain valve & overflow pipe that have the drain valve toggle lever. My original piping and assembly was brass, going back with PVC. My kit came with a new bathtub drain but...
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