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02-14-09, 02:27 PM
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A real example of what can cause a furnace board...

A real example of what can cause a furnace board to go out--once I saw a board that had a big black spot on the back. Then I noticed pieces of an exploded insect, no kidding . . . the insect shorted...
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Posted By OregonYeti

Thank You, pugsl Your reply came just as I...

Thank You, pugsl

Your reply came just as I was leaving there, where the dryer was. Two weeks later, I returned and fixed it with your help.

Your time of about an hour turned out to be...
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Views: 13,908
Posted By OregonYeti

It's model 110.76912690 I don't think I will...

It's model 110.76912690

I don't think I will have any problem once I get the back taken off.
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Views: 13,908
Posted By OregonYeti

Taking off the back of a Kenmore clothes dryer

I usually hang out in the HVAC section, since that's my work. i have a question about replacing the motor in a Kenmore clothes dryer.

The motor is bound up and I have the new one I need. I took...
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Views: 1,051
Posted By OregonYeti

Yes, a home inspector does not have in-depth...

Yes, a home inspector does not have in-depth knowledge in much, at least in my experience. They do have a valuable function and a more general knowledge than I have.

I am prepared for the idea of...
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Views: 1,051
Posted By OregonYeti

Question about home construction

I'm a HVAC pro and have helped others out, but this time I could use some help on another subject.

I own a home in western Oregon and I want to have earthquake insurance, which I used to have. In...
07-27-08, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,411
Posted By OregonYeti

Real Deal, do you do a lot of commercial or work...

Real Deal, do you do a lot of commercial or work on old equipment? The reason I ask is that 12-24 amps is what I see in older or cheaper equipment in the 3-5 ton range :)

As you said, though,...
07-27-08, 03:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,117
Posted By OregonYeti

One thing to look for would be loose connections....

One thing to look for would be loose connections. If the call for cooling is interrupted, many thermostats and some condenser units have a built-in delay even if the call was interrupted just for a...
07-27-08, 03:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,117
Posted By OregonYeti

I can guarantee you that if this contractor has...

I can guarantee you that if this contractor has to fix something that costs them money, they'll make you pay for it. That price sounds about right for regular maintenance if nothing major is found.
07-27-08, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,134
Posted By OregonYeti

Regarding loss of freon, ideally this does not...

Regarding loss of freon, ideally this does not happen at all, no matter the age of the equipment. 30 pounds? Wow! Even if you meant 3 pounds, that's not good. Cars' A/C systems do lose a bit because...
07-27-08, 01:40 PM
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Views: 1,099
Posted By OregonYeti

It might that the fan hub is loose (I'm not...

It might that the fan hub is loose (I'm not talking about the set screw). That can sure make a racket! Hold the shaft and see if you can rotate the fan by hand.
07-27-08, 01:36 PM
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Views: 2,411
Posted By OregonYeti

A breaker should not be replaced with a higher...

A breaker should not be replaced with a higher rated one just because it trips!! It should match the specs on the A/C unit! The reason for the breaker tripping needs to be found, and the breaker...
Forum: Water Heaters
07-27-08, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,448
Posted By OregonYeti

What you were told is correct, and it is rated...

What you were told is correct, and it is rated for your voltage, so all is good.

The reason there's no white neutral is that you have 2 hot wires for the 240 V, rather than the 1-hot and 1-neutral...
06-18-08, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,868
Posted By OregonYeti

The contactor may be bad. Do you have a volt...

The contactor may be bad. Do you have a volt meter? If so, when it's supposed to be on, you should have 24-28 volts or so at the coil (not the high voltage, the smaller wires going to it. If you have...
06-17-08, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,165
Posted By OregonYeti

I hope it works as it should now. Let us know if...

I hope it works as it should now. Let us know if it doesn't. I'd say if you cooked one motor and the second one worked, you probably still saved some money. So you're still in the brave category :^)
06-17-08, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,660
Posted By OregonYeti

By the way, I'm a heating and cooling service...

By the way, I'm a heating and cooling service tech, and as much as I might loathe accessing equipment, I see it as my job unless there's danger to it. And I don't charge more for a situation like...
06-17-08, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,165
Posted By OregonYeti

Did you center the blower wheel in the housing...

Did you center the blower wheel in the housing before you tightened its set screw? If not, that could make it rub up against the housing, but it would probably be really noisy too.

I assume you...
06-17-08, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,459
Posted By OregonYeti

65 PSI when idle? It's flat. Or did you mean 65...

65 PSI when idle? It's flat. Or did you mean 65 degrees s.p.?

And by the way, home systems should not leak at all, unlike cars where slow leaking is normal. It's best if you find out where it's...
06-17-08, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By OregonYeti

You might have a bad compressor capacitor, or a...

You might have a bad compressor capacitor, or a bad connection to it. Can you measure its capacitance? You could just replace it with one rated the same, since that's a cheap and easy thing to do. If...
06-17-08, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,020
Posted By OregonYeti

Increasing flow to one area is probably possible...

Increasing flow to one area is probably possible but no small task unless you find something wrong and fix it. If you have flexible ducting, make sure it's pulled pretty tight and that it's as...
06-17-08, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,319
Posted By OregonYeti

That's not a stupid question at all. Cleaning it...

That's not a stupid question at all. Cleaning it will help for sure. You've pretty much got it. You might want to turn off the indoor unit too since it supplies control voltage to the outdoor unit....
06-08-08, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,890
Posted By OregonYeti

I realize that what my neighbors have experienced...

I realize that what my neighbors have experienced here is not right.

The owner of the place came over and tried to dismiss this as something normal. This is my first conversation with her ever. I...
06-06-08, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,890
Posted By OregonYeti

I'm thinking maybe it's coming from inside the...

I'm thinking maybe it's coming from inside the wall where the vent connects to the drainage. There is an opening right above the floor.
06-06-08, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,890
Posted By OregonYeti

This smell isn't like rotten eggs--I don't know...

This smell isn't like rotten eggs--I don't know how to describe it. The kitchens (mine and the next door neighbor's) are vented together, and separately from the bathrooms which have their own vents....
06-05-08, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,890
Posted By OregonYeti

I sent this message to the property management...

I sent this message to the property management company:
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Hello,

I'm living at one of the properties you manage and I have a problem here. At times there are vapors coming from...
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