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Dixie, although Windows Photo Viewer is not an...

Dixie, although Windows Photo Viewer is not an ordinary option for viewing photos, it is very easy to add it as an option. The software to run WPV is there in Windows 10 & 11, it's just not enabled...
09-26-22, 04:35 AM
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Changing the capacitor is very easy and you...

Changing the capacitor is very easy and you should be able to do it yourself. Here are the steps to do:
1) Turn off the power to the condenser/compressor (outside unit). You can either do it at...
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Glad to hear you got it working again. Thanks...

Glad to hear you got it working again. Thanks for letting us know.
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Here's something you can try. I've used this to...

Here's something you can try. I've used this to resuscitate several laptops.
1) Pull the power cord from the back of the computer (or pull the plug from the outlet).
2) Press and hold the power...
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You can often find some low prices for Windows...

You can often find some low prices for Windows keys on eBay. However, for the very cheap keys, I suspect something isn't right. While the keys may work (or not), they may be stolen or somehow not...
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If Windows is already installed and working (just...

If Windows is already installed and working (just not activated), you can purchase a key to activate it. Alternatively, you can download Windows 10 (or 11) for free from Microsoft and do a "clean"...
09-13-22, 04:22 PM
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If the two speeds you need (heat & cool) are the...

If the two speeds you need (heat & cool) are the same or very close between the two motors, and you know the specs on both motors (old & new) so that you can get the correct speeds for the two modes,...
09-09-22, 10:37 AM
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1. Yes, they are behind the service panel in the...

1. Yes, they are behind the service panel in the outside unit. Be sure to turn off the power before opening the panel. There should be a quick disconnect located near the outside unit.
2. Often,...
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Does the motor run in the drain/spin modes? If...

Does the motor run in the drain/spin modes? If your washer is like mine, when the motor turns in one direction, the agitator agitates. When the motor spins in the opposite direction it drains. If...
09-02-22, 09:04 AM
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Since your airflow is good initially, you're...

Since your airflow is good initially, you're almost certainly low on refrigerant. You'll have to contact an HVAC professional to try to find the leak and recharge the system. If the leak can't be...
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I'm not sure what the white object is, it's...

I'm not sure what the white object is, it's possible it's a fuse. If you have an ohmmeter, you can check the resistance. If it shows continuity, then it doesn't need replacing. Usually, the cause...
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Hard drives use +5V & +12V. The 12V powers the...

Hard drives use +5V & +12V. The 12V powers the motor, and the 5V the controller (electronics). It depends on the drive, but many require both 5 & 12 to spin up the motor. The reason is that the...
08-30-22, 01:54 PM
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FYI, the 5 minute delay is usually a function of...

FYI, the 5 minute delay is usually a function of the thermostat. Virtually all digital thermostats have a 5 minute delay built in. The purpose is to prevent the compressor from attempting to start...
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I'm not sure how useful the key number from the...

I'm not sure how useful the key number from the old laptop will be to you. Once Windows is activated (I assume your old laptop has an activated version of Windows), that Windows key is tied to that...
08-12-22, 04:21 AM
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If the airflow out of the vents is greatly...

If the airflow out of the vents is greatly reduced, it usually indicates that the evaporator (A coil) is frozen, restricting the airflow. If this is the case, the most likely cause is your system is...
08-09-22, 03:56 PM
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Unfortunately, the schematic shows Blk and Red...

Unfortunately, the schematic shows Blk and Red wires going to both the primary (240VAC) and secondary (24VAC). I assume this is the air handler (blower). If so, if you can find the wires going to...
08-09-22, 02:20 PM
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In the first schematic, the 24V transformer is...

In the first schematic, the 24V transformer is labeled TNS1 and is located near the upper left of the schematic. The image is too small for me to be able to read the color code on the wires.
08-09-22, 06:49 AM
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I'm assuming that the loud click you heard is the...

I'm assuming that the loud click you heard is the contactor pulling in. If that was the click, then that points to the contactor being bad (contacts are burned/pitted). I've never actually replaced...
08-08-22, 09:48 AM
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As you probably know, the contactor is a relay. ...

As you probably know, the contactor is a relay. It connects the 240VAC coming into the unit with the compressor & fan when the 24VAC control voltage is present at the contactor coil. Apart from a...
08-04-22, 09:14 AM
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Posted By Bob14525

Your question regarding the Ventstar units would...

Your question regarding the Ventstar units would best be answered by an HVAC professional such as Pete (PJmax). I'm just a homeowner. You should always measure 24VAC between Rc & C. R is the...
08-04-22, 04:18 AM
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The contactor is a relay, controlling the 240VAC...

The contactor is a relay, controlling the 240VAC power to the compressor & fan. The 24VAC from the air handler/furnace is the control signal. While the contactor coil can open or short to ground,...
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If you have a multimeter that reads capacitance,...

If you have a multimeter that reads capacitance, you can use that to check the capacitor. The relay should close and send power to the compressor when the thermostat calls for cooling, so you should...
07-29-22, 04:04 PM
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R22 is very detrimental to the ozone layer...

R22 is very detrimental to the ozone layer (global warming). While the system can still be recharged with R22, it would be irresponsible (and costly) to do so without fixing the leak first. If you...
07-23-22, 08:00 AM
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Posted By Bob14525

Here's a link to an old discussion of a common...

Here's a link to an old discussion of a common problem with the control module on the ECM's.
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07-22-22, 02:12 PM
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You need two capacitors, one for the compressor...

You need two capacitors, one for the compressor and one for the condenser fan. It can either be two separate capacitors, or a dual capacitor (2 capacitors in one can). Depending upon what condenser...
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