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11-27-10, 12:45 PM
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Posted By ecman51

Test for 120 anywhere you can after the furnace...

Test for 120 anywhere you can after the furnace switch, and also at the transformer, for both 120 and 24 volts ac. You could also send us picture of wiring diagram if the problem cannot seem to be...
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Views: 4,849
Posted By ecman51

So you have another new relay/overload(on order)...

So you have another new relay/overload(on order) AND a new (used) fridge(on order)?

I can't recall not seeing a compressor that has the abbreviated letters at the side of each terminal. But if it...
11-27-10, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 47,612
Posted By ecman51

Their trip charge can bite you even if they are...

Their trip charge can bite you even if they are there for 5 minutes. Recently I could not replace a broken vacuum tube because I was out of town. Our furnace guy already had it explained to him by...
11-27-10, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,957
Posted By ecman51

I'm most curious as to why and when the tech was...

I'm most curious as to why and when the tech was there.
Replies: 24
Views: 1,980
Posted By ecman51

Yes I do. Reminds me of the crafty racer I met...

Yes I do. Reminds me of the crafty racer I met who had this junker with a big engine and nitrous hook-up and would race guys for money.
11-25-10, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,168
Posted By ecman51

No, that is not normal. How far does it shoot...

No, that is not normal. How far does it shoot out, and how does it affect the operation of the furnace? And yes, follow SP's wishes.
11-25-10, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,256
Posted By ecman51

Yes. At least to one wire. Should be both wires...

Yes. At least to one wire. Should be both wires when inducer motor runs.



Yes.



You never know. These can be tested same way as with the pressure switch. All 3 switches should be...
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Views: 4,849
Posted By ecman51

Make sure you follow directions so correct wires...

Make sure you follow directions so correct wires go to marked compressor terminals S (start) R(run) and C(common). They WILL be marked on your compressor. Screw that up and you might really mess...
Replies: 3
Views: 3,171
Posted By ecman51

I concur - that since you did not say you ran it...

I concur - that since you did not say you ran it in AUTO dry, since that cycle has no minutes setting - it would not be the resistor that failed. When a resistor (by the timer, in the console) fails,...
11-23-10, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,579
Posted By ecman51

If your furnace has 2 doors and one is a bigger...

If your furnace has 2 doors and one is a bigger one - remove it and run the furnace and watch to see exactly what all tries to come on, and when. And how long it takes for the fire to go out, because...
11-22-10, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,066
Posted By ecman51

Makes you wonder what else they did to that...

Makes you wonder what else they did to that trailer - doesn't it? Smacks of no regards for other people. Hope you do not have aluminum wiring on top of this.
11-20-10, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,685
Posted By ecman51

Technically single pole stats can be used for...

Technically single pole stats can be used for both - and have been. Local code needs to be consulted. There is a risk of shock if a person does not know 240 was wired with single pole switch, since...
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Views: 1,980
Posted By ecman51

Unc, Now that is called 'thinking outside...

Unc,

Now that is called 'thinking outside the box'. Something not everyone seems to be able to do.
11-20-10, 03:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,901
Posted By ecman51

Vic, Please come back with a follow up....

Vic,

Please come back with a follow up. This is interesting. I too immediately thought of just skimcoating silicone caulk across the pads, before reading any of the responses, and see others have...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,335
Posted By ecman51

Oh dear.You must have replaced the element on...

Oh dear.You must have replaced the element on some hunch, without ohming it out?

You likely have a burned wire or the oven switch is bad. If you are handy and know electrical, you can test. You...
Replies: 2
Views: 8,452
Posted By ecman51

Maybe what set it off to begin with is the water...

Maybe what set it off to begin with is the water entering the dishwasher was too cold? Many mfgers today recommend to run hot kitchen faucet before starting dishwasher, to avoid shutdown, then reset...
Replies: 2
Views: 989
Posted By ecman51

Interesting. Where are these wires, in relation...

Interesting. Where are these wires, in relation to the fuse, that are supposed to be replaced?: A wire on each side of the fuse? Is the fuse on a board, or is it some sort of inline fuse in the...
Forum: Sports
11-20-10, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,502
Posted By ecman51

Hate losing, better than love winning!

Ever hear that expression? For me, it rings true.

As an example, with a little twist, I had to look up the pairings and results of state footbal championships, since I have not been home to hear...
Forum: Sports
11-20-10, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,380
Posted By ecman51

You must be like that neighbor kid I saw today...

You must be like that neighbor kid I saw today that was outside in his shorts, on this cold, damp, 24 degree morning. Number one - I can't imagine. Number 2, it sort of disgusts me because it makes...
Forum: Sports
11-20-10, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,380
Posted By ecman51

What kind of racing do you like? Hopefully it...

What kind of racing do you like? Hopefully it does not snow during such a race, as it can at football games. Brrrrrr. Hate the cold and hate the heat. In fact, I get in such a knot when too cold, I...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,980
Posted By ecman51

Was this on the left side of the engine, or right...

Was this on the left side of the engine, or right side? I have had V-8's where I had to use a couple knuckled socket adapters to get to them say under steering linkage. I really did not think with...
11-20-10, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,527
Posted By ecman51

Well? Here is something else you could do: If you...

Well? Here is something else you could do: If you had one of those thin-rod probe thermometers(1/8th inch diameter x 5 inches long, with 1 inch temp dial on top, that you can buy even in grocery...
11-20-10, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,527
Posted By ecman51

Make sure you reread my long post earlier, as I...

Make sure you reread my long post earlier, as I added more to the procedures.

Your issue is not thermostat related, unless of course the burner fire goes out prematurely.
11-20-10, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,527
Posted By ecman51

It turns on at 110 degrees, and off again 20...

It turns on at 110 degrees, and off again 20 degrees less at 90. So is the furnace burner(s) on, when the fan refuses to come on?

Hmmm. I read the last part of your last post. You could remove...
11-20-10, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,754
Posted By ecman51

Well, I wouldn't continue to defeat the safety...

Well, I wouldn't continue to defeat the safety the flame sensor provides. If that buner is say not working properly, CO levels could go up.
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