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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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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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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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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, 07:29 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, 08:37 AM
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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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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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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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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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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, 12:31 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...
10-25-17, 04:52 PM
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Posted By BikerBill

OK, So Another Thing It's Not

I replaced the out-of-spec run cap for the blower motor but I still have the same old flame rollout senor failure.

I'm really scraping the bottom of the barrel here. I have a furnace tech...
10-23-17, 11:20 AM
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Posted By BikerBill

Could This Be It???

So I decided to measure the single capacitor connected to the blower motor. The rating on the cap is 20 uF +/- 5%, or 19 to 21 uF. My cap measures 14.5 uF. I'm wondering if this thing has been...
10-22-17, 11:36 AM
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Posted By BikerBill

Yes, there is a sticker on the gas valve that...

Yes, there is a sticker on the gas valve that says LP. The gas valve has been adjusted to 10" water column. I don't know how to ensure the gas orifices have been properly changed out. If you can...
10-22-17, 08:11 AM
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Posted By BikerBill

Temp Rise Data

OK, so I measured the temp rise through the furnace and got 50 degrees F. The name plate says the allowable range is 30 to 60 degrees F. So I sure don't see a smoking gun there, unfortunately. Any...
10-20-17, 08:07 PM
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Posted By BikerBill

Astuff: I like the basics. No, I haven't...

Astuff: I like the basics. No, I haven't measured the temp rise through the furnace; I will do that. All registers are open. The fins on the secondary heat exchanger and A coil are clean. We do...
10-20-17, 08:12 AM
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Views: 3,284
Posted By BikerBill

New Information

So I swapped out the furnace control board with another board from a similar furnace in the attic. The basement furnace still trips out due to the rollout sensors. So that knocks out the control...
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