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05-24-19, 11:55 AM
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I had never noticed that there was a mogul bulb...

I had never noticed that there was a mogul bulb adapter in there, and that turned out to be the key piece of information to solving my problem. The light started its life as a city street light and...
05-23-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By DIYNovice

Thanks...upon further inspection of my notes of...

Thanks...upon further inspection of my notes of the original garage wiring installation, I realized that the garage/light post was NOT on the GFCI, probably because of this issue. Is there any way to...
05-23-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By DIYNovice

GFCI not playing nice with lightpost

In the past few weeks I've replaced some conduit and wiring in the garage, and added a GFCI that trips every time a load larger than a light bulb is put on any of the downstream outlets (and GFCI...
09-02-18, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By DIYNovice

Thank you. That's what I was thinking but wanted...

Thank you. That's what I was thinking but wanted to make sure.
09-02-18, 05:53 PM
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Views: 225
Posted By DIYNovice

EMT run shared by two panels

I have a 200 amp service panel and a 100 amp subpanel. The neutral bonding screw in the subpanel is removed. I'm running some new EMT in the basement from the subpanel for some new outlets. The...
12-26-17, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 465
Posted By DIYNovice

Finding parts for 22 yr old Trane

After witnessing a relative have to shell out $700 because her $20 pressure switch went out on a Saturday night, I've decided to purchase some spare parts for our furnace to hopefully avoid a similar...
07-25-13, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,643
Posted By DIYNovice

Thanks, I used a shop vac with brush and was able...

Thanks, I used a shop vac with brush and was able to get most of the dust off without bending any of the fins. Do pros use any kind of chemicals to get the more gunky stuff off (probably from...
07-24-13, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,643
Posted By DIYNovice

Trane XE 90 cleaning questions

We have a 17 year old trane xe 90 furnace which has never been cleaned. I have removed the control board and blower fan (yuk), and am wonder how to clean the secondary heat exchanger without bending...
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Views: 8,650
Posted By DIYNovice

Update: I found a website with a life size...

Update: I found a website with a life size picture of the "GE Refrigerator Drain Heat Probe WR2X9393", so I decided to make a reasonable copy of it using a piece of 12 gage copper wire (the thickest...
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Views: 8,650
Posted By DIYNovice

GE refrigerator w/ frozen drain tube

I have a GE PFSF6PKWBWW refrigerator that annually has its condensate drain line freeze up, causing water to spill into and collect at the bottom of the refrigerator compartment. Last time I figured...
08-25-12, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,481
Posted By DIYNovice

I decided to go with a two-terminal delay on...

I decided to go with a two-terminal delay on break, following Furd's advice, and it worked like a charm. Thanks everyone for the help!
08-23-12, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,481
Posted By DIYNovice

Thanks everyone for the help. Most of our power...

Thanks everyone for the help. Most of our power outages here are less than 10 seconds, and happen probably 5 or 6 times per summer. Luckily we haven't had any issues yet.

It seems that most of...
08-21-12, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,481
Posted By DIYNovice

Finding a replacement time delay control for 1992 Bryant AC

I need to replace a time delay control for my Bryant AC, the current part is ICM hn67za003b, with a date code of 1092:

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I haven't been...
Replies: 12
Views: 22,588
Posted By DIYNovice

Mine looked somewhat rusty (it was an original...

Mine looked somewhat rusty (it was an original part, about 25 years old) and the spring didn't seem to respond very well, possibly because I distorted it while removing and installing the linkage....
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Views: 22,588
Posted By DIYNovice

Maybe your speed control assembly is shot. I...

Maybe your speed control assembly is shot. I forgot to mention that I replaced mine too during this process and could notice a big difference between the old rusty one and the new one. My part number...
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Views: 22,588
Posted By DIYNovice

Here is the link to the service manual:...

Here is the link to the service manual: http://www.cpdonline.com/692509.pdf

I had to use trial and error to get mine correct. I started with the governor all the way to its clock wise extent (when...
Replies: 2
Views: 4,164
Posted By DIYNovice

Thanks! It was running at about 3000 rpm before I...

Thanks! It was running at about 3000 rpm before I was able to measure it but sounds much better now at 3600.
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Views: 11,067
Posted By DIYNovice

I purchased the Neiko tach from Amazon and tried...

I purchased the Neiko tach from Amazon and tried it today for the first time. Worked great out of the box and had very consistent and repeatable measurements. I'd highly recommend it.
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Views: 4,164
Posted By DIYNovice

RPM setting for Tecumseh HM100

Hi, I am looking for the RPM settings for a Tecumseh HM100-159119N engine. The service manual says to look at microfiche card #30, the computer parts look up system or Service Bulletin #107 for CPSC....
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Views: 22,588
Posted By DIYNovice

OK, I tried several positions, starting at the CW...

OK, I tried several positions, starting at the CW extent, then working CCW. At CW extent, the engine ran too fast even with the RPM adjustment screw on the speed control all the way out. At the half...
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Views: 22,588
Posted By DIYNovice

Thanks for the reply. The problem with those...

Thanks for the reply. The problem with those instructions is that when the screw that the arrow points at in the picture is loosened, the governor clamp and arm can rotate independently of each...
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Views: 22,588
Posted By DIYNovice

Governor adjustment on Tecumseh HM100

I made a big mistake while trying to check the integrity of the prime bulb to carb hose on my Ariens snowblower and removed the arm that connects the throttle and speed control linkages to the...
Replies: 4
Views: 5,437
Posted By DIYNovice

I checked over the whole thing closely and didn't...

I checked over the whole thing closely and didn't see any obvious punctures in the tubing. Oh well, it was only $200 brand new. Guess it's time for a new one.
Replies: 4
Views: 5,437
Posted By DIYNovice

It runs like normal, but doesn't produce any...

It runs like normal, but doesn't produce any condensate because the coils never get cold.
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Views: 5,437
Posted By DIYNovice

Kenmore dehumidifier not getting cold

This feels like deja vu since I just had a similar problem with my Kenmore refrigerator, but now my Kenmore dehumidifier is experiencing nearly the same symptoms. The model number is 580.54501500,...
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