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Forum: Water Heaters
10-02-17, 11:24 AM
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Posted By pmburk

Pilot keeps going out after tank heats ????

We have a Whirlpool hot water heater installed in early 2012, model #N30T61-303. The unit is still under factory warranty, so we can get the parts under warranty, just need to figure out what the...
09-12-16, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By pmburk

Thanks. My husband bought a new capacitor & will...

Thanks. My husband bought a new capacitor & will be installing it later today, so hopefully we will know more at that time.

There is also a 2nd smaller plastic-cased capacitor on the exterior...
09-11-16, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By pmburk

Central AC not cold & compressor not on - capacitor?

We have an older central a/c system that stopped blowing cold last night. Everything was working fine including exterior fan running fine, but the compressor itself was not kicking in. We could tell...
12-30-15, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By pmburk

Well, husband got home with the new motor - went...

Well, husband got home with the new motor - went to start working on the furnace & discovered a wire connector somewhere near the fan had come loose. He reconnected it, and now everything is working...
12-30-15, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By pmburk

I will have to check that when I get home...

I will have to check that when I get home tonight.

When we turn the fan to "on" there is a click and then a humming/buzzing noise from the furnace. The entire system is completely shut off right...
12-29-15, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By pmburk

Gas furnace clicking, blower won't start

We have an older model Janitrol gas furnace. About a week ago, we started hearing it click repeatedly while the burner was lit, and then it would continue clicking a few times while the fan was...
Replies: 4
Views: 36,898
Posted By pmburk

Older chest freezer - how long to get cold after plugging in? Did we buy a dud?

We recently bought a 1985 White-Westinghouse chest freezer (R12). It is about a 15 cu ft. We've had it plugged in for about 24 hours. It was fairly warm outside when we bought it and had been...
07-10-10, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,204
Posted By pmburk

Well, the leak does not appear to be happening...

Well, the leak does not appear to be happening while the dishwasher is on, as we went several days without running it and nothing dried up. When I put my ear near the top of the dishwasher, I can...
07-06-10, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,204
Posted By pmburk

Water seeping up through grout lines in kitchen?

Have a small spot in our kitchen where water seeps up through the grout lines between tiles when stepped on. The water appears to be dirty brown. The spot where it happens is about 1' in front of our...
03-06-10, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,536
Posted By pmburk

Well, this morning we removed the access plug on...

Well, this morning we removed the access plug on the side of the house, and my husband also checked the roof vent. Used the auger in both, and felt like he hit something when going down the roof...
03-05-10, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,536
Posted By pmburk

Washing machine backs up into kitchen sink, nothing drains, water stinks! Help!

Our washing machine will not drain, the water overflows the drainage pipe and backs up into both sides of our kitchen sink (one side has a garbage disposal). Also, the kitchen sink will not drain...
12-07-09, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,334
Posted By pmburk

I looked at the sticker inside and it says Model...

I looked at the sticker inside and it says Model GUI 125 5A Rev S.
12-07-09, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,334
Posted By pmburk

Gas furnace burner won't light, also short cycles

We have a Janitrol gas furnace that is probably 15 years old. The pilot lights and stays light, but the main burner will not light. We hear the igniter clicking and buzzing, and then after about a...
10-15-09, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,770
Posted By pmburk

Okay, that type of work is definitely beyond our...

Okay, that type of work is definitely beyond our expertise and comfort level. However, my husband works with an electrician, so now that we have the problem area isolated, we will have him come and...
10-15-09, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,770
Posted By pmburk

Okay, problem is definitely the outside...

Okay, problem is definitely the outside receptacle/outlet! We removed the outlet completely, planning to replace it with a new one. The wires were exposed but not touching each other or anything...
10-15-09, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,770
Posted By pmburk

Thanks for the information. The lights in the...

Thanks for the information. The lights in the bathroom were replaced in 2003 and we inspected them and everything is in great shape. Also, the light switches in the bathroom were rewired around that...
10-15-09, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,770
Posted By pmburk

Ok yes, there is an exterior outlet on that...

Ok yes, there is an exterior outlet on that breaker.
10-15-09, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,770
Posted By pmburk

No, this is a 1958 house and we do not have GFCI....

No, this is a 1958 house and we do not have GFCI. Also, the only thing in the bathroom that is on this breaker is a light switch, no outlets. There are 2 outlets in the guest room on it, and a...
10-15-09, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,770
Posted By pmburk

Breaker keeps tripping?

We have a type QO 3/4" wide 20 amp breaker switch that keeps tripping, even though there is very little load on it and with everything turned off. This breaker runs part of our guest bathroom and the...
03-13-09, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,405
Posted By pmburk

Thanks for the tip. Last night my husband cleaned...

Thanks for the tip. Last night my husband cleaned the two flame sensors (one appeared to be very dirty) and now the heater works like brand new! It lights by itself and no longer "short cycles" - it...
03-12-09, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,405
Posted By pmburk

Gas furnace will not light or stay lit

We have an older (probably 15 years or so?) Janitrol gas furnace in our home, with a newer programmable thermostat on the wall. The pilot stays lit, but the furnace itself has difficulty lighting. It...
Replies: 3
Views: 5,201
Posted By pmburk

Thanks, guys! It seems to be the battery. I put...

Thanks, guys! It seems to be the battery. I put the trickle charger on it last night when I got home, and the lights instantly got brighter. Let it charge for about 4-5 hours, and it started right...
Replies: 3
Views: 5,201
Posted By pmburk

Slow crank on 2002 Chevy Tahoe

I drive a 2002 Chevy Tahoe. Today when I went to start it up after work, it did a slow crank, then started up. I drove home, the voltmeter was over 14 so I'm pretty sure it is not the alternator...
11-18-08, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,580
Posted By pmburk

Okay, upon further inspection, it isn't the...

Okay, upon further inspection, it isn't the sheetrock itself - that's just fine. It appears to be only the texturing layer.

Is there a way to re-glue or repair that somehow, or is the only repair...
11-18-08, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,580
Posted By pmburk

Drywall ceiling cracked & sagging - need advice!

Our home was built in 1958, and we have drywall ceilings with a popcorn texture throughout. Our neighborhood is well-known for foundation problems, so we are accustomed to strange cracks and...
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