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Problem with 1978 Maytag Dryer

Looking for Maytag repair expert. Yes, I know dryer is 36+ yrs old.

Mdl #DE406, Ser #342737 ZW purchased 1978.

The problem is main control knob. I am told part number is Y304106 and has been...
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Posted By TigerDunes

Painting outside exterior brick

I would like to hear from painting pros about the proper preparation and type of primer and paint to successfully paint exterior brick on a residential home. Please be specific as I know very little...
12-31-12, 04:21 AM
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Posted By TigerDunes

I find this story highly suspect both on...

I find this story highly suspect both on diagnosis and pricing. I strongly suggest a second opinion from a company with good credentials and reputation.

IMO
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Posted By TigerDunes

ukrbyk I did check both dealer invoice and...

ukrbyk

I did check both dealer invoice and under the hood to verify it is indeed a 4 cyl engine.

What kind of basic information would you like?

I do intend to visit dealer but again I wanted...
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Posted By TigerDunes

Still have hopes on getting some troubleshooting...

Still have hopes on getting some troubleshooting ideas from Honda experts.

I do plan an all interstate trip sometime this month.

thx
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I was hoping to get some specific troubleshooting...

I was hoping to get some specific troubleshooting ideas from experts who know Hondas.

Yesterday afternoon, I did speak to the dealer's service manager who I have known many years and who should...
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Posted By TigerDunes

Not meaning to disagree but I have always gotten...

Not meaning to disagree but I have always gotten good mileage with all previous Hondas when I left the dealer's parking lot on date of purchase.
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Posted By TigerDunes

No troubleshooting ideas? I believe this car...

No troubleshooting ideas?

I believe this car has a 5 speed AT. How can I tell if I am in 5th gear which I assume is the best for fuel efficiency.

thx
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Posted By TigerDunes

Accord SE was purchased new end of February. It...

Accord SE was purchased new end of February. It has about 3900 miles.

Driven primarily by my wife who I can assure you her driving habits are quite conservative and careful and definitely not the...
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Posted By TigerDunes

I continue to monitor my gas mileage and it...

I continue to monitor my gas mileage and it continues to be very poor. Just filled up last nite.

346 miles-140 of those were easy interstate miles 65 miles/hr
16 gallons

That's less than 22...
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Posted By TigerDunes

Just to be clear. Oil based primer on both...

Just to be clear.

Oil based primer on both the cabinets and cheap paneling.

And then OK to use a premium latex on the finish coat?

Thx for your reply.
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Posted By TigerDunes

Stained Kitchen Cabinets and Cheap Stained Paneling

? For the painting pros

How difficult is it to paint over stained cabinets and stained cheap paneling?

Any special preparation required?

And should this be more expensive as opposed to just...
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Posted By TigerDunes

Poor gas mileage for 2012 Honda Accord

I would like to hear from Honda experts. I have relatively new 2012 Honda Accord with 4 cyl 177 HP engine.

From the beginning I thought gas mileage was poor. So I started to record some numbers...
06-30-12, 05:39 AM
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Posted By TigerDunes

I think correct sizing is more important than 13...

I think correct sizing is more important than 13 vs 15 SEER.

Keep in mind finished basements at or partially below grade have typical low cooling and heating loads.

What size is being quoted?...
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Posted By TigerDunes

Kitchen Cabinets

Hoping to have a complete kitchen gutting from top to bottom. Costs are important. Now to my existing kitchen cabinets. They are stained circa late 60s.
The shell boxing seems good, probably better...
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Posted By TigerDunes

Thank you for your replies. For tow guy ...

Thank you for your replies.

For tow guy

To answer your question about the pricing on PVC valve, it was $67 from the dealer, parts and labor. After further investigation, I am told that the PVC...
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Posted By TigerDunes

What about replacing the PCV valve? Heck, I don't...

What about replacing the PCV valve? Heck, I don't even know what a PCV valve is and where it's located, much less the function?

Thanks for the replies.
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Posted By TigerDunes

Replacing Honda Fluids on 2006 Honda Accord

Had a routine oil change at Honda dealer this weekend plus a thorough PM check.

Car has about 80 K miles V-6

Granted all the fluids probably should be changed. However, the pricing even for a...
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Posted By TigerDunes

I am coming back since this forum is not only a...

I am coming back since this forum is not only a DIY site but also a place to inform and learn.

Sorry about the incorrect mdl number. It is X0008 purchased in June 2004, 22" Toro Recycler 6.5 HP....
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Posted By TigerDunes

For the pros on this forum I will need to...

For the pros on this forum

I will need to check the engine mdl but reasonably certain it is a B & S. I believe the top plastic cover on the recoil says 6.5 HP.

As stated in my initial post,...
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Posted By TigerDunes

Thank you for the reply Cheese. Back to the...

Thank you for the reply Cheese.

Back to the Shop hopefully tomorrow. Definitely will call them first.

In the meantime, I intend to do a little research on a small engine repair shop that knows...
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Posted By TigerDunes

Toro 22" Recycler Lawn Mower Problem

I have a Toro mdl 30008 about 8 yrs old push mower, not self propelled. After using mower in back yard without any problem, I went to frt yard, refueled, and mower would start but then shut off...
05-01-12, 05:08 AM
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Posted By TigerDunes

Lefty I would go with Rheem mainly because...

Lefty

I would go with Rheem mainly because of the demand defrost feature. However, I would ask quoting dealer to upgrade to the Rheem var speed blower at no additional cost.

I will assume there...
04-29-12, 11:43 AM
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Posted By TigerDunes

Lefty Post exact mdl numbers of both inside...

Lefty

Post exact mdl numbers of both inside air handler and outside HP condensers quoted.

Are new refrigerant linesets included?

What size heat strip?

New thermostat included?
04-29-12, 09:09 AM
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Posted By TigerDunes

Lefty You don't mention the size. Rheem/Rudd...

Lefty

You don't mention the size. Rheem/Rudd is one of the most overlooked and underrated HVAC brands in the residential market.

Both the mdls quoted are excellent choices. I am not a big fan...
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