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The dipstick does smell of fuel, thanks for...

The dipstick does smell of fuel, thanks for pointing that out! It was due for an oil change anyway, not that I wanted to be doing this mid summer, of course.

The first carb lasted about 11 years...
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Posted By blue3

briggs & stratton lawnmower engine leaks fuel

MTD mower with B&S 123J02-0187-E1 engine.
Fuel was dripping down from the muffler area.
No fuel around carb or primer bulb.

I assume the carb needle/seat is leaking? And does it run over to the...
01-21-19, 07:35 AM
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Posted By blue3

Had a tech come out, he tested everything and...

Had a tech come out, he tested everything and found the thermostat non functional.
New thermostat solved this problem.
01-20-19, 07:45 AM
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Posted By blue3

no heat/thermostat error 089

system is 8 years old.
No issues until today
Thermostat reads err 089
manual indicates 'heating/cooling equipment missing'
honeywell visionPRO IAQ/ lennox furnace (in attic, I have not climbed up...
01-07-19, 04:14 PM
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Posted By blue3

Got a shutoff in, plus new line and a prv. Not...

Got a shutoff in, plus new line and a prv.
Not sure if inspection will clear, before overnite freeze tomorrow
Should I be worried about the open trench that may have groundwater?
01-06-19, 05:43 PM
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Posted By blue3

would like to think we can add a shutoff in here...

would like to think we can add a shutoff in here somewhere
01-06-19, 05:28 PM
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Posted By blue3

We finally found it, although I still don't know...

We finally found it, although I still don't know what I am looking at.

Black pipe comes out of front of house, connects to white pvc, then connects again to the black plastic that runs to meter....
01-04-19, 09:32 AM
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Posted By blue3

The city did locate an issue in their 'riser' but...

The city did locate an issue in their 'riser' but I don't know what that is. With our shutoff at water heater closed, the meter still spins. We would wait to replace line until city fixes riser, but...
01-03-19, 07:01 AM
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Posted By blue3

This is a slab, no basement, in the south. So...

This is a slab, no basement, in the south.
So maybe I should look in the attic?
01-02-19, 05:56 PM
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Posted By blue3

That makes sense with the excavator. Since we...

That makes sense with the excavator. Since we have the tree roots to worry about, that seems problematic. Anyway, the person helping us is just making the connection, we had planned to do the digging...
01-02-19, 03:35 PM
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Posted By blue3

Side of house, and a crude drawing. Drawing...

Side of house, and a crude drawing.
Drawing also doesn't denote concrete porch across right side of front of house.

WH is water heater, and that's where the interior shutoff is.
Main line we...
01-02-19, 01:19 PM
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Posted By blue3

We cannot find the leak and are looking to...

We cannot find the leak and are looking to replace water line.

We have someone who will do the work BUT we have to find where the line meets the house.
We got to 10 feet from the front of house...
01-01-19, 03:34 PM
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Posted By blue3

We were able to dig every few feet and followed...

We were able to dig every few feet and followed the line, down the incline, and are nearly to the house. The line is going to wall of house where there is NO plumbing.
Water bill indicates the leak...
12-31-18, 09:00 PM
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Posted By blue3

The line is black (pe?). I didn't see it but I...

The line is black (pe?). I didn't see it but I was told the line from the meter was metal and at some point there must be a connection, i imagine that is a possible problem. Also wondering if the...
12-31-18, 01:46 PM
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Posted By blue3

Leak in main water line

It's a major holiday, so *of course* I'm dealing with a repair.
Water bill was high, so we shut off water inside house and water meter kept running.
Meter is at street and house is down a slope...
Forum: Water Heaters
08-29-18, 03:02 PM
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Posted By blue3

Yes, it's where the yellow insulation is. Just a...

Yes, it's where the yellow insulation is. Just a few inches clearance to the copper line of the exp tank, so I don't think those sectional rods will work.
Forum: Water Heaters
08-29-18, 10:30 AM
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Posted By blue3

servicing anode rod

Planned to pull/replace the anode rod but the copper lines for the expansion tank block access to the rod. https://pasteboard.co/HBrDgwF.jpg (https://pasteboard.co/HBrDgwF.jpg)
I assume the...
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Posted By blue3

We did not run it while pulled apart. There...

We did not run it while pulled apart.
There are parallel coils that run in a circle. The ones at the top were sagging and almost touching each other. I just assumed that was a bad thing. Since we...
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Posted By blue3

OK, I got the replacement WE4X800 tstat, which is...

OK, I got the replacement WE4X800 tstat, which is an aftermarket part.
It is a little bit different from the OEM tstat, so I am not sure how to proceed.
It looks the same, except now there is an...
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Posted By blue3

I looked over the diagrams again. The part I...

I looked over the diagrams again. The part I jumpered and got it to run is 505 on the diagram, so that is WE4X800 safety tstat. I did not realize the operating tstat is in the front of the machine...
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Posted By blue3

I still don't understand how to test the thermal...

I still don't understand how to test the thermal fuse that has 3 wires/terminals. I unplugged them all an then connected 2 at a time. All values are above 0.

I also ended up trying to jumper the...
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Posted By blue3

fiddled around with the MM again, using the auto...

fiddled around with the MM again, using the auto setting

door switch now showing 0 ohm
tstat 'OL'

thermal fuse has 3 wires, so I'm not sure how to test. Various combinations give .019 ohms or...
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Posted By blue3

I tried the auto mode (i think) and 200ohms...

I tried the auto mode (i think) and 200ohms settings on MM. They don't give the same readings.
Shorting the leads on 200ohms settings gives near zero, so I used that setting, but every component I...
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Posted By blue3

I don't know how to check for 240vac. and...

I don't know how to check for 240vac. and unfortunately it is terribly hard to get back there due to space issues. The timer does appear to work.
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Posted By blue3

GE electric dryer won't start

model DDE5100MCL

symptom: hit start lever and will not turn on. No sound at all . Previous to this, there have been no strange sounds. I just started a load one day and after a few minutes it...
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