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How to test Whirlpool modular icemaker tstat?

i have a Whirlpool SxS (non dispense in door) with the modular icemaker. Despite freezer temps of 0-10 below, I only get a batch of ice every 2-3 hours, which is barely enough to keep up in hot...
12-09-10, 08:03 AM
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Odd Goodman Gas Furnace issue: pressure switch wires burnt

This morning, my furnace (a GMS80453ANA) ran for a while and then kicked out. I climbed into the crawl, and saw a three-blink trouble code. The quick reference card stated this was "Pressure Switch...
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What is especially ironic is that new drywall is...

What is especially ironic is that new drywall is one of the few situations where priming is necessary. If you are doing nothing but covering existing paint, primer is usually not needed. (There are...
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The $5 "Color to Go" quarts are meant solely to...

The $5 "Color to Go" quarts are meant solely to be color samples; it even states on the can that it MUST be topcoated with real paint (after you have decided on the color.) They don't cover well,...
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Get yourself out of the Lowe's store, and go to...

Get yourself out of the Lowe's store, and go to an actual paint store, and bring your "trademarked" color with you. The bit about the color being trademarked is an absolute lie. The name might be,...
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I would use bathroom paint, especially since you...

I would use bathroom paint, especially since you admit ventilation is poor.

Any way you can use the weekend to fix the ventilation problem, and let it look like crap until you can find time to...
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If you are looking for specific product names: ...

If you are looking for specific product names:

Sherwin Williams Waterbourne ProClassic
Ben Moore Waterbourne Impervo

I'm sure there are plenty others, but those two products are easy to find,...
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Well, for the drips, some high-quality stripper...

Well, for the drips, some high-quality stripper should do just fine. It would probably be less harsh on the brick than pounding the heck out of it with the PW.

SirWired
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Skim coating means you get a huge drywall knife...

Skim coating means you get a huge drywall knife (10" or so), and put on a VERY light coating of slightly-thinned pre-mix compound.

A putty knife is use for nail holes and far too small for this...
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What brand roller are you using? For a DIY, the...

What brand roller are you using? For a DIY, the Purdy White Dove is about ideal.

Also check your roller technique: Load the roller almost (but not quite) to dripping, do a single floor-to-ceiling...
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Well, if it makes any difference, this is another...

Well, if it makes any difference, this is another vote for pulling the tank only. I'll take a Dremel to rusty tank bolts any day of the week before I would futz around with the wax ring. What a...
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Really both of them are perfectly fine brands...

Really both of them are perfectly fine brands with good stores and bad stores. They both make high-end and low-end products. If you stick with the higher end of the product lines, you will rarely...
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You also may want to upgrade the brush; a $7...

You also may want to upgrade the brush; a $7 brush probably won't do too well.

SirWired
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If they still can't cover with three coats of...

If they still can't cover with three coats of primer, they are using the wrong primer. There are special "hiding" primers available which should be used here. The "standard" primers are built to be...
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Don't worry at all about the primer covering...

Don't worry at all about the primer covering funny. I'm convinced that the pigments in many primers are just there so you can tell where you have already coated.

When it comes time to paint, try...
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x3 on the new overlay. You just won't be able to...

x3 on the new overlay. You just won't be able to do a good job painting here. You may even find that new parts for the cabinet aren't that expensive either. I know for a while some Kenmore...
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Your typo of "Pain Sprayer" is about right. ...

Your typo of "Pain Sprayer" is about right. :wall: You may want to consider returning the B&D unit and just renting a proper sprayer. With all the time you have spent on these doors, you could be...
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If you are renting four times a year, it may be...

If you are renting four times a year, it may be worth it to get a better unit. You may also be able to pick up a higher-quality freshly rebuilt unit for the same price as that low-end Graco.
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ProMar 400 is something you would use for a blow...

ProMar 400 is something you would use for a blow 'n go repaint in mid-range apartment. You might could use it on ceilings, but to put it on the walls of your house would just be a waste of labor.
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I don't think you needed specific a high-build...

I don't think you needed specific a high-build primer for this application. I have much the same situation, and simply rolling the whole wall with Prep Rite Pro Block Latex has provided plenty of...
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Why not roll? A large-diameter/nap mini roller...

Why not roll? A large-diameter/nap mini roller could take care of a lot of your nooks, leaving fairly little for the brush. I doubt you are too concerned about a perfectly smooth coat if it is just...
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Are the jets metal by any chance? If so, a local...

Are the jets metal by any chance? If so, a local metal-plating shop might be able to re-coat them. A quality marine laquer maybe on top of that?

If they are plastic... yeah, you are likely SOL,...
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It depends on how much tint is in the can vs. how...

It depends on how much tint is in the can vs. how much the base is designed to hold. What kind of blue/purple are we talking about here? Pastel blue/purple or gouge-your-eyes-out-with-a-rusty-spoon...
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On the ceiling, your likely problem is technique....

On the ceiling, your likely problem is technique. You have to be very careful not to "squeeze" paint out of the roller. Only apply enough pressure so that the roller has even contact with the...
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