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Thanks, but I'm almost certain the screws are not...

Thanks, but I'm almost certain the screws are not there. I even bent down and looked with a flashlight, expecting to find them.I'm not at her house at the moment, so I can't check. For some time,...
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Old Maytag dryer disassembly

My mom has an old electric Maytag dryer (model DE 407). I think the door switch may be faulty, but am not able to remove the front panel. I've seen a couple videos for old Maytags that show two...
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Try changing the "safe link" from SSL to either...

Try changing the "safe link" from SSL to either TLS (and use server port 465) or STARTTLS (and use server port 587). Make sure the password you have entered is your email account password, not the...
05-28-16, 06:15 AM
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Tried a spare stat I had lying around and got the...

Tried a spare stat I had lying around and got the same behavior. Weird thing is that if system is set to "off" on the stat and I set the fan to "on," the fan will start. While the fan is running,...
05-27-16, 12:27 PM
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If I do that, connecting R to Y should energize...

If I do that, connecting R to Y should energize the condensing unit and R to G should turn on the indoor fan, correct?

PJmax: I understand that the delay applies only to the compressor, but since...
05-27-16, 11:17 AM
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Thanks. In my own unit, the condensing unit (and...

Thanks. In my own unit, the condensing unit (and indoor fan) starts immediately upon a call for cooling. My own stat (and I thought most others as well) is set up with a five minute delay on break...
05-27-16, 08:13 AM
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Weird A/C problem

My in-laws have a conventional single stage Trane central AC with a White Rodgers stat. When the system is set to "off" on the stat and the fan switch is moved from "auto" to "on," it takes a few...
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Thanks. A dowel was my first thought, but I...

Thanks. A dowel was my first thought, but I don't know if it's too damaged for that, as I haven't seen it yet. If it is too damaged, I learned that you can get a wrap-around sleeve that has...
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Repair of door latch insertion area in entry door

My wife's cousin, who is prone to letting things go until it's a crisis, called the other night. He said that the latch of the entry lockset to his wooden door has been loose for months. The upshot...
04-16-14, 07:48 AM
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Posted By eclipse

Thanks. Just a bit overcautious.

Thanks. Just a bit overcautious.
04-15-14, 08:14 AM
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For ease of wiring, the White Rodgers wins with...

For ease of wiring, the White Rodgers wins with its simple screw terminals. I installed the Honeywell last night. It works fine, but I found it difficult to wire using the standard holes in the...
04-14-14, 09:35 AM
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Fan and limit control replacement

Last week, my Rheem 80+ furnace would not turn off the blower following a call for heat. Immediately I suspected the limit control. And when I fiddled with the auto/manual toggle on the limit, the...
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Posted By eclipse

Thanks! Appreciate the advice.

Thanks! Appreciate the advice.
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Thanks. That sure could explain the no-spin. ...

Thanks. That sure could explain the no-spin. But I am also concerned about the fact that the gearcase initially could not be removed, since as you indicated I might have occasion to rebuild (or...
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Whirlpool direct drive washer spin issue

Kenmore branded Whirlpool, circa 1994. Never needed anything except a few couplers, a pump and a timer. The other day the clothes were wet at the end of the cycle. Checked various resources and...
12-24-12, 06:58 AM
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Posted By eclipse

Stubborn bathroom sink drain leak

I had occasion to replace the sink drain line in my bathroom. Because the drainpipe in the wall is offset 5-6" from the sink tailpiece, I had to use a 45 degree elbow between the trap outlet tube...
01-23-12, 06:32 AM
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It ran fine when I got home. Must have been a...

It ran fine when I got home. Must have been a bit of moisture. Thanks.
01-20-12, 07:13 AM
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Posted By eclipse

Kenmore gas dryer will not start

I have a Kenmore gas dryer (model no. 110.97585100). This morning, while washing a load of clothes (the dryer was not running), I noticed that the washer had stopped filling during the rinse cycle. ...
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Thanks. But I am a bit confused on one issue. ...

Thanks. But I am a bit confused on one issue. If I boot into safe mode after running rkill and tdsskiller but before running the MWBytes scan, could that not restart the bad process (if there is...
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Posted By eclipse

Constant internet use after opening youtube

I am having an issue with one of my home PCs. Shortly after accessing youtube, regardless of which browser I use (IE, Chrome, or Firefox), my internet connection is constantly and continuously being...
12-20-11, 09:47 AM
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Posted By eclipse

Thanks. Is this just a matter of pulling the...

Thanks. Is this just a matter of pulling the burner/pilot assembly and making sure the orifice and pilot tubing is clear (compressed air?)? And in that connection, pulling the burner/pilot assembly...
12-20-11, 09:37 AM
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Posted By eclipse

Thanks. I understand. But if the control stops...

Thanks. I understand. But if the control stops sparking, doesn't that mean that the pilot flame has been proven to the control?
12-20-11, 05:54 AM
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Posted By eclipse

Gas furnace ignition issue

I have a Rheem Imperial 80 Plus that uses a conventional intermittent pilot ignition system. Lately, sometimes after the pilot lights, the spark will stop (as it should, meaning that the pilot has...
11-29-10, 06:31 AM
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Posted By eclipse

Wow. This is an old thread. Suggest that you...

Wow. This is an old thread. Suggest that you clean the flame sensing rod with fine steel wool.
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I really don't know much about blu-ray, other...

I really don't know much about blu-ray, other than adoption of it has not been as widespread as anticipated. If you son't already have one, it's certainly not worth getting a blu-ray burner for the...
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