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Cold water supply to an oil buner

Hi,

Have a Kenmore oil burner in the house heating system. The cold water supply is merged with the return water before the water pump and all goes into the boiler. Planning to drain the plumbing...
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It is a Whirlpool WMH1162XVQ. Part# seem to be...

It is a Whirlpool WMH1162XVQ. Part# seem to be W10216360 or W10210845. Not a whole lot cheaper than a new unit. However, how can I check the magnetron and make sure it causes the problem?
The diode...
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Yes, when measured it shows infinity resistance....

Yes, when measured it shows infinity resistance. So, a new magnetron is not worth the $... A new microwave should be on its way?
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High voltage diode in a microwave keeps blowing

A three years old microwave stopped heating up. Checked the circuit (I am an engineer, so no worries about high voltages), found a failed diode. Replaced the diode, the microwave worked for about a...
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Whirlpool washer doesn't go into 'high spin' mode

The Whirlpool washer LSQ9544KT0 doesn't switch into 'High Spin' mode and the laundry remains soaking wet. Otherwise it works fine. Doesn't look like the timer. I can engage the safety switch under...
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For those who want to know the end of that story....

For those who want to know the end of that story. It was not the L8148 to blame at all. One of the V8043 valves had a bad contact in a microswitch, which shortens the circuit to the switching relay...
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Thanks, Grady! I have a two-zone system. After...

Thanks, Grady!
I have a two-zone system. After more time spent on the problem and wiggling all the wires it turned out that only one V80483E valve closes the loop to the TV/T terminals, the other...
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Smile L8148E switch relay problem (?)

A nice gift for Christmas :-) In my L8148E unit I am getting 24V from the thermostat on the TV and T (and all the way down to Z) contacts. However, the swithcing relay doesn't kick in and of course...
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how to provide electrical power to the heating system during power failures

We have a Kenmore water boiler, which burns oil for heating our vacation home in PA and keep it on during winter. A couple of times when we were going there the system was off and it took a simple...
12-21-04, 06:55 AM
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A storm door, which opens INSIDE

Looking for a storm door, which MUST open inside. This is a door, which leads into an enclosed unheated front porch. Doors, opening outside will not work, because there is no landing in front, just...
11-05-04, 11:33 AM
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That does not seem to be the one. If I understand...

That does not seem to be the one. If I understand correctly, "Enviracom" system and communication protocol enables to create a controllable network of thermostats with a computer as a master.
11-05-04, 10:28 AM
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Remote control of a thermostat over the phone

Can anyone recommend a system, which will enable me to control the temperature inside our second house over the phone. I found one on the web from Honeywell, but think there must be more and simpler...
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