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Forum: Water Heaters
11-28-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By allenzachary

Oh, one more detail. When (brand new) shut off...

Oh, one more detail. When (brand new) shut off valve is shut off at the water heater, cold water runs from the shower (tub) spout when the hot faucet is opened. It should not have any flow at all...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-28-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By allenzachary

Update

Voltage tested at 246 Volts. All components passed impedance tests (measured at 12-13 ohms).

Had a plumber visit, replaced the water heater (myself) at his suggestion.

Same issue.

Had a...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-16-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By allenzachary

Water was lukewarn for a day. Then cold the next....

Water was lukewarn for a day. Then cold the next.
serial # 0903T403770
Forum: Water Heaters
11-16-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By allenzachary

Top thermostat and element are new (this week)...

Top thermostat and element are new (this week) and pass impedance test. Bottom thermostat and element are old but also pass the tests. Replace the bottom thermostat and element?

Why would the...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-16-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By allenzachary

Electric water heater ongoing nightmare

Whirlpool E2F40RD045V 40 gallon water heater. Undetermined age.

Recently moved into an older house in need of serious renovation. Redid most of the plumbing and drains. Original water heater...
01-15-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By allenzachary

Blower Runs Continously

Inter City products Corp Model DGHH075A012IN gas furnace about 45 years old. Strong like bull.

Background:

Heat would not engage, buzzing noise from timer control board on turn-on (had been...
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By allenzachary

Glass cover is in place. On further inspection,...

Glass cover is in place. On further inspection, it looks as if there was a small fire inside the oven. We have a long term guest staying at our home...I'll have a conversation with him.

After...
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By allenzachary

Charred Components in Rear Panel of Range

37479Hi DIY'ers-

My wife was set to bake a delicious Labor Day Weekend pork roast when our 12 year old Whirlpool range, model RF386PXG, began throwing error codes. The codes, E1-F5 indicated a...
10-07-13, 04:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 773
Posted By allenzachary

Underground Leak After Water Meter?

Brick house on slab, built 1974. Interior plumbing redone 2002, PVC/CPVC run through attic. It's OK...we're in South Carolina.

Our water bill is showing double the usage this year versus last...
Replies: 9
Views: 69,939
Posted By allenzachary

Follow up: Took it apart again because it...

Follow up:

Took it apart again because it was acting weird and creaking/groaning on brake application from the passenger side.

I noticed that unlike most cars, there is a distinct difference...
Replies: 1
Views: 2,208
Posted By allenzachary

New Pads and Rotors, Creaking Sound from Wheel Well when Brakes applied

99 Malibu 135K

Along with the soft pedal, there is a creaking/groaning sound from the passenger front wheel well when the brakes are applied. It can only be heard from outside the car.

I've...
Replies: 9
Views: 69,939
Posted By allenzachary

Excess Brake Pedal Travel/Soft Pedal After New Pads and Rotors

99 Malibu 135K

I replaced the pads and rotors on my wife's Malibu this morning. On the test drive, I noticed the brake pedal feels soft and has more travel than I expected. Brake fluid level is...
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By allenzachary

Good input, but I'm convinced the issue is the...

Good input, but I'm convinced the issue is the hub.

I left out a detail that I now realize is important--the car was recently in a flood that was at least deep enough to reach the rear hubs. ...
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By allenzachary

Ahhh. makes sense. My wife will probably...

Ahhh. makes sense.

My wife will probably turn the radio up too.

Thanks for the consultation!
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By allenzachary

What about the noise when braking? I understand...

What about the noise when braking? I understand the noise when lateral pressure is applied, but why when does it happen when I slow down?
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By allenzachary

Mystery Squealing

My wife's 99 Malibu 3.1 132K has developed a nasty squeal.

The sound from the left rear wheel and sounds a lot like a brake squeal: metallic, high pitched and ringing. The squeal occurs under...
06-28-12, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,763
Posted By allenzachary

...agreed, but it's not available locally. ...

...agreed, but it's not available locally.

I picked up a hard start capacitor and connected it. Still the same problem. The compressor buzzes for about 2 seconds and shuts off. I've replaced...
06-26-12, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,763
Posted By allenzachary

How do we feel about this one? Hard Start...

How do we feel about this one?

Hard Start Kit, AC Compressor - Cooling Equipment Relays - HVAC Controls - 4E240 : Grainger Industrial Supply...
06-26-12, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,763
Posted By allenzachary

There are three different hard start units: ...

There are three different hard start units:

CSRU1
CSRU2
CSRU3

My device is a single unit that cools a 1400 sq ft ranch in SC, (when it works).

Which one do I need?
06-26-12, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,763
Posted By allenzachary

I got a 50 +5 370/440V cap. I imagine it will...

I got a 50 +5 370/440V cap. I imagine it will still work properly, it is just more than I need, right?

I bought the cap before I got the reply...can I add the "hard start kit" afterward? I...
06-26-12, 04:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,763
Posted By allenzachary

Is this what you mean? Run Capacitor, 50/5...

Is this what you mean?

Run Capacitor, 50/5 MFD, 440 VAC, Round - Capacitors - Motor Supplies - 2MEK2 : Grainger Industrial Supply...
06-25-12, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,763
Posted By allenzachary

I found the compressor turns on for a moment,...

I found the compressor turns on for a moment, then shuts off.

I did not replace the capacitor...the AC pro that helped get me through the first phase of the nightmare told me the capacitor...
06-25-12, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,763
Posted By allenzachary

Somebody Wake Me Please!

Yes, the A/C nightmare is still ongoing....

Background: Replaced 24V wiring from attic and contactor, which solved the problem for three days. Then the motor died...and after waiting a week plus...
06-21-12, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,427
Posted By allenzachary

I've been out of town too. I expect it to arrive...

I've been out of town too. I expect it to arrive while I'm away and install it when I get back. Thanks for following up.

I'll keep you posted.
06-14-12, 11:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,427
Posted By allenzachary

Clemson is a beautiful area and a great school....

Clemson is a beautiful area and a great school. Even my daughter is looking to go there. We just like beating them more than anybody else.

I may need to head up there to get some help from you....
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