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Wink Kitchenaid dishwasher lights blinking not working

Our Kitchenaid dishwasher suddenly quit and some of the control panel lights started blinking. I looked up possible causes and everything I found said a short in the control panel pushbuttons. I shut...
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After retrieving the pieces from the bottom I was...

After retrieving the pieces from the bottom I was a bit surprised to find the pipe was some kind of cast metal that did in fact break apart and fall out. I asked the man fixing it for me and he said...
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Angry Septic tank mechanical failure

Septic system backed up rather suddenly and after having the tank opened and pumped the tank outlet pipe that keeps floating solids from entering the leach field was found in two pieces lying in the...
09-13-16, 04:43 AM
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Copper is definitely out for me due to the water...

Copper is definitely out for me due to the water coming into the house. PEX would be my choice if I were doing the change over myself but it isn't perfect either. Researching plumbing and piping...
09-12-16, 01:50 PM
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It’s usually blue on cold water piping and red or...

It’s usually blue on cold water piping and red or orange on hot water piping. It may also be black, white or grey. Heating system piping is most often orange.
Piping named in the lawsuit includes...
09-12-16, 01:15 PM
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Well another leak showed up located in a terrible...

Well another leak showed up located in a terrible location to repair. Broke down and called the plumber to replace this troublesome copper tubing. He talked me into going with CPVC due to all the...
09-12-16, 12:52 PM
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Find the problem then select the cure

Youtube is a great place for getting insight into fixing and replacing almost anything. For the dishwasher, the problem described is mostly caused by a clogged strainer. I just had to clean mine and...
09-07-16, 03:46 PM
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Thanks Chandler, in my case it isn't from...

Thanks Chandler, in my case it isn't from abrasive wear. There are actually small spots of corrosive activity. How long does PEX last and is it sensitive to water chemistry?
09-07-16, 01:02 PM
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Angry Pin hole leaks in copper tubing, fix or replace?

Living in a 1979 home using copper tubing. My county water supply comes from a large water impound (lake) and every time the lake level drops I start getting pin hole leaks in the copper tubing....
04-04-16, 06:36 AM
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Hadn't thought about a nail causing it, lots of...

Hadn't thought about a nail causing it, lots of nails sticking through that look like misses. I just assumed it would be a plywood seam or may a seam in the boards that are on top of the plywood. The...
04-03-16, 09:46 AM
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Fix a squeeky floor from below?

Small area of bathroom floor has squeeks, the floor is covered with tile I don't care to rip up to do a screwdown. Subfloor is 1/2" plywood on floor joists with a 1/2" layer of some kind of...
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Is there a preferred direction laying laminate flooring?

:confused:I'm planning to put down laminate that will be installed over standard plywood on floor joists. Since there will always be some flex, is it better to lay the planks perpendicular to the...
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Having the fuel tank cap removed makes no...

Having the fuel tank cap removed makes no difference and disconnecting from the carb and draining the tank into a can has the same minimal flow.
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Angry Fuel supply - line filter question

I put new fuel lines and a new fuel filter on my 10HP MAXA 5000 generator. The fuel filter is the clear plastic type with a little paper type filter (got it at a yard equipment service center... they...
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Thanks BFHFixit. Gave trying to figure it out and...

Thanks BFHFixit. Gave trying to figure it out and bought a new carb through Amazon (for $15 why not). Replaced the plug, new fuel lines and filter, fresh gas and the new carb.... Fired up on the...
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The choke butterfly does move to close over the...

The choke butterfly does move to close over the carb throat. Factory design of the butterfly plate has a rather large U shaped cut out so the amount of air drawn through the intake can't be cut out...
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The plug looks fine, no indication of to lean or...

The plug looks fine, no indication of to lean or to rich. Like I mentioned, it runs fine under load. The problem is getting the darn thing to start. Should mention that the choke butterfly has a...
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Angry Tecumseh 10HP HM100 engine hard to start

I have the HM100 159402P engine in a Powermate 5000 genset. It's maybe 20 years old now but has very low running hours. It's always been hard to start (10 or 15+ pulls), only way I've lived with it...
10-15-15, 12:20 PM
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How to remove a thermostat for relocating

I have a Trane TCONT600AF11MA thermostat that I'd like to remove and relocate but I can't see a way to get the front off to access the mounting screws. Anyone know how I might do this without...
09-22-15, 03:58 AM
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Wish I had the electrical diagram, so far I've...

Wish I had the electrical diagram, so far I've found a few free ones on line for Mahindra tractors but not this model. I'm sure that conceptually the wiring for all these would be similar, but the...
09-21-15, 11:23 AM
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Mahindra 3525 tractor problems

:confused:This Mahindra 3525 is used a lot for brush hogging and small acerage farming. Recently, if it is shut off after running for awhile, it may or may not restart a few minutes later. When this...
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Well, I purchased a Nikki carb rebuild kit that...

Well, I purchased a Nikki carb rebuild kit that included the plastic float and part the holds the float and main jet and main jet and 'O' ring. All did not go well. Put everything in and the engine...
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Thanks Cheese. Understand how dirt could keep the...

Thanks Cheese. Understand how dirt could keep the valve from seating but I'm used to inlet valves closing when there about mid level in the carb bowel, this thing doesn't do that. Out of curiosity, I...
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Angry Briggs 13.5 hp riding mower engine suddenly flooding?

Son's riding mower was running well and suddenly shut off with a bang. Gasoline flooding the intake. Online info for mower number 13AC762F729 says the engine number is 752B2453G2 but a B&S search on...
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Well I finally gave up. Hated to do it since I...

Well I finally gave up. Hated to do it since I don't think I've ever had a problem getting a 2 or 4 cycle engine to run (unless it had a major mechanical failure). I'll keep it for now just for parts...
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