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Posted By ecman1

Some evaporator fans shut off when you open the...

Some evaporator fans shut off when you open the freezer door to see. :)

Either find the button on the case to override that, or listen at the freezer door if you can hear it run.

At -10f/50f r,...
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Posted By ecman1

I doubt there are any fuses *IN* it. It...

I doubt there are any fuses *IN* it.

It sounds like the thing already lost it's centrifugal switch to the motor, somehow, or is being caused by something that is mimicking this. Only 2 years old?...
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Posted By ecman1

They don't sell just sensor parts, so you don't...

They don't sell just sensor parts, so you don't have to bother trying to figure how to get it off. You just buy the complete new oven switch, which includes the thermostat part. You will get a new...
12-03-05, 01:31 PM
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Posted By ecman1

Around here I have run into switches and outlets...

Around here I have run into switches and outlets in metal boxes where there isn't much distance betwen the terminal screws and the metal, and someone has wound a wrap or two of electrical tape around...
12-03-05, 01:08 PM
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Posted By ecman1

Yes.The idea is to disconnect the neutral from...

Yes.The idea is to disconnect the neutral from the ground, at the appliance.

Just make sure NOT to do something goofy like double up the neutral and ground wire, of the new 4-prong stove cord, on...
12-03-05, 12:52 PM
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Posted By ecman1

I can't see nothing wrong with it, just from a...

I can't see nothing wrong with it, just from a common sense standpoint, as long as that $2 switch can handle full line wattage. If switches can turn on bathroom lights and bath fans and the GFCI...
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Posted By ecman1

majakdragon - haven't you ever had to try to take...

majakdragon - haven't you ever had to try to take apart a corroded on white metal tailpiece nut on the bottom of the strainer basket because you have to change out the leaky tailpiece gasket, and...
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Posted By ecman1

Explain more, please. You tell me how you take...

Explain more, please. You tell me how you take out a bloomin seized on one where some moron never considered someone years later might have to remove it! Just like the dumb plumber who never used...
12-03-05, 12:19 PM
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Posted By ecman1

I can't read into this though that I know for a...

I can't read into this though that I know for a fact that you actually have a gas flow problem. Do you ever see the flame jumping like it is starving for gas? We need to know more about how the flame...
12-03-05, 12:05 PM
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Posted By ecman1

As soon as I read your post, in the very...

As soon as I read your post, in the very beginning about LP, I went, "Ahhhhhhh. OUTSIDE problem." Bingo. Then when you said the tank is WHAT? -buried????- I went, "Double bingo. Condensation." But...
12-03-05, 11:50 AM
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Posted By ecman1

Does the manual say that specifically? - that...

Does the manual say that specifically? - that there is nothing you can adjust? It actually says that?

Could it be you have a thermostat not applicable to your fuel or furnace type?

Could it be...
12-03-05, 11:43 AM
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Posted By ecman1

I seriously doubt you have some problem that...

I seriously doubt you have some problem that fries boards.

Isn't 4 flashes an open limit or auxilary switch?

Tell us what the furnace does and doesn't do. Does the exhaust motor come on in a...
12-03-05, 11:34 AM
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Posted By ecman1

Does the burner flame EVER come on? And when did...

Does the burner flame EVER come on? And when did this start doing this? Have you had the furnace running fine so far this season?

Does this particular furnace have a flame sensor? You can tell, by...
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Posted By ecman1

What kind of water tank fill valve is in your...

What kind of water tank fill valve is in your toilet? For some reason, I believe yours is shutting off so instantaneouly that you are getting water hammer from this. The same syndrome that...
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Posted By ecman1

Ahhhhhh. My field of expertise. I have replaced...

Ahhhhhh. My field of expertise. I have replaced SCORES of these things! The problem is in getting the old one off! Good luck trying to bust that big lock nut loose on the bottom! I have removed the...
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Posted By ecman1

Chances are you did NOT scratch it. You are being...

Chances are you did NOT scratch it. You are being fooled. The china is stronger than the steel. The steel has deposited marks of metal on your bowl that you think are scratches. Yes, use bleach. Let...
12-03-05, 08:40 AM
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Posted By ecman1

Fair enough, for the new high efficiency ones....

Fair enough, for the new high efficiency ones. Yes, if it's not flame sensor to clean, it is a hot surface ignitor that burned up, or the college kids shoveled snow in front of the ventor pipe...
12-03-05, 08:33 AM
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Posted By ecman1

High-limiting or thermostat has reached the set...

High-limiting or thermostat has reached the set point.

When flame goes out the ventor motor shuts off. That is normal. So, we are back to figuring why the flame went out, and those two reasons I...
12-03-05, 08:16 AM
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Posted By ecman1

Good luck, Chris. If I was ever around a ...

Good luck, Chris.

If I was ever around a furnace repair man, and he, let's say, said, "yup - it's the ignition control module". And then you saw on the bill that he replaced , let's say, 3 parts...
12-02-05, 06:29 PM
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Posted By ecman1

Nice pic! Don't take things for granted. I...

Nice pic!

Don't take things for granted. I always make sure my voltmeter is working when I have a 0 volts reading. Don't ASSUME it's 0 volts. I have owned one too many of these testers where the...
12-02-05, 06:20 PM
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Posted By ecman1

Truce?........ :)

Truce?........ :)
12-02-05, 06:14 PM
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Posted By ecman1

Yes. And read my post again as I kept...

Yes.

And read my post again as I kept editing it like 6 times! :)
12-02-05, 06:03 PM
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Posted By ecman1

Let's look at this another way as to not get...

Let's look at this another way as to not get confused over open and closed and what side wires are being tested, and how this works, as we are at an important juncture in the test of your furnace.
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12-02-05, 05:46 PM
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Posted By ecman1

The neutral and the ground terminate at the same...

The neutral and the ground terminate at the same place in the panel box and become one in the same - a ground, practically speaking.

But the real issue is when you have a technically 'ungrounded'...
12-02-05, 05:19 PM
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Posted By ecman1

This will be a code issue for sure. I don't know...

This will be a code issue for sure. I don't know what it is, but I have common sense. If you find any unused, deaded off/capped off/electrical taped wires stuffed inside your new panel box (the 200...
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