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05-18-20, 07:48 AM
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Using epoxy to repair foundation crack

I have a floor-to-ceiling crack in a 35-year-old poured foundation wall where a porch footing is attached. It is up to 1/4" wide in a few spots. It must have settled soon after construction, with a...
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Thank you for the help. I guess I will just keep...

Thank you for the help. I guess I will just keep an eye on it for now and hope it was just a fluke since the unit has been powered on continuously for about 15 years.
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Update #4: Both fridge and freezer have been...

Update #4: Both fridge and freezer have been holding proper temps pretty well the last couple days after adjusting temp control knobs. This morning I took some more pictures of the evaporator. It...
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Update #3: Left fridge unplugged overnight. All...

Update #3: Left fridge unplugged overnight. All remaining ice melted and went into pan below condenser fan, so I don't think a plugged drain is the issue. Reassembled everything and plugged it back...
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Update #2: The fans stopped for about an hour, so...

Update #2: The fans stopped for about an hour, so i figured that it was attempting a defrost cycle. The fridge temp dropped to 38F once everything kicked back in, so that is a good sign. I decided...
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Views: 767
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Update: I quickly realized that the freezer...

Update: I quickly realized that the freezer access panel must be installed in order for the unit to operate correctly (evap coil quickly frosts over since air isn't forced over it). Still, the...
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Views: 767
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Kenmore Elite Freezer cold/refrigerator warm

I have a Kenmore Elite French door/bottom freezer model #596.73504201. The freezer is functioning but the refrigerator suddenly won't drop below 55F. I removed the access panel in the freezer (see...
05-24-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By DIYNovice

I had never noticed that there was a mogul bulb...

I had never noticed that there was a mogul bulb adapter in there, and that turned out to be the key piece of information to solving my problem. The light started its life as a city street light and...
05-23-19, 05:33 PM
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Views: 626
Posted By DIYNovice

Thanks...upon further inspection of my notes of...

Thanks...upon further inspection of my notes of the original garage wiring installation, I realized that the garage/light post was NOT on the GFCI, probably because of this issue. Is there any way to...
05-23-19, 04:05 PM
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Views: 626
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GFCI not playing nice with lightpost

In the past few weeks I've replaced some conduit and wiring in the garage, and added a GFCI that trips every time a load larger than a light bulb is put on any of the downstream outlets (and GFCI...
09-02-18, 07:31 PM
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Views: 336
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Thank you. That's what I was thinking but wanted...

Thank you. That's what I was thinking but wanted to make sure.
09-02-18, 05:53 PM
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EMT run shared by two panels

I have a 200 amp service panel and a 100 amp subpanel. The neutral bonding screw in the subpanel is removed. I'm running some new EMT in the basement from the subpanel for some new outlets. The...
12-26-17, 02:46 PM
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Finding parts for 22 yr old Trane

After witnessing a relative have to shell out $700 because her $20 pressure switch went out on a Saturday night, I've decided to purchase some spare parts for our furnace to hopefully avoid a similar...
07-25-13, 10:47 AM
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Views: 3,180
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Thanks, I used a shop vac with brush and was able...

Thanks, I used a shop vac with brush and was able to get most of the dust off without bending any of the fins. Do pros use any kind of chemicals to get the more gunky stuff off (probably from...
07-24-13, 04:48 PM
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Views: 3,180
Posted By DIYNovice

Trane XE 90 cleaning questions

We have a 17 year old trane xe 90 furnace which has never been cleaned. I have removed the control board and blower fan (yuk), and am wonder how to clean the secondary heat exchanger without bending...
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Views: 9,345
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Update: I found a website with a life size...

Update: I found a website with a life size picture of the "GE Refrigerator Drain Heat Probe WR2X9393", so I decided to make a reasonable copy of it using a piece of 12 gage copper wire (the thickest...
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Views: 9,345
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GE refrigerator w/ frozen drain tube

I have a GE PFSF6PKWBWW refrigerator that annually has its condensate drain line freeze up, causing water to spill into and collect at the bottom of the refrigerator compartment. Last time I figured...
08-25-12, 03:53 PM
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Views: 4,020
Posted By DIYNovice

I decided to go with a two-terminal delay on...

I decided to go with a two-terminal delay on break, following Furd's advice, and it worked like a charm. Thanks everyone for the help!
08-23-12, 03:45 PM
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Views: 4,020
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Thanks everyone for the help. Most of our power...

Thanks everyone for the help. Most of our power outages here are less than 10 seconds, and happen probably 5 or 6 times per summer. Luckily we haven't had any issues yet.

It seems that most of...
08-21-12, 01:54 PM
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Views: 4,020
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Finding a replacement time delay control for 1992 Bryant AC

I need to replace a time delay control for my Bryant AC, the current part is ICM hn67za003b, with a date code of 1092:

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I haven't been...
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Views: 25,246
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Mine looked somewhat rusty (it was an original...

Mine looked somewhat rusty (it was an original part, about 25 years old) and the spring didn't seem to respond very well, possibly because I distorted it while removing and installing the linkage....
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Maybe your speed control assembly is shot. I...

Maybe your speed control assembly is shot. I forgot to mention that I replaced mine too during this process and could notice a big difference between the old rusty one and the new one. My part number...
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Views: 25,246
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Here is the link to the service manual:...

Here is the link to the service manual: http://www.cpdonline.com/692509.pdf

I had to use trial and error to get mine correct. I started with the governor all the way to its clock wise extent (when...
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Views: 4,821
Posted By DIYNovice

Thanks! It was running at about 3000 rpm before I...

Thanks! It was running at about 3000 rpm before I was able to measure it but sounds much better now at 3600.
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Views: 11,388
Posted By DIYNovice

I purchased the Neiko tach from Amazon and tried...

I purchased the Neiko tach from Amazon and tried it today for the first time. Worked great out of the box and had very consistent and repeatable measurements. I'd highly recommend it.
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