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The new control board has been in the refer for...

The new control board has been in the refer for exactly two weeks. In short, the refer is functioning perfectly with no build-up of frost or ice on the evaporator. With both the "fresh food...
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Posted By Darwin's Child

I replaced the control board yesterday. It took...

I replaced the control board yesterday. It took about 20 minutes, total, including reading the programming instructions. So far, so good. No frost build-up at all on the evaporator fins. Keeping my...
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Thanks for the replies, guys. I found the...

Thanks for the replies, guys.

I found the control board tech specs online, which is a very useful diagnostic tool from which I learned a great deal about our refer.

To be brief, I pulled the...
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Posted By Darwin's Child

I defrosted the mass of frost/ice that was on the...

I defrosted the mass of frost/ice that was on the radiator behind the panel on the inside-back of the freezer compartment; Now the thing looks just like the photo of another unit that I posted above....
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Well, I have determined that the evaparator fan...

Well, I have determined that the evaparator fan is working just fine.

What's next in this diagnosis?

This is supposed to be a frost free refer. Should the coils and fins of the radiator be...
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Posted By Darwin's Child

I have determined that the damper control is...

I have determined that the damper control is working just fine. The damper opens and closes as it should, but when it's open, there is no cold air blasting up from the freezer section. Any...
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Whirlpool refer-top, freezer-bottom; refer not cold

My wife and I own a Whirlpool model GB9SHDXPQ01 refrigerator that has the refrigerator section on top and freezer on bottom (with pull-out rack).

The refrigerator section is not cooling enough....
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Posted By Darwin's Child

The job is done. I located the center of...

The job is done.

I located the center of the sprayer hole and punched a good dent to keep the bit from wandering. I put a few drops of, believe it or don't, olive oil on the spot. I then used a...
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Thanks for the advice, guys. Today my wife...

Thanks for the advice, guys.

Today my wife and I bought a Master Chef 1.1 cubic foot microwave. It has a door handle which you grab onto to simply pull out and push in the door, rather than the...
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Is there such a thing ...............

.............. as a reliable microwave oven nowadays?

About 4 years ago my wife and I got rid of a 35-year-old, heavy, bulletproof Panasonic microwave (that cost $1100 new) and bought a "modern"...
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Anybody know with certainty that the sprayer hole...

Anybody know with certainty that the sprayer hole has to be 1-3/8, or can it be smaller and, if so, how small can it be?

(The tapset is being shipped to us as I type, so I can't answer this...
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Thanks for all the great advice, guys! I really...

Thanks for all the great advice, guys! I really appreciate it.
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Posted By Darwin's Child

I just found this hole-size versus rpm chart: ...

I just found this hole-size versus rpm chart:
https://www.imperialsupplies.com/pdf/3660-5_F_Drill_Bit_Sheet_Update.pdf
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Thanks. What do you suggest should be the...

Thanks.

What do you suggest should be the approximate rpm for the largest steps? Is there any such thing as too slow?

Thanks.
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Can one use oils other than "cutting oil" to...

Can one use oils other than "cutting oil" to lubricate and cool drilling? I ask because I'm going to be drilling a 1-3/8" hole in an older stainless steel sink to install a sprayer and I want to...
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Thanks for the great replies, guys! I really...

Thanks for the great replies, guys! I really appreciate it.
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Low-flow toilets versus "getting it down the line"

The one and only concern I have about low-flush-volume toilets in general is whether that low flow might, shall we say, inhibit the movement (pun intended) of the solid waste down the sewer line from...
Forum: Water Heaters
07-14-18, 11:55 AM
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Here's the distance from the tank to the floor...

Here's the distance from the tank to the floor drain.
Forum: Water Heaters
07-13-18, 03:10 PM
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Posted By Darwin's Child

I decided for the moment to replace the anode and...

I decided for the moment to replace the anode and flush the tank.

I removed the anode, put 5 gallons of white vinegar in the tank, allowed it to soak for 3 hours and thoroughly flushed the tank...
Forum: Water Heaters
07-06-18, 09:02 AM
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Apparently this is the control unit in that photo...

Apparently this is the control unit in that photo above:
https://www.amazon.ca/RELIANCE-WATER-HEATER-9007884005-Electronic/dp/B00CGASYAK#customerReviews

I must say that the reviews of that...
Forum: Water Heaters
07-06-18, 08:41 AM
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Below is a photo of the control unit of a used,...

Below is a photo of the control unit of a used, 4-year-old JW HWH that I'm considering purchasing because it's almost a giveaway. The owner replaced it with one of those on-the-wall, continuous...
Forum: Water Heaters
07-05-18, 01:02 PM
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Posted By Darwin's Child

I'm willing to bet that your response about our...

I'm willing to bet that your response about our Entergizer Bunny would have been the same had I made my first post on this thread 18 years ago. "The reamining life of that heater is totally unknown...
Forum: Water Heaters
07-05-18, 09:56 AM
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Here's the John Wood web site: ...

Here's the John Wood web site:
https://www.johnwoodwaterheaters.com/en/products
There are a couple of "wholesale distributors" in Edmonton.

I'm considering their basic model AV40N here:...
Forum: Water Heaters
07-04-18, 09:55 PM
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Views: 1,711
Posted By Darwin's Child

Maybe replacing 40-year-old John Wood

In 2000, my wife and I moved into our home, which was built in around 1978. Before we moved into the house, we had a pre-purchase inspection done and one of the things noticed was that the John Wood...
01-12-16, 03:27 PM
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Posted By Darwin's Child

Thanks, SP. When I went to pick up the...

Thanks, SP.

When I went to pick up the wheel, I brought along the outer plastic part of the assembly with the motor still attached to it.

I did this because the person from whom we bought the...
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