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Posted By GregL65

How to replace refrigerator compressor DIY

What do I need to know to replace my refrigerator compressor? A high-pitched whine is coming from the compressor.

The refrigerator is a a Kenmore Elite model 795.79754.904, serial 908KR00052,...
11-02-18, 11:59 PM
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Posted By GregL65

The ICM 2902 is installed. I only had to change...

The ICM 2902 is installed. I only had to change two of the crimp connectors ( to wider ones), plus roll my own ground connection (The JCI has a metal back plate which grounds by being screwed to the...
10-31-18, 12:15 AM
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Posted By GregL65

Thanks, but I had already ordered the ICM 2902: ...

Thanks, but I had already ordered the ICM 2902:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QW2FW94/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I emailed ICM to ask about compatibility with the...
10-30-18, 11:54 AM
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Posted By GregL65

I just talked to the parts guy at the place here...

I just talked to the parts guy at the place here that sells OEM Lennox parts. He says new control modules for Lennox intermittent pilot furnaces are no longer made; instead they only sell conversion...
10-30-18, 10:46 AM
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Posted By GregL65

The other connectors are all push-on; none are...

The other connectors are all push-on; none are screw terminals.
10-30-18, 10:37 AM
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Posted By GregL65

The spark wire pushes on. The controller side of...

The spark wire pushes on. The controller side of that connection looks like a nail sticking out. I've never seen anything else like it. The wire looks and feels more like a skinny hose than a wire.
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10-30-18, 08:54 AM
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Posted By GregL65

After last night's burn, it wasn't igniting...

After last night's burn, it wasn't igniting again. I tried removing and reseating connections and retrying after each one until finally the last one I tried, the spark wire, worked. It's burning now....
10-30-18, 02:38 AM
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Posted By GregL65

I bought a much better multimeter tonight, a...

I bought a much better multimeter tonight, a Southwire 16040T. I went to Lowe's to get the cheaper 10030S, but the auto-ranging 16040T was on sale for less.

Both control units read about 25.6...
10-29-18, 02:46 PM
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Posted By GregL65

Okay, so here's what happened with the...

Okay, so here's what happened with the replacement control module.

It clicked but only 3 times. Then after 5 seconds it clicked 3 times again. It did that a total of ten times, at 5 second...
10-26-18, 11:24 PM
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Posted By GregL65

I decided to go with the fastest way I could find...

I decided to go with the fastest way I could find to get a replacement control unit, which was an eBay seller willing to ship Saturday morning by overnight mail, so I should have it Monday (fingers...
10-26-18, 07:59 PM
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Posted By GregL65

And...it's already not working again. My 9yo...

And...it's already not working again. My 9yo wanted to know what I did, so I walked him through the test, and it did not fire. Same problem as before.

I don't think corroded terminals are likely...
10-26-18, 07:39 PM
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Posted By GregL65

I reseated the THS terminal and the ground...

I reseated the THS terminal and the ground terminals several times, and tapped the side of the control unit a few times, and tried again. It worked.

So...now I don't know if it was just corrosion...
10-26-18, 06:28 PM
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Posted By GregL65

I am getting about 24 volts AC across the THS and...

I am getting about 24 volts AC across the THS and ground terminals, after turning the furnace on with the thermostat set to a high temperature.

I'm using an old pocket-size analog multimeter, and...
10-26-18, 04:44 PM
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Posted By GregL65

UPDATE: It worked for a couple days, then...

UPDATE:

It worked for a couple days, then stopped working. After a day of not working, the new limit control arrived. I installed it a few hours ago and restarted the furnace. I tested raising the...
10-23-18, 06:02 PM
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Posted By GregL65

Just an udpate that during the last ~24 hours...

Just an udpate that during the last ~24 hours it's been working normally with no intervention. It must have had several ignitions and burns during that time. Of course I still plan to install the new...
10-22-18, 05:26 PM
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Posted By GregL65

Just an update that I suspect the limit switch....

Just an update that I suspect the limit switch. It sometimes works if I tap it, hold it at an odd angle, etc. But it's intermittent so I'm not sure.

Also I understand now that I've abused that...
10-21-18, 10:32 PM
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Posted By GregL65

Here's the closest thing to a manual on this...

Here's the closest thing to a manual on this model I've seen:

https://www.questargas.com/ForEmployees/qgcOperationsTraining/Furnaces/Lennox_G20_IOM.pdf

Where do I find those switches?

FWIW...
10-21-18, 10:27 PM
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Posted By GregL65

Yes, the draft inducer blower is working fine,...

Yes, the draft inducer blower is working fine, though of course it blows cold air.

UPDATE:

Just to make sure I understand correctly, my understanding is that's the big blower at the bottom of...
10-21-18, 02:12 PM
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Posted By GregL65

Update

UPDATE:

First, the problem is happening again.

Second, I was wrong about it being installed in the early 1980s. It was manufactured November 1996, so 22 years old. (Wasn't that kind of late...
10-20-18, 04:03 PM
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Posted By GregL65

No clicking sound, no ignition

I have a Lennox furnace that was installed probably in the early 1980s. It has an intermittent pilot light.

Normally when it's trying to ignite, if I'm standing next to the furnace I hear a...
10-13-16, 07:31 PM
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Posted By GregL65

Just to follow up, I've installed the "heater...

Just to follow up, I've installed the "heater cord" power cord from the iron and it's working fine now.
10-11-16, 05:44 PM
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Posted By GregL65

Thanks all, on another forum I was advised to...

Thanks all, on another forum I was advised to look under the term "applicance cord", which led me to this:

AceĀ® 16/2-HPN Small 7ft Appliance Replacement Cord - Appliance Extension Cords - Ace...
10-11-16, 03:00 PM
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Posted By GregL65

Replacing space heater power cord

I need to replace the power cord on my 1980s space heater, a Lelonghi "The Incredible Heat Machine". It goes to 1500 Watts.

It's a 2-wire cord, and it needs to pass through an opening in sheet...
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Posted By GregL65

Amana BC20D-L Refrigerator Suddenly Not Cold Enough

We have an "Amana 20" refrigerator, model BC20D-L, mfg number P74702-1WL. I'm not sure how old it is, as it came with the house 13 years ago, but given the time frame of other major installations in...
12-04-13, 09:55 PM
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Posted By GregL65

Hi Houston24, How do I check whether I have...

Hi Houston24,

How do I check whether I have 24 volts to the valve? I have a multimeter but not sure how to check that.

Thanks,

Greg
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