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Install Chevy 4.3L & 5.7L Vortec Distributor
Courtesy GM SI ManualImportantThe engine front cover has 2 alignment tabs and the crankshaft balancer has 2 alignment marks (spaced 90 degrees apart) which are used for positioning number 1 piston ...
by svfixer
Warnock Hersey is Not a Brand Name
First Off....My research concludes that Warnock Hersey is not a brand name of stove/fireplace. This is a Canadian testing/certification agency similar to Underwriters Laboratories in the U.S. You ...
by svfixer
Changing Gear/Shaft Assembly on Chain Drive Garage Door Opener
Checking the Gear/Shaft Assembly of a Chain Drive Garage Door Opener Remove the cover and check for flakes of white plastic inside. This is a very common problem. Also, check the amount of 'droop' ...
by svfixer
Whirlpool/Kenmore Washer Repair Videos
The following are a series of repair videos for Whirlpool/ Kenmore Washing Machines.They speak for themselves, so not much is required from me.1. This first one covers the replacement of the pump, ...
by svfixer
Dynex TV remote control not working? Try this!
If buttons on the remote control pad are not working, then in order to diagnose the problem follow these steps: Open the battery compartment on the back of the remote control pad and remove ...
by kmanu
Garage Door Remote Problems
Hasn't shown up recently, but we were having a rash of questions about various opener problems. Thought it was timely to compile some of the discussions here. Rf interference is in the air and ...
by svfixer
Basic Furnace Cycle w/ Hot Surface Igniter
The cycle is as follows: When the thermostat calls for heat the small draft blower comes on. After a short interval while this blower sends an air signal to a diaphragm valve, you should see a red ...
by svfixer
What is the difference between a wire and cable?
Wire and cable are not the same thing. Learn in the article below what the difference is exactly and also what types or cord are used for the most common purposes. Wire and cable safety tips: ...
by OKR
Reset Procedure for Various TV Brands
From the previous article Reset Reset Reset we talked on the reasons why our TV sets needs resetting once in a while. In my experience as an electronics service technician for 30 years , most ...
by Pinoytek
Advice For Re-Painting Basement Walls
I have a 60 year old house. Cinder block basement, with water pouring in to it, during spring and fall, mold in the summer and winter. Really bad citation. I have struggled with this and spent 3 ...
by Molly Bain
Plasma X-Y-Z Board Troubleshooting
In this article, I will help you to understand where these 3 boards are located, what they do, what happens when they fail and how to troubleshoot these boards. DANGER==A plasma TV has voltages in ...
by my10cents
Did you hear a loud POP from your TV and now there is no audio and no picture?
Problem: Plasma TV turns on, but there is no video or sound, and no blinking LEDs. Possible cause: Power Board failure, main board or SN-SS board failure. First check the power board fuses and ...
by my10cents
Small Engine Carburetor Cleaning / Repair
Only been here a week, but it's obvious this is a very hot topic. Must be all the snowfall out east. Sorry, I don't have the problem here in sunny, southern Arizona. I may not have snow, but I ...
by svfixer
Code Search Instruction for Popular Universal Remote Controls (updated 3/19/2013)
Who haven't had the experience of having to look for the user manual for your Universal Remote Control to search for the code for your TV, DVD, SATBOX and Cable Box, to end up not finding it. ...
by Pinoytek
Remote control and TV control buttons not working?
There are 4 reasons for a remote control to not function: 1) Batteries 2) An electronic glitch in remote 3) A defective remote 4) A defective remote sensor on the TV--(IR Sensor)-- To ...
by my10cents
Dog Bone ???
Recently, a poster, as part of an answer, referred to a car part called a ‘Dog Bone’. Naturally, this is a slang name for the part, but if you walked into a parts store and referred to ...
by svfixer
How to fix a JVC TV that freezes while starting up
This response was given to a user who wrote: My 2 year old JVC model JLC47BC3000 television will not start up. It freezes during the "JVC" screen and goes no further. JVC tech support advised ...
by my10cents
Garage Door Opener Short "UP - Down" Movement
Fixaya says: "If you have increased down force threshold and the door continues to reverse, the RPM sensor is the culprit. There is no way to override or test this sensor by using the hand unit or ...
by svfixer
DIY fix for a Lazy Slow seatbelt retractor
I found a solution to my lazy retractable safety belt problem. I wanted to get this out there on the internet while I still had an interest... DISCLAIMER: If you decide to use my solution for your ...
by Steve123
Motor Brushes & Commutator Service
Most ‘corded’ tools and appliances rely, for electrical connection between the electrical source and the armature, on small carbon blocks known as brushes. Although they don’t ...
by svfixer
JVC TV turned off and now only the blue light is flashing on the front
Credit for this post goes to MetalMedic. If your JVC TV turned off and now only shows a blue light flashing on the front but no picture, you will need to restore the TV's normal functions by ...
by Vale
Install Timing Belt - Ford ZX-2 DOHC After it Breaks
Compiled from "Motor" manual, 65th Edition, Volume 1 I have found that all instructions I have seen for this job leave much to be desired and to compound the problem, they seem to be written ...
by svfixer
Searching the Internet is Amazing(ly Simple)
The following assumes the use of a PC (Windows) although Mac will be very similar. Also directed at the novice user.If you aren't proficient in searching the internet, you are missing out on one ...
by svfixer
Sanyo tv has picture, but no sound?
First, go into the menu and make sure the internal speakers are on. Your TV should also have a reset option in the menu -- So try that if it does. If there is still no sound, then try these ...
by my10cents
How to remove the back cover of a plasma TV
It's actually not that hard. First, unplug the TV. Then, hold the power button for 10 seconds to drain excessive voltage. Next, lay the TV face down on a blanket or soft material so not to the ...
by my10cents
Replace Front Disc Brake Pads
Remove wheel. From behind the caliper, you will see 2 retaining bolts. Remove these and the caliper should 'wiggle' out of place. Check for leaks, if none, don't disturb any fittings or hoses. ...
by svfixer
Things you can make out of old CD's
You think they are junk? No! Do not throw them away. From a drop spindle to Christmas light reflectors, there are many cool ideas and things you can make out of used CD's. Your kids can join the ...
by OKR
Washing machine problems: Loud thumping after spin cycle
If the washing machine is making a loud thumping after the spin cycle has finished, then I suspect the problem is a defective drive block. When the drive block loosens up, the washer will spin ...
by DIYTech3
Small engine won't start and spark plug is wet.
If the spark plugs in your leaf blower are wet, this could be due to two things: If they're wet with fuel, it generally means that the plug isn't firing. If they're wet with water, it means ...
by CrankyBadger
troubleshooting a lid switch on a top load washer
A lot of the posts on here concerning washers are My washer won't spin the water out or it fills but won't agitate or spin. 9 times out of 10 this is due to a faulty lid switch. Modern top-loaders ...
by lexmarks567
Does your RCA TV turn on and then immediately turns off again?
Is your TV turning on and then right off again? There are a few possible causes and solutions to this problem. First, try accessing your menu and turn down the brightness to half of what you have it ...
by my10cents
Fuel Mix.......2 Cycle Engines
Simple ratio problem:32:1 mix = 32 oz. of gas to 1 oz. of oil.50:1 mix = 50 oz. of gas to 1 oz. of oil.gallon (gas) 128 oz. 128/50 ~= 2 50:1 mix (2oz. oil per gallon of gas)gallon ...
by svfixer
Why Do Capacitors Fail On Us?
Having answered some posts on domestic electronics regarding tv set problems relating to Electrolytic Capacitor failure, I decided to write something on why they fail. There are different types ...
by Pinoytek
Does your garage door only open part of the way and then stop?
There are some reasons that might cause this problem. 1. Broken Springs Once the garage door motor feels excessive weight from door, it usually designed to stop halfway through, making a 1ft (or ...
by Lloyd
Troubleshooting a Stihl Chainsaw
Trouble with Stihl Chainsaw If your chainsaw will start and run for a few minutes before cutting out, then there are few of the checks that you might consider doing in order to diagnose the ...
by Asif Nadeem
How to remove dog urine odor from carpet and floorboards
Background Two years ago I bought a foreclosed home that apparently was sabotaged by the former owner before he/she left. It appears more than one large dog had been left in the vacant house, ...
by thenrie
How to hook up the fuel lines on a MAC 3200 chainsaw
Here is a simple guide on how to hook up the fuel lines:1. Only the main fuel line with the fuel filter goes into the bottom of the tank. The return line does not have to go in the bottom of the ...
by Marra M
Lights of America Fluorescent Shoplight fixtures Model # 8045
I bought 10 Lights of America Fluorescent Shoplight fixtures Model # 8045 in 2005. The first few months were good but then one light burned out. I replaced it but that one also didnt work. I tried ...
by steeltoedgloves
How to fix an RCA TV that turns on and off by itself without calling a technician
It's probably an internal problem, but, first, let's try a reset--- Step 1 Unplug the television. Step 2 Press and hold the "Channel Down" and "Input" buttons on the panel. Step 3 Plug the ...
by my10cents
Laying a patio
Laying a patio is a fairly large project so it's important to plan well. Get to know the characteristics of your garden before choosing the area you want to pave. Your decision can be influenced by ...
by OKR

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