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Install Chevy 4.3L & 5.7L Vortec Distributor
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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
LED/LCD TV Troubleshooting Guide
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The difference between a LED TV and a LCD TV is that they are both LCD TV's except one has LED stripes and the other has CCFL Backlights- (Florescent Tubes) Philips Magnavox Emerson LG ...
by my10cents
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
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 ...
by my10cents
Reset Procedure for Various TV Brands
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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
Harbor Freight, Chicago Electric, Central Machine, Drill Master, ETC.....
Welcome, This is a knowledge based forum website for DIY'ers. Tools or parts and pieces are not sold. How to use them would be right up our alley. You may be able to come up with an ...
by DIYTech3
Basic Furnace Cycle w/ Hot Surface Igniter
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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
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
What is the tub capacity of my washing machine?
"The "published" or "advertised" volume would only be available from the manufacturer. (Good luck on an older machine -- even a newer one) unless you still have a manual that would specify it. That ...
by DIYTech3
Craftsman garage door opener remote not working? Try this!
Credit for this post goes to Howie. On my Craftsman 1/2 HP, the wired controls all worked, but the remotes were not working. After changing out the circuit boards, it still wouldn't respond. ...
by Vale
Troubleshooting Power Supply (SMPS)
Switch mode power supplies (SMPS) are now standard for the majority of our home appliances, as LED and LCD TV's Switch mode power supplies are everywhere; here are some pictures of their ...
by my10cents
TV Volume Stuck
Is your TV stuck on low or high setting and you can't adjust it? Don't worry, it's an easy fix! Your volume button on the TV might be stuck. The first thing to do is to try a reset. Please note, ...
by my10cents
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
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
JVC TV Freezes
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 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
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
Panasonic Plasma HDTV
Panasonic Viera TC-P60ST60 3D Plasma HDTV A guest wrote: Please help...I have a TC-P60ST60: IT Was on Sunday in FL after hurricane ...
by my10cents
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
Panel Failure or Board Failure
RCA TV Model:LED46C45RQ Screen Issue A guest wrote: Issue- The left, 1/2 of the screen appears to have 2 sections. 1st 1/4, is total ...
by my10cents
How to measure the capacity of a dryer in cubic feet
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A compact dryer has the capacity between 3.5 and 5 cubic feet. To calculate the capacity of a dryer in cubic feet, please follow the steps below: The capacity of the dryer depends upon the ...
by Asif Nadeem
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
Garage Door Opener Short "UP - Down" Movement
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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
Backlight Repair
LG LED TV–50LN5100 This LG TV has sound but no picture After you have removed the screen, (watch video below on how to remove screen) this ...
by my10cents
White Screen
LED/LCD and LCD TV only-- Problem: White screen Cause: No signal from the mainboard to the LCD panel is the usual cause of solid white screen. Check: Check the cable connecting the Main Board to ...
by my10cents
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
Chevy 4.3 - 5.7L Vortec Engine won't start unless spray starting fluid down throttle body.
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This is a fuel injected engine. When you turn the key, the fuel pump is supposed to turn on momentarily to provide a 'priming' (pressurizing) charge to the fuel system. This is meant to assure enough ...
by svfixer
Causes for a furnace to have delayed ignition
Delayed ignition is when the gas from the main burner turns on, but there is a delay before it lights off the hot surface ignitor. Delayed ignition can be caused by a dirty burner or burners, ...
by SeattlePioneer
Advice For Re-Painting Basement Walls
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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
Lamp or Lamp Ballast Failure
Suddenly, the screen go's blank. There is a "Lamp" signal in the right or left upper corner of the screen, and its flashing. I'm sure at this time, you are very upset, don't worry about a thing. I ...
by my10cents
Blink codes for Panasonic plasma TVs
Here are some hints about the number of blinks to Pansonic Plasma TVs. PANSONIC PLASMA TV, model numbers: X24 _ C2 _ U2 _ S2 _ G20 _ G25 _ VT20 & VT25 To see the blink code, switch ON the ...
by my10cents
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
Code Search Instruction for Popular Universal Remote Controls (updated 3/19/2013)
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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
Kohler one-piece toilet flush valve replacement
My toilet has the 86972 flush valve. It connects horizontally to the forward side of the toilet tank- that is, the side that's closest to the toilet user and furthest from the bathroom wall. ...
by Jacky1eye
Motor Brushes & Commutator Service
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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
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
How to set the engine at top dead center (TDC) of the number one cylinder
by svfixer
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
Mitsubishi WD-65737 DLP TV error codes
Mitsubishi WD-65737 65-Inch 1080p 120Hz Home Theater DLP HDTV Here's some information on Mitsubishi WD-65737 DLP TV, that will help you repair or know what to replace, when your TV starts with ...
by my10cents

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