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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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: ...
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' ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
How to measure the capacity of a dryer in cubic feet
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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
Why your shower, sink, and toilet are clogged at the same time and how to fix it
If the house is on a septic system and has it been raining a lot lately, then the water table may be saturated. In other words, the water has no place to go and will cause the sink, toilet, ...
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 ...
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 ...
How to Fix a furnace that is puffing black smoke
If the furnace is puffing off black smoke from the chimney. There may be a number of reasons most common of them are: Succeeded combustion: Even though you turn off the furnace, there is ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
How to reinstall a fencepost after one has rotted
Credit for this post goes to JohnBeaves. First of all, you can not just stick your post back in the same hole. Water will fill like a pool and rot the next post, and the next. You have to remove ...
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. ...
Common problems with Ariens 926 series snowblowers
Credit for this post goes to Dan. Problem 1: The augers are not spinning consistently. Sometimes they spin. Sometimes, they don't at all. Ariens 926xxx machines have a known problem where the ...
How to fix a Whirlpool Cabrio that gets stuck on spin
Clean the tubs first and see if the problem still persists. While cleaning, you can also check the visually what's causing the tub's difficulty to spin by taking out the inner tub. In order for ...
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 ...
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 ...
What causes a washing machine to make noise
Here are few general conditions that cause a washing machine to make noise and their diagnostics.Drum BearingIn case your machine is making noise during the spin cycle, there is a chance that ...
by Asif Nadeem
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 ...
In light of the recent snow storms, I thought it prudent to give out few simple troubleshooting tips for using snow blowers. Please remember that these are a few common aspects and, therefor, ...
by Asif Nadeem
TV volume stuck on low or high setting
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, ...
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 ...
How to fix a garage door that won't open
The reason that screw drive openers do this when it gets cold is because the rail is generally made of soft aluminum while the screw is usually made of steel. When the temperature drops the soft ...
How do you know if it is 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 ...
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 ...
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 fix motion blur on a LED/LCD TV hooked up to a PS4
Motion blur is common on LED/LCD TV's with a Refresh Rate of 60 Hz What is motion blur in both LED and LCD TVs? Motion blur is produced by LED/LCD TVs because of the way they operate. To ...
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 ...
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