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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
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
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
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
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
Dynex, Emerson, LG, Magnavox,Sony, RCA, Samsung, Sony, Vizio LED/LCD TV Troubleshooting Guide
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 florescent tubes Philips Magnavox Emerson LG TroubleshootingBefore you do ...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
LED/LCD TV Backlight Repair
LG LED TV–50LN5100 This LG TV has sound but no picture When I push power I see the lights flicker once then shut off. Good sound and video (no back light) This is where you ...
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
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
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, ...
by my10cents
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
RCA Projection HDTV turns off and on with no picture
RCA 52" Class Widescreen Projection HDTV w/ Digital Tuner, R52WH74 Turns off and on displaying no picture but cycles over and over. It's been awhile since I worked on one of these... There are a few ...
by my10cents
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
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
Panasonic TV popped and turned off, now it stays on
This post was written in response to a guest who had a problem with their Panasonic TV: I have a Panasonic TC P50S30 Plasma HD TV, built 2011. It was on and I heard a "pop" and it went off. I ...
by my10cents
How to set the engine at top dead center (TDC) of the number one cylinder
NOTE: THIS DESCRIPTION WAS WRITTEN SPECIFICALLY FOR THE GM 350 ENGINE. FOR OTHER ENGINES, THE BASIC PROCEDURES WILL BE THE SAME, BUT YOU WILL NEED TO VERIFY YOUR PARTICULAR FIRING ORDER. ...
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
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
LED / LCD TV has a 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
Whirlpool Old (Direct Drive) vs. Newer (VMW) Top Load Washers
This is meant to be a comparison between the older (circa 1986 – 2005) Whirlpool ‘direct drive’ top load clothes washer and the ‘mid model’ (circa 2006 possibly to ...
by svfixer
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
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

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