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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
How can I fill the channels between boards on resin coated epoxy
If you used epoxy initially and there's nothing on top of the epoxy, you can scuff it up and add more. If you use straight resin, it will be brittle and the exotherm from the amount required will ...
by CrankyBadger
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
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
Chevy 4.3 - 5.7L Vortec Engine won't start unless spray starting fluid down throttle body.
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
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
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 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
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 ...
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
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
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 ...
by pipol
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
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
I have a Stihl saw and oil is not getting to the chain bar
Credit for this post goes to John. Simple stuff first. 1. Clean out the bar grooves with the right tool. 2. Take off the bar and chain and clean everything like you should after every time you ...
by Vale
6 possible causes for why a washing machine drains, but does not spin
A few possible reasons why your washing machine is draining, but not spinning: Lid switch: The lid switch may be defective, which will cause the washing machine not to spin. The switch is ...
by kmanu
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
The Blogroll
This is a list of our favorite blogs. All blogs on here are must reads for anyone interested in DIY. I will update this list from time to time, so check back every now and then to find great new ...
by Ruth
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
Kohler "Karat" toilet parts
*FOUND FOUND FOUND* in December 2013 I found a place that seems to have the direct replacement parts for (my) KARAT K-2463, 1.6 GPF toilet:thumb-up: It took over two days and went lots of different ...
by Steve123
How to put the spring back in a Chicago miter saw blade guard
Credit for this post goes to LoriZiet. I had the same problem...and this took me HOURS to figure out. It's easier to fix this with the blade out of the saw, and the handle in the up position. ...
by LoriZiet
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
Plasma Power Board Failure--for Samsung -LG-Panasonic Tv's
Here are some of the most common failures of a plasma power board. No power--This indicates that the power board, in the TV, is not powering up at all. ...
by my10cents

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