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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Plasma TV Repair
Plasma TV Looks like everyone is getting out of Plasma TV's, since there is a bigger demand for bigger LED ...
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
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
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
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
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
How to remove the back cover of a plasma TV
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Samsung Plasma TV It's actually not that hard. First, unplug the TV. Then, hold the power button for 10 seconds to drain ...
by my10cents
Small Engine Carburetor Cleaning / Repair
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Advice For Re-Painting Basement Walls
Basement flooding
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
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
Chamberlain Garage Door Opener. Elementary knowledge everyone should know. Will save you$$$$)
October 13, 2009: The joys of home ownership
Problem: Door goes down from open position, travels only a few inches, and then stops and opens back up. Light bulbs on machine DO NOT flash. (Make sure light bulbs are working. Lol, otherwise ...
by Thedoorguy
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
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
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
Audio Troubleshooting
Read this first- Several reasons for not having audio/sound from TV are; If you have a Cable Box, Unplug Box, hold the Power Button on box for 5 seconds, plug in turn on-- TV Reset- Unplug TV ...
by my10cents
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
Lennox Value Series gas furnace will not automatically ignite
Credit for this post goes to Fellow Homeowner. After a day or two of Internet research, I think I found a solution that worked. It all comes down to several components getting corroded and ...
by Vale
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
Furnace burner comes on, but ignitor does not heat up
Blow into the drainage line (I would get a short piece of clear hose to do this with...drain line is nasty). If there is a blockage, you may feel a sudden release of pressure...the clear line will ...
by def
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
Plasma Power Board Failure
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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
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
Projection TV Lines
Don't start taking your TV apart yet. There's a couple of things that you should try first. There is a chance that something isn't hooked up right, which can cause this problem. Check the cables ...
by my10cents
Why your shower, sink, and toilet are clogged at the same time and how to fix it
Spring 2011
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, ...
by sparky2

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