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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
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
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
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 CCFL Backlights- (Florescent Tubes) Philips Magnavox Emerson LG ...
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
LED/LCD TV 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ...
by kmanu
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
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
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
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
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
What Would You Do With A Pile Of Wooden Slates?
These piles of wood used to be my back fence. We decided to take it down because it seemed that every second day we would need to replace a screw and we always had loose or missing boards, so ...
by Ruth
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
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, ...
by sparky2
Furnace blower keeps running even without thermostat
picture from http://inspectapedia.com/heat/Fan_Limit_Switch_Guide.php Thanks Vale for help with the blogging On older furnaces you may have a "summer switch" or "manual fan switch as labeled in ...
by def
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
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

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