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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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
Kohler one-piece toilet flush valve replacement
My toilet has the 86972 flush valve. It connects horizontally to the forward side of the toilet tank- that is, the side that's closest to the toilet user and furthest from the bathroom wall. ...
by Jacky1eye
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
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
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
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
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
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
How to replaced the primer bulb on a chain saw
Primer bulbs are used in chain saws to pump fuel from the lower gas tank into the carburetor and engine. This bulb also removes excess air from the fuel line by pulling fuel into the line; it helps ...
by Marra M
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
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
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
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 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
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
Performing House Rendering Yourself
Rendering is when the house is plastered with cement and sand. It is often done on the exterior of a house but it may also be used in the interior. The rendering can be smooth, textured or ...
by markbarry2uk
JVC, Samsung- HDMI reset
Here is the proper way to do the HDMI reset: 1. You must have the original JVC TV remote and make sure the slider switches at the top are set to TV and VCR. 2. Unplug any HDMI cords from the TV ...
by my10cents
Blink codes for Panasonic plasma TVs
Here are some hints about the number of blinks to Pansonic Plasma TVs. PANSONIC PLASMA TV, model numbers: X24 _ C2 _ U2 _ S2 _ G20 _ G25 _ VT20 & VT25 To see the blink code, switch ON the ...
by my10cents
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
Sea King model years and fuel / oil ratio
Manufacturer's Prefix: At the beginning of the model number is a group of letters. This will tell you who manufactured the motor for Montgomery Ward and will be your fist clue as to its date of ...
by CrankyBadger

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