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  1. Question: Frig temp

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    The commercial standard is 35-40 degrees. This...

    The commercial standard is 35-40 degrees. This keeps them within health department guidelines. Freezers should run at zero degree's or lower.

    In the coming years, the health department is going to...
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    If the wall is supported by a support that looks...

    If the wall is supported by a support that looks asthough it was built with the house, then chaces are it could be load bearing. However that's only half of the equation. You also have to look at...
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    What are you trying to do? Replace the ceilings?...

    What are you trying to do? Replace the ceilings?

    If so there the options are many, drop ceiling, those 12X12 tiles that you staple to furring strips. You could drywall over the old drywall and...
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    Personally, your home will be a constant...

    Personally, your home will be a constant aggrivation for as long as it stands.
    Once block burns, it weakens. Over time, your foundation will crack and possible fail in places. This could be causing...
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    Well, the best thing I can think for the motor,...

    Well, the best thing I can think for the motor, is to set it to operate and then check for voltage at the motor. If no voltage is present, then its possible that the board could be bad.

    Sometimes...
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    Older dog having trouble holding water

    Hi:

    I have an 11 year old black dog. (mutt) about 30lbs if I had to guess. She's my old pal of many years, but here latley she seems to have some trouble holding her water.

    She races to go out...
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    If the dishwasher is installed correctly, the...

    If the dishwasher is installed correctly, the discharge hose should be risen above the drains of the sink before coming back down to the disposer inlet. This should prevent backflow into the...
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    Are the components on this washer solid state or...

    Are the components on this washer solid state or mechanical?

    (modern computer controls with digital read outs, or old fashioned pull to start timer)
  9. The tank, filter, lines, etc just need a good...

    The tank, filter, lines, etc just need a good cleaning. Dissasemble the system and clean all the components that look nasty. It should remedy the problem.
  10. Don't do it man! :) If you do decide to...

    Don't do it man! :)

    If you do decide to replace the dryer, just get a plain old ordinary cheap dryer with a simple timer and so on... they are FAAAAR easier to fix when they break down.
    ...
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    In most contested cases all assetts are split...

    In most contested cases all assetts are split 50/50, in the case of the house, it is sold, the mortgage and all leins on the house paid off, and the remaining balance split between them.

    Cheating...
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    Electric Dryer not heating properly: Take the...

    Electric Dryer not heating properly:

    Take the following steps:

    Pull the front cover off the dryer and inspect the area under the drum for lint buildup, as well as the blower assembly, and the...
  13. Removing the dryer lint should help it. I had the...

    Removing the dryer lint should help it. I had the same problem with my dryer once, before I knew more about it, I unknowingly replaced a working element. The dryer still didn't work, it wasn't until...
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    Could be the drain solenoid or the pump. Check...

    Could be the drain solenoid or the pump. Check for voltage at the drain solenoid.
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    Replace the timer assembly, that should fix you...

    Replace the timer assembly, that should fix you right up.
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    Im leaning towards a pressure switch. Check the...

    Im leaning towards a pressure switch. Check the hose conencting the pressure switch. Maybe you can try replacing the hose first, as it will be the cheapest thing to start with. Then, you can try the...
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    I would start by making sure the dryer is free of...

    I would start by making sure the dryer is free of lint. Not just in the screen, but in the exaust, around the blower, the exaust hose, etc...
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    If the t-stat is turned up all the way, then...

    If the t-stat is turned up all the way, then check the evaporator, it may be freezing. This could be something you could service, if its not going into defrost like it should, then it could as simple...
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    Try posting this in the heating and AC board.

    Try posting this in the heating and AC board.
  20. I recommend replacing the element. Will if cause...

    I recommend replacing the element. Will if cause a fire? Umm. Hard to say, anything is possible. It will most likely just short out and trip breakers. Could also damage other compoents.

    Small...
  21. As long as the wire isn't brittle, then just cut...

    As long as the wire isn't brittle, then just cut off the discolored part, strip accordingly and put a fresh connector on the end.

    Before you buy parts, make sure you clean out all of the lint in...
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    Sounds like the pump isn't working properly,...

    Sounds like the pump isn't working properly, being how its not draining, or washing properly. Does it sound like it has a good powerful "whoosh" when its running?

    If not, then the pump impeller,...
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    If the t-stat is turned up all the way, then...

    If the t-stat is turned up all the way, then check the evaporator, it may be freezing. This could be something you could service, if its not going into defrost like it should, then it could as simple...
  24. Question: Ken655

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    Unless you have the proper service literature to...

    Unless you have the proper service literature to diagnose this problem, you may be SOL.

    If you want to take a stab at it, you can try replacing the board, if that doesn't get it you will need to...
  25. A little water in the dishwasher could be normal,...

    A little water in the dishwasher could be normal, if you are dumping excess water from turned over dished etc as you empty it.

    Im certain that the dishwasher is draining long enough, the impeller...
  26. Trying to remember... on my dryer, I think its...

    Trying to remember... on my dryer, I think its accessed by remoing the control panel, and then it sits exposed. If that doesn't work for you, then you can try removing the back.

    There's a way.
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    Definitely get that carbon monoxide smell fixed,...

    Definitely get that carbon monoxide smell fixed, however it should be noted, that the smell you are smelling CAN NOT be carbon monoxide. That gas carries no odor. It could be the smell of the gas...
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    That felt liner has come off the dryer, its what...

    That felt liner has come off the dryer, its what helps keep your dryer from chaffing the part of the dryer surrounding the drum, it will need to be replaced.

    If you are mechanicly inclined, this...
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    Check the pump, make sure its pumping down, you...

    Check the pump, make sure its pumping down, you should hear it. If you hear the pump, but its still not draining, then something is clogged. If this is the case, you will need to dissaseble the pump...
  30. 8 Ohms? That's a little high for something that...

    8 Ohms? That's a little high for something that should close all of the way.

    Make sure you disconnect the wires from the t-stat, to insure that it doesn't read through the circuit.

    If I had to...
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    You can try unplugging it and plugging it back...

    You can try unplugging it and plugging it back in. Check the manual to see what a "control lock" is. That's the trouble with those computerized appliances. With the proper literature, the appliance...
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    Thanks guys... and girls... sorry to come off a...

    Thanks guys... and girls... sorry to come off a little rough there. I was pretty upset.
    Then turned around and spilled tea over one side of my keyboard, to make matters worse, it's a laptop, and I...
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    I found my holiday spririt...

    I've noticed latley, or better yet, the last couple of years, that the holiday mood for me has begun to wear off. Others that I know have begun to have this same problem. As Im sure each of us have...
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    Also, motors don't need a capacitor to start on 3...

    Also, motors don't need a capacitor to start on 3 phase.

    However, in my opinion, 3 phase is an overkill for the average hobbiest garage. Unless you are planning a major operation in a large shop,...
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    I have two breakers. I have my first 10KW set of...

    I have two breakers. I have my first 10KW set of elements on a 60 AMP breaker, and my other remaining 5KW boost element is on a 30 AMP.
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    Sounds like something is barley shorting to...

    Sounds like something is barley shorting to ground, or the water heater itself.

    A throurough investivation is needed to find the culprit. Look for loose connections. Make sure its properly...
  37. Question: Dryer

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    Could be a thermistor. Or a high limit or safety...

    Could be a thermistor. Or a high limit or safety tripping.

    Set the dryer on a timed cycle. See if it cuts off during a timed cycle.
  38. I also recommend a PO box. Don't do like I did...

    I also recommend a PO box.

    Don't do like I did and wait until AFTER the neighborhood crack heads start going through your mail box and rip your credit card number. At $40 per year, how can you go...
  39. Use a meter and check your voltage at the outlet,...

    Use a meter and check your voltage at the outlet, you should read 240 volts between the hots and 120 between each hot and neutural. If you do not then chances are you may have blown a fuse.

    If you...
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    Hum, that's weird. I would though a computer...

    Hum, that's weird. I would though a computer controlled timer would do something like this, but it doesn't seem logical for a mechanical one to do so.

    It does sort of sound like the timer, but on...
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    All the utility lines are overhead. I've...

    All the utility lines are overhead.

    I've always though that the electric company is responsible for everything to the meter and the customer is responsible for everything past the meter, including...
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    Does it have a mechanical timer or a computer...

    Does it have a mechanical timer or a computer control board?
  43. Question: Dishwasher

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    Unless you run the dishwasher with the antifreeze...

    Unless you run the dishwasher with the antifreeze in it (which I do not recommend) it will be difficult to get all of the water displaced with antifreeze. I would turn it up on its side, unhook the...
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    Hi: Check the lid switch. See if that helps.

    Hi:

    Check the lid switch. See if that helps.
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    Now this is up to you, but I personally recommend...

    Now this is up to you, but I personally recommend plastic flexible lines when connecting an icemaker. This way if you ever have to pull the fridge out to clean or what ever, it stands less chance of...
  46. Question: Dryer

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    We need more information on what exactly is...

    We need more information on what exactly is happening.

    When the dryer gets hot? Is it gas or electric?

    First check the lint channel under the dryer and the exaust, it could be overheating.
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    If you have a solid state thermostat, then you...

    If you have a solid state thermostat, then you also have a probe on the oven that measures resistance to tell the t-stat what the temp is.

    I don't have a chart for your oven as far as the...
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    Voltage okay- yet lights still dim

    Forgive me if Ive ask this question before, I think I wrote it out, but had to leave and I just closed it rather than posted.

    Two years ago when I had my 15KW electric furnace installed, I noticed...
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    You might try building a chicken wire or mesh...

    You might try building a chicken wire or mesh wire box around the dryer vent outside to keep critters out. Don't use a fine screen, as it will just acumulate lint and stop up.

    Keep in mind that if...
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    Hehe That's kind of funny, by irony. You see,...

    Hehe

    That's kind of funny, by irony. You see, that blower wheel is sometimes referred to in the trade as a "squirrel wheel". Just because it kind of resembles a hampsters wheel.

    That tickled me.
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