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    If it's going on the hose bib I would think a...

    If it's going on the hose bib I would think a male one would be used since both ends of the hose have to be female.
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    I have never seen electrician's screwdrivers with...

    I have never seen electrician's screwdrivers with an insulated shaft able to conduct electricity through the handle, but possibly, there are some out there that can be poorly made. I have a set of...
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    Most people keep the cord from their old dryer...

    Most people keep the cord from their old dryer and put it on the new one to ensure that it will fit the receptacle, if the old cord is okay and free of defects. I just got an old dryer that I fixed...
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    It does not have to be in a cold place. All it...

    It does not have to be in a cold place. All it needs is to sit where the thermostat body is cooler than the capillary tube. I live in Florida, too, and still see this from time to time.
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    When a window air conditioner is stored where it...

    When a window air conditioner is stored where it gets cold it is possible for the charge of liquified gas in the thermostat to migrate to the diaphragm at the rear of the switch located on the...
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    I would clean it and check the motor to make sure...

    I would clean it and check the motor to make sure it turns freely. If so, oil it and clean it out well with coil cleaner (alkaline type). Make sure capacitor is dry on top where the wires attach. It...
  7. It sounds like the inlet valve at the bottom of...

    It sounds like the inlet valve at the bottom of the refrigerator. https://www.askmehelpdesk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48763&stc=1
    These valves all hook up differently. You have a line going...
  8. Hello, Back in the 1980s someone thought that...

    Hello,
    Back in the 1980s someone thought that they had stolen the entire formula (Top secret) and procedure to make the liquid inside electrolytic capacitors, but they did not get the final step....
  9. You need to look up some fixes on YouTube,...

    You need to look up some fixes on YouTube, starting here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFNSUHn9_cc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flzhfmIIYpM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zex_g2TJRl4
    ...
  10. I always remove the valve after piercing the...

    I always remove the valve after piercing the copper line and drill an 1/8" hole where the line was pierced and deburr the hole with a pocket knife and light sandpaper in order to allow enough water...
  11. You just need a new sensor. Download the manual...

    You just need a new sensor. Download the manual here: https://www.manualslib.com/download/837987/Cook-S-Essentials-K41143-Epc-678.html
    You can get a new sensor from the company or look on eBay or...
  12. Vacuum cleaners have backward curve fans (a...

    Vacuum cleaners have backward curve fans (a furnace uses a forward curve fan, in contrast) which build up very high pressure down from fan causing the motor to load up, whereas, if the restriction is...
  13. Any time the route through the vacuum is blocked...

    Any time the route through the vacuum is blocked it will reduce the load on the fan blades, due to its design, and it will spin faster. You need to disassemble the unit and clean it out. Make sure to...
  14. Usually, there is a rod that proves the pilot is...

    Usually, there is a rod that proves the pilot is lit and cleaning it with very fine sandpaper will fix it, but if there is no spark to start the process you may need a new unit. On many of these old...
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    The adjustment of the door switch will cause it...

    The adjustment of the door switch will cause it to either work or not work. You may need to adjust it.
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    Here are some manuals that will make it all...

    Here are some manuals that will make it all simple and easy to fix: (You need a multimeter, though.) https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8010163/Understanding%20automatic%20washer.pdf ...
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    This is a common problem caused by the adjustment...

    This is a common problem caused by the adjustment screws loosening and throwing the microswitch and the lock out of adjustment. Remove the cover and adjust the switch and lock to be closed and locked...
  18. I have had a great deal of experience with these...

    I have had a great deal of experience with these lately. First, check your water valve. Remove it, check the coil with a meter (if good, proceed, if not, replace), and soak it in pool acid (after...
  19. This site has several if you search for it. Here...

    This site has several if you search for it. Here is the manual that will help you: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8010163/Whirlpool_Dishwasher_Service_manual.pdf
    Just click on link and...
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    If you keep the condenser coils clean and expect...

    If you keep the condenser coils clean and expect to replace the defrost heater and terminator about once every 4-5 years you can keep it running for 50-60 years or more. You also should oil the fan...
  21. It sounds like it's so dirty it's tripping the...

    It sounds like it's so dirty it's tripping the safety. Clean it and check the fans. You will need coil cleaner and a good water hose nozzle to wash it out. Dirt makes them fail after 3 years or so.
  22. Question: Mystery odor

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    It sounds serious because, as cdad said, it could...

    It sounds serious because, as cdad said, it could be a loose connection which can cause arching and a fire. I have had this happen where I once lived and it came very close to causing a fire. Turn...
  23. If you have a digital unit the thermistors are...

    If you have a digital unit the thermistors are bad, or at least the one where you are getting the bad reading. They are easy to test and replace.
  24. Here are some manuals:...

    Here are some manuals: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/142419/Maytag%20Refrigerators.zip
  25. It sounds like the sequencer is bad and the fan...

    It sounds like the sequencer is bad and the fan switch is either bad or needs adjusting. The fan switch is usually a rectangular-shaped unit attached to the heat exchanger with an aluminum cover that...
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    If you want repair manuals like the Sears service...

    If you want repair manuals like the Sears service technicians use, go here and register: http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?PHPSESSID=2e4015fb9bcc8ffa2f5663e82dae6f65&action=downloads
    Also...
  27. Try this:...

    Try this: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/142419/Kenmore_Dishwasher_Reset_Codes.docx
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/142419/Kenmore_Ultrawash_Dishwasher.pdf...
  28. Have you tried adjusting the door. It sounds like...

    Have you tried adjusting the door. It sounds like that is all that is needed.
  29. It will have to be totally torn down, cleaned,...

    It will have to be totally torn down, cleaned, and lubricated with lithium hi-temp grease (WD-40 makes a good spray type) Order a belt before you do it, though, because you will need it. You should...
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    One thing you should check is the power cord and...

    One thing you should check is the power cord and how it's connected to the stove. You can have two types of cords: (1) A four-prong plug or (2) A three-prong plug. The only difference is that the...
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    Nothing will happen. It is a resistive load. As...

    Nothing will happen. It is a resistive load. As long as there is not a motor in the stove that is not rated for 60 Hz then there is no problem.
  32. You have another problem other than the control...

    You have another problem other than the control board. Check the filter screens on the water valves at the back of the machine, first. Here is a manual:...
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    You can also buy them at Baker Brothers...

    You can also buy them at Baker Brothers Distributing Co. C.C. Dickson Co. and any appliance parts store. That's a run capacitor and it needs to be between 4-5 mfd and 270 volts or higher. You need to...
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    Is it not switching speeds? If so, you may need a...

    Is it not switching speeds? If so, you may need a new switch, or the motor could be bad.
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    Please explain a little better what is the...

    Please explain a little better what is the problem, and on what appliance.
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    Which Norcold refrigerator do you have?

    Which Norcold refrigerator do you have?
  37. The most common reasons are: Shorted heating...

    The most common reasons are: Shorted heating element, bad control board, and others. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24C5vID9T3g . I hope this helps.
  38. If you want to use window units then put a...

    If you want to use window units then put a two-ton unit (24000 btu) in the large room and smaller units in the other rooms. That should work, but you will need to have a bigger circuit (20-30 amp/...
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    Do you have RC and RH terminals? If so, you need...

    Do you have RC and RH terminals? If so, you need a jumper between the two. How do you have it wired?
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    If it's running louder than normal it is probably...

    If it's running louder than normal it is probably dirty coils, inside and out. Buy some alkaline coil cleaner, pull blower inside and remove outside covers. Then apply coil cleaner and use electric...
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    Make sure to check all of your safeties. That's...

    Make sure to check all of your safeties. That's what it sounds like.
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    Why don't you remove the freezer coils cover and...

    Why don't you remove the freezer coils cover and see if you do. It could also be the defrost heater and/or the timer and terminator (attached to heater). The only way to know is to check it out,...
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    Get a meter and learn to use it, then turn off...

    Get a meter and learn to use it, then turn off power and disconnect it. Start from hot wire and trace circuit until you find short.
  44. That TV is an old CRT model worth about $15.00....

    That TV is an old CRT model worth about $15.00. Put it on the scales and find out. You can also search online for a free manual which could show the shipping weight. It's at least 50-75 pounds, I...
  45. You need a 3 ton heat pump. If you oversize the...

    You need a 3 ton heat pump. If you oversize the return air vents and make the supply lines larger you will get better efficiency. Your air filter grill should be twice the footprint of the inside...
  46. You need to take it outside and wash it out....

    You need to take it outside and wash it out. Remove the cover to the freezer coils and remove the rear cover. Wash out the condenser and the freezer (evaporator) coils and clean the drains. Clean all...
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    Yes, the TV is easily repairable. Probably, only...

    Yes, the TV is easily repairable. Probably, only a 30 cent capacitor went bad. I fix them all the time when they do this. You can buy the whole power supply board for cheap. Most people think that...
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    Try cleaning the burner according to...

    Try cleaning the burner according to instructions: http://veronaappliances.com/sites/default/files/vefsgg244-manual.pdf
    The probe is most likely dirty and cannot prove the flame.
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    It could have a burned out element and one end is...

    It could have a burned out element and one end is touching the body of the dryer which is causing a dead short to ground. Tear down the dryer, clean it, and use a meter to find the short, if...
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    I seriously doubt that it's worth changing out...

    I seriously doubt that it's worth changing out the compressor. Are you sure? A bad capacitor can make it seem like a bad compressor. Checking it with an ohm meter is the only way to know for sure. If...
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