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    Try running the network troubleshooter. ...

    Try running the network troubleshooter. Right-click on the wifi symbol, select "Troubleshoot problems". This might get you some more info to help.
    Good luck,
    WallyH
  2. I'll admit to knowing next to nothing about this...

    I'll admit to knowing next to nothing about this thermostat, but in general I would pull the thermostat off of its sub-base. The sub-base is screwed to the wall and the part that you see and...
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    Mirror is coming loose

    I have a large (approx. 5' x 7') mirror over my bathroom double vanity with a lower corner that has come loose from the wall. I guess after 25 years the mastic let go of either the mirror, such that...
  4. I'd look for a button on the VCR or its remote...

    I'd look for a button on the VCR or its remote labeled "Display" or something similar.
    Multiple presses should change what is shown on the TV screen.

    Good luck.
    WallyH
  5. More water heater considerations

    Hi Mark,
    Thanks for the quick reply. I was hoping you'd pop in.

    Good to know about the Rheem/RUUd connection. I sure can't complain about my old Rheem. It looks like there is only one RUUD...
  6. Need help to pick the best water heater for my home

    I'm starting to investigate replacing my gas water heater which just celebrated its 24th birthday. I think it's time. What are some important things to consider?

    Current water heater: Rheem, 75...
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    The experts here can correct me if I'm wrong, but...

    The experts here can correct me if I'm wrong, but I would go to the furnace and where the thermostat wires go to the screw terminals there disconnect the RED wire.
    If your unit still runs with...
  8. Another option you might consider is Freshbooks (...

    Another option you might consider is Freshbooks ( https://www.freshbooks.com/ ). I've not used it myself--and I have no financial interest in it--but I've heard some good things about them.
    Good...
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    Here in the US, there is a chain of stores called...

    Here in the US, there is a chain of stores called Batteries Plus that can rebuild your battery packs. I did this several years ago for my old 12V drill.
    Hopefully there is something like this in...
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    Good! Since I didn't work for HP, I don't have...

    Good!
    Since I didn't work for HP, I don't have any special inside info on where to get the ToolboxFX program. A quick search on HP's support site did not result in anything promising.
    Using the...
  11. Yes, they are separate programs. You can have...

    Yes, they are separate programs. You can have both on your computer.
    WallyH
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    Maybe it just needs a cleaning

    Could be the transfer belt also.

    You might want to try this procedure to perform a cleaning operation:



    Make sure that the printer is turned on and Ready.
    Open the HP ToolboxFX program on...
  13. How about something like this? ResetPlug - A...

    How about something like this? ResetPlug - A smart plug to monitor your WiFi router/modem and reset power if WiFi fails.
    There may be others out there as well.
    WallyH
  14. I agree with Appzalien here. For DVD authoring,...

    I agree with Appzalien here. For DVD authoring, I like DVDStyler (https://www.dvdstyler.org/en/).
  15. OpenShot Video Editor

    I think OpenShot Video Editor (www.openshot.org) is really good for a free program.
    Note that editing video is complicated, so expect to encounter a learning curve.

    Best of luck,
    WallyH
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    Thanks for your answers. However, there seems to...

    Thanks for your answers. However, there seems to be some evidence that such a loss is deductible (http://capitalstrategies.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/10_06.pdf) and that adds to my confusion. ...
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    Tax treatment of my surrendered annuity

    Several years ago I bought a variable annuity based on the advice of my financial advisor. Unfortunately, this did not do well, and a number of years (and a new advisor) later, this annuity was...
  18. You might give AllVikingParts...

    You might give AllVikingParts.com a look. You may have to call them, as I didn't find your model number on their website.

    Good luck,
    WallyH
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    Me too! I think the dryer I've got is...

    Me too!

    I think the dryer I've got is different than the YouTube guy's. The blower is screwed directly onto the motor shaft--very, very securely. This picture I found is just like mine.
    48963...
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    I don't want to over-play the noise of the motor....

    I don't want to over-play the noise of the motor. There was some noise, but I was expecting nothing but wind noise. I tried briefly to remove the blower, but it was super-tight and I didn't want to...
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    I removed the belt to eliminate all the moving...

    I removed the belt to eliminate all the moving parts except for the motor and blower. There was more noise than expected, but more of a looseness and not the groaning sound.
    With the belt back on,...
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    Video of the noise

    I was able to capture a video of the intermittent noise. Note how the belt vibrates when the noise is present, and smooths out when the noise goes away (around 20sec mark).

    ...
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    Thanks for the advice. It looks like I've either...

    Thanks for the advice. It looks like I've either replaced or inspected everything on RepairClinic's list except for replacing the motor, so it's encouraging that I've covered the likely...
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    Mysterious noise in Maytag Dryer

    I'm stumped as to what is causing a noise in a Maytag dryer, SDE4000AYW. This is my neighbor's machine, and of course it wouldn't make the noise when I was present.
    However, based on her...
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    How to check a TLS cert in Chrome

    I believe you're asking if a website is legit or not, so here is some info to add to and clarify the previous answers.
    Not knowing what browser you are using, I will assume Google Chrome for the...
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    Hmmm.. I thought I had replied previously. ...

    Hmmm.. I thought I had replied previously. Somehow it never posted. Here is my 2 cents worth:

    Check out this site: https://asm-air.com/ . There is a lot of interesting info there, and a...
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    A carbide bit? I thought those were just for...

    A carbide bit? I thought those were just for masonry drilling.
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    A photo of the evaporator coil and its enclosure,...

    A photo of the evaporator coil and its enclosure, the air handler, etc. Anything that passes air and you can get to with a camera. Maybe somebody will see something that will be a clue.
    WallyH
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    Posting a photo might be a big help in diagnosing...

    Posting a photo might be a big help in diagnosing the problem. At least we'd all be on the same page.
    WallyH
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    Windows 10 vs. Windows 7

    I don't want to derail this into a Win 10 bashing session, but here are a few things I personally don't like about Windows 10.

    Start Menu differences
    Windows 7 - straightforward
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    Windows...
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    Since Ivo's webpage is a little busy, the most...

    Since Ivo's webpage is a little busy, the most important part is here: http://www.classicshell.net/features/ . This shows the various start menus available, including a Windows 7 version.

    Good...
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    Microsoft will provide security updates for...

    Microsoft will provide security updates for Windows 7 for only 3 more years (Jan. 2020), so you may want to consider biting the bullet and getting Windows 10.
    I completely agree with you that 7 is...
  33. Free SSL Certificates from a reliable source

    Check out Let's Encrypt (https://letsencrypt.org/) for free SSL certs.

    Hope this helps,
    WallyH
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    Depending on what type of fluorescent tubes you...

    Depending on what type of fluorescent tubes you have, you might be able to find LED tubes that will just drop right in. No wiring, no changing the fixture, piece of cake.
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    It may be toast, but before replacing it I would...

    It may be toast, but before replacing it I would remove the batteries and kill the power to the furnace (to remove the AC from the thermostat circuit). Leave it that way for maybe 15 minutes just to...
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    Be sure that you have a dryer (assuming it is...

    Be sure that you have a dryer (assuming it is electric, not gas) running during this test because you want to be able to demonstrate the power usage is not coming from your apartment. If you can...
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    If the problem you are having is with extremely...

    If the problem you are having is with extremely slow updating and high CPU/memory usage, take a look at this site: wu.krelay.de/en/

    The author lists some specific updates you need to manually...
  38. It sounds to me like the compressor is not...

    It sounds to me like the compressor is not starting. Without that, you won't get any humidity removed.

    In my experience a dehumidifier lasts 3-4 years. If you're lucky the problem might be the...
  39. My guess based on other thermostats is that there...

    My guess based on other thermostats is that there is a program that sets the temperature based on the time-of-day. If you manually override the programmed setting it will give this indication. At...
  40. Question: Plumbing

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    Drain Kings are awesome! It is a drain-opener...

    Drain Kings are awesome! It is a drain-opener that forces the clog out (down the pipe) with water pressure.
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    My only thought is that it is getting caught on the hose connection while trying...
  41. Since it is new, I'd demand a non-defective unit....

    Since it is new, I'd demand a non-defective unit. It sounds like this one is impossible to repair.

    WallyH
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    I agree with Appzalien...

    I agree with Appzalien, make sure to disconnect from the internet before installing... 608. Don't know why, but it seems to help.

    18 hours is too long to run.
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    Windows Update is problematic

    This is a guess, but try to manually install KB3161608 which is an update for Windows Update. Maybe that will get things going.

    To prevent Windows 10 from being forced on you, go get Never10 from...
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    Make sure the battery contacts in the thermostat...

    Make sure the battery contacts in the thermostat are clean, and that the batteries are really new.

    Hope this helps.
    WallyH
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    If you can get to a command prompt, try this...

    If you can get to a command prompt, try this command (probably need to be run as administrator):
    net accounts /maxpwage:unlimited


    Reference:...
  46. I've not used a Danby, but my experience is that...

    I've not used a Danby, but my experience is that the dehumidifier timer functions are flaky at best. The manufacturers just don't seem to understand what 99.99999% of users actually want it to do.
    ...
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    Although it's been a couple of years ago, I had...

    Although it's been a couple of years ago, I had pretty good luck at tracfoneforum.com. The Tracfone agents you get there seem to be able to make things happen. It is somewhat of a pain to create...
  48. Without more details about your fixture it is...

    Without more details about your fixture it is difficult to be specific, but in general the weak link is the power supply unit. Note that it may be an integral part of the fixture and therefore...
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    I have a side-by-side and have noticed that if I...

    I have a side-by-side and have noticed that if I try to get into the refrigerator immediately after being in the freezer there is some kind of vacuum effect that makes the door quite difficult to...
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    ISO files are generally used as CD or DVD images....

    ISO files are generally used as CD or DVD images. The easiest thing to do is to burn the ISO file to a CD or DVD (based on the size--less than 700MB use CD). Once the disk is burned, insert it into...
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