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Posted in thread: Need to figure out if this tree is going to fall (on my house) on 07-26-2014 at 08:35 AM
I have these two trees next to my property line (on my side) one of which started to concern
me. It's a large one, a maple or oak of some sort (hopefully one can tell from one of the leaf
Posted in thread: Fisher & Paykel GWL15 washer drain pump test -- is the pump bad? (with video) on 06-06-2014 at 09:17 PM
Last time I ran my Fisher & Paykel GWL15 washer it failed to drain. Dug up their service
summary instructions and performed the drain pump test in the diagnostic mode. The result can
be (sort of) seen...
Posted in thread: Trying to fix switch on B&D electric lawn mower on 05-17-2014 at 11:11 AM
Good sanity check, will do.I think something's wrong with the motor. I bypassed the switch and
as soon as I turned the power on, the motor started worked and then the breaker got tripped. I
also took ...
Posted in thread: Trying to fix switch on B&D electric lawn mower on 05-17-2014 at 10:31 AM
Not good. If you post all your zero or infinity readings the resulting truth table can be
decoded.Sorry, you are dealing with a newbie here. Could you explain what exactly I should
measure and how? I ...
Posted in thread: Trying to fix switch on B&D electric lawn mower on 05-17-2014 at 09:25 AM
I picked up a broken Black & Decker electric lawn mower MM275. Previous owner said it just
stopped running. Took off the switch cover and pressed the switch button a couple of times. The
1st time noth...
Posted in thread: How to test and replace Aprilaire humidistat? on 11-10-2013 at 11:38 AM
This morning I finally found some time to do some "sanity testing"I shorted the two contacts on
the old humidistat with a screwdriver and soon as I did that I heard a sound coming from the
Posted in thread: How to test and replace Aprilaire humidistat? on 10-29-2013 at 07:18 PM
So when the heat is on and the humidistat is supposed to be working, there is supposed to be
voltage between the two contacts in the photo, right? How high? Thx
Posted in thread: How to test and replace Aprilaire humidistat? on 10-29-2013 at 12:18 PM
We have a Trane furnace/AC + Aprilaire humidifier. These were installed together about 3 years
ago. We have a yearly maintenance contract with the company that installed them and so they
come twice a ...
Posted in thread: Kirkland refrigerator not cooling well anymore on 10-25-2013 at 05:12 PM
The timer turned out to be fine. Replaced the bimetal, the unit seems to be working fine,
although I want to wait for a couple of weeks before declaring victory. Thanks all for help.
Posted in thread: Kirkland refrigerator not cooling well anymore on 10-20-2013 at 12:54 PM
...or they where turning it too fast. Jeff, you were right: turns out the old timer was fine.
Tested it with the meter, when I switched it into the defrost mode, it switched back in about
20-25 mins. ...