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DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 07-26-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By ilyaz
Need to figure out if this tree is going to fall (on my house)

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 photos)....
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 06-06-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By ilyaz
Fisher & Paykel GWL15 washer drain pump test -- is the pump bad? (with video)

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)...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-17-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By ilyaz
I think something's wrong with the motor. I...

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 apart the old switch and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-17-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By ilyaz
Sorry, you are dealing with a newbie here. Could...

Sorry, you are dealing with a newbie here. Could you explain what exactly I should measure and how? I do have a multimeter so that's a start. :) Thx



But this is a brand new switch. Do you mean...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-17-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By ilyaz
Trying to fix switch on B&D electric lawn mower

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 11-10-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,521
Posted By ilyaz
This morning I finally found some time to do some...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 10-29-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,521
Posted By ilyaz
So when the heat is on and the humidistat is...

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
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 10-29-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,521
Posted By ilyaz
How to test and replace Aprilaire humidistat?

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Refrigerators 10-25-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,439
Posted By ilyaz
The timer turned out to be fine. Replaced the...

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.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Refrigerators 10-20-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,439
Posted By ilyaz
Jeff, you were right: turns out the old timer was...

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. During that time the fan was not...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Refrigerators 10-17-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,439
Posted By ilyaz
OK, so I decided to replace the timer. Didn't do...

OK, so I decided to replace the timer. Didn't do it yet but got a new one from a local appliance parts store. Decided to do a "sanity check" on it to see if I do the electrical testing right, in case...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Refrigerators 10-14-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,439
Posted By ilyaz
In order to figure out if the defrost time is...

In order to figure out if the defrost time is good, is it enough to test for continuity between its 1-2 and 3-4 contacts? Is one pair for the normal (cooling) mode and the other pair for the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Refrigerators 10-13-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,439
Posted By ilyaz
Kirkland refrigerator not cooling well anymore

We have an old Kirkland ST14CKXKQ04 fridge that is not cooling very well. Also, while the freezer works, it started accumulating ice on the back wall, which it was not doing before.

Since it's...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 10-13-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By ilyaz
Can I replace this window inside old door?

I have an old basement door that has this weird window that consists of a bunch of glass panels that can be opened and closed like blinds with a handle.

I lose a lot of heat in the winter through...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 04-25-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 731
Posted By ilyaz
Can I prevent bamboo from overtaking my backyard?

We've lived in our house for about 13 years now and when we moved in, we already had bamboo growing in the far back corner of our yard. Over the years we have not done much to it except for stomping...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 02-15-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,362
Posted By ilyaz
Making patio bigger: ISO semi-permanent solutions

We want to make our existing concrete patio bigger. However, we're also thinking that in another couple of years we might want to big addition which would include removing the existing slab...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 10-31-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By ilyaz
looking for optimal solution to address noise issue in condo

We have a 1-br rental condo with hardwood floors. Recently the person living below started complaining that our tenant are too loud. The tenants are a middle-aged couple who are both fairly big...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 08-31-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 806
Posted By ilyaz
I will check but I am pretty sure that coil comes...

I will check but I am pretty sure that coil comes on since the air that is coming out of the exhaust is hot. I don't know whether it's cooler than it used to be since I never felt it before but it's...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 08-31-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 806
Posted By ilyaz
Whirlpool dryer WED5521SQ0 takes too long to dry

I have a Whirlpool dryer model WED5521SQ0 which is about 4.5 yrs old. Lately we noticed that it takes much longer to dry a typical load. What used to take 40-45 mins now takes about twice that. I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 03-14-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By ilyaz
I tried to search google for "plumber's scope"...

I tried to search google for "plumber's scope" but found nothing useful. Do you have a picture or a description of it? How far can it reach?
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 03-14-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By ilyaz
Is it possible to inspect ducting for holes from inside? Or is this a sci-fi realm?

I suspect that my HVAC ducting in the house might have holes. Is there any technology that can be used to inspect the ducting and find at least the biggest holes by using something that goes inside...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 01-10-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,297
Posted By ilyaz
Looking for mulch bag for a B&D MM525 type 4 electric mower

I recently picked up an old Black & Decker electric mower model MM525 type 4. It works great but I am trying to find a mulch bag for it. Apparently, the model is so old that neither B&D nor any...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 08-22-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,184
Posted By ilyaz
replacement blade for B&D mm525 mower

Hi,

I was given a black&decker electrical mower (mm525, type 4). It's missing the blade. I am trying to figure out what replacement blades are compatible. I am cheap so I don't want to buys a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 06-13-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 940
Posted By ilyaz
Can I remove rust from this box?..

...that is, without making lots of holes in the box...

My neighbor threw away this old milk box. I have no use for it and so similar ones being sold on eBay, so I want to try my luck too. However,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 05-15-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 923
Posted By ilyaz
figuring out model/part number of microwave tray

I have a couple of old glass microwave plates sitting in my basement and I am trying to figure out either their part numbers or the makes and models of the oven they came from originally. They have...
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