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Just put a piece of drywall in and give it a first coat of mud and tape. Seriously this is 10 minutes and no mess. Big box sells little kits for $10 or less for stuff like this. Then when you get around to selling no one will really mind a little patchwork to do in closet.


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First, be wary of the two big capacitors. One is the large "beer-can"-shaped component against the inside wall of the enclosure, and the other is the smaller, silver oval-shaped can right next to it. These can hold electrical charge, and could hurt you. You'll want make sure that they're discharged. Once you unplug the unit, wait a few minutes for the ...


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After a bit of research it turns out that washing machine gearboxes are quite the complicated beast and have vastly varying designs. Without knowledge of the internal workings, it's hard to say if this is normal behavior. Other methods for determining if a gearbox is bad include: Checking for excessive play on the input and output shafts, which would ...


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This is really impossible to answer without opening it up more. But basically it depends on the damage already done. What you really need to do is clean this shower (bleach) and take out any loose pieces. And let it sit for a week. Also try to keep the humidity in the room low too. If nothing grows back and your tiles are structurally bonding you can ...


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Expanding foam such as Great Stuff would work fine.


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I decided to go ahead and buy a replacement gearbox. Testing the new gearbox before I installed it, I determined that the answer to my question is yes, my test does mean that the gearbox is bad. With the new gearbox, I was not able to spin the input shaft and hold the output shaft still at the same time. I installed the new gearbox, and now the washer ...


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This is the same as removing any in-wall cabinet or shelving. Drywall repair really isn't a big deal. Any kind of cover panel is going to raise questions about why access is needed at that point, and "because I didn't want to deal with drywall" is probably not going to be very convincing to the prospective buyer. Frankly, if you really hate the idea of ...


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That looks suspiciously like somebody decided to cut a door through the wall and either gave up or decided it was too much work. The wall construction looks like veneer plaster, which would fit with the age of the house. Whatever method you decide to use, you're going to have to get some more framing in there. You at very least would need to replace the ...


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I'd suggest searching the web for Amica maintenance instructions for your model. If there are recalibrations available at all, that's where you'll find the instructions. Normally, a service tech would just swap out the electronics and/or sensor, since if it's drifted this far there's no guarantee that it won't do other Bad Things some time soon.


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Without a picture it is a little hard to say. Depending on the depth you may need to do one or both. If the depth is shallow simply sand and refinish the spot (it will not look like new and particularly in certain light you will definitely always be able to see the spot). If the scratches/gouges are deeper you will have to sand, fill, sand, then ...


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It looks like EIFS, Exterior Insulation Finish System, placed over a pink sheet of fiberglass foundation drain board. EIFS is not made to go at or below grade. I am not a pro of this material, but I have never seen it applied over a fiberglass sheet. There was a post I answered sometime back, about how to repair EIFS that I did not format properly and still ...


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It looks like all the wires have connectors on them, so nothing crazy like soldering will be required. Compare the old board and the new board to make sure that all of the connections have the same labels, and label all the wires accordingly. Just make sure the power to everything is turned off and go for it.


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Silicone caulk would probably work the best with moisture and temp changes. You need to figure out how to push it up on the back side.


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Indeed, it does look like a "Guard, Door Switch", part number 8064187. See item 336 on page 6 of this. Unfortunately, that diagram does not show how it is assembled. It does show that it goes roughly at the top of the opening, just like you suspected.



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