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What's causing my draft inducer to stay on?

I have a new, 3-year old, high-efficiency, gas furnace in my home. I recently realized that my draft inducer, which normally kicks on before the burners and before the main blower, is not stopping. ...
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What is the cause of this odd behavior of a shower exhaust fan?

Recently an old, heavily-used shower exhaust fan started exhibiting a strange behavior. When the switch was turned off, the RPMs on the fan would die away as normal...but then there would be a pause ...
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diagnose pool motor will not run

My pool motor (Haywood 1.0 HP Super Pump) stopped working a few days ago. At the time it was humming when power was on so I figured it was the start capacitor. I ordered a new one and checked the pump ...
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Submersible pump starter - choosing the right relay

A few months ago our submersible pump starter stopped working and the local repair shop guy diagnosed it as a relay issue and replaced it. While the starter is working fine since then, my concern ...
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Fan motor capacitor replacement

Could I get some help replacing this blown (and very smelly) capacitor from an air conditioner? It's for the fan motor. The part is available here https://rmscomponents.com.au/shop/appliance-spare-...
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Earthing a gate motor

I'm installing a gate motor for out front gate and I'm trying to figure out the best way to install the earth connection. The operator itself comes with a ground wire that's attached to the housing, ...
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PTAC heat troubleshooting

I own a condo with two Islandaire EZ09EBMXH8N10AA PTACs, one of which is acting weird. They have self-contained A/C mechanisms, but the rooms are heated by pumping hot water from the building through ...
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Motorizing a manual crank-type casement window

I've got a couple of crank-open casement windows that are rather annoying to get to. I would like to motorize them. I searched for existing solutions and found them all to be ludicrously expensive. ...
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Reverse motor direction not working (just stops)

So I successfully purchased and installed an Mars 10204 motor and installed it in my condenser unit outside (the previous GE motor died a horrible death after years of service). Only problem is it is ...
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What caused this motor to short?

These pics are from my ECM motor in my air handler. I knew the motor was my problem when it failed a phase-resistance test between the windings. The new motor passed the test and works great. I ...
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Connecting the motor to 12/2 wire and a 6 position dial in an evaporative swamp cooler

I'm connecting a new evaporation cooler to an existing 6 position wall dial using the existing wiring. The idiot owner who wired the original cooler put in 12/2 Romex, intead of 12/3 for the motor (...
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My Kichler 60" Ferron DC Ceiling Fan does not work after a short

I had some remodeling going on that included electrical work. In another room I found a GFI plug that failed. I don't know if that is directly involved or not but the ceiling fan is on this circuit. ...
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How to fix an oscillating fan that runs slow?

I have an oscillating fan that does turn on and does oscillate, but which does not run at the correct speed. Normally, when I turn it on it starts at the highest speed and I can change speeds if I ...
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Are these capacitors hooked up correctly?

I have a single phase 220 volt Chinese motor that starts and runs but has no power and heats up very fast. I am wondering if the capacitors are hooked up correctly?
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Amana refrigerator evaporator fan (that spins OK when hardwired to AC) won't spin inside refrigerator despite 125V input voltage

My 23-year-old Amana BRF20VW refrigerator/freezer stopped chilling food today. I investigated and the evaporator fan (which also circulates cold air to the refrigerator) won't run. Nothing unusual ...
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Can I bypass the switchboard and the main control box of a kitchen range hood and connect it directly to power supply?

I have a typical range hood in my kitchen that is not working. I suspect that either the switchboard and/or the main control box are faulty. I don't have access to a professional repair workshop where ...
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Motorized Blinds - No Remote, Can't Find The Manufactuer

When I moved here, there were motorized blackout blinds everywhere. They were awesome. I lost the remote. I didn't buy them; I can't find the manufacturer. I took too good guesses, and neither remote ...
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Should I replace my damper motor?

I have a wood burning furnace that has a thermostat-controlled damper. The damper motor is mounted on the ceiling and has a lever arm with a long chain that raises and lowers the damper to let more ...
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Washing machine (Electrolux, front loader) motor is heating up

Recently I've changed the drum bearings on my now 13 year-old washing machine. All went fine, the drum spins properly but at the end of a program, there's a noticeable burnt-like smell that wasn't ...
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How to clean a motor that has paint in it

The paint sprayer we are using got paint in the motor that blows the air out to spray the paint. Is it possible to clean the motor with paint thinner or motor cleaner? Or will paint thinner or motor ...
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I replaced the motor in my dryer and it died almost immediately - can I just get another motor or is there likely another problem?

Dryer is a Samsung DV42H5000EW/AC that is about 4 years old. I did the diagnostics with my multimeter as described in the little booklet on the back of the dryer, found it was the motor, and replaced ...
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Is a 775 Motor Powerful Enough For a DIY Water Pump

I tried making a water pump with what I think is a 550 motor (I can't identify it by the model number), but failed to create enough suction. The top pictures show the diy water pump parts from the ...
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Best motor or mechanism to convert recliner chair arm to electric actuation

I have a recliner chair that has a manual arm, I was wondering if there is a way to place a motor on the shaft the arm spins to make it 'electrically actuated'. What I'd like is for it to freewheel ...
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How to automate a window to open & closed by remote commands

I'm a software developer. I would like to be able to open and close my window automatically when there is a noise outside. So first I need a Wifi Microphone, that will stream the audio to my PC. Then ...
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Loft elevator for human

Im thinking of implementing simple lift system to carry goods as well as a single person into the attic. 250Kg capacity electric hoist is good enough for this pupose but im concerned about safely ...
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Garbage disposal stalled, water backed up

I have a 1 year old 2hp insinkerator garbage disposal. No problems until today. I put a couple of old pickled vegetables (not very much) in and turned it on and the motor just stalled. I could hear ...
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How should I connect a furnace fan to a start capacitor?

I have an old squirrel cage that works but capacitor is missing. The motor has 3 wires (red/white/blue). How do I hook this up with a run/start cap?
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Is my control board bad?

I have a Goodman evaporator/gas heating unit that runs the central fan motor constantly after it is powered up a couple of seconds. This happens regardless of what wires are hooked to the control ...
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