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Questions tagged [repair]

Fixing something after it gets damaged or broken.

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Fixing Chimney leak and ceiling damage

I got a quote from contractor to fix chimney leaking water during rain to ceiling. There is drywall damage to ceiling too as result. What he is recommending is ripping off the roof 2 feet around the ...
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Chillling a bolt to remove it

Years ago I had a stuck bolt that would not budge. I applied electronic component chiller, and then some creeping penetrant, and bolt came out. I thought I was a genius, until somebody pointed out ...
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Basic power tool set for Home repair and simple projects

I have a feeling this has been asked before, but I didn't find it here. I've read a number of websites and there always seem to be a little fluff and maybe this favorite tool or that. I'm thinking ...
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Frigidaire FEX831FS4 washer dripping water after fixing agitator. How to find and fix leak?

The washer was not leaking any water before I fixed the agitator. Now agitator works fine, but some water drips on top of transmission. So I am backtracking the work I did to understand what is ...
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Is it a bad idea to tie output of hot water heater to sump pump drain?

I bought a house and I have a leaking hot water heater (appliance is from 2001). I'd say it fills up an 8 ounce cup after two hot 10-15 minute showers. I had a plumber come out and he replaced the ...
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Installing new light fixture with two sets of wires

I just moved into this house and there was no light fixture above the sink. Thankfully, they left the wires! So I bought a pendant to hang here. One set of wires is obviously for this light, and the ...
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Besides welding, are there other ways to connect this gear to its axle?

This is washing machine's agitator axle and a gear from transmission. The weld that connected them both had failed. Since I don't have welder at my disposal, I am wondering, if besides welding there ...
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Preferred solution for leak on a 90 degree pvc corner

Some context: first time home owner with no idea what I’m doing outside of google. In January, this happened: It turned out there is a leak occurring near the elbow. 1) the elbow itself did not ...
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Level of repair for rotting outdoor stairs

I've got wooden stairs leading up to a porch that need repairs. The more I look into it, the more that I see needs to be done, so I'd like advice as to what I should do short term and what I can put ...
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Rewiring an rv that has been stripped of wires

I got a fixer upper and realized someone had cut most wires out. i need a wire diagram or something to help me decipher which wires and where.
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Woodford faucet leaking in wall

I have a woodford frost free faucet that I just rebuilt I will not leak unless we turn it on. What part of the rebuild did I do wrong.
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Is the washer's transmission broken?

The drum spins fine during wash cycle. However, the agitator does not spin at all on my FEX831FS4 Frigidaire washer. So, I removed the plastic agitator and inspected this rod on which the agitator ...
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5 section bow window with one pane cloudy

My front 5-section bow window has one section where the seal is broken between the panes. It is now cloudy. Can the one pane be removed and a new window put in? The window should be covered by a ...
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Correctly dealing with crumbling basement walls

I have an older home with stone foundation and some type of crumbling lath covering it. After doing some rearranging in my basement I cleared a wall which I'm going to put shelves against. Before ...
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How to fix couch covering material

This may sound like a stupid question but I only have this couch for a few years. It has a type of synthetic skin, maybe nappa and it's getting all damaged, and splitting in some places. Here is ...
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Gap between half moon window and lower windows

Is something missing in this gap? I had a lot of water come in through the top corner of this window last storm. I’ve caulked and placed silicon anywhere I can see possible. The entire house siding ...
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How to fix this one and is it a moisture problem?

I wonder how to fix this moisture and I am not even sure if it is moisture. Please advise.
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Is this serious fixer-upper worth it? [closed]

So I've been house hunting for some time now, and have come across a beautiful house that I've absolutely fallen in love with! However, the house is an abandoned fixer-upper that's in serious need of ...
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Cold fridge, warm freezer

We have a Whirlpool fridge with french doors, similar to this model that is around 2 years old. We have both the fridge and freezer parts sets as cold as they will get. This is -5F for the freezer ...
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How to get agitator off for this Frigidaire washer?

I have seen plenty of youtube videos on how to release the agitator from rest of washing machine. Seems easy. However, for my FEX831FS4 washer the bolt is kinda surrounded by the agitator's plastic ...
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Toilet overflow

My wc overflows into the bowl about every 20 flushes and can be stopped if I press the button again. The system is 5 years old and has a dual flush mounted on the wall. How can I stop this from ...
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Repair broken double-strength glass

What is the best way to glue a broken double-strength (⅛" thick) piece of glass? What sort of adhesive should I use? The piece I need to glue back is about 6×12" in size, and it came off the edge of ...
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Help decide course of action for rotting windows

I have a 30 year old house in Chicago. We have original double pane wood windows. The interior portions are in good condition. No rotting and all the seals are good and there is NO fogging between ...
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Frigidaire washing machine's agitator does not spin, but the drum spins. What could be the issue?

Have a Frigidaire fex831fs4 washer and dryer combo where washer has following symptoms: when washing machine is off, the agitator can be freely turned by hand both directions. when washing machine is ...
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LG refrigerator with vibrating hum AND ice buildup in the floor of the freezer

I have an LG model LRBN20512WW refrigerator with bottom freezer, maybe 10-12 years old, give or take, that has developed two issues this past year. First, it started to have ice build-up on the floor ...
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“Axle cap”: what is it called and how to remove it?

I've put together a wagon for a child, but I've messed up something. Now I need to remove a plastic cap that has metal bits inside and that goes over the end of the wheel axle. A spare part of this ...
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How do I fix gaps around my lean-to greenhouse?

Added this to gardening and was advised to post here. I got my greenhouse and didn’t account for the sloping away of the wall it was to go against. Meaning a small gap at the bottom becomes 4” at the ...
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How to fix a hole in a hollow wall?

We ended up with a hole in the wall, about the size of the palm of the hand. The wall is hollow. How could we fix it?
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How to repair porch slab that has bricks embedded inside it

I have a cracked front porch slab at the front corners where it supports two decorative columns that support a small roof covering the entry door. I discovered that the pillars are on a stack of ...
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Whirlpool gas dryer diagnostics

My Whirlpool gas dryer stopped working efficiently recently. Peering into the burner hole shows clearly that it is sparking when the dryer starts, but doesn't seem to reignite later on. I checked the ...
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Repair Ceiling Hole for Round old work ceiling box

I am replacing an old light that was above my sink and the box was so brittle it broke and I could not mount the new light. I removed the "new work" box and the drywall around it crumbled. Now the ...
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Replacing a 110 Air Conditioner plug

I need to replace this plug on my 110 AC unit. (Cord is in good condition) Lowe's has a similar plug but with only three wire connections ( I would like to use this stock plug as an OEM replacement ...
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Should (or even Can) I use epoxy to repair a previously PVA-glued load-bearing wood joint?

I'm repairing damage on a wooden sleigh bed; specifically, to one of the two side pieces that support the Frame Slats (a.k.a. "the slats"!). It is the thin "edge" that is joined to the inside and ...
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Plank floor bubbling up

I had a company (whose name will not be mentioned) install a new vinyl plank floor. One area of the floor doesn't sit flat. In one spot about 12 inches by 12 inches it bubbles up creating a trampoline ...
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How to open a GE Hotpoint HTW200 washer?

I'm attempting to disassemble a GE Hotpoint washer (model# htw200ask2ww) in order to check (and likely replace) the suspension rod. Every video, guide, and manual online says that to open all top-...
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Old mobile home wiring, outlets stopped working

Yesterday 3 of my outlets stopped working. Earlier this winter 2 got burnt and I haven't replaced them yet, but they're on the other side of the house. The 3 that stopped working are all around each ...
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How do I wire my new condenser fan motor?

I am replacing my condenser fan motor: Emerson (200-230Volt; 825RPM; 1/4HP; 440VAC; 7.5uF; model# K55HXFHD-7740; THREE WIRE SETUP) with a Dayton208-230Volt; 825RPM; 1/4HP; Grainger part# 4M226BG; FOUR ...
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Air Conditioner: Panel Malfunction

I have an old window A/C unit which the electronic panel is malfunctioning. Basically, it keeps changing randomly the settings (watch the video). Examples: If I set the fan to low, after a while it ...
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Removing a broken faucet aerator

The aerator on my bathroom faucet gets dirty, so I've been cleaning it out now and again by rubbing a paper towel around the bottom. I think I did this with too much force, because the plastic ...
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Piece of brass in air compressor tank — problem or no?

I recently inherited my first air compressor, which had a broken brass drainage valve. While attempting to remove it, I further broke the valve and lost a piece inside the compressor tank. I've tried ...
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How can I remove the service cover on my refrigerator when the process stub is in the way?

I would like to replace the power cord of an Electrolux refrigerator. Besides the compressor (HTK70AA) there is a small black plastic cover that needs to be removed to access the electrical ...
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HTS7200 home theater replaced drive (hacked/tweaked) detects disc but won't play blu-ray only [closed]

Downvote.... It doesn't fit on electronics.stackexchange.com, it doesn't fit here.... where else? Don't start to downvote, tell me where to go if it is wrong to place it here on this site. Edit: ...
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Small Clearance Square Bit

I'm trying to take apart an old bed frame. The fasteners are square head bolts, but they're tucked away with only 1/2" of clearance to access them. I can't find square head bits shorter than an inch, ...
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Level a concrete pour 11' x 14'

How best to level a concrete pour enough to finish with engineered floor planks. The new pour adjoins an existing pour on two sides and is 1/2" to 1 1/2" out of level in places. The highest ...
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Problem with a PVC Gate

I have an outside 6 foot high and 4 feet wide PVC gate. the problem is it swings open way too far especially when windy.I have a wall there that the gate constantly hits.
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Rinse cycle problems on GE GLD4458R00CS dishwasher

I'm stumped with this problem and I'd love some help I have a GE GLD4458R00CS dishwasher. It's about 7 years old. after noticing that our dishes haven't been coming out very clean, I have attempted ...
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floor joists splitting at non-beam end

I'm looking for a good way to correct and arrest horizontal splitting of some floor joists where they rest on the top-plate below. The joists are 2"x8" (nominal), spaced 12" OC, and the ends away ...
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Match Paint Over Wall Repair [duplicate]

I have an apartment with 5 rooms inside. I painted the whole studio five years ago. I didn't really use the room. I left the apartment closed. The paint on the wall now dried out, a little faded from ...
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Electric Motor: Spark and Repair Issues

I'm trying to repair a shaded pole induction motor from a home appliance. However, each time I connect the motor to the power outlet there is a spark in the same place (I've already tried 2x): ...
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How can I smooth and repair cracks in a plaster wall?

My walls are uneven and have these covered cracks all over them, can I sand it down and slim coat it to make a smooth wall?