Questions tagged [repair]

Fixing something after it gets damaged or broken.

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Vibrating attic fan

I recently replaced the motor in my PR3 Master Flow attic fan. The fan with the the new motor vibrates significantly more than the old one. I may have been a little too aggressive trying to get the ...
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How can I repair a towel bar with one end ripped out of the wall?

I'm in desperate need of assistance. I'm a tenant living in a rented apartment and one end of the towel bar just fell out of its socket! Can anyone tell me how, if possible, I can fix it myself ...
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Spot repair wood surface of dresser

We had a sock with those little rubber/sticky grips sitting on this dresser for a while now. This evening after a doing a whole house cleaning I happened to notice a small spot on the dresser and ...
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What should I do with the ground wire on a replacement bathroom fan motor?

I bought a new motor for my bathroom vent fan and it came with a ground wire. The old motor does not have a ground wire, or not that I can see. What should I do with the ground wire?
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Leaking waste pipe connector

I live in a semi-detached house in the UK (built in 1946). Until recently, one of the the upstairs bathroom's walls was the outside wall of the house (the side wall). The toilet is connected to an ...
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I have an answer, but Stack Exchange won't let me post [migrated]

So I stumbled across a question that had no good answers given. As it turns out, I stumbled across it because I was searching the Internet for an answer for the question myself. Then I continued to ...
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Original vaulted ceiling drywall mistake repair

I have a vaulted ceiling drywall joint crack that extends across two adjacent sides of a 4'x8' sheet of drywall and runs into another 1' section, across & perpendicular to the vaulted peak. The ...
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Splice or replace

Accidentally cut power cord while pruning shrub and needed to repair by splicing wires together without making contact or needing to repair again. Asked associate at local hardware store and he ...
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Fixing concrete

I've never worked with concrete. Is there an easy way for a concrete newbie to repair this wall? OR- How do I fix it? EDIT: Here is another view, further back.
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Crack in acrylic bath tub, but fiberglass is ok

I managed put a small crack in the corner of my acrylic bathtub. Looking underneath it looks like the crack is just to the acrylic, and the fiberglass shell is still in-tact. Is this enough to hold ...
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How to fix old un-suppported basement wall in house that has had added basement?

I have an older house (circa 1919) that was built without a basement (just a crawl space). About 1965 a basement was added. Along one of the old concrete foundation walls there is a 7 foot section ...
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AC Compressor was not turning off

With a split unit aircon unit the compressor and fan would keep running even when the unit inside was turned off. I figured out it was probably the relay sticking, so I replaced it on the control ...
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How can I fill a screw hole so it can be used again?

My dishwasher attaches to the cabinets on the side via a screw. This hole has become a little stripped, is there a way to fill it in and then screw in to it again? I can't change the location of ...
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Cause for an Amana electric dryer overheating

We noticed our Amana electric dryer making a rattling noise as well as overheating (top of the appliance, air duct and clothes in the dryer are very hot). Here are things I checked for: Air vent is ...
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Help, can I still fix this?

A few weeks ago, the door knob started to become loose with greyish wood/sand chunks falling out of the gap between the doorknob and the door. Currently thinking of getting a handyman in to have a ...
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How can I fix a table top that I spilled air freshener on?

I spilled air freshener on the top my dining table. It is a veneer top with urethane finish. The area is sticky to touch. How can I fix this?
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How to best clean unsealed kitchen grout so that it can be sealed and/or regrouting later

I have a problem with unsealed kitchen grout on ceramic tile as it has never been sealed and dirt has allowed to set in. In addition it probably needs regrouted later (pictures below) but sealing it ...
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My John deere Riding mower isnt running at full speed

I have a John deere lx277 model and the other day it was running fine and I mowed the lawn no problem. I had the mower idling as I was weed trimming. The mower shut off. I out gas in it n i got it ...
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How to reattach detached cable onto a drain hand auger?

I have this drain hand auger, But the cable is detached when I extend it out for cleaning, now I don't know how to attach and wind it back onto the device, I also can't find any manual or tutorial ...
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Leaking - IKEA LOVIKEN AA-291347-1

I have an IKEA LOVIKEN AA-291347-1 faucet. It leaks between the 2 handles at the connection. I removed the screw behind, but I cannot remove the top center part. Do you have any idea how I can open it ...
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How to Disassemble my microwave door?

We had an incident where boiling milk boiled over and spilt all over the counter and dripped onto the microwave where it seems to have entered a space in my microwave door. I would like to open it. ...
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Install Sump Pump Check Valve on Washing Machine

We just purchased a Everbuilt THD1020 (In-Line Sump Pump Check Valve) , and installed in the back hose of our washing machine. The original hose would leak detergent soap and water. Is it a good ...
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Freezer periodically thawing out

I have a ~18 month old refrigerator (a Whirlpool, french doors, similar to this model). About two months ago we found that the freezer had largely thawed (as in, all of the food in it was thawed, ice ...
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Maytag Dryer LD69806AAE Doesn't Start

We have a Maytag Dryer Model # LDG9806AAE in our rental property. Our tenant said it stopped working so I checked it out today. When I pressed the "power" button. I hear a buzzing sound but the drum ...
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Kitchen Faucet shuts off both Hot and cold water whenever I try to use both

Kitchen faucet was replaced...now it wont allow both Hot and Cold mix to flow together always shuts off.
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Fix noisy washing machine spin cycle

I have a Whirlpool WWDC9440 Freestanding Washing Machine which I've had for 4 years. Recently (or gradually as I can't remember a step change) the spin cycle has become very noisy with the vibrations ...
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Why does my window air conditioner cool but not dehumidify?

I have a brand-new 5000 BTU Frigidaire window air conditioner, and it seems to work fine except that it doesn't reduce the humidity in the room. I turned it on last night, and the temperature was 81 &...
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Why won't the brake release the drum (tub) in my Simpson 950 Eziset?

When a full cycle is first started there is no "click" and the tub no longer turns as the machine does its "little bit of water here and a little bit there" routine before commencing the wash cycle. ...
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slab heat pipes and radon reduction

My house has slab heat and the pipes come out of the dirt and go to the heating unit. This is located in my basement and I'm wondering how to seal it to help reduce radon entering the house.
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Change plastic bands in chair?

How can I change these plastic backing strips in this chair? I have another chair exactly like this one, but the white plastic strips are broken.
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Proper way to install Torch Down

On the recommendation of a gutter installer I hired a roofer to install torch down over the front porch awning. The gutter installer pointed out that the person who did the awning didn't do it right ...
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How to solve the problem of sticky Danish oil?

I ignored the warnings about not getting spray disinfectant on our oak kitchen surface which is finished with Danish oil, and now the surface has become really sticky, attracting dust and crumbs and ...
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how to stabilize a wobbly dining table

I have a antique dining table with pedestal type legs on each end. The table has no support piece across the length because it also has leaves and a drop leaf on each end. how can I stabilize this ...
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How to keep Gazebo from tipping?

What can I do to keep this Gazebo from tipping when wind comes? The sticks that come with it to dig into the ground is not strong enough to hold it in place.
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Can I raise a sagging shed roof by winching the walls back into place?

TL;DR Can I fix the sag by slowly jacking up the ridge, simultaneously tightening some steel cables attached to the top of each wall? Measuring between the top of the wall and the top of the ridge, ...
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How can I prevent the hose in the toilet tank from popping out of the tubing?

Unfortunately, I do not know the appropriate terminology but, there is a small hose that fits into a tube within a cylindrical container in the toilet tank. When this occurs, I can see initially hear ...
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Should I refinish Spanish stucco in winter or wait until Spring?

The outside if my house is Spanish stucco, painted over with what appears to be an oil-based paint. In certain areas the paint chipped off or looks loose (rain probably infiltrated) I live in NYC and ...
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How can I repair a granite countertop where multpile chunks have broken off?

A mirror door on the bathroom medicine cabinet broke off and took out a good chunk of granite countertop on the bathroom sink fixture. We're not talking about a crack or chip, not something small. We'...
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Maxi Pad flushed down the toilet

I accidently flushed a rolled up maxi pad down the toilet 14 days ago at a friend's house while on vacation. We stayed at their house for 7 days and it was clogged with the pad the first day we stayed ...
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Does the application of a new layer of lacquer dissolve pinhole bubbles?

I am brushing on lacquering to 50 small walnut plates. My first coats were a bit of a learning curve and I had produced some small bubbles. My understanding is that new coats of lacquer will ...
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How to diagnose a problem in a Jet AFS-1000B Air Filtration system

I've had a Jet Air Filtration unit (AFS 1000B) system for years and it's worked perfectly. Recently I took out the filters for cleaning. When I put them back the unit would not start. All of the ...
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How to repair a hole in exterior concrete foundation

We have had this hole in our exterior foundation for a few years. The way we discovered it was that water was leaking into our basement finished room, and when I looked outside, I discovered this hole ...
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How can I prevent water from flowing into my carport under the wall plate?

The carport was enclosed but no additional concrete was poured. The sill was screwed directly into the concrete. As a result of being so close to to ground, water has come in under it about 2-3 inches....
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Rim joist moisture behind chimney

Doing basement remodel, above fireplace (behind chimney) i noticed moisture at rim joist, on the exterior where the chimney butts up against the house there is aging and absent caulk/sealant. Should i ...
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Can I repair light scratches on a laminate countertop?

I was foolish and scratched my laminate countertop, which I would like to repair. Everything I have found online shows solutions for filling in chips (or deeper cuts), mainly in laminate that has a ...
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What is the name of this part of an old window?

I am in the process of restoring old windows. These are original to the house and hence from 1940. Windows have these plastic or metal ventilation plugs, here are two pictures: The problem is some ...
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Fixing an outdoor light: what did go wrong and how to fix it?

My outdoor garage light is connected(see note 2) to the house circuit via a three way switch. Garage has two switch boxes; each with a pair of three way switches. One switch in each box controls two ...
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Electrical wiring broken

I wanted to replace our under cabinet Halogen bulbs with LED. So I got the LED lights from Home Depot and when testing them from an electrical outlet, I accidentally had the two wires coming together ...
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Reinforcing water damaged wooden fence posts, will it last, will it be strong enough?

Backgound On a wooden fence I have several posts that are water damaged at ground level and the fence isn't holding strong anymore. The remainder of the fence is in very good condition. I believe I ...
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Buckling notched jack studs - how to remedy?

Some past "plumber" decided it was OK to cut a notch for a 1-1/2" PVC pipe directly through all the 2x4 studs on one end of a window header. The result, shown in the photos, is a buckling wall. The ...