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Fixing something after it gets damaged or broken.

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How do you repair or replace an ice maker in a Samsung RF23HCEDBBC Refrigerator?

I have a Samsung RF23HCEDBBC that I bought a little over a year ago. All of the sudden, it stopped making ice in the ice maker. What is bizarre is that if I click the ice maker "reset" and wait a few ...
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Prevent washer from leaving brown splotchy stains on clothes

Our clothes will periodically come out of our washing machine with brown splotchy stains. I suspect it's either rust or oil/grease getting into the drum. How can I diagnose what it is exactly, and ...
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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 remove Bosch 650 chuck

I forced my drill too much when using in a drill guide so something strange happened to the chuck. At first it didn't turn easily to lock and unlock there were click sounds when I was trying to turn ...
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Fixing deep dents in floorboards

We have deep dents (5mm at deepest) in our hardwood floor caused by strong blows with a baseball bat (crackhead subtenant, psychotic episode). Those dents are bigger than the dents that I've seen ...
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Repairing above-ground gaps and holes in foundation

I am moving into a house (built 1911) that had a few things turn up on the inspection. One corner of the basement has an indoor cistern, and there are some gaps and a hole in the cinder blocks just ...
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Hardwood loose, has gap over radiant floor

Just bought a new place with white oak hardwood and radiant heating. The hardwood is 3/4" (verified). Floor has developed gaps in certain areas. One area in particular is loose when I walk on it, so ...
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What to do after wood paneling is removed?

So I have recently moved into a (new to us) home built in 1948. There was a master bedroom addition that is on the backside of the living room wall which was once exterior and the kitchen wall also ...
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Help! enclosed porch/sunroom foundation

We just purchased a home and now that the snow level is not 4 feet high ( we live in central NY ) we see that the concrete patio/foundation has horizontal cracks, and crumbling along the side, corner ...
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Stain blemished/damaged surface layer in cultured marble shower?

Is there a way to stain what appears to be cultured marble? Two I've used in the recent past at different locations, with suction cup based hooks/holders have had some material removed over time ...
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Need to unstick stuck shower divider valve

The shower divider value (which chooses between letting water flow into the tub or up into the shower) is stuck. I can't spin it with the installed plastic handle. Here's some pictures: With the ...
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Why won't the lower agitator on my washing machine spin?

I have a Whirlpool top load washing machine. I recently replaced the dogs on the agitator which was very easy. The top agitator works like it is supposed to, but the bottom doesn't move. It's like it'...
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New sliding door with stucco behind vinyl siding

Has anyone had experience treating old (1948) stucco (3/4” stucco, metal lath, tar paper, ship lap) as wall board when installing new sliding doors or windows? I have vinyl siding that is on furring ...
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Gas furnace ignites but then makes large knocking sound

My gas furnace will ignite, but after the pilot goes on for a moment it creates a large periodic knocking sound over and over again instead of the fan starting. I have my suspicions, but I wanted to ...
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Help - Kenmore Dryer (11086880100 ) Repair Assistance - No heat

The issue My kenmore dryer (model 11086880100) stopped heating. My hours of research lead me to believe that I should test the thermal fuse, heating element, hi limit thermostat and thermal cut off. ...
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Causes of a framing nailer driver stuck in down position?

I have an Hitachi NR90AC5. It's oiled and has adequate pressure. There's something that's gone wrong with it recently, where it sometimes double fires (in single fire mode) and then the piston gets ...
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My freezer won't go more than 5 degrees below freezing. Thermostat seems OK so what's up?

My Samsung fridge-freezer won't go more than 5 degrees below freezing. The thermostat seems fine and has the correct resistance for its current temperature. What else could be wrong? The display on ...
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Feasible to repair oven door?

This weekend, the door of our oven (a gas oven, FWIW) fell apart. The bottom of the outer part of the door was glued to its hinges and somehow lost cohesion. The top is connected to the inner part of ...
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Boiler Vaillant ecotec 831 R1 plate heat exchanger compability

I have a Vaillant ecotec 831 R1 boiler with original plate heat exchanger(hot tap water). My heat exchanger got damaged and I would like to replace it. On ebay I have found a there is a bigger(more ...
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Spring protruding from office chair?

I've had this chair for a few months and the other day I came around to get on the computer and noticed a decently sized lump in the chair. Upon sitting on the chair it feels springy on parts (which ...
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The new AC doesn't cool the house down like old unit, what can be the problem?

I had to replace my old HVAC because it was old and had a freon leak. The new unit doesn't cool down the house like the old system. The ac runs all day and it takes hours to get down to 72 degrees and ...
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How to fix this water damage to ceiling?

Please see the picture, what's the best strategy to fix this? The skin which is quite thick is peeling off but the back end is quote solid. I have stopped further water leakage. Should I be cutting ...
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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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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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Bad Portable AC Unit Plug Circuit

Model: LG LP1414GXR The unit was running fine but it appears the plug circuitry overheated and went bad. Is it okay to replace the existing plug by cutting it off at the end and replacing it with a ...
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what this gray chewy filler called?

can anyone tell me what this product is? there is a grey chewy filler with paper inside used to fill bigger gaps on my staircase. the smaller gaps are filled with caulk.
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Freezer part of KitchenAid fridge not freezing

Freezer in Kitchenaid side by side fridge stopped making ice,, but will dispense water. Freezer has been emptied and cleaned. When open, I can hear and feel a fan blowing cool air. Have reset circuit ...
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Receptacle fire repair

Hot wire had burned through due to AC cranked on high. 15 amp Breaker did not trip. I added a jumper to the hot and replaced the receptacle, matching the original installation. When I tried to ...
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electric hot water heater high limit switch repeatedly opening

The problem I am in the southeast US and have an electric hot water heater that is 25 years old (as is the house). Two years ago, I diagnosed and successfully replaced the lower thermostat. Earlier ...
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Why didn't reducing my water pressure regulator affect the outside spigot pressure?

My water pressure reading from outside water faucet reads 110-120. I reduced on my water pressure regulator and can feel inside the water pressure is decreased but the readings outside remain the same....
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Are these structural issues or just common settling cracks? Older home built in 1972

See pics above. Small but just want to make sure these are normal.
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How to fix laminated wardrobe door?

Two chips have come off from the edge of our wardrobe door. I think it's some kind of laminated plywood, and was wondering if it would be possible to fix it in place, or at least without having to get ...
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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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drywall gap again after foundation repair

My foundation (crawl space) was repaired recently, huge job, home not level. There had been a gap in a corner where the sheetrock had dropped down but that side (plus adjoining 90 degree) was reframed ...
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How to fix a flashing roof leak?

I have a roof leak. Based on the images below I think it is in the flashing above a small overhang. Please speak up if you don't think that's correct. Can anyone provide some guidance on what to ...
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Battery Acid on Quartz Countertop

I made the mistake of accidentally leaving a AAA battery on a quartz countertop. It was apparently slightly corroded and leaked. There was initially residue, which I removed, only to leave a bright ...
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Schalage deadbolt lock stuck

Is there anyway to open this lock? I tried a lot but it doesn't budge! Attaching some pics and a video of the lock. Appreciate your help
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Clogged toilet that gurgles when sink water drains

Toilet in powder room became clogged, but water slowly goes down. At the same time, When water drsund from sink, it toilet gurgles and water bubbles in toilet bowl
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Washer makes humming noise, does not agitate, but can drain and fill water?

This is the same Frigidaire FEX831FS4 washer and dryer combo which few weeks ago due to unbalanced load the switch wire had snapped. I spliced the wire back together and washer worked again for a ...
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Need help to identify part from Frigidaire/Electrolux laundry dryer?

I was replacing rear bearing of my Frigidaire fex831fs4 dryer and now there is this extra black, plastic piece that I can't figure out, where it should go: I checked all the parts for my model on ...
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Fixing sloping hardwood floor in rental apartment

I just moved into a rental apartment in the top floor of a 1900 building with a very old hardwood floor. The floor looks attractive, except the whole room is on a slant. I estimate that one side of ...
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How to understand the red and green blinking lights in Trane gas furnace?

My 8 year old Trane Model tuh2d120a9v5va furnace is not giving out heat, but the blower is on. The service people are all busy due to the recent storms. I imagine the ignition is not working. ...
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How can I repair a leak in my anti-siphon spigot?

My outside hose pressure relief valve leaks when the water is on. It comes out near the top of the valve where it connects to the facet. I have been unable to remove it, the set screw is shot after ...
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GE side-by-side refrigerator, slow water flow, hollowed out ice cubes. Which solenoid valve(s

Our 2011 GE (Monogram!) side-by-side has been losing water pressure to the door dispenser for a couple of years, and now slowed to a trickle, as well as small hollowed-out ice cubes. The GE MWF ...
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How can I remove wood filler from knots in cherry furniture?

My sister bought some new Amish cherry furniture from Ohio When it arrived they had filled knots with some kind of wood filler. Is it possible to get it out of knots?
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Cleaning up heatmarks

So, I accidentally left the electric stove on for... a night. Luckily, no fire, but there's a significant heatmark on the wooden cabinet next to it. I was not able to scrub it off, and it rather seems ...
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Troubleshooting A Sump Pump (Zoeller)

I have an older Zoeller sump pump that has stopped working. I found the pump submerged in the basin with a foot of water. I toggled the float before pulling it but it didn't kick on. Since removing it,...
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What to do about rotten sheathing behind deck ledger

My deck and patio door were improperly flashed. I've discovered that the osb sheathing between the ledger and the rim joist is rotten. Assuming the rim joist is still sound (I've not yet confirmed ...
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Slip joint slipping

excuse my lack of terminology ahead of time. I have a toilet with a slip joint. The piping came undone (wet mess). I figured looking at the washer may have been old, so I purchased a new nut/washer. ...
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What exactly is the purpose of the embedded screw *inside* the window half with two windows

You see that someone bore a hole with a screw in it, the problem is that it is in the right side of the window divider (?). On the other side there is absolutely nothing, no fixation or something else....

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