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Fixing something after it gets damaged or broken.

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How to disable LG LT1216CER Thermistor

MY air conditioner's compressor keeps turning off before the desired temperature of the room is reached. I was told I could disable that feature by getting rid of the thermistor. Is this a safe ...
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How do I seperate the part in the middle in a clock mechanism? [closed]

This is a torn down clock mechanism. How do I seperate the brass looking part in the middle from the black casing? It isn't push fit, so I'm assuming that it's threaded or something like that. Any ...
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Thermostat not getting power and won't turn on fan or AC. Does have power with batteries, still no cooling

So first things first, I live in a condo. I don't have a lot of easy access to my AC (and I would imagine my furnace? I'm only guessing where that is though it might be near the water heater instead). ...
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Repair pressure washer around area where hose attaches to machine

I have a pressure washer that I can no longer use because the area around where I attach my pressure washer hose is broken. I don't know much about pressure washers so I can't be any more helpful but ...
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Kenmore: freezer working, refrigerator not due to frozen air return…replacement needed?

I have a Kenmore Coldspot (model 106.57022601) side-by-side refrigerator. About a couple of years ago, we had a problem with the freezer working great, but the refrigerator not working. We called a ...
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Why is my wall buckling and the plaster coming away In one area and how do I repair it?

Hope someone can help. I moved into a property A couple of years ago with an extension that was built in 2013 so not old. In the corner of the wall there was a bulge and when I dug down I realised ...
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Best ways to repair/replace worn vinyl tile?

Is it feasible/recommended to remove about ten worn out 15.5 inch vinyl tiles and replace them with 10 year old unused spares from the original installation? Tiles are grouted and color match is good. ...
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How can I level and secure retaining wall steps?

We have some retaining wall steps that are in dire need of repair. We would like to re-level some of them and re-adhere all of the cap stones so they no longer rock. Is it possible to create a ...
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Washing machine conditioner drawer no longer receives water; how to fix?

Our washing machine (an AEG model some years old now) appears to be working fine, except that for a few weeks now it has no longer been putting any water through the conditioner drawer at the start of ...
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AC don't want to start

My ac don"t want to start on its own. I found a lose wire in the furnace which I reconnected, I replaced the contactor and the run capacitor. when I turn on the ac will not start on its own. When I ...
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Trying to remove a bar sink faucet and we have nothing to unscrew to be able to remove it

We are trying to replace a bar faucet that was an expensive unit but 20 years old. All the videos we watched showed a fairly simple screw to unscrew and the faucet would come right out. With this ...
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Is this plumbing repair sound?

I opened up a wall as part of a project and discovered some obviously newer pieces of copper pipe on one of the water supply lines. The drywall shows evidence of water stains as does the drywall and ...
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Where do I place drywall screws when fixing nail pops?

I have a few nail pops I would like to fix and want to be sure I am putting the screws in the right place. The nail pops are along the edge of the ceiling where it meets the angled portion of a ...
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Can I use any coarse drywall screws when fixing nail pops in the ceiling?

I have several nail pops in the ceiling sheet rock of my house and I've decided to finally address/fix them. The house was built 40 years ago so I don't believe there is any underlying issue other ...
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Help recognize / how to remove and reinstall this window

We have a double hung window with a dual-track piece on both sides. The lower sash can no longer stay open as its spring coil on the right has fallen detached. I've watched quite a few YouTube ...
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Replacing rusted steel post with 6 x 6 x 6 pressure treated lumber

I have a finished sun porch that is resting on 4 - 4" X 6' round steel post. The base of these post were buried under dirt for several years and have rusted. A couple of the post have about a 1" ...
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Bathroom sink faucet handle is tight causing it to work off the nut holding to sink. Can the handle be fixed?

You can see in the picture a faucet handle ( cold ) for a bathroom sink. The handle/lever on top is very tight to turn, so when you move it it forces the base, which caused to work off the nut under ...
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Patching a hole in an interior block wall

We have a bathroom that had the shower valves in an exterior block wall (OLD construction, lake cabin). The valves sprung a leak and the plumber had to knock out the block around the valves to get ...
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How to fill 5 inch deep gap above and below window on internal wall

I've recently had wallpaper stripped and the guy managed to remove two of the PVC window trims in the process. This has exposed a gap between the top of the window and the wall of about 1.5 inches, ...
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Brown coat plaster formula

1950s to 1960 house with rock lathe (dry wall) covered with a grey brown coat (wire mesh in corners) and then a thin white plaster coat. Was used as a doctors office and we are putting back to the ...
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Help identifying a walkout door threshold and repair options

The walkout door in my basement has a cracked threshold. I searched again and again on multiple online sites, Home Depot, and Lowes trying to find a make & model similar to mine, but couldn't find ...
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Chest freezer failed to freeze after plugging it back in

I unplugged my GE chest freezer for 3 months, When i plugged it back in the compressor runs but the freezer wont get cold. The freezer sat in the same spot for 3 months and wouldn't get cold after it ...
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Outdoor spotlight stuck on without a switch

My Grandma has an outdoor spotlight that hasn't worked for quite some time. I realised there wasn't actually a bulb in it so I ordered a new one, switched off the mains, fitted it, put the power back ...
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How can I get a broken bolt out of the bathtub overflow drain?

I am in quite a pickle with my bathtub overflow drain. What I thought would be an easy leak fix quickly turned into a nightmare when one of the bolts for the drain cover snapped off. So far I've ...
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using a Whirlpool that perfoms the first cycle ok fill, agigation, empty, and spin but only fills for rinse and stops. model# is LA9200XWN1

using a Whirlpool that perfoms the first cycle ok fill, agitation, empty, and spin but only fills for rinse and stops. model# is LA9200XWN1 Would like suggested causes
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Properly secured soffit?

I noticed a sizeable gap between the facia board and the truss supports in my attic. Length of the overhang is 22ft long. It has a 40in overhang. only about 1/3rd of the rafters have nails extending ...
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Resetting stones on a sinking patio

My patio covered with slate has sunk a little, as indicated by the bowed line on the left. The patio is up on the level indicated by the arrow in the image on the right. My question is: if I were to ...
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Preparing an old metal cabinet for painting

I bought an old metal cabinet that needs some restoration work, maybe not the best idea for a guy with no DIY experience and two left hands. So first I asked at a paint shop how much it would be to do ...
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What is wrong with the toilet?

The toilet fills with water when flushed, but it doesn’t go down. Here’s some info: -it’s been over a week. I can’t afford a plumber. -the house is on a concrete slab. The pipes are in or under ...
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What is the best way to remove a broken screw from a deck board?

I used stainless steel trim screws (3 in x 9 gauge) to rebuild our deck and one of them broke off when I was drilling it in. There was about a 1/4 of an inch left (just the shank, no head) but when I ...
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Barristers bookcase needs love

I am looking for some direction about some love I can give to a barrister bookcase I found for dirt cheap. It has some loss at a corner and bottom and I'm thinking it may be best to buy new ( real ) ...
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How to release shelf on the drawer unit?

I have a Bailey Unicorn Cadiz 2014. The shelf on the drawer unit won’t pull out. It gets stuck 1/3 of the way out. Any ideas as to release the shelf?
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Intermittent Makita 18v cordless brushless drill

ive got a Makita XPH07 (DPH451)18v cordless drill. Its become intermittent and pretty much not working at all. Ive replaced the trigger thinking it was that, but the problem still persists making me ...
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Cracked subway tile on shower cub after remodel: what's my next steps

I have a recently remodeled shower with a shower curb that has cracked tiles, separating trim, and a potential leak. I would appreciate any advice. I had my shower remodeled (gutted and rebuilt) in ...
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How to repair crack in children's slide

I've got a nasty crack in my kids' slide ( see image ). I think the slide is plastic and I'm sure the crack will only grow if used. Is there a way to repair this?
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Clean foam residue off windows

In a new construction home, when we moved in there is this residue on the interior window framing. This is not spray insulation, but looks like there was some type of foam on the windows itself during ...
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Can I match new to existing polyurethane floor finish?

I had painters tape pull up the finish on my flooring in a strip all around the room Can I sand down the wooded strip and put polyurethane back on the one in strip and it be the same?
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Is it OK if I can feel fiberglass cloth texture after curing?

I'm restoring a popup camper (not technically home improvement, I guess, but the question overlaps just fine) and I covered up some holes in the aluminum roof with Bondo-brand fiberglass cloth and ...
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Whirlpool oven gas shuts off one second after turning on

Problem: I have a Whirlpool oven in the US, model WFG540H0ES0 (photo). It's worked fine for the last 3.5 years, but a few weeks ago the oven stopped igniting. When I start the oven in the control ...
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refrigerator not cooling

I have a GE side by side and the freezer is working fine, but the refrigerator is not cooling (not hot kind og like room temperature). I replaced the relay switch how long before I know if that was ...
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Storm Door Installation

I am looking at installing a 36x80 Andersen 3000 storm door. When I started looking at my current front door, it looks like there is an extra trim piece overtop of the actual door frame. Because of ...
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Fixing cuts in floorboards

We've noticed some cut in half floorboards, underneath old carpet looking to see if it is possible to repair these cuts with some way. Or does the entire floorboard need replacing? We can't put on ...
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Improve weatherworn, stained rubber saddle on outdoor playground toy

I installed a rocking horse for our kids. (saved from a neighbour's trash). The black rubber saddle on it looks weathered as can be seen in the photos below. I am looking for a way to make it look ...
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Just got quoted $5000 to service my HVAC system. Is this reasonable? [closed]

I have a 15 year-old York heat pump that gave out at some point during the winter (not sure exactly when as it's a dual-fuel system and nobody noticed until higher than normal gas bills started ...
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How to open this recessed faucet aerator? It seems very hidden inside!

We need to install a faucet filter and have a problem removing our kitchen faucet recessed aerator. I googled and saw some examples on YouTube but not sure if our recessed aerator is same as the ...
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How can I find the loocation of a break in a 240V underground circuit to an outside storage building

I have an underground 240V circuit that the two hot legs are both broken, and the neutral is still intact. I have verified this with a meter. I need to find the location of the break (or burnout) so ...
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Dishwasher still running cold despite heating element and thermostat replacement

Beko DW603 I’ve replaced both the heating element and the thermostat with new parts. It’s still not heating. Looking online I’ve not been able to find what else could be causing the problem and what ...
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Raise and support a sunken laminate floorboard without removing the entire floor?

I have a tongue-and-groove laminate floor, laid on 3mm foam underlay on concrete slab. After around 10 years of use, the long edge of one floorboard now drops around 1mm when stepped on. I think ...
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Rescue water damaged MDF door

One of our vanity doors is in very bad shape after a leak some time ago. Now I'm trying to save it if possible. I've managed to sand away the very bad swells However the bottom feels rather fluffy.  ...
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Fridge turns on when banging it

My Kenmore full fridge intermittently turns off, and the only way to turn it back on is to bang it on its side. When it is off, unplugging it and plugging it back in doesn't help, neither does ...

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