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Fixing something after it gets damaged or broken.

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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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Fixing wall with constant moisture over the years

I live in Mexico where most of the houses are made by brick and cement. Over the years we have had moisture in the walls as shown in the images below. As you can see, it looks like if the wall is ...
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What could be wrong with my Frigidaire dishwasher?

I have a Frigidaire Professional Series 4300 series AquaSurge with Speed Clean. It seems to start running fine, but then intermittently pauses for varying lengths of time. This usually results in hot, ...
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Makita impact screwdriver was dropped, now it doesn’t work. Prospects?

I dropped a brand new impact screwdriver (Makita XDT 14) and now it won’t work. It’s like it’s has no power? I know it’s a good battery. The work light doesn’t work, nor do settings indicators. Any ...
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Gas oven is not holding temperature

My gas oven, Frigidare model FPGF3081KFM, does not always hold the correct temperature. It will always ignite correctly initially and come up to the correct temperature, but for long cooking sessions ...
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Why would a microwave trip house breaker?

Yes, the question is these guys. I actually bought a microwave oven for its transformer today, but it is a very nice samsung me86v model. The person I bought got it serviced and they replaced its ...
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GE washing machine fills, agitates, drains, but does not spin

I have a GE WBSR3140D0WW top loading washer that has stopped spinning. This happened a few weeks ago after I replaced the hub seal to fix a leak. Now it fills, agitates, drains (all fine) but doesn'...
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How would you repair this copper drain pipe, and how much pipe would you replace?

There is a small crack in this drain pipe, and it's so thin there that I can bend it with my finger. The section that's palpably weak is no more than an inch long. The crack is exactly where the ...
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Chrome touch ups?

I have several chromed items where small amounts of the chrome has chipped off, leaving bare metal showing. None of it is in prominent areas, so I just want to touch them up. I havent had luck with ...
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How to fix wood surface

hi there! We bought an old condo, and it has a built-in cupboard of sorts, but it looks like this: (see photo). Any ideas on how to clean up all these scratches would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
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Low resource fix for loose wood planks

I just moved into an apartment with a row of loose wood planks along a central walkway. I'm only going to be here a few months, but I'd like to secure them somehow. Unfortunately for me, this house is ...
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Why does my new smart dimmer have an extra wire? [closed]

my single pole dimmer has a hot (black), white (neutral) and green ground. The new dimmer appears to require a hot, neutral, ground and load.... why, don't get it?
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Remove bumpy mortar left of the wall

This is a 30 year old wall. The old plaster is removed. Beneath the old plaster there is bumpy mortar left. What is the best way to get rid of them and get a nice flat surface ready for replastering?
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Restoring exterior door frame at latch?

Tenants have broken out wood where an exterior door should receive the doorknob latch. There's nowhere to attach the strike plate. What's the right way to fix this? The depth of this piece of wood ...
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What is the name of this piece and where can I find a UL listed part

What is the name of this piece and where can I find a UL listed replacement part.
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What size wrench do I need to remove home water heater TPRV?

I'm trying to remove the temperature and pressure relief valve of a water heater. The problem I'm having at this point is the actual removal of the valve from the heater unit. I've removed the ...
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Tub cracked side lip, replace or patch up?

I have a newly installed tub and unfortunately it has a crack down the outer edge or front lip about 1 to 2 inches and it also goes all the way to the edge. I am afraid of it running and getting ...
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Freezer keeps defrosting

I have a Liebherr freezer/wine fridge (SWTNES 3010-25A). After about a year of owning it, the freezer started to "defrost" itself. I would open it up, and it was wet inside. Checking the temperature ...
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What lubricant, if any, should be used for clothes dryer rollers?

It seems I may have used the wrong lubricant for my LG clothes dryer rollers because the rollers kept seizing up. Since these rollers are simple and there are no bearings I did not put much thought ...
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How can I repair damaged door casing?

We recently adopted a pup and are still getting to understand his separation anxiety triggers. Recently, he gouged the door frame pretty severely. I am hoping I can fix this myself, since this is a ...
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Lights dimming as I add lights or plug anything into any outlet

I have two 50 amp fuses that bring power from the main shutoff to my garage. When I flip the breaker in the garage all my readings seem to be normal. As I begin to turn just the lights on after I get ...
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How to repair damaged lining paper for painting?

I've stripped some old wallpaper in order to paint the walls and discovered painted lining paper beneath. I'm happy to paint over this paper as it's mainly in good condition (and I don't want to deal ...
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Pella Door won't lock (3 point lock)

I'm going to share this question and answer it myself because someone else may have had this problem. I have several Pella doors in my home with the 3 point locks (top and bottom "shootbolts" and a ...
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Can I put a fan control switch on a window air conditioner to quiet it down

Can I use something like this to control a window air conditioner so it will run quieter? Variable Speed Fan Control, Wall Mount, Rated 15.0 Amps @ 120 VAC for use with Shaded Pole and PSC Motors
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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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