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Why does my refrigerator freeze inconsistently and make noises?

I've had a Beko BCFD150 integrated fridge/freezer for the last 5/6 years. Since buying it I've had the following issues intermittently: Struggles to get cold (particularly in the fridge) even with ...
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How can I test the thermostat for an immersion heater?

My nephew has a hot water tank with two immersion heating elements. He states that the bottom heating element no longer works, and says he tested it by swapping over the wiring from the top element (...
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GRUNDIG VCP 3930 Vacuum Cleaner Charging Issue - Seeking Advice on Diagnosis and Repair [closed]

I have a GRUNDIG VCP 3930 vacuum cleaner that has been reliable for several years. Recently, it has stopped working. When I plug in the charger, the battery indicator lights up ...
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Troubleshooting Lennox furnace error code E228 -- failed to calibrate pressure switch

I have a 90% efficient Lennox furnace, pictured below. Last night the heat stopped working. It actually had stopped working maybe a couple days ago too, but it fixed itself after a few minutes--I ...
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Ceiling Fan no power to lights

OK here we go. Remote only ceiling fan Emerson CF955BS Midway Eco model, would work but not the lights. Bulbs were OK. Voltage tester showed current in the wires of the bulbs housing but a fuse was ...
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Troubleshooting water hammer issues in heating system with TRVs on radiators

Sorry that my first post has to be a long one... Update: two radiators in bypass do not solve the issue The water hammer noises have certainly decreased, but I've heard them again closing a hot water ...
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Struggling to install a Maxx Direct to Stud Tub Surround

I'm really struggling here and need some advice. I'm trying to install a Maxx Tub Surround around a tub. I've cut out the old glue in Surround and cut back the drywall to give me clearance. Temporary ...
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Troubleshooting an Electrical Circuit - Is This an Expected Voltage Drop?

I am troubleshooting an electrical problem and am having trouble understanding the readings I am seeing on my digital multimeter. I am a DIYer with just the basics of electrical engineering knowledge, ...
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Refrigerator short cycling because of thermostat? and which one?

This samsung unit has been running smoothly for a few year. Suddenly it caused a short and the short/ground breaker went down. Trying a test - plugging it in without the ground pin - the fridge turns ...
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Why won't my replacement motor run at full speed when changing the direction of rotation? [closed]

Our 1/4 HP motor went out in our A/C today. I got a replacement 1/6 to 1/2 HP motor. 120v with ccw and cw capability. When I installed it worked great but spun the wrong direction. When I switched the ...
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Hot water heater gurgles when cold water is used (e.g., with toilet)

Scenario: my 9yo natural gas 40gal Whirlpool hot water heater has been "draining" (i.e., being used) for 5+ minutes from someone taking a hot shower or washing dishes with hot water. If ...
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McGraw air compressor won't turn on

I've got a 14 month old MCGRAW 8 gallon 1.5 HP 150 PSI Oil-Free Portable Air Compressor that won't turn on when I plug it in. No sounds at all, not even a click. One youtube suggestion was that the ...
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Is It Okay To Put a Temporary Hold on a Contactor?

I had an AC unit stop working and the tech that arrived placed a temporary hold on the contactor for the inside unit until we could get the parts. After a couple of days, the AC went out again and ...
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Convert Outdoor Light Fixture to Plug

I would like to switch this light fixture to a plug that doesn't require screwing it in like a light bulb. The plug and assembly must be compatible with a 2"clearance between the wall and roof of ...
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Is this pocket door hardware missing a piece to lock the nut?

I have a pocket door that was installed about a year ago and that frequently sticks. The contractor who installed it has made about three repair attempts. He will do something to it (I haven't been ...
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Error code PU5H on my older GE Adora Range

Model Number JBP730LASS Brand GE Age More than 10 years I have an older GE Adora series range. The broiler element went out and I ordered a new genuine GE element, and installed it. When I turned ...
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How to troubleshoot an issue in an electrical cooktop and separate insert oven

I am looking for a little help. Last night my cooktop and oven lost power and stopped working as I began cooking dinner and I need help troubleshooting so I don't tear my whole kitchen apart ...
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When I apply a load anywhere in the gym the power offsets dramatically. What can cause it? [duplicate]

After a storm they returned to the gym and the lights were flickering which prompted them to contact me after evaluating the panel with the breakers on the reading at the feeders in the panel and main ...
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A tenants stove quit

My tenants stove just quit. I inspected it, and the ground wire was blackened. I checked the breaker, and it doesn't have the resistance it should when resetting. All other breakers do? Should I ...
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Hot and ground shorted with breaker off, but has normal voltage after breaker on [duplicate]

I swapped an old outlet and a pair of switches on the same circuit today (same breaker), and used a multimeter to check the connectivity to make sure I installed them correctly. With the breaker off, ...
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Sub Panel Power Loss While Feeder Breaker From Main Still Has Voltage

Bought an order home with a 200 amp service. In the main panel is a 100 amp breaker that goes to a sub panel in a workshop out back. In the workshop there's two 20 amp breakers on one side and a two ...
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Light switch no longer turns on a light. How can I confirm or rule out the light fixture as the source of the problem?

We've had a flaky light fixture in our bathroom for years. It has 3 bulbs in it. Sometimes one of the bulbs would not turn on for a bit, then turn on again later. This week the fixture doesn't turn ...
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LED light flickers when TV turns on

I recently wired a new light fixture with LED bulbs to a dimmer switch (dimmer is compatible with LEDs). This is on a dedicated lighting circuit with an Arc Fault breaker. I used brand new romex 14/2 ...
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Oil furnace keeps locking out [closed]

My oil furnace keeps locking out on a daily basis. The reset button causes it to start, but within a day it always locks out again, usually overnight. The boiler is a Buderus and the burner is a ...
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How to troubleshoot a slowly leaking toilet cistern/tank [closed]

One of my toilets is slowly leaking. It has (what I have deduced from Google) a dual push button cistern and a float-cup fill valve. Here's a photo. As you can see, from this animated GIF sped up 60x,...
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Troubleshooting a broken ground wire and an energized drywall panel during circuit trace testing

I have a wall in my garage which has (on the same circuit with a breaker) 4 outlets and an outdoor light with a switch. For the sake of this question and attempted schematic below, I will use the ...
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Decoding error LEDs from "smart" switch

I have a number of HAI/Leviton UPB switches that were installed a number of years ago. They communicate with a central controller for home automation. Leviton no longer makes these switches, though ...
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How to troubleshoot vent fan electrical outlet?

This post is continuation of my other post How can I remove stripped screws in a bathroom exhaust fan motor bracket?. I was able to successfully remove vent fan and test in a regular outlet and it is ...
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Cause of thumping noise and resistance to rotation by rotor in Fisher Paykel AquaSmart top loading washer?

I have a Fisher/Paykel AquaSmart top loading washer model WL37T26CW2. Since about 3 months the direct drive makes a thumping noises during wash / spin cycles, and makes thumping noises and shows ...
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Why does one oven element keep burning out?

I have a GE double wall oven, model JTP45SD1SS1. In July 2020, the heating element in the upper oven burned out while cooking (set to 350F) with bright flames and a loud hissing noise. I purchased a ...
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AEG dishwasher not starting

I have an AEG dishwasher (fsb42607z) that will not start. This started a day ago. I set a program and close the door. About 2min later the door just opens. No sounds of even trying to pull water, ...
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Cause of recurring out-of-balance during wash / spin cycle in Fisher Paykel AquaSmart top loading washer?

I have a Fisher/Paykel AquaSmart top loading washer model WL37T26CW2. Since about a month ago the washer repeatedly goes out of balance mid-wash, even with the smallest lightest fewest number of items,...
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HVAC HEIL blowing 5 amp fuse

My defrost control board on HEIL (international Comfort Products) keeps blowing the 5 amp control voltage fuse. Im a Tech but I need some advise as I dont usually work on HVAC. I checked the TSTAT ...
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Replacing a switch from switched outlet with duplex receptacle

I have a switched outlet underneath my sink, probably from a garbage disposal. It's in a 2 gang box with two receptacles, one switched, one not. There is a switch on the wall by the sink to operate ...
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Dehumidifier switch gives line voltage without load but <1V with load

I'm trying to troubleshoot and understand an issue with my dehumidifier. Its fan still runs but the compressor wouldn't turn on. I measure <1V between "Compressor" and "Neutral" ...
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Excess inverter noise, low voltage

I'm not entirely sure if this is the best place to put this, but I'm having an issue with a mega-battery I'm working on. The battery is two AGM 12v batteries in parallel, with an inverter stepping up ...
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Wiring advice - two circuits wired to a single GFCI outlet

I'm scratching my head trying to figure out an odd wiring situation and need some advice on what to do next (if any any). tldr; My kids bathroom GFCI outlet box has two 2-wire romex cables coming in. ...
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Same Bosch batteries, but one battery only works in one tool, what can I do?

So, I have some BAT612 18V batteries from Bosch. I should be able to use both batteries with either of my tools (Angle Grinder - GWS18V-45PC, Drill - DDS181A), but one battery works in both tools and ...
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Whirlpool Dryer powers on but won't spin

My gas front-load Whirlpool dryer powers on but won't spin The blow fan spins fine The idler pulley seems to be fine, the belt is in tact and is tight. (though I did replace the idler pulleys wheel ...
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Why my circuit breaker trips when I turn off my motor?

I have a 1/2hp single phase motor that I wired to a switch. I reused an old wall light switch for testing. I believe my wiring is correct as I am able to turn it on. But when I turn it off, it trips ...
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Can voltage fluctuation cause heater thermostat to flare up?

As the title says can voltage fluctuation cause thermostats to flare up? I noticed light (led bulbs) would randomly flicker (but its not consistent) It happens at most twice a day, or once every few ...
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What could cause a central A/C system to smell but only after central heating had been used?

We have a central heating and air conditioning system in a single family home (in Southern California), where there is a large intake vent in the house that goes directly to the central house fan and ...
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Needs to fix this bed, this lock is keep on turning, did not tighten up, can anybody guide me?

I was trying to fix this lock but its not working, out of four one was intact and it locks right away, I am looking for new locks or to fix old locks.
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Can't isolate my water heater with shutoff valve

My water heater has a shutoff valve at the cold inlet. The shutoff valve was closed and cold water line was disconnected from the water heater. I wanted to restore water to the house while I work on ...
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Trouble Opening a Fluorescent Light Fixture

My house has an old fluorescent ceiling fixture in the kitchen that probably dates back to a remodel done in the 1980s. The bulbs have gone out and I am having trouble figuring out how to open the ...
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My washer is saying F51 on maytag bravo quite series 300

I need links diy video to fix it. I need a manual version also and images
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HVAC furnance runs for awhile, stops for 2 minutes, then starts back up and continues to heat until set point reached

I have a Carrier 58GS150 system. At night it is set to 69. In the morning it is set to 72. Recently, I replaced the air filter. The system starts up fine in the morning and tries to reach 72. ...
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GFCI tester shows fault, but everything is working

I have a GFCI outlet and when the GFCI tester is plugged in, that shows this error code when it is tripped: greater than 30VAC, and open ground, open neutral. I’ve replaced the GFCI, but I still get ...
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How do i wire this 2 switches light switch?

This light switch was failing for a while and I removed it from the wall so I could see what the problem was. After inspecting it, I realized that it was a bad connection on the wires in the light ...
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Electric current shock in Bathroom water tap

I live in india, 1 storeyed apartment with 2 flats on the ground floor and 2 flats on the first floor. It is annexed on the back side with same 2 + 2 model. My Bathroom has a 2000 Watts - 15 Liter ...
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