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Tim M

Member Since 16 Nov 2007
Offline Last Active Aug 20 2015 07:26 PM

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In Topic: Extremely slow warming CGS3760ADW Magic Chef oven

29 April 2015 - 11:42 AM

3.1 Ohms does mean replace the ignitor.  Make sure not to touch the part that glows, or it will fail prematurely.  Given that you can return the part if you order it through this Web site, it is time to stop analyzing and just replace it.


In Topic: Inksinkerator Badger 5 plus-7 died; how much hp do I really need?

02 February 2015 - 05:28 PM

Knob and tube wasn't used after the 1930s maybe as late as 1950.  So that is odd.  So if it is Romex, you should have a ground wire.  Did they cut it off, and you can pull more through, or did they wrap it around the wire clamps, and let the screw ground the switch to the box.  If it is romex in the disposal, there is a ground there.

 

 

Ohhhhh, but the romex is probably run into your old knob and tube, is that right?  So you are assuming the romex isn't grounded?  Good assumption unless you test otherwise.


In Topic: Inksinkerator Badger 5 plus-7 died; how much hp do I really need?

01 February 2015 - 04:10 PM

He is right.  If this thing is under a first floor sink, and your basement is unfinished running the wire is fairly easy.  If the wire goes up into the wall to the switch first, that could be a pain, but doesn't have to be.

 

Oh, and if you decide to remove the disposer, you don't need your drywall skills anyway.  You cannot seal over the switch box (unless you got all of the wire out of the wall) it is against code.  Either leave the switch there and have it do nothing, or remove the switch, cap the wires, and cover with a blank electrical plate.  Terminate the wires under the sink in a plastic box with a plastic cover if there is no ground, even if you do disconnect the wires in the basement.

 

What was your house built?  What year is the wiring?  Is it BX flexible metal conduit, cloth covered wire, Romex plastic covered cable, or knob and tube?


In Topic: Inksinkerator Badger 5 plus-7 died; how much hp do I really need?

31 January 2015 - 12:38 PM

You should test that whatever you are doing, it really grounds it.  GFCI would cause trips, but in some states it is legal not to have the ground prong connected because it already has protection for that.  That is why there is a sticker in the box that says there is no equipment ground.


In Topic: Clothes wrap around agitator in Whirlpool Washer LA5000XPW0

28 January 2015 - 08:07 PM

Oil leaking under transmission.  Transmission is $190 with shipping.  Machine is up there in years.  I think she'll call it quits.



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