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SonofaWhatthe

Member Since 04 Dec 2007
Offline Last Active Nov 29 2013 10:11 AM

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In Topic: Intermittent water dispenser leaking... drip drip... nothing... drip

06 July 2013 - 09:56 AM

So I'm vascilating on which fix mentioned is the first one to try. The drip is very steady ... when it's leaking! We had it dripping steadily on July 4th after filling water bottles for our road trip. It was so constant that I didn't feel I could leave a reservoir on the floor as I was afraid it would overflow while we were away. I turned off the supply valve, placed a resevoir on the floor and left. When we returned 12 hours later the resevoir was full and over flowing!  I emptied it and cleaned up the floor. I put a water glass under the dispenser and drained the rest of the line. (There wasn't much left).

 

That night it was of course fine. I turned on the supply valve the next morning and pulled some glasses of water. Ice maker resumed operations. And since then, of course, no dripping or leaking. It's all fixed! Until.... the next time it starts leaking.. which may be later today.. or next week.. or next month...

 

So... is the John Guest valve cheaper and therefore the right first try?

 

And BTW- I appreciated everyone replying with ideas. Thank you for taking the time.


In Topic: Intermittent water dispenser leaking... drip drip... nothing... drip

22 June 2013 - 11:35 AM

Are you using any external water filter or a Reverse Osmosis system for the Fridge ?

 

I'm using an OEM filter (replaced once since we bought the house) that's internal. The leaking occurred before we replaced (occasionally) and after we replaced (occasionally).


In Topic: basic help a/c

12 June 2013 - 07:20 PM

Thank you both. While I was away today a "tech" came by and confirmed that we had freezing going on (somewhere) and that my mother in law needed to let the thawing, etc.. happen. We also had a dirty filter that needed replacing. He said that M-I-L had left it turned down too low which led to the problem.

 

So after those fixes we are back in business. I wonder if for how long given your suspicion that refridgerant may be low. We have set it down to 71deg and will watch what happens. The fan was blowing most of the day without the cooling on so I'm sure we are thawed out for now. And we replaced the filter.

 

This tech told M-I-L to keep the vents closed in the basement and then open them in the winter. I was surprised as I've read in nearly every other place to keep the system open even though you hate pumping that cold air into the already cool basement. Are there certain systems where closing the basement vents is actually best practice and this tech had savvy or was he, as I suspect, using common sense and not professional sense. The tech was a friend of my sister in law and works on general maintenance and HVAC in the restaurant industry but isn't a true HVAC serviceperson.

 

Thoughts? 

 

Thanks again for the help!


In Topic: Gas Stove Igniter Issue

19 March 2010 - 02:29 PM

A quick update that fixed this issue a while back.

The "power burner" would not light although it had a healthy spark. Gas was flowing fine. The burner assembly was clean. I could force it to light if I put a "cover" over the sparking element to trap the gas but that wasn't part of the original design. Strangely, this "cover" is standard on the other 3 burner assemblies. For some reason the power burner isn't designed with one. 
 
I fixed it accidentally...  I monkeyed with the ceramic covering for the igniter element (have no idea what that apparatus is actually called) and exposed a little more of the metal element. The spark was now a little bit brighter/larger etc.. and suddenly the flame is go-go.  I figure that during shipping or something part of the element was bent or nicked. Or maybe just a crummy construction.


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