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Dan Webster

Member Since 17 Nov 2005
Offline Last Active Oct 09 2014 07:05 PM

#305256 Vent free heaters and Fireplace inserts.

Posted by Dan Webster on 09 October 2014 - 07:06 PM

This is the time of year when the weather starts getting colder. many folks use for a back up or heating in general these wall mount vent free heaters. Over the summer when they are not in use they tend to get a small amount of dust in the pilot. When the heater is lit for the first time it may come on for a few minutes then go right back out. A simple matter of blowing out the pilot or flushing it out with a little rust buster will most times easily fix the problem. Easy peasy money for those of you who wish to delve into repair these units.

 

 

 

 




#249492 Ye Olde Crap Trap Enema

Posted by Dan Webster on 04 March 2013 - 10:07 AM

Noticed you din't show how to get that boot back on. I would rather wrastle a wild monkeys asz than fiddle with that. Worst design I ever seen.




#249468 Maytag Bravo washer model# loud roar during spin, tub bearing replacement

Posted by Dan Webster on 03 March 2013 - 03:58 PM

Hit it with a big ass hammer




#249405 Suds alert! model wfw9500two1

Posted by Dan Webster on 02 March 2013 - 11:23 AM

Pin hole in the hose from analog pressure switch to control?




#235935 PAV2300AWW No Spin Spin

Posted by Dan Webster on 10 July 2012 - 10:41 PM

What about the pump? might be locked up. Common. Sir Sammy's Excellent Thrust bearing link


#231549 True Prep Table

Posted by Dan Webster on 03 May 2012 - 11:26 AM

Find the temp sensor bulb and plunge it into an ice bath and see if the unit cuts off.


#231098 Kenmore Elite Oasis HE (OL) error code

Posted by Dan Webster on 27 April 2012 - 12:01 PM

Have you checked for objects between the tubs? That can trigger those types of codes.


#231097 Scrodum Scrubber

Posted by Dan Webster on 27 April 2012 - 11:55 AM

Should I use ajax/comet? Or do I need HE soap? :D :beersign:


#231096 ge downdraft jvb37h1ww not working...

Posted by Dan Webster on 27 April 2012 - 11:48 AM

Does the fan turn free? Is there packing materials in the fan area?


#230855 Electric oven arcing

Posted by Dan Webster on 24 April 2012 - 10:20 AM

L-2 is live from source to element on most ranges. If the element is shorted to cabinet you could get some arcing.



#228950 Whirlpool Dryer GEW9868KQ2 - No Heat

Posted by Dan Webster on 03 April 2012 - 10:05 AM

While you were cleaning the dryer did you do a thorough vacuuming? Sometimes that lint gets into the heater element area and that causes the element to fail. If the element looks brittle it may have simply been time. Nothing last forever. Last halloween I repaired a dryer similar to yours and took a few photos:




#228947 HARD START

Posted by Dan Webster on 03 April 2012 - 09:38 AM

2 wire hard start or 3 wire?


#225757 Snyder SnyderGeneral (ArcoAire), GDE090A012AIN furnace, ignition annoyance

Posted by Dan Webster on 01 March 2012 - 04:42 PM

Have you tried cleaning the orifices of those 2 burners with a soft toothbrush? They may be partially clogged.


#220511 Rheem gas furnace burners will not ignite

Posted by Dan Webster on 13 January 2012 - 01:00 PM

Hopefully he ran some more wire from tstat to furnace or installed a new tstat. Wouldn't want him to freeze to death.


#220502 Rheem gas furnace burners will not ignite

Posted by Dan Webster on 13 January 2012 - 12:14 PM

I see the limit above the gas valve to the left. You need to check that limit. If it is open you will have no heat. That limit would pop out due to rusted burners or partially blocked vent. As you can see in the photo the black wire on the gas valve goes to that limit then to the fan/limit then over to the transformer. So the pilot can be lit and working but no 24 volts can get to the valve if that limit is tripped.





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