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Member Since 23 Mar 2009
Offline Last Active Oct 14 2014 05:32 PM

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Wolf RT364G rangetop gas odor

13 October 2014 - 04:45 PM

My wife opened the drawer under our 10 year old Wolf rangetop to pull out a pan and noticed the smell of gas in the cabinet under the rangetop.  there was no smell above the rangetop.  I turned off the hard line feeding the rangetop and felt around the connections to see if they were tight.


The connection where the soft line connects the gas to the rangetop made my hands smell like gas, and I'm wondering if those connections just need to be reseated, but am thinking this is one instance I should have a tech come out and do a smoke test nonetheless (unless these things are fairly bombproof except for the connections.  I'm fairy mechanical and wrench my own car and have fixed my washer and dishwasher a couple times using this resource.


Any experiences? thoughts?


Just shut up and call?



Bosch Dishwasher SHE66C05UC/40 door leaks

16 August 2014 - 06:59 PM

tonight the dishwasher is suddenly louder than usual. I hear more vivid sounds of water rushing and dishes rattling, and the door is leaking.  The unit is 9 years old.  Though nobody admits to sitting on the door, I suspect the springs since it has been fine for 9 years until tonight.


Anything else to look into?  (Checking leveling)  Any complication to installing the springs? opening up the door or unit to install them? leveling/ adjustment issues?





Kenmore 110.44832 200 Front Load Washer Needs shocks?

06 July 2014 - 08:57 PM

I'm wondering when these washers might need shock replacements.  Do these shocks wear out, like car shocks, leading to increased vibration? or should I just let them go until they fail?  I figure that keeping them current would be a way to reduce vibration and wear and tear on the rest of the unit as long as they're not too pricey to replace.







kenmore 153.32053 Electric Heater not enough hot water

08 January 2013 - 08:06 PM

We have had a Kenmore electric hot water heater for about 8 yrs.  I have replaced both thermostats, but not done anything with the coils.  This afternoon my called to tell me that both kids ran out of their showers complaining of no not water (They're 5 and 7 so not taking the typical teenage showers yet,


It's a 50 gal heater, and we usually give them both baths, so I don't know that water volume should be an issue.  


When I came home and checked the hot water this evening, It was fine.  I was thinking that it needed thermostats again, but now that the water is hot again, I'm wondering.  


Is there any realistic cause of temporary hot water shortage? single coil going bad?


I checked the breaker reset button on the upper thermostat and it did not click when I pressed it, nor I hear any obvious churning that usually accompanies coils jumping to life, though there is hot water in the tank. 



GE ZFSB26ORD loud circulation fan in freezer

04 January 2013 - 10:08 PM

The circulation fan in our GE side by side freezer is loud...sort of.  It appears to be hitting the cover from time to time, though not consistently.  Is there any way to adjust the cover to eliminate the noise?  Is the occasional sound a sign that the cooling fan is going (drive shaft is slipping) and that the fan needs to be replaced?  is there any room to adjust the mounting for that fan?


How messy is it to get out?



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