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Member Since 29 Mar 2012
Offline Last Active Mar 31 2015 11:37 AM

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AO Smith GVR-50-300 Water temperature very unstable

11 August 2014 - 12:59 AM

Hi - I have an AO Smith GVR-50-300 Natural Gas Water Heater (About 18 months old). It has a more modern Honeywell thermostat with an occasional flashing red LED that I believe indicates everything is working OK. I live in Arizona and the tank is in my garage.


I have had a problem where the hot water temperature from the tank changes drastically throughout the year. For example, last week my hot water temperature was about 125 DegF.

This morning, the temperature was 102 DegF (Of course, I hadn't changed the thermostat between the two readings).


It seems like the hot water temperature actually goes down as the exterior temperature goes up.

Shouldn't the temperature be more consistent? I have to adjust the thermostat about 6 to 10 times throughout the year to keep the temperature in the 120 => 125 DegF range.





GE-based Reverse Osmosis System - Tank doesn't fill

22 December 2013 - 03:24 AM

Hi, guys!

I have a 4-stage Reverse Osmosis built from GE parts. The RO was installed professionally by an out-of-business local company, using their system part number (which I don't know).


It looks like a fairly standard installation. The attached diagram (from another company) matches exactly with what I have installed (parts and plumbing).


This weekend, I decided to replace all my filters - it has been 3 years, and long overdue.


Everything is reconnected (matching the diagram), and I am having a problem where the RO storage tank doesn't seem to be filling up properly. RO water is coming out of the system, but very slowly. I don't have anything installed where the "Check Valve" is indicated in the diagram, and haven't had anything there for the last 3 years.


I read today on the 'net that I should have a check valve installed for the "Shut-Off Valve" to work properly. I did have the mesh filter and valve, so I decided to install the check valve.


The check valve is now installed, and now almost nothing comes out of the RO faucet. Nothing is still getting into the storage tank.


What is going on?





JT912SK4SS Oven - Loud Buzzing Fan Noise

15 October 2013 - 02:09 AM

Hi - I have a GE Profile JT912SK4SS Built-In Oven.


Tonight, after running a Self-Cleaning cycle, I hear a loud buzzing fan noise coming from inside the oven (sounds like from the top). I got the usual F9 door error code after the cleaning cycle (I almost always get that error code).


It isn't from the convection fan - I made sure that wasn't on, and I still hear the buzzing.


I don't know if that F9 error is related to the buzzing noise. I suspect it may be a coincidence, or more likely that the cleaning cycle itself broke something new.


Is it coming from a hidden fan somewhere (maybe an exhaust fan that pulls the heat away from the oven cavity)?


Does anyone have a service manual for the JT912SK4SS, so that I can figure out how to repair the noisy beast?





Trying to remove ice maker from Kenmore 59673503201

13 May 2013 - 11:45 AM

I'm trying to remove the ice maker from my Kenmore Elite 59673503201 refrigerator. I was following this video:


However, after removing the single 1/4" retaining screw, I can't seem to get the ice maker to budge. It seems to be in really tight - like there is another screw or something keeping the ice maker from detaching from the clips.


Am I missing something? Or, do I need to get a crow-bar?



Brown / Black water from the hot water tap

30 December 2012 - 02:36 AM

Hi - I just tried filling my tub a few days ago, and noticed that I was getting a lot of brown water from the hot water tap. Since then, I don't get as much dark brown water, but the water still comes out brown for a little bit.


Just a few minutes ago, I turned on the hot water to the tub, and saw some black stuff come out before the water cleared.


So, I have a few questions:

  1. Is the water safe?
  2. Is our gas water heater the culprit?
  3. If our gas water heater is the culprit, is this a sign that it is just about to seriously fail?
  4. If our gas water heater is not the culprit, what else could cause this?





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