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John Martens

Member Since 17 Oct 2006
Offline Last Active Sep 21 2013 09:47 PM

Topics I've Started

Lennox G8D2-82-3 Furnace

19 September 2011 - 10:29 PM

Trying to trouble shoot a furnace for a friend before it gets too cold up here in Alberta...

It's a old Lennox G8D2-82-3. The furnace will not turn on no matter how high you turn the thermostat..I've taken a look at the thermocouple and it looks absolutely coated. I'm pretty sure this is the problem, however, the pilot light is on continuously so I can't get in there to clean it...I've cleaned the thermocouple on my furnace before but it is relatively new and only uses a glow igntion (or whatever it's called....sorry)...never one that has a pilot light on all the time...

Do I have to shut the gas off on the line manually and let the system cool down before I access the thermocouple or is there another way to get to it?

Thanks for the help!

Freezer drain hole freezing shut causing waterfall in fridge

19 July 2010 - 02:49 PM

I did the wire wrap around the heating element in the fridge last time my sisters fridge did the waterfall, and that worked for a little bit (until the wire wore through, guess I used too thin of a copper wire) but I found a GREAT way to solve this problem.

Go to a electronics recycling depot and get a small aluminum heat sink out of a junked computer.  wedge it upside down under the heating coil with the fins directly over the drain hole. As the heating coil heats up, it will transfer the heat down the fins and ensure the tray stays clear of ice until it has finished draining.

Much easier than wrapping wire around that heating coil

Hope this helps some people out.






Maytag washer mtw5721tq0

20 April 2010 - 09:04 AM

You can also move the drum from side to side of the washing machine with just finger pressure.   I've read for a few other washing machines that it might be the snubber ring(?) causing this problem. The entire back of this machine has those stupid clips to make removal difficult if not impossible.  Does this machine open from the front and if so, how?


Maytag Electric Dryer Model YMED5700TQ0

06 December 2009 - 07:22 PM

I've got the abovenoted dryer with a problem..

Finished a load of laundry, put in the new load, set it like I usually do, push the button to start it up and NOTHING HAPPENS....

There is no burning smell, and there is still power to the unit as manually operating the door switch enables me to turn on and off the interior light.

From reading the forums, I've come to think that it might be:

A) The door switch...even though it still allows the light to operate or...

B) The Thermal Fuse.

But since I am such a grasshopper, could anyone shed any light on my problem?

BTW: 40 bucks is a great price for the amount of money I've been able to save from this website in the past..I paid my beer money immediately!!



Frigidaire Washer

17 October 2006 - 07:09 PM

I have a Frigidaire washer model # FWX833AS1 that is four years old.

The cycle will start and the timer will advance until the washer is full of water, and then everything just stops.  No motor sounds, no agitation.  I've replaced the timer thinking that is what it was.  If I advance the timer, it will drain and spin the drum with no problem. 

Manually, I can turn the drum only in one direction. It just won't agitate.

I've taken the front off and can move the motor in both directions, but can only move the transmission in one direction.

I've seen another message similar to this for a different model, and the suggestion was to test the pressure switch.  Can you please elaborate on how to do this?







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