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Re: What Do You Fix?
« Reply #195 on: June 21, 2022, 02:09:25 PM »
Did you try unplugging it, and plugging it back in?

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Re: What Do You Fix?
« Reply #196 on: June 21, 2022, 02:19:45 PM »
Did you try unplugging it, and plugging it back in?

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Re: What Do You Fix?
« Reply #197 on: June 21, 2022, 03:04:45 PM »
I ordered some fuses for downstairs. The fuse checked out with my meter, but maybe it lied to me. :D

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Re: What Do You Fix?
« Reply #198 on: June 21, 2022, 05:03:14 PM »
Although it does not fit the thread title, all these A/C stories are prompting me to add my own. I "fixed" my A/C by (a) using night-time cooling to reset the temperature inside the house by morning and then relying on reasonably good insulation to minimize the day-time heating; (b) calling the repair service; (c) having the repair "team" replace the entire unit (it was out of coolant, and so old that no new coolant is available for this model...).  Step (c) has not yet happened, but is scheduled to happen soon; in the meantime, I am relying on (a) to get me through the second hottest week of the year (90+ F outside; still less than 80 F inside, with no artificial cooling involved).

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Re: What Do You Fix?
« Reply #199 on: June 21, 2022, 05:10:23 PM »
What I'd like to fix, after the fourth round of testimony from the J6 committee:

Any sickness that makes people think it's OK to harass election officials, blame everyone else but themselves for their 'lost' election, and create so much mayhem and danger that people are afraid to go out of their homes for fear of being harmed or attacked.

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Re: What Do You Fix?
« Reply #200 on: June 21, 2022, 05:36:29 PM »
Although it does not fit the thread title, all these A/C stories are prompting me to add my own. I "fixed" my A/C by (a) using night-time cooling to reset the temperature inside the house by morning and then relying on reasonably good insulation to minimize the day-time heating; (b) calling the repair service; (c) having the repair "team" replace the entire unit (it was out of coolant, and so old that no new coolant is available for this model...).  Step (c) has not yet happened, but is scheduled to happen soon; in the meantime, I am relying on (a) to get me through the second hottest week of the year (90+ F outside; still less than 80 F inside, with no artificial cooling involved).

I feel you, arcturus. It has been in the 90's (deg. F) here and in the 100's with the heat index. I broke down today and bought a portable AC unit. When I think about this, it all started when we had a clog in the line. I thought we cleared it- maybe we didn't? We tried using the air compressor and blew out a little water through the line that goes to the outside. If that doesn't fix it, then it could be a fuse or maybe loose wiring? If I can't fix it, then the repair guy is coming out on Friday. The funny thing is he was out here two days before all this started and said there were no clogs. Unless a fuse blew and my meter lied to me...

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Re: What Do You Fix?
« Reply #201 on: June 21, 2022, 08:44:20 PM »
Now that you mention it, in the drip pan, there is a float in the pan that shuts off the AC if the pan fills with water to keep it from getting more water in it.  Perhaps the earlier repairs may have caused a problem with the pan switch turning things off.
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Re: What Do You Fix?
« Reply #202 on: June 22, 2022, 06:14:15 AM »
Now that you mention it, in the drip pan, there is a float in the pan that shuts off the AC if the pan fills with water to keep it from getting more water in it.  Perhaps the earlier repairs may have caused a problem with the pan switch turning things off.

Thanks clean! We have an older model and maybe the switch got stuck from earlier. I will check it after work today and report back.

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Re: What Do You Fix?
« Reply #203 on: June 22, 2022, 04:29:43 PM »
I checked and I think our unit is so old that it doesn't have a switch. :) That would explain the leak we had. Just for the hell of it, I tried clearing the pipes again (using a shop vac this time), flipped my breakers and turned on the thermostat. Nope. So, tomorrow, we'll see what happens.

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Re: What Do You Fix?
« Reply #204 on: June 23, 2022, 10:14:25 AM »
AC guy said it's the 24 V wire to the outside unit. He said we did a great job with everything else and that we could replace the wire because he didn't have time today. ARGH!!!! I really don't want to wire this, so I called someone else who is coming tomorrow.

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Re: What Do You Fix?
« Reply #205 on: June 23, 2022, 11:46:59 AM »
I skipped a few pages, but what I am good at is shining shoes. Perhaps not fixing them, but maintaining them. I have a wooden kit just like my dad used to have and I make a big production of putting newspapers on the floor in front of the TV and demanding that everyone bring their leather shoes to me. Of course, everyone else pretty much wears tennis shoes so often I just do my own.

Edited to say that after reading the previous pages, I guess my skill set is meager compared to those with fix water issues or work with large appliances.
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Re: What Do You Fix?
« Reply #206 on: June 23, 2022, 04:24:31 PM »
AC guy said it's the 24 V wire to the outside unit. He said we did a great job with everything else and that we could replace the wire because he didn't have time today. ARGH!!!! I really don't want to wire this, so I called someone else who is coming tomorrow.

My AC guy is full of shit! I traced the wire back using my multimeter and got 24+ Volts all the way up to the outside unit. Needless to say, he won't be my AC guy any more. I'm really, really tired of dealing with this problem.

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Re: What Do You Fix?
« Reply #207 on: June 23, 2022, 04:39:17 PM »
The vertical wall moulding (!) the hatchling broke yesterday, in his enthusiasm for flexing it.
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Re: What Do You Fix?
« Reply #208 on: June 23, 2022, 07:14:14 PM »
I just resealed the shower, finding some significant gaps in the caulk that I was unaware of.

I'll find out tomorrow if this stops the leaks into the basement.
And how is that working out for you?

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Re: What Do You Fix?
« Reply #209 on: June 23, 2022, 07:57:50 PM »
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that we could replace the wire because he didn't have time today.

I hope that you didnt have time to PAY HIM!

What is a service call supposed to involve? 

Is this an employee of a company or 'the boss'/owner?  Id call them back, tell them what you discovered and ask what he is supposed to be doing for the service charge?

Call the company back, and IF they dont fix the problem, challenge the charge on the credit card (if that is how you paid!)
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