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Testing Electric Water Heater Thermostat

Procedure for testing electric water heater thermostat: Testing electric water heater thermostat is an easy procedure if the instructions  below are followed: Turn off power Remove both upper and lower access covers, insulation and plastic safety covers Check reset button Check to make sure the reset button was not tripped by pushing in the red button on [...]

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Electric Range Burner Not Working

ELECTRIC RANGE BURNER FAILS TO HEAT When an electric range burner is not working, perform the following steps. 1. Check the electric range burner First remove it from the receptacle and install a working burner. If this burner is not heating, it indicates that either the infinite switch or the burner receptacle is defective. If another [...]

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Replacing Water Heater Element

PROCEDURE FOR REPLACING WATER HEATER ELEMENT:   Replacing a water heater element is a simple matter if the following steps are followed: Turn off water 1. Turn off the water at the valve on the supply line to the tank. Turn off power at the breaker box Drain tank 1. Attach a garden hose to the [...]

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Garbage Disposal Jammed

 In most cases, garbage disposal  jammed conditions can easily be corrected without having to call on the services of  a plumber. Steps in freeing a jammed garbage disposal:   1.  Turn off power Check to see if the power cord attached to the garbage disposal is plugged into a wall outlet. If so, unplug it.  If [...]

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Carpet Grades, Types and Styles

There are many choices of carpet available to the buyer today.  It is advisable before purchasing the carpet to first learn what  grades, types and styles  are available. Carpet is most commonly found in two types of construction:  loop pile and cut pile. Each construction offers various styles to choose from.  In addition, there are many [...]

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