I fear the OP has fell victim to the ever present "TMI" (too much information)coming from a DIY forum. People not knowing how to solve their problem need to take a breath, and use a common sense approach when trying to solve their issue.
Read ALL the replies, then find the commonality in them and then start with the most common sense/simplest approach to the fix....FIRST.
Most times our problems do not NEED but just one good reply posted to solve them. TMI can be as detrimental to the unknowing, as TLI. (too little information) JMO though.