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  1. Electrical
    My garbage disposal suddenly stopped working. After poking around under the sink and resetting the unit, it became clear the outlet was the issue. I checked the fuse box anyway and manually tripped the circuit. Still, no power was getting to the outlet for the disposal. I got back under the...
  2. Appliances
    Hi, my Whirlpool microwave AT311 had a bad timer knob which had bad contacts intermittently. As a result it wouldn't power on at all when the contact wasn't right. When I jiggled the button a bit, power would normally return. For setting the timer I just used the start button which ads 10 sec...
  3. HVAC
    My thermostat is losing power. It has happened twice last summer when running the ac and twice this winter using the heat. The furnace is mostly use the blower since I have a wood boiler hooked to it. But the symptoms are the same from this summer. What I have tried is to pull the thermostat...
  4. Electrical
    Hi all, my first time to this forum, thanks in advance. Overview - on the Kitchen circuit I plugged a microwave into an outlet with a coffee maker, instant loss power to entire kitchen circuit, glass fuse not blown but black ash on tip. Now the dinning room wall outlets that are on a separate...
  5. Electrical
    My dad plugged an extension cord in the garage and it sparked and we lost power on that whole outlet line so I we went to check the breaker and no breaker was tripped, I still reset them all just in case, and it didn't worked. I check for a blown outlet or bad connection and nothing seams to be...
  6. Electrical
    I have lived in my home for 16 years ( house is 26 years old). When I moved in, both of the outside outlets worked correctly, one in the front of the house and one in the rear . Now neither of them work. I'm not sure when they stopped working. Over the years I have been able to label all of the...
  7. Electrical
    Several weeks ago a carpet cleaner guy plugged his machine into my wall plug. The outlet now no longer works. I tried to put a gfi socket in and no juice. Went to main box and clicked the black 20 amp fuse on and off several times. Still no juice. Is it possible that the fuse has been...
  8. Electrical
    Hello. New home owner here, and my first post. On Friday I was painting my second bedroom and all was well with the electricity. The outlets were working, lights as well, and setup everything to paint...everything went well. Paint is dry by Saturday and everything is still working as expected...
  9. Electrical
    We just purchased a previous rental house that had the electrical wires removed by bad tenants. Previous owner had wires replaced and a new breaker box installed outside. Looks like a professional job. We had the power company turn on power today, but nothing in the house has power. The main...
  10. Electrical
    Hello there- I have 2 bedrooms with no electricity, both bedrooms are connected by a bathroom (a sink on each side and a toilet and tub in the middle). One bedroom is not used and the other one is used daily it has a TV, VCR, portable air conditioner. The bathrooms and closets have electricity...
  11. General DIY Discussions
    Hello, We have a Rheem RTG-53PVN tankless water heater. Last night washing dished the hot water suddenly went cold. Went downstairs to find the heater off with no power. Checked the circuit and that was fine, and the outlet is working fine as well. any suggestions on what might be wrong? Is...
  12. Electrical
    Hi - first post, first (significant) DIY job... Replaced an old DW with a new Maytag MDB8859AWS (specs here). DETAILS: DW specs here No power (old DW worked just fine) DW on same circuit as garbage disposal which plugs in at a 110v outlet DW Hardwired Breaker not tripped (turned off and on...
  13. HVAC
    Alright, a friend of mine works HVAC, but is tied up until at least tomorrow. I am trying to troubleshoot this myself and looking for any help you guys can provide. I have a 5 ton Carrier that is installed in the attic. When I got up this morning my thermostat was completely dead and the unit...
  14. Electrical
    Hello, let me first say that this is my first post and I stumbled across it looking for answers to my problem. My wife flipped one of two light switches on in our bathroom but she said everything popped and the lights were out. She said the pop was similar to when a bulb burns out. I changed...
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