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by Ken1
Tue May 08, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coffee maker thermostat
Replies: 14
Views: 2857

Re: Coffee maker thermostat

HI, I just wanted to let everyone know that I received the new thermostat today and I installed it and now we have hot coffee! Thanks for everyone's reply!
by Ken1
Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coffee maker thermostat
Replies: 14
Views: 2857

Re: Coffee maker thermostat

Dacflyer: You are correct in how the thermostat is wired up and operates. Jwax: Thanks for the offer! Another person has graciously offered to buy ans ship one for me several days ago and I accepted that person's offer. If I ever run into the same situation needing another part of some kind not avai...
by Ken1
Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coffee maker thermostat
Replies: 14
Views: 2857

Re: Coffee maker thermostat

Hi, The coffee maker works but it only heats the coffee to lukewarm.
by Ken1
Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coffee maker thermostat
Replies: 14
Views: 2857

Re: Coffee maker thermostat

Hi, Unfortunately Radio Shack no longer exists in Canada. Several years ago they sold out to Circuit City and renamed them "The Source by Circuit City".
by Ken1
Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coffee maker thermostat
Replies: 14
Views: 2857

Re: Coffee maker thermostat

I guess I should have explained that Amazon.com does not ship this to Canada; only items that are listed on Amazon.ca and the last local appliance parts and repair store closed several years ago. I found numerous vendors on google but am not familiar with any of them and am requesting if anyone know...
by Ken1
Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coffee maker thermostat
Replies: 14
Views: 2857

Coffee maker thermostat

Hi, Can someone make a recommendation as to where I can purchase a P170-97 thermostat for a West Bend commercial 100 cup coffee maker?
by Ken1
Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Generator Question
Replies: 20
Views: 4331

Re: Generator Question

Does the generator's engine lose speed when the pump is trying to start? Do you know if the generator has an electronic voltage regulator? The vast majority of generators are electronically regulated nowadays. I would be suspicious of the regulator if it's electronic. I have a generator and it's ele...
by Ken1
Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Internet stick problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1054

Re: Internet stick problem

Hi, Yes I do have a contract and it expires in late August of this year. The company that provides the internet service is also the phone company that owns the tower. I have a cell phone by that same company and I have not experienced any difficulty in service. I can switch to a new carrier, however...
by Ken1
Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Internet stick problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1054

Internet stick problem

Hi, I have a Novatel MC727 internet stick for my internet service. I bought it in August of 2009 and it has worked trouble free until early June this year. At my house, I have always had 3 bars out of 5 for signal strength. In early June, the signal started to jump back and forth between 1 bar and 3...
by Ken1
Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resistor ID question
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Resistor ID question

Hi, Can someone ID the resistance on a resistor with the following markings? TRW 1478 699-1 7811 The resistor is gray in color, cylindrical in shape with slightly fatter ends and is either a 1 or 2 watt and looks like a metal film type. It's from part of the focus circuit in an RCA CTC87 tv chassis....
by Ken1
Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: electric fence noise interference problem...
Replies: 14
Views: 2900

Re: electric fence noise interference problem...

Most common failure is the SCR shorts out. Occasionally the damper diode will short. Also occasionally the charging capacitor loses capacity or opens. On battery powered units, the switch transistor for the oscillator fails occasionally. It's also common for these units to get hit by lightning as fe...
by Ken1
Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: electric fence noise interference problem...
Replies: 14
Views: 2900

Re: electric fence noise interference problem...

Hi, A modern electric fence charger works by charging up a capacitor typically with a rating of 20 to 30 uF 900 VDC and then using an SCR to dump the charge into the primary of a step up pulse transformer to produce a pulse of several thousand volts which is then applied to the fence. The units can ...
by Ken1
Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Splicing and converting videos to dvd
Replies: 0
Views: 1291

Splicing and converting videos to dvd

Hi, Can someone recommend a good software program that will splice 2 or more videos together and convert them to a format that will play on any dvd player and burn them to a dvd disc complete with menus?
by Ken1
Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replacement backlight inverter transformers?
Replies: 2
Views: 960

Replacement backlight inverter transformers?

Hi, I have an Insignia NS-LCD32F lcd with a defective backlight inverter transformer. Are replacement transformers available for this or any other lcd tv?
by Ken1
Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: no tv picture
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

Re: no tv picture

Hi, What make and model of tv? This is a very common trouble with the rca ctc203 chassis. If this is what you have, locate the B terminal of the horizontal output transistor and follow it back to a very small coil with wire about the thickness of a human hair. Resolder both leads of this coil regard...