Category Archives: Home Repair

Westinghouse 42F430S / 47F430S Power on trouble

Recently started having trouble with our Westinghouse 47F430S TV where the TV either would immediately power off or refuse to power on.  Seems this is due to a faulty capacitor.  On some models this is TC51, however it was TC31 on mine.  This is a 470uF 16v capacitor.

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Replacing Fill Valve on Eljer Patriot

Replacing the fill valve on your commode is a project that anyone can undertake and complete in an afternoon.

For this project, I replaced the original fill valve and flapper, on my Eljer Patriot.  The old flapper leaked, causing the fill valve to run constantly.  Also, water was runing constantly down the overflow tube and was wasted.  I also noticed that the bowl fill hose was broken and the toilet in general was not flushing correctly.

In the course of the repair, I opted to replace the shutoff valve as well; with a quarter turn shutoff — that will give me the option to quickly turn the water off in an emergency.  Finally, the throne needed a new seat, and I replaced that as well. Continue reading