Model #12AS5690063-2002 Troybilt walk behind lawnmower, gas

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Q:

Should I repair or replace my 2002 TV?

A:

Before assuming the TV is defective try unplugging the set for a few minutes. Next plug it in and let it run through its boot sequence. If it is still acting up then probably have a problem with the set.

This model will boot up and blink for 70 seconds after the AC is applied. After this happens the LED is off and ready to be turned on. When you hit the power the TV starts its power on process. If an error protection circuit notices something is off then it will switch off the off the relay to turn it off. At this point you can get an error reading telling you which circuit caused the last shutdown if the AC has not been cycled. Holding down the "INPUT" and "MENU" buttons on the front of the set (remote cannot be used) for 5 seconds (long count) should start a blinking error. The first blink will be either 1 or 2 and the second group of blinks will be 1 through 4. If you have an error of 1 - 2 then the set has recorded no error recorded. Make sure that you let the set shutdown before attempting to get an error.

An error of 2 - 2 is detecting a short in a circuit. Although it does not pinpoint the location, the first place to check would be the convergence circuit because of the amount of work these amp due and heat they generate. They tend to take out their supply fuses as well. This job would cost around 200 to 300 on average with labor and might be worth fixing.

Other errors could be X-Ray protect or horizontal/vertical protects. The Vertical protect of 2 - 3 would be another relatively inexpensive repair but what you do not want is a set that needs another CRT. This would start to increase the price of repair and you have to start thinking whether this screen size and technology is worth repairing compared to the cost of new TVs. Unfortunately I have to be vague because I do not know what exactly your TV is or isn't doing. I've seen boards burned to a dime in the card reading stopping a TV from coming on so diagnostic would really help rule out the easy checks.

As far as the decision of whether or not to get a new set, that is up to you. This model is equipped with a HD tuner and capable of high resolution video. The benefit you would see on getting a flat screen TV is the viewing angle. Since the image is not being created on the other side of the TV and projected to a screen it is much brighter and does not need to be directed in a single direction. There is a lot less cabinet needed since there is no mirror to reflect or CRTs that have to be driven. The down side would be the smaller screen size (unless you get another 65" LCD).

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David A. - Personal Solutions Manager -
Sears Technician
December 21, 2009
Q:

2002 Maytag Neptune washer repair

A:

Hi Steve,

Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life.

I am sorry you are having problems with your washer.

I strive to always tell customers what I feel is in their best interest. Your washer is about 10 years old and to fix it the right way would cost more than it is worth. To repair this washer and have it work correctly, the parts alone would run approximately 680.00.

I would recommend replacing your washer.

Thanks again for using Manage My Life.

Landell

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Landell -
Sears Technician
June 27, 2011
Q:

Trying to find the thermal fuse on my 2002 dryer .

A:

Hi Jane,

Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life.

Here is a video that demonstrates gaining access to and replacing the thermal fuse on a dryer like yours; Thermal Fuse Video . Here is a video that will show you how to remove the blower wheel; Blower Video . Always unplug or de-energize electrical equipment before removing covers or attempting service. Be careful and wear appropriate hand protection when working around sharp metal parts. The dryer in this video may not look exactly like yours, but the procedure is basically the same.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

Here is a link that you may use to view the parts list diagram or to purchase any parts needed; Sears Parts Direct .

I hope this is helpful. Check the things I have covered here, and if I may be of further assistance, include more details in a reply to this post.

Landell

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Landell -
Sears Technician
February 04, 2012