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Stop crushing aluminium pipes.

Prevent crushing or distorting aluminium or thin wall pipe when clamping or using a vice, guide some pipe offcut, sockets or even large flat washers inside pipe to be cut etc. Place cut as close to inner support as possible.

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I have an older B+D circular saw, Model 7700 Type 1. I replaced the blade but when I tightened the retaining bolt, the blade spins freely and now I can not get the retaining bolt loose.

Quick and dirty solution for this is to use a drill bit or large nail in teeth of the saw to jam crosswise against the guard @.Or use a 2x4 clamped in place and jam the blade in to the wood to stop the blade.Just reread your problem.Sounds like the back washer came off.There are 3 things that may work.If you get some wooden wedges (shim pack,hardware store) put the thin ends together and the thick ends to the out side >

Jul 17, 2011 | Black & Decker Saws

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How do I replace the bellow on the Whirlpool front load washer?

Easy, tilt machine backwards against the wall to give more working room. Remove Wire clamp around the outside lip of bellow. I use needle nose plyers to grip it. Once you have the outside part peeled back, use a 1/4 socket (I think) to release the large hose clamp that attaches the bellow to the outer basket. Install in reverse order.

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Oct 09, 2010 | Kenmore 43142 Front Load Washer

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how to change draftshaft universial joints?

Hello, changing Universal joints is an art. First, to make it easy, you need a pretty large vice. C-clamps can work if you are man enough to squeeze them, sometimes a lot of pressure is involved and it gets hard to hold all parts in place. A vice is recommended, or a press of some sort.
You need a socket or pipe cap big enough to slide over the diameter of a single u-joint cap. Take the drive shaft and lay it in the jaws of the vice, so the U-joint is in the squeeze zone. take a socket smaller than the cup diameter and place it on one side. Take the large socket and place it on the other side of the u-joint. tighten vice. The small socket will push the U-joint through the yolk, and push the opposite cap into the empty space of the large socket. Once you bottom out, remove from the vice, and take off the cap you just pushed through. ( You may need a pair of vice grips to grab and twist the cap the rest of the way out.) Now, put giant socket over cap that is still in the yolk, place the small socket so it presses on the cap less side of the U-joint Squeeze vice, so the existing cap gets pushed back through where it came from, but then keep squeezing until it is out of the yolk and pressed all the way to the large socket side. Once there, remove from vice, pull the now pressed out second cap out of the yolk hole. Now both caps are off, and you can just pull U-joint out of yolk.
Putting the new one back in is tricky too, you must remove both new caps and put cap less U-joint back in hole of yolk, place a small amount of fresh grease into caps to hold needle bearings in place. (if needle bearing falls out of place and you squeeze the U-joint back together, it will snap or bend bearing and U-join is no good, you must get another needle bearing to replace the damaged one, maybe salvage from old joint, but best to buy new joint if this happens, but if 11:00 pm and store is closed, you have to work next morning, then steal one from old joint) then slide both caps in from outside at same time, while twisting yolk squeeze in caps with vice. Once you bottom out on both sides, take small socket and press one side in until ring can snap in, not too far, just enough to get ring in, then press in opposite side to same point. Put in rings clamps, then wiggle side to side for free movement. Then install back.


Aug 10, 2010 | 2002 Chevrolet Blazer

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My washer stopped during the spin cycle. Now I can get it to fill with water But aggitate and spin it just makes a noise and the tumbler is locked up tight

Your shaft coupler / motor coupler has likely broke. Not too hard to fix yourself, but you will have to remove the water from the washer first.

Remove the clothes, place them in the bathtub. Roll a garden hose from the washer to outside where drain water won't matter. Tape the garden hose to the drain hose, and lower the drain hose to the floor. Water will flow through the garden hose outside. Turn the washer over, follow directions supplied with new part, and replace the motor coupling. When finished, reorient the washer, remove the garden hose, place drain hose in the drain stand pipe. Run the washer through a couple of full cycles, then rewash the clothing.

Jun 11, 2010 | GE WBSR3140DW Top Load Washer

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pipe cutter is crushing the asbestoes cement pipe

I think you are supposed to rotate the cutter around the pipe. If this is so then use a small amount of pressure and then rotate, repeat until pipe is cut.
The cutters could be blunt in which case they must be replaced.

Mar 05, 2009 | Wheeler Rex Pipe Cutter No.29908

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