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How to ask a question on Fixya.com

When you ask a question to fixya you need to include the make and model, and a very good explanation about what your machine is doing. If you just say my washer is not working. Well thats pretty hard to diagnose. If you ask a question like that you will not get a answer that is accurate!

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Why does FixYa hijack search results?


When you ask, search or find questions-answers on fixya, often you are given 'recommended' answers if no expert has directly answered question before.
Same with searches.
When google-searching a product, and fixya appears as first-page result on google, then that often means there are no other resources available on internet ... and fixya might have posted that product without any resources to offer ... possibly hoping that new expert will join and offer explanation.
But then you can post question on fixya, and expert might have found resources ... or maybe not... for example, really old products, discontinued products, may not have any information available. Other times, companies rename a product so they appear to offer a unique item with intention of making comparison shopping more difficult... that's why a clear description of product and problem are important when asking a question.
When asking question on fixya, best results when full information is given, including age of product, name and brand and model of product, photo or video of product, full detailed explanation of problem, and what has been tried so far to resolve problem.... this information can quickly tell expert what the issue is, and how to best resolve problem ... if possible. Obviously, some things can't be fixed, and nobody is expert in everything.
For example, just asking for a manual without giving product description will often lead to unanswered or incorrectly answered question.
It's also possible that fixya truncates the question so expert cannot see whole question. At least one person reported that his/her question was chopped off, and so expert was trying to answer different question than person wanted.
The experts here provide genuine service to folks ... and we know this from periodic feedback arriving from people who asked questions.
You could join and become welcome expert also. Especially if you have knowledge and resources on copiers, printers, TVs, automobile repair, appliance repair, websites, etc etc. The actual categories offered are extensive.
Gene

Jul 29, 2013 | Brother Office Equipment & Supplies

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the light below the green or orange button with 3 lines down is on what does this mean, I also need a manual which didn't come with my machine


Question posted under water heaters, but no brand or model number is given.
Question asks for product manual. And asks for interpretation of error code.

1) Look on side of water heater for machine information, and then add a comment and include all possible detail for best result, including brand and model number, and approximate age of machine, and whether machine is gas or electric powered.
Adding a comment with specific information will tell expert what answer to give, or expert might not be expert in your product and will suggest that new question be re-posted at fixya for another expert.

2) To find a product manual on your own, Google search model number of machine, and add the specific words to search parameter: instruction .pdf
For example search for: Rheem Pro40NE2 instruction .pdf

Sep 05, 2011 | Water Heaters

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Need to replace face plate


Good day!!!


It become easier for us to give the exact solution to your problem if you state the brand and model of your machine..

Just add a comment to post the info we need..

Thanks for using fixya..have a nice day..

Aug 14, 2011 | Refrigerators

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when machine is powered on displays error "Proctector" and "Push Power" Have already gone through troubleshooting steps included in owner's manual and contacted a tech support line. Neither fixed the problem.


Without knowing the make and model, there is little detail we can provide. If you can update this with that information, I shouldbe able to assist further. In the meantime, please see the link below for an explanation of protect mode,

Thanks,
Dan

Link: http://www.fixya.com/support/r5390728-protector_means

Jan 03, 2011 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Oven display goes completely blank when I try to start it. After a short while, display asks to reset clock. I do this, then try to start oven and it goes blank again and does not start. Power supply is good. Any thoughts?


See this FixYa solution. even if your model number is different.

If this does not describe your problem, reply with your full model; number from the tag on or in the unit and a detailed explanation of the trouble you're having.

Sep 06, 2010 | GE XL1800 1100 Watts Microwave Oven

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