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I have an Akai 4000DB tape recorder which really needs the dust removed from inside the wood case. I want to know the trick to removing the tape recorder plate which has a spring connected under the plate to the case.

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SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

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SOURCE: How to disassemble case.

Pry the metal spring clip in the base of the hotshow toward the rear of the camera with a pocketknife, itll pop out and there will be 4 small screws under there, Ill put a buck on that bet. The hotshoe needs some good anchors to support some beefy flash units so it has screws to hold it down, metal hotshoe to metal chassis.

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with only te power connected, press the eject button for approx 10 seconds. The drive will reboot and hopefully eject the tape.

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SOURCE: need to replace the master power window switch.

No, I just took out the wood panel off of mine and open the black box once you get it out. You will be able to get access to all buttons and take them out and replace them if you need to.

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SOURCE: tring to take the pump face off the motor

You have to remove the back cover from the motor. Next loosen the capacitor. Put a 7/16" wrench on the shaft and the pump impeller will screw off by hand.

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SOURCE: My freezer door will not stay shut. Dometic Model RM2453.

yes you can.remove two screws from under one side pull it away slightly and it will come will then have one housing on both sides left in the fridge wall,they will have a little pressure on them from the springs. just prise them away. you will need help to replace them, as you need pressure against the spring to keep the door closed. you can buy springs and housings seperately from camec there is left and right housings.give me a call if you need to ..

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