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Old 27th February 2015, 11:49   #4996
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Any idea why a capacitor based stepped fan speed regulator would burn out this way?
There are many reasons why capacitors fail this way. The most likely cause is the film capacitor's ripple current rating may have been exceeded and a catastrophic failure is likely. Low quality Fan regulators using triacs often fail like this. All generously rated components in well designed units rarely fail.

But manufacturers cut costs - everywhere.
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Old 27th February 2015, 14:22   #4997
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There are many reasons why capacitors fail this way. The most likely cause is the film capacitor's ripple current rating may have been exceeded and a catastrophic failure is likely. Low quality Fan regulators using triacs often fail like this. All generously rated components in well designed units rarely fail.

But manufacturers cut costs - everywhere.
Hmm. That explains it.

What's a good brand replacement regulator?
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Old 27th February 2015, 17:09   #4998
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Hmm. That explains it.

What's a good brand replacement regulator?
That is a tough question.

Legrand, Crabtree come to mind. Expect to pay around Rs.350 + for a good quality 100 W regulator.
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Is there any first order assessment on what to look for in a refrigerator from a brands point of view? Any segmentation which has already been created? Or its purely budget based and all brands are same today?
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Question Re: Air fryers?

How are these air fryers? Are they useful in kitchen? I see lots of ads of 'Kenstar'. Any here using this model? If NOT what would be better brands?

Please advise.
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We have been using the hitachi bottom freezer refrigerator for the past 7+ years. It's been going good for all these years without any issues. No service visits as of now. Very silent. No regrets!
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Thank you sir for the information. However, no two ways that vegetable tray bottom makes little sense, more for us in India.
Thank you, saket77 and Jmaruru.

We checked out the Pana 343 MNX and have decided to buy it. The cost is 35k after exchange of our 2 door whirlpool.

This is the product link - http://www.panasonic.com/in/consumer...r-bu343mn.html

Waiting for "vishu" offers to come in to see if the prices go south again.
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Old 3rd March 2015, 09:57   #5002
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Water pressure & Fully automatic washing machine.

We had recently moved to a new place, a single house; the terrace had a washing area. So the fully automatic LG washing machine found a place in the terrace, under the water tank. A semi closed enclosure; with power sockets; washing machine drain point... etc.

We rig up; connect and after switching on; the water was just not entering the washing machine.

Couple of flips through the user manual and we realize the water pressure should be a minimum of 30kPa. Looking at the tank, placed about 5 feet above terrace I doubt if the pressure would be 30kPa.

So, the first round of washing was the good ol manual way. By hand.

Anyone else faced such an issue? How do we get around it?
Is a pressure booster pump the only way out?

- The bathrooms are not all that big to accommodate a washing machine?
- Leaving the washing machine on the Ground floor is not an option as the cloth lines are on the terrace. (There isnt much space around the house for a cloth line. This is one of those Bangalore layouts; where we have houses on 3 sides with a couple feet to spare).
- Does top loading washing machine too have such restrictions? I know for a fact that semi automatic ones does not have an issue with water pressure.
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@Spinnerr; Did you check the inlet filter or not. That may be choked.
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First Query -
Can someone suggest a good Blu-Ray player in the price range 4500 to 6500?
Apart from the usual formats it should also be capable of playing .MKV.

Second Query -

Can I connect the Digital Audio Optical Out from LED TV to Optical In to the Home Theatre? This is because my existing Home theatre system is not capable of playing Blu-Ray. So, I would be connecting the Blu-Ray player via the second HDMI port.
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Using the budget Sony BDP-S4100 for over a year now. Quite satisfied with it. Doesn't have a display though, which was okay with me.
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Can I connect the Digital Audio Optical Out from LED TV to Optical In to the Home Theatre? This is because my existing Home theatre system is not capable of playing Blu-Ray. So, I would be connecting the Blu-Ray player via the second HDMI port.
Yes.

The HT system can decode the 5.1 Dolby D/DTS streams (from the HD channels) when the audio is fed from the digital out of the TV.
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One of our water heaters in the house is tripping very often these days. It's an old item - atleast 10-12 years old. What could be the reason ? Is it mineral scales on the element? Can this be fixed DIY ?

Here's a snap of the RESET button and the opening, for an idea.
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Friends,

Need help in deciding between Panasonic and IFB Top loader washing machine. Here are the models and I live in Noida:

http://www.panasonic.com/in/consumer.../na-f62h3.html

http://www.ifbappliances.com/laundry...-205s-6kg.html

Please suggest.
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One of our water heaters in the house is tripping very often these days. It's an old item - atleast 10-12 years old. What could be the reason ? Is it mineral scales on the element? Can this be fixed DIY ?

Here's a snap of the RESET button and the opening, for an idea.
Disconnect the connections (if any) to the thermostat (black box with reset switch) and pull it out. Clean it, especially the contacts and put it back. Mine had too much moisture in there causing the tripping of elcb.

If it doesn't help, you may have to replace the thermostat (~Rs 500) or the heating coils.

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My mother has a top loading diamond drum washing machine - its inlet is blocked. Has anyone ever cleaned it themselves? Is there a DIY we can do, or should we call samsung only? or can I call my neighborhood chappie?
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