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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #555 on: July 29, 2019, 01:31:19 PM »
That's so cool! 

I just checked, the resistance of your new trolley is 235MOhms  ;D


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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #556 on: August 01, 2019, 12:02:52 PM »
My laundry dryer broke, most likely just the heating element.  After calling around, my wife and I have realized that nobody will repair it for us because it doesn't make economic sense for appliance people to carry out this type of repair.  Quite sad and frustrating.  Thankfully (I guess), the Internet has shown me what I would need to do to repair it myself, assuming I can find the replacement part(s). 

(The summer weather is way too humid here to hang clothes up to dry outside, in case you were thinking of that solution to my problem.  I will be hanging up clothes to dry inside my house until I fix this though.)
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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #557 on: August 01, 2019, 12:46:46 PM »
My now almost 30 year old Maytag washing machine broke a couple years ago. With google help figured out what was up with it, was able to find the solenoid valve at a shop near me, the washer deisign was one that had been little changed in years. The original part was made in Italy didn't check the new one. The guy at the counter in the parts store and the service man were, 'don't ever get rid of that machine'. Started a stopwatch to see how long i'd need to put it back together, including a couple pictures under 7 minutes and ready to test. Was so simple, easy access, room to work, no computers, a different time.

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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #558 on: August 01, 2019, 04:22:28 PM »
My laptop broke last week.  Repair was to just replace the whole insides of the laptop because they don't really bother diagnosing it any more.  Lost 2 weeks of data since the last backup, because even the 'hard drive' is not recoverable in these new ones, the drive is some flash memory soldered directly to the logic board.  Logic board won't power up?  No way to access the hard drive.

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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #559 on: August 02, 2019, 11:37:21 AM »
Update:
Dryer has been fully disassembled.  Thermofuse blown.  Thermostat and heating element seem ok.  Vacuumed out all the dirt and lint.  *shrug*  New fuse arrives tomorrow.


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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #560 on: August 02, 2019, 11:50:31 AM »
MF'er if I have to endure one more youTube video with a uke, bells and whistling I am gonna lose my mind. I'm tyin'a enjoy watching baby goats!
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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #561 on: August 02, 2019, 12:09:25 PM »
I'm tyin'a enjoy watching baby goats!

(Wish I had Photoshop skills here....)
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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #562 on: August 02, 2019, 01:55:45 PM »
Lol... Wut?! ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #563 on: August 03, 2019, 04:16:09 PM »
Dryer update 2:
I am wearing the toasty test socks of tentative victory.  Will attempt to wash and dry some sheets before I crack open the cold beer of job completion.
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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #564 on: August 04, 2019, 04:46:07 AM »
I spent years having to be my own appliance repairman because of perpetual paycheck to paycheck living. the hardest thing about dryer repair is getting that sheet metal shell back in place squarely ... then again I didn't have to work on the more modern dryers that are computer controlled, lcd display, sings songs, etc. those are bound to be a pain.
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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #565 on: August 04, 2019, 05:39:08 AM »
The computers and displays and beeping stuff wasn't hard. It's all in one lightweight panel with a single electrical connector.  The hardest part was actually blindly reaching in and trying to figure out how to route the belt that spins the drum.

The thing that I found odd was that there was no error code displayed to say that there was a continuity break in the heater circuit.  It has codes for every other possible problem, it seems. 
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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #566 on: August 04, 2019, 06:04:50 AM »
Another American shooting in the news....When will they learn

Two in one day, one in Texas, one in Ohio.

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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #567 on: August 04, 2019, 07:28:26 AM »
I will probably delete the following after I calm down.

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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #568 on: August 04, 2019, 07:43:15 AM »
One of my oldest friends owns/runs a bar across the street from the bar where the Dayton shootings happened. Crazy ness, still not sure hes okay. No info on the victims yet.

Not cool. They stopped the guy in less than a minute but he still had time to kill nine people and injure at least a dozen more. Less than a freakin minute, and probably with a gun that you can just go buy at a shop.

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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #569 on: August 04, 2019, 03:26:30 PM »
Sorry guys that was a little heavy. Think my friend is all right. Crazy situation though.