More stunning photos from the Mt. Flume hike on 4/15/2005.
Sometimes, the solution to this problem can be something really simple.
GE is getting sloppy with the documentation on its sorry-ass appliances. In this case, it’s a GE Triton XL dishwasher that tripped the circuit breaker (model number GSD6600G00BB). This is one of those abortion-that-lived dishwashers with the over-priced, unreliable electronic control boards. Turns out the problem was that an undocumented surge suppressor in the water inlet valve circuit had shorted– this surge suppressor was not shown on the wiring diagram! How sloppy is that? Well, that’s GE fer ya.
And, here’s a tip: putting electronic controls in wet appliances is a great recipe for selling lots of replacement control boards.
I have never seen the inside oven lining on a KitchenAid wall oven self-destruct. This happened on a KitchenAid model KEBS207DBL8.
Although the Samurai does virtual service calls all over the world through his award-winning website, Fixitnow.com, and through the world-famous Samurai School of Appliantology, he also does service calls in real life!
Many grasshoppers have emailed wondering what a day in the life of the Samurai is like. Presented below is a never-before-seen series of actual photographs of the Samurai during a typical day of service calls. You can click each photo for a larger view.
I trust this will satisfy your venal voyeuristic impulses.
I love amphibians of all flavors, like frogs and salamanders, because they eat evil blood suckers like mosquitoes and black flies. Katie Feldman, of Vermont, started a website, www.SaveTheSalamanders.org that explains their plight and what we can do to help our amphibious friends.
And in this related story…
Visitors to Hamburg parks are being warned to watch out for exploding toads. Several thousand toads in the city’s parks have so far mysteriously spontaneously exploded, sending entrails and toad body parts over a wide area. Vets and animal welfare workers said the mystery has decimated the city’s toad population as well as the unpleasant problem of leaving toad parts scattered around parks and open spaces. Eyewitnesses say the toads swell up to three and a half times their normal size before suddenly exploding — sending entrails flying metres into the air. … ‘It’s a real puzzle,’ agreed Janne Kloepper from the Hamburg Institute for Hygiene and the Environment, adding: ‘If this keeps up, there will be no toads left in Hamburg. [original story]
What’s the real scoop behind those Panasonic Inverter Microwave ovens? The Iceman gives us his engineering analysis, check it out.
Don’t know what’s been going on at RepairClinic but they’ve been down going on two days now. You could not reach their site all day yesterday and, as of this posting, still can’t. So if you can’t get through to buy parts, that’s why.
Ice cream mushy? Milk spoiling? Throwing out food? Stop! Come to the Samurai School of Appliantology and chill out.
Read the exciting saga of one grasshopper’s struggle with washer drainology.
Is it the ERC? Is it the touch pad? Find out.
Heads up on an emerging problem in Kenmore side by side refrigerators.
I love your site. It is, how you say, hott.
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Most honorable Samurai,
Somewhere on this site was an instruction to jump a Whirlpool new style modular icemaker motor to make it cycle so that you can check the voltage hit at the water inlet valve. Can’t find it now. I suspect the inlet valve, although it is making a noise when I put voltage directly to the terminals. What holes in the module do you jumper to cycle the blamed thing along.
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Ah, Grasshoppah, ax and ye shall receive.
Mike Gh wrote:
I have a 2year old Kenmore dishwasher that seems to be working fine except it does not clean the dishes on the top rack. What could be causing this?
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The most common cause for this in any dishwasher is insufficent water fill in the basin. More details and lots more info on this at this page.