Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Dish Washer


Have you ever wondered—for some strange reason—what the under belly of a dishwasher looks like?

Wonder no more:

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The new motor arrived very quickly.  It only had to come from Jacksonville, Florida.

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The old is on the left, the new on the right.

DSCN2051Really, it is not the most convenient appliance to work on.  Poor Mike, with all his recent aches and pains—but he got it running although it pretty much killed his Saturday morning.


He spent the rest of the day taking the defective motor apart and problem solving exactly what went wrong.  He found the defective part.  Next time it will be “much easier” to fix.  He also did research on the net to confirm his trouble shooting and find some better method of putting the thing into storage mode.

I would be doing all the dishes in the sink OR buying a new dishwasher.  By the way, he did go to an appliance repair place early in the game, but got nothing more than shoulder shrugs.  He snatched the motor away and left when one guy took out the “universal tool in one gadget.”  Mike is a real problem solver.  Nice guy to have around. 

15 comments:

  1. You are so lucky Mike is such a handy guy!!! I'd be at the appliance store buying a new one!!!

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  2. Could I borrow Mike for an afternoon? It would only take him about 8 hours to get here.

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  3. Lucky you! I'd probably have the innards all over my kitchen! My guy is so not handy!
    Peace,
    Muff

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  4. Oh, the blessings of home ownership. Glad Mike is such a handy guy.

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  5. Cool. Repairing motors is not in Tom's skill set.

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  6. I am impressed. I am amazed. I am wowed! I can say no more.

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  7. Lucky you. It really is good to have a handy person in your life. We are pretty useless over here.

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  8. Indeed. My spouse wishes I had those kind of talents...:)

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  9. I had no idea what that picture was... looked a little like an office copy machine at first.

    Yes, Mike must be handy. DH would have simple bought a new one.

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  10. Mike is a rare and diminishing species. Has me worried about us all.

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  11. Mike thinks it would be a good idea to print out these comments and post them on the refrigerator. He thinks I need reminding sometimes.

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  12. I have a guy like that! Last night he spent three hours disassembling a broken doorknob, repairing it, and reinstalling it.

    Love that!

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  13. You really are so lucky to have a handy man around. Grampy has lots of redeeming qualities but he is NOT a handy man! He is always the first to suggest we call a qualified repair man!

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  14. Wow your Mike has got the skill and patience for some serious stuff. Dishwashers are tough to keep happt once they opt out!

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  15. The cool thing these day is that you can troubleshoot and find out how to fix an appliance on the internet. My son and I fixed his washer and found a video that showed exactly how to do it. Amazing!

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