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Affirmations for Effective Appliance Repair

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Samurai Wisdom, Samurai Incarnate 10 March 2011 · 521 views

Running an appliance repair bidness is hard work and can be pretty demoralizing at times. I've collected these affirmations over the 20 years of running my appliance repair bidness to keep me focused and top of my game. They've been a tremendous source of inspiration and spiritual strength for me and I'm sharing them with you in the hopes that you will benefit, too. Peace, love, and harmony, yo.

● As I let go of my shoulds and feelings of guilt, I can get in touch with my Inner Sociopath.

● I have the power to channel my imagination into ever-soaring levels of suspicion and paranoia.

● I assume full responsibility for my actions, except the ones that are someone else's fault.

● I no longer need to punish, deceive or compromise myself. Unless, of course, I want to stay employed.

● In some cultures what I do would be considered normal.

● Having control over myself is nearly as good as having control over others.

● My intuition nearly makes up for my lack of good judgment.

● I can change any thought that hurts into a reality that hurts even more.

● I honor my personality flaws, for without them I would have no personality at all.

● Joan of Arc heard voices too.

● I am grateful that I am not as judgmental as all those censorious, self-righteous people around me.

● I need not suffer in silence while I can still moan, whimper and complain.

● As I learn the innermost secrets of the people around me, they reward me in many ways to keep me quiet.

● When someone hurts me, forgiveness is cheaper than a lawsuit. But not nearly as gratifying.

● The first step is to say nice things about myself. The second, to do nice things for myself. The third, to find someone to buy me nice things.

● All of me is beautiful and valuable, even the ugly, stupid, and disgusting parts.

● I am at one with my duality.

● I will strive to live each day as if it were my 40th birthday.

● Only a lack of imagination saves me from immobilizing myself with imaginary fears.

● I honor and express all facets of my being, regardless of state and local laws.

● Today I will gladly share my experience and advice, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so."

● False hope is nicer than no hope at all.

● A good scapegoat is nearly as welcome as a solution to the problem.

● Just for today, I will not sit in my living room all day watching TV. Instead I will move my TV into the bedroom.

● Why should I waste my time reliving the past when I can spend it worrying about the future?

● The complete lack of evidence is the surest sign that the conspiracy is working.

● I am learning that criticism is not nearly as effective as sabotage.

● Becoming aware of my character defects leads me to the next step - blaming my parents.

● To have a successful relationship I must learn to make it look like I'm giving as much as I'm getting.

● To understand all is to fear all.

Bleach dispenser in a new LG washer is not flushing completely

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 08 March 2011 · 1,549 views

Let Sublime Master john63 put your mind at ease...

<<<I just bought a LG WM2101 and the bleach tray doesn't flush completely>>>


A commonly asked question.

In nearly all cases---the BLEACH did in fact---dispense into the tub at the appropriate time during the cycle.

In nearly all front loading washers with a *drawer* type dispenser assembly---a small amount of water remains in the dispenser compartments (Prewash/Main Wash/Bleach Liquid/Fab Softener).

To verify that the bleach dispenser is indeed functioning correctly...

After a cycle ends---open the drawer and "dip" your finger into the bleach dispenser.

Smell the liquid--if a *heavy* bleach odor is present then the dispenser failed to function.

If the smell has a *faint* bleach odor---normal.

Source: LG WM2101 washer bleach dispenser not completely flushing

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Disassembling an LG Tromm Electric Dryer DLE7177WM

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dryer Repair 06 March 2011 · 4,162 views

Gott Ein Himmel! Well, ye of little faith, let's grab our "phillips" screwdriver and volt-ohmmeter...

1) Unplug the dryer.

2) Remove 3 "phillips" screws from the TOP COVER of the dryer. These screws are at the rear of the top cover.

3) Slide the top cover rearward about an inch & lift-off.

4) Open the DOOR of the dryer & remove 2 screws under the *opening*. Roughly located at the 5 and 7 O'clock locations.

5) Standing in front of the dryer & looking behind the control panel---unplug all wire connections to the MAIN BOARD.

6) Now remove the screws from the *corners* of the CONTROL PANEL (Note: Some dryers only have one screw on the right side

7) Grasp the top of the CONTROL PANEL & forcefully "peel" the panel off (This plastic is tough).

8) With the CONTROL PANEL removed---you'll notice 4 screws that secure the FRONT COVER. Remove those & slowly tilt the FRONT COVER towards you---disconnect the DOOR SWITCH PLUG. Set aside the front cover. Step back & look at the front of the dryer. On the lower right side is a *white* plug. Squeeze the tab on this plug & pull apart to disconnect. This is the plug for the MOISTURE SENSOR. (During re-assembly---don't forget this little guy).

9) Grab a FELT-TIP MARKER & place a *dot* next to the 2 screws on the front of the *silver* bracket that the CONTROL PANEL *snaps* onto. Then remove the 2 screws. Remove the other 2 screws at the top of the *silver* bracket and remove the silver bracket by pulling upward.

10) Remove 4 screws at each corner (or ear) of the FRONT DRUM SUPPORT ASSY.

11) Pull the SUPPORT ASSY upward & towards you--set aside.

12) Grab the DRUM & rotate counterclockwise while pulling towards you. The belt will slip off. Remove the DRUM.

13) You'll see a silver/square box on the right-hand side. Pull off the wires to the THERMAL LIMITER & test it for *continuity* with the test meter. If "open"---replace the THERMAL LIMITER and the other THERMOSTAT next to it.

14) If the THERMAL LIMITER has failed---the home exhaust vent *must* be cleaned. 100%.

15) Use a shop vac to clean everything up.

Re-assemble in reverse order.

Source: LG Tromm Electric Dryer DLE7177WM

Ode de la starting a topic in the repair forums without including your model number

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Appliance Poetry 06 March 2011 · 458 views

Poster bought a washer, he had it for a time
Now when he tries to use it, it left a lot of grime
Get some lime and some coconut and mix them both up
Get some lime and some coconut and mix them both up
Get some lime and some coconut.
Asked the Samurai, left no model number but said
“Samurai, aint there nothing I can make”
I say Samurai, to relieve this moldy cake
I say samurai, ain’t there nothin’ I can make,
I say, Samurai, to relieve this moldy cake?

“Now let me tell you straight
You get some lime and some coconut, you mix them both up
You get some lime and some coconut, you mix them both up
You mix the lime and the coconut put on top, around and under
But for advice that really works, please leave your model number.”

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Source: ge washer leaking

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