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Emergency lid switch repair

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[user=4554]applianceman18007260692[/user] wrote:

Emergency lid switch repair

:spaz:

May 1994 Laundromat Accident

12 year old boy's limb was ripped off by washing machine in Door County, WI

Wisconsin-based American Queensway Inc., which installed the IPSO Big Mac triple-load washer ...

... the washing machine was designed with two safety features, neither of which worked

http://www.cannon-dunphy.com/News/news_04.asp

 

 

Girl lost her right hand due to a Washing machine accident during the AGITATE cycle

when she was only 9 years old in 1998.

White-Westinghouse Washer manufactured by White Consolidated Industries Inc.,

owned by Sweden's Electrolux.

An Electrolux spokesman, said the design change that eliminated the safety switch

was actually made to add a different switch to lock the lid during the spin cycle of the washers.

http://www.sddt.com/News/article.cfm?SourceCode=20011018tdg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xla7hj73gcI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xla7hj73gcI&hl=en&fs=1

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 @09:57pm EDT

12 year old boy Loses Arm in Laundromat Accident

Defective Lid Switch during SPIN cycle

http://rochesterhomepage.net/content/fulltext/?cid=78411

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picard-facepalm.jpg[user=4554]applianceman18007260692[/user] wrote:

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.  OK, so he changed the name from "Emergency Lid Switch Repair" to "how to verify if your washer's lid switch is busted."  The added a disclaimer to it saying this is for diagnosis only.  You think he would have read enough to see how to actually open the top of a washer.

    Went to post my above posting here and he has changed it to a private video.  Tried to post this yesterday:

Love that you figured it out for yourself.  But before you make a video and instruct others, find out what you are doing!  e.g.  Open the top of the washer first!   For those who don't have their switch in pieces, test the switch with a volt/ohm meter.  Learn how at fixitnow.com.  Get the part for $15 to $27 at pcappliancerepair.com  Don't break someone's arm or electrocute them by doing a faulty repair.  Good luck if someone reaches into the wash as the timer clicks to the next cycle.

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I can't stop laughing. You guys kill me. lol

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Laughing with us or at us?

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with. The star trek and news reports.

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Yall are trippin :gimmebeer:

The guy is just demonstrating life in these here United States. Times are tough. Yep he needs to go get a lid switch, My point for posting it was the guy used the internet and he found applianceGuru. He went by Mac and peggy's advice and saw that it would work. I am sure the dude will get a switch. He gave a disclaimer, lets give the dude a break and a atta boy.

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[user=4554]applianceman18007260692[/user] wrote:

... Times are tough...

Lid Switches don't cost an Arm and a Leg ...

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Actually, reading the posts on You Tube, he added the disclaimer after receiving a lot of complaints.  If you read the posts to his original video, other people took his original advice and avoided doing the repair properly.  Others continue to follow his actions and not listen to the disclaimer afterthought.

Yeah, it shows him reading Pegi's advice, but not following it.  He reads enough to see that it is the lid switch then doesn't do the research to even find out how to open the top of the machine.  And I doubt Pegi's post did more than give the steps toward a diagnosis, and if it did, I'm sure it pointed him towards plenty of advice on this on how to do it correctly.

I've often thought for a moment about bypassing something like a lid switch, or the cool down cycle, until I can get back the next day with the part.  I never do it.  Some idiot will decide that is good enough and it doesn't need to be fixed now or something.  I'd never turn my back and let someone else operate something that had anything jumpered or bypassed.  Don't count on your insurance to buy them a new kid when something goes wrong.

The disclaimer is nice, but why not make a video showing people how to do it right, rather than have people follow his example and do something hazardous?

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I notice the video has now been marked as private and won't play in the player. Someone's ears must be burning. :goober:

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lol speaking of lid switches i have a great rig job i ran into the other day i will post a picture of soon alog with some others

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On one service call I went to a Whirlpool Electric dryer that wouldn't heat.  Another service company had been there before us about a year ago.  The other service company had removed the hi limit thermostat from the heater box and just jumped the 2 wires together.

I did the right thing by replacing the heater element and installing a new hi limit thermostat that had been bypassed by the other service company.

That could have been a lawsuit waiting to happen.

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Yep I see that kind of stuff all the time

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Customer at hotel called about a large dryer that wouldn't heat.  To make a long story short, ALL of the safety devices for the dryer had been bypassed.  I don't know how the hotel didn't burn down.  I told the owner that I refused to fix it unless I could fix all the safety devices.  He agreed.

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