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snap ring pliers

06 June 2015 - 08:13 PM

Does anyone have an idea what the tip size would be for say dryer rollers or idler wheels? I bought a set of armstrong internal/external snap ring.pliers with a .090 tip and they look a bit to big for the smaller snap rings I've ran into. I was thinking of getting the .038 tip set instead or .047. Looks like .038 is the smallest one. I'm not interested in another brand because these are made in USA.

Fluke meter recall

06 June 2015 - 06:31 AM


I just saw this linked on Facebook. It appears to have been out for a year. I don't know if it would pertain to anyone here, but I thought I'd share.

Kenmore Dehumidifier 251.50701011

03 June 2015 - 03:05 PM

This is a dehumidifier that a customer dropped off and bought a new one. I thought I'd fix it for my brother in law and sister to use

Basically, it runs with just the fan blowing for a few minutes, then the entire display flashes. I'm thinking an issue with the display or main board. Both are $25 each, so I may just change both. I thought I'd ask here first to see if anyone has worked on these before and maybe save me $25 on one board. I think it's LG made. Part#'s are J3150004240 and J1313100270, which looks like it may be LG.

Oh and the bucket switch ohmed good. The sealed system is good because I jumped the relay and let it frost up.

Epoxy for sealed system leaks

23 April 2015 - 09:43 PM



I just used this for the first time today. We got a used fridge in with a hole in the evaporator. It appears from a screwdriver. This stuff was recommended from an hvac forum page on Facebook. It's rated up to 600psi. I applied it with a heatgun. No mixing. It just comes as a solid stick, clean/wire brush or emery cloth the area, heat it up, and rub the epoxy on. They do recommend running a 2" vacuum, which I had it deeper than that. I did cut a few fins away and used my heat shields to proect the liner. So far it held 150 psi and a vacuum. I charged the system up before I left today. We will see how it goes. Btw I have used epoxy on 2 refrigerators before, but it was just some random stuff we had lieing around. I ran a recall on one but it was not related to the evap repair. If anything goes wrong, I will update :)

GE WBVH6240FWW washer door lock issues

29 March 2015 - 10:48 AM

Our other techs have been running this because laundry isn't my specialty. I'm hoping you guys have some idea of what's going on. Basically, this washer thinks the door is locked all the time. The main control board and door switch has been replaced twice. Apparently, it works for about 2 loads, and then it does the same thing where it seems to just sit and try to unlock when you try to do a load of clothes. The door opens even though the display says the it's locked. I think they even rigged it to use the manual tab manually open and close the door switch contacts inside the switch and the tub will spin. It was programmed per the instructions and for that model. They also ohmed out the wire harness from the board to the door switch. I was there on the first trip to install the parts to help unstack the dryer. I did download the service manual so we can look over that on Monday.

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