From the masthead: "Workshops in the art and science of appliance repair"
Speaking as a consumer with an interest in things mechanical and electronic and not in the appliance repair business, I
would say that anything that draws aside the curtain of mystery as to the theory and operation of control devices would
be welcome to someone that wants a deeper understanding of how these are designed and function. ( Or fail)
That being said, Those that are in the business of diagnosing and repair are dealing with customers that want their
appliance fixed *now* and are working with information and parts systems that allow them to make service calls
and operate profitably and without worries about legal liability.
I have seen postings here that indicate that some techs would make a repair if it cured a common problem with a board
that they see on a frequent basis, and save their customer significant money.
Add to that the growing problem of control boards no longer available (NLA) from the manufactures: imagine you are
the owner of an 8 year old $10K refrigerator that has a failed part that is NLA.
So the fun part for us geeks is to figure out what caused the failure in the first place: is it because for reasons of cost
it is being asked to operate too close to it's maximum limits, electrical or thermal, or was it dragged into failure by
The Samurai has the last word, of course, but as for me, I say bring it on!
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