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Member Since 22 May 2012
Offline Last Active Apr 04 2015 09:49 AM

#316955 PVM1970SR1SS Microwave keeps blowing transformers

Posted by leamy on 03 April 2015 - 05:21 PM

the magnetron is arcing internally.


the mag itself is a diode (high voltage rectifier think 3a3 for you old tv guys out there) and will damage the support components if it open/ shorts.

also check the ground screw on the base plate the hv return is thru the metal case of the oven back to the transformer and if it opens it could be popping the diode.



#316942 stackable in tiny closet

Posted by leamy on 03 April 2015 - 01:07 PM

when I agree to get involved in repairing an older unit I explain and note on the ticket ...


Our warranty only covers the part(s) installed and labor  at the time of service


"we can only diagnosis and repair problems that are active at the time of service.

In some cases new parts may stress older components  and cause additional failures.

these types of failures are not covered by our warranty.

#313604 stackable in tiny closet

Posted by leamy on 17 February 2015 - 06:19 PM

Very rarely do I walk away from a job.

when I do it is usually because the customer is a jackass.


I just price it out. if the customer really wants it fixed then they will pay whatever you ask.

many times i have tripled the labor and they jump at the price cause they want the problem resolved.

if they walk away its due to cost of the repair not your unwillingness to complete the repair.


do a lot of 1500 dollar compressor jobs on the high line units... hate doing it but love the money.






#312430 Steamer

Posted by leamy on 31 January 2015 - 04:03 PM

buy the mculloch mc1255 from amazon

it heats up in no time, you call refill on the fly and so far all 4 I have on the trucks are still up and going after a year.


one thing I added was steamer line for clearing frozen door water lines.

go to advance auto get a oil pressure gauge kit with the plastic line.

the 1/8 tubing will handle the heat and pressure.

disassemble the wall paper steamer drill out hole slightly on the insert and use super glue (let sit overnight) to bond the line to the hole you drilled.

the line works great I can spot heat right wear the ice is in the line , also use it for clearing frozen drains.


email steve@joneselec.net if you want a picture  

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