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Buy brand names of everything, my dad always said.


 I got woke up today after 4 hours sleep,

"Washing machine is not working ! "

 I had just worked overnight.

 "we need to call someone"

 I was not spending my Parisienne reserve fund  on a repairman that may take days to show up.

 I hit the owners manual and went through the trouble shooting page.

Water was not draining, checked all the possibilities 

The filter was a suspect and partially a culprit.

But I am the main problem here furious

My bad !

As my wife pointed out bleh

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Enough change to buy a new Canadian Poncho T-Shirt !

It was an automotive screw that got past the filter and took out the pump.

Empty your pockets Randy !!!

Because of this is a GE Washing machine, it was a quick trip to Hickey Appliance Parts in London

The same place my dad used to go.

They have saved my but in the past.

A turkey dinner was rescued by an in-stock oven element

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The part was in stock and on the shelf.

This is the easiest appliance I have ever worked on.

Hood in front and full access.

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So, if you have a machine with a filter, you might want to check it.

And I promise, to check my pockets biggrin



-- Edited by ABC123 on Tuesday 6th of February 2018 08:15:04 PM

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Good Job Randy! It's amazing how easy appliance repair can be owing to the internet today. A few years ago I was elbows deep into a Kenmore front loader that I thought I'd have no chance in hell to repair. Needed a new drive pulley on the drum, and she's been running strong ever since. This is another black art that has become a little more grey today.



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Good stuff Randy. I've had quite a few situations since I went "rural" 5 years ago. Our well quit working a couple of years ago. A quick "internet training course" let me to the pump controller. Sure enough a capacitor was blown. Thankfully I found a solid state unit (mine was an old analog controller) on Kijiji for $25 bucks and I was up and running that night and saved myself well over $300. On the weekend I noticed the pump was kicking in quite a bit when the water was on- about every 6-7 seconds. The reason I knew this is our lights flicker when the pump kicks in. Well more online training which led to my pressure tank being low on air. It's a "30-50" system (comes on at 30psi and shuts off at 50). An excellent Youtube video told me that the pressure in the tank (with the pump power turned off and lines drained) should be 2 PSI below startup pressure. So, I used a portable compressor and pumped the tank up to 28psi. Now she only kicks in after about a minute of continuous water use. I suspect I'll have to replace the tank if the pressure drops again which isn't too big of a deal.
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You guys are amazing .     I fixed my washer and dryer and stove and fridge by loading in my truck and took to scrapper . 



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LOL. I can't afford not to fix things. Our washer and dryer are both from the 1970s- back when gears were made of steel.

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Internet has saved me a pile of grief and money on repairs. Plain and simple.

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... And buy some of the old brand names your Dad used also.

i buy a lot of old tools at auctions or yard sales. Gray, (old) Stanley, Proto, (old) Vicegrips/Channel Lock, etc.

Yes, just recently the internet helped me when our furnace went out (had to bleed/prime the oil line using the reset button and loosening a bleeder screw). Found out I may need a Tiger Loop in the future.



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I am with all you guys, fix it yourself. Not only do i love saving money doing stuff myself, i also enjoy doing it. I love the challenge and have some fun in the process. I gringe having anyone do anything for me. If you put your mind to something, it truly is amazing what you can accomplish. 



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So that ended up being $12 and 6c in that filter.

Yes, there was a penny in there biggrin

I soaked them in CLR overnight and used a wire brush on my drill to finish off the bad coins.

This is how strong laundry detergent is,

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Most of the quarters and dimes have pitting while the loonies and the toonies do not.

The penny was almost dissolved away !

My apologies to my friends in Saskatchewan wink

 



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ABC123 wrote:

So that ended up being $12 and 6c in that filter.

Yes, there was a penny in there biggrin

I soaked them in CLR overnight and used a wire brush on my drill to finish off the bad coins.

This is how strong laundry detergent is,

 

Most of the quarters and dimes have pitting while the loonies and the toonies do not.

The penny was almost dissolved away !

 


 ... wicked. Bi-metal corrosion also had a hand in this.



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A new meaning for the term "money laundering".

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Im keeping this one.
The rest will be laundered through Tim Hortons biggrin



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