Mar
05

Refrigerator Cleaning Tips

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Clean the tray under the refrigerator with a bleach solution and sprinkle with salt every six months.

The tray is a veritable mold magnet. Adding salt reduces the growth of mold and bacteria. Also, clean under the fridge occasionally; food can become trapped there, become moldy, and the mold spores are blown into the kitchen air every time the compressor kicks in.

Also be sure to vacuum out the coils at the bottom of the refrigerator at least once a year, more often if you have pets. Keeping the coils clean will help it run more efficient and extend the life of the compressor.

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Mar
04

Wool Dryer Balls – Homemade Dryer Sheet Replacement

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Come across this on one of my favorite websites, instructables.com

Not so sure about wool dryer balls reducing drying time by up to 25%, but the rest of it sound good and easy enough to try.

Wool dryer balls are a simple to make, cost effective way to keep clothes soft and wrinkle/static free! They deliver the same benefits for laundry as commercial/conventional dryer sheets WITHOUT all the nasty chemicals. And due to their bounciness, they also work to create more space in between your garments during the drying process, which allows better circulation of the hot dryer air. This reduces drying time by up to 25%!! – resulting in huge time, cost, and energy savings for you!

http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Dryer-Sheet-Replacement/

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Mar
03

Funny no target shooting sign

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Looks like this sign made a great target. Either the shooters don’t give a hoot or they can’t read.

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Mar
02

Parrot and the plumber

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A lady was expecting the plumber; he was supposed to come at ten o’clock. Ten o’clock came and went; no plumber; eleven o’clock, twelve o’clock, one o’clock; no plumber.

She concluded he wasn’t coming, and went out to do some errands. While she was out, the plumber arrived.

He knocked on the door; the lady’s parrot, who was at home in a cage by the door, said, “Who is it?”

He replied, “It’s the plumber.”

He thought it was the lady who’d said, “Who is it?” and waited for her to come and let him in. When this didn’t happen he knocked again, and again the parrot said, “Who is it?”

He said, “It’s the plumber!”

He waited, and again the lady didn’t come to let him in. He knocked again, and again the parrot said, “Who is it?”

He said, “It’s the plumber!!!!!!!!”

Again he waited; again she didn’t come; again he knocked; again the parrot said, “Who is it?”; “Aarrrrrrgggggghhhhhhh!!!” he said, flying into a rage; he pushed the door in and ripped it off its hinges. He suffered a heart attack and he fell dead in the doorway.

The lady came home from her errands, only to see the door ripped off its hinges and a corpse lying in the doorway, “A dead body!” she exclaimed, “Who is it?!”

The parrot said, “It’s the plumber.”

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Bevometer – Count Your Beverages For Fun + Health

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The Bevometer is an innovative take on a traditional koozie. It tracks your beverages with THIS TIME + LIFETIME counters. Super fun!!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jrichmond/bevometer-i-count-your-beverages-for-fun-health

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Feb
09

GE Profile Washer Drain Pump

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The drain pump is coupled to a 120 VAC, 60 Hz, 85 watt motor. The pump motor has an approximate resistance value of 12 Ω.

The main control monitors the pump for proper operation. If no current is detected, or current detected is stable, exhibiting no change during pump out, the control will initiate a field service error code.

Note: If a wash cycle has started and the customer stops the washer by holding the Start/Pause button for 3 seconds, the pump will not drain any water from the tub. The washer will go through a spin algorithm to de-energize the mode shifter and shut down. The water stays in the tub.

Adaptive Drain

The adaptive drain consists of the board sampling the drain pump current during pump out. The control will then turn off the drain pump during the spin cycle. The control will periodically turn the pump back on and resample the pump current draw. If the control does not sense the higher sampled current draw, indicating pumped water, the control will turn off the drain pump.

This feature has benefits for suds lock control and less energy consumption.

Do NOT replace the drain pump or control for this symptom!

It is normal operation (on some models), for the drain pump to turn off in the spin cycle.

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Feb
08

GE Profile Washer Lid Switch Assembly

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The lid switch assembly consists of 2 magnetically operated switches, enclosed in a plastic housing. One switch controls AC voltage and the other DC voltage.

The lid switch assembly is located under the cover/ lid assembly at the right front corner of the lid recess. The switch assembly is held to the underside of the cover by a latch plate and a Phillips-head screw.

The switch assembly is a safety feature that prevents washing or spinning when the lid is open. Both switches are closed by a magnet attached to the lid. When the lid is shut, the magnet will cause both switches to close, allowing normal functions to occur. When the lid is opened, both switches will open, which will prevent washing or spinning.

If the lid switch:

• Is closed, it will provide 120 VAC to the inverter/ motor assembly at pin 6 of the C2 connector.

• Is open, agitation and spin will not occur, the control will beep and display lid to signal the lid should be closed.

• Was opened during a cycle, left open and the timer finished the cycle, when the lid is closed again, the inverter completes a spin algorithm to ensure the mode shifter is de-energized.

• Is open, the ATC will be disabled during the time the lid is open.

• Opens during agitation, the control will keep the mode shifter energized. When the lid switch closes while still in agitation, the washer will resume agitation.

• Opens during the execution of the mode shifter agitate program, the control will stop the agitate program and drop the mode shifter voltage to 0 VDC. When the lid switch is closed again, the control will run the mode shifter spin program and then re-run the agitate program from the beginning.

• Opens during the mode shifter spin program, the control will stop the spin program. When the lid is closed again, the control will run the spin program from the beginning.

Note:

• Lid switch openings are not retained in memory if power is interrupted.

• As a safety measure, the inverter control monitors lid openings by recording motor run sequences. If the control runs 4 continuous agitation/spin cycles (usually 2 complete wash cycles) WITHOUT seeing the lid switch open, it will shut down the motor and initiate a lid switch error code. This error will prevent the motor from operating until the problem is repaired.

To access the lid switch assembly, it is necessary to remove the cover/lid assembly. (See Cover/Lid Assembly.) To release the switch assembly from the cover/lid assembly requires opening the lid and pressing the lock tabs on the latch plate outward and removing the Phillips-head screw. A plastic compression tab attaches the switch wire harness to the cover/lid assembly. The switch assembly can then be removed from the cover/lid.

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