It doesn't get any better than this forum. Over the past few years, I have received invaluable help on 2 washing machines, a dishwasher, 2 refrigerators for myself and 2 daughters!
I am pretty handy..trained in plumbing and electrical over many years. 22 years in the submarine service also gives lots of exposure to many fields! But appliances are tricky....from the fact they "hide" the secrets to how to just get the panels off, to the scarcity of tech info to the general public!
I hang out on many forums, and am a moderator on a plumbing forum. NONE of them really holds a candle to appliancejunk in terms of the knowledge of the folks who help us all out. Also, your forum magically produces tech sheets and service manuals that the general homeowner/DIY guy would otherwise never find.
You are all so polite and helpful.... I come to the forum every day, even though I don't have any personal projects going on at the time.....just enjoy reading the posts.
I will say it is scary how complicated appliance controls have become, and realize the importance of finding a really good service tech. At this point, if I have anything go wrong beyond simple things....lid switch, etc, I know I will have to call in the cavalry.!