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Offline tch_tech

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Re: What's on your tool wish list?
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2014, 08:19:44 PM »
My wishlist right now:

The 240VAC outlet testers, by Whirlpool, I think.

@ $120, it may be awhile.

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Re: What's on your tool wish list?
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2014, 08:33:59 PM »
My wishlist right now:

The 240VAC outlet testers, by Whirlpool, I think.

@ $120, it may be awhile.

Does it do something different then a multimeter?
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Re: What's on your tool wish list?
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2014, 09:39:47 PM »
It would show an intermittent/flakey neutral.

That and it's a tool.

That I don't own yet.

And it has lights.

That light up.

Should I keep going?

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Re: What's on your tool wish list?
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2014, 10:03:47 PM »
for as many times as I've found myself sticking meter leads in a 240v outlet (so they can't say it's the cord) and then giving my customer a crash course on basic electricity, how a meter works, what the heck I actually mean by "you have a leg out", and why this means I can't make your dryer work and you need to contact an electrician... I think it might actually save some time to be able to throw one of these in an outlet and point to it saying, "It's whirlpools outlet tester.. it says yours is bad and won't run your dryer"  might cut down on my teaching hours  O0


that said, that price is a rough sell :(

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Re: What's on your tool wish list?
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2014, 10:30:29 PM »
Part number? I would like to see it and what it does.

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Re: What's on your tool wish list?
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2014, 10:52:59 PM »
http://outlet.whirlpool.com/-3/-[4396932]-300209/4396932/

PN: 4396932

$145 @ this site.

Copy and paste whole URL.
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Re: What's on your tool wish list?
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2014, 11:25:29 PM »
Have the Set!  ;D

Used the 3 prong one today at a customers house. Complaint of no Heat. Plugged it in, both lights lit, wiggled it around a bit, the Line 2 light dropped out. Customer standing right there. Pushed the tester to the right with a little bit of pressure, both lights lit. Pushed tester to left with a little pressure, L2 light dropped out. Plugged dryer back in, pushed cord to the right a little, Heat, pushed cord to the left a little, No Heat. Customer was amazed. Not sure if you can catch that with a Meter.

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Re: What's on your tool wish list?
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2014, 07:17:00 AM »
Interesting, don't recall ever seeing anything like that before.

tch_tech, I fixed your link to the Whirlpool site. That's a strange URL with the extra brackets inside it, works now.
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Re: What's on your tool wish list?
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2014, 12:11:35 PM »
Thanks AJ.  Using my android tablet here. It does some funky things sometimes.

Bob, good story.  Don't think a meter would show that right away, so it would prove very useful in problems like these.  Plus I believe it would be proof-positive showing a customer the problem is with the outlet, not the appliance. And you still get your service call fee with no hassle.

And you can use it for both dryers and ranges.

Price went up a bit since last time I looked at them.

I think this ill be my next tool purchase, unless AJ considers this in the next raffle (wink, wink, nudge, nudge).

 

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