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glockman

I hate Jeeps
Location
Pleasant Grove
I am getting tired of appliances breaking..... Over the last year or so I've had to replace the dishwasher, the disposal, the water heater, the microwave and now the washing machine is dead. It is not that old and has one of the fancy electronic control boards in it that looks like it has given up the ghost. I busted out the voltmeter and it looks like the microcontroller in it is missing one of the two power rails. I can't find the part on the parts websites so I will have to either buy a used one on ebay for $175 and hope it works, attempt to fix the board, or buy another washer. Why can't they just keep it simple ? The electronic components on a lot of these boards go obsolete very quickly and you can't get them after a couple of years.
Mending shed in Orem has had a lot of parts I have needed.
 

UNSTUCK

But stuck more often.
I am getting tired of appliances breaking..... Over the last year or so I've had to replace the dishwasher, the disposal, the water heater, the microwave and now the washing machine is dead. It is not that old and has one of the fancy electronic control boards in it that looks like it has given up the ghost. I busted out the voltmeter and it looks like the microcontroller in it is missing one of the two power rails. I can't find the part on the parts websites so I will have to either buy a used one on ebay for $175 and hope it works, attempt to fix the board, or buy another washer. Why can't they just keep it simple ? The electronic components on a lot of these boards go obsolete very quickly and you can't get them after a couple of years.
I've had the same fate. I just purchased Home Depots cheapest dish washer, and most expensive no questions warranty. I'm good for like 4-5 years. If this washer proves as good as my old washer, I'll be money ahead on this one.
 

4x4_Welder

Well-Known Member
Location
Twin Falls, ID
I am getting tired of appliances breaking..... Over the last year or so I've had to replace the dishwasher, the disposal, the water heater, the microwave and now the washing machine is dead. It is not that old and has one of the fancy electronic control boards in it that looks like it has given up the ghost. I busted out the voltmeter and it looks like the microcontroller in it is missing one of the two power rails. I can't find the part on the parts websites so I will have to either buy a used one on ebay for $175 and hope it works, attempt to fix the board, or buy another washer. Why can't they just keep it simple ? The electronic components on a lot of these boards go obsolete very quickly and you can't get them after a couple of years.
I had a Whirlpool dryer smoke a transistor on the main control board. It wasn't too bad except they decided the best place for the included service manual was folded up on top of it. Made a nice discolored spot on the top of the housing and melted a jug of detergent that was on it. Luckily there wasn't enough to completely burn.
 

DaveB

Long Jeep Fan
Location
Holladay, Utah
I had a Whirlpool dryer smoke a transistor on the main control board. It wasn't too bad except they decided the best place for the included service manual was folded up on top of it. Made a nice discolored spot on the top of the housing and melted a jug of detergent that was on it. Luckily there wasn't enough to completely burn.
We had a dryer that quit getting warm because the heating element broke. When I opened the machine up there was a layer of fine lint on the bottom of the machine that had caught fire when the hot metal from the element dropped on it. Luckily it didn't catch the whole machine on fire.
 

Coco

Well-Known Member
Location
Lehi, UT
Have had a bunch of service calls it seems like this week. Needless to say, I am tired haha.

Did a couple tires on an Amazon trailer at their warehouse in West Jordan. Nothing too eventful other than I was about to shit my brains out at the end of the call. Thank goodness for the Drivers Lounge!

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This is the "I really need to shit, I don't know if I am going to make it, but need a completed picture for the call' pic... It's a little blurry.

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Then the next morning at 5:40 I got a call for a couple blown low boy/transport tires. Got there and the wheels were destroyed, and one of the caps had wrapped completely around the axle. Had to cut that one off with the air cutting disc. Installed the customers single spare for them to limp back to AF, and I have two wheels hopefully showing up Monday so he can get back on the road.

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Did this one about an hour and a half ago. Eagle Mtn sure has a sense of humor with their trucks. This one was for the sewer dept... So needless to say it was shitty.

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Vonski

nothing to see here...
Location
Payson, Utah
Sideboard project continues with rear sections basically done. Lots of threads tapped and dimpled holes sanded. 🙄. Walmart trucker fairing a bit further along with tabs mostly welded up top and supports just dangling at the moment.
 

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UT410

RME's Holistic Healer
Supporting Member
Location
Holladay
Make sure you lay the rags out to dry or better yet, burn them. Curing oils can ignite spontaneously if wadded up in a trash can.

This is VERY true..

I generally stay away from the stuff, like boiled linseed oil. A friend's parent's business burned down many years ago due to a small pile of rags in a can.

When I have used stuff in the past, I usually drop the rags in a bucket of water.
 

Tacoma

Et incurventur ante non
Location
far enough away
I can feel you all dying for an update, so, here:

Took the resurrected dead row truck on its first voyage after a short week of commuter duty, a 976mi round trip to Farmington, NM for the WERock finals. 4.10's if I'm assuming correctly by RPM, 6.0, no tune up or anything, just a new oil pump. 38psi hot, all other gauges good, trans temp 170-200* the whole way, etc etc. Got a back seat on the way, but it needs to be cleaned before installation.

Truck is currently throwing a random P300 code for random misfire, though it doesn't seem to be misfiring. As I mentioned, no tune up or anything, so I suppose I'll work my way through the list of possible P300 causes, starting with "cleaning the MAF sensor" :rofl: and going on down the list. Ran a pretty solid 70-75 the entire way w/ cruise, and got an average of 13mpg, give or take a tenth or so in either direction. The trip timer is pretty neat.

I hate the CD player though, it's doesn't like to eject LOLZZZ ANyway I'm pretty pleased for a cheap truck. THAT IS ALL
 
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