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DaKini

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Fixed dead dish washer, saved months grocery budget!
« on: June 13, 2014, 02:14:51 PM »
Yeah, i am so excited currently, i want to share his.
Yesterday our dishwasher died, while working it made an awful electric scratching sound and was dead. No buttons worked and no lights did shine.
So i accepted this challenge as i was not in mood to spend 400 for a new one and our dead one was only 5 years old, as well as i wanted to build basic skills in this field. Equipped with a borrowed multimeter and a screwdriver i disasemled the front of the beast and tried to figure out what was wrong. I only have some basic electrical knowledge but after measurig some power cables inside and a test for available source at the main entry power cables (i guessed them basing on colors and wiring) it became obvious that the main switch was the cause.
I verified this by building a basic bypass from old electrical stuff found in the garage and after that workedmi secured said bypass. Now i have a perfectly usable dish washer again (we use a power line with integrated switch now, this was also found in he garage) and avoided a replacement cost around our grocery budget for one month. This equals to about a fictional pay of 130 per hour, and a gain in self confidence and joy.

A very badass experience!

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Re: Fixed dead dish washer, saved months grocery budget!
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2014, 09:51:33 AM »
Nice work!

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Re: Fixed dead dish washer, saved months grocery budget!
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2014, 04:21:47 PM »
That's truly badass.  Well done!!

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Re: Fixed dead dish washer, saved months grocery budget!
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2014, 12:22:14 PM »
Excellent.. Keep this up and soon you will realise there are no repairs that are not DIY.. Heck I worked my way up to build two airplanes and my own house.. yes with my bare hands!

It can be done..Of course houses in the USA are usually made of wood which is much easier than brick!

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Re: Fixed dead dish washer, saved months grocery budget!
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2017, 12:40:34 AM »
I saw this old one by accident and take the opportunity to uodate:
The dishwasher is still alive and washes like in 2014, so it paid really off to fix this instead if buying new!
Again, im excited :)

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Re: Fixed dead dish washer, saved months grocery budget!
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2017, 11:09:58 AM »
You've saved a bundle, AND, you kept a large appliance out of the landfill.  Win-win!!

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Re: Fixed dead dish washer, saved months grocery budget!
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2017, 11:25:55 AM »
Badass. nicely done!
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Re: Fixed dead dish washer, saved months grocery budget!
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2017, 11:32:18 AM »
Awesome, great job! very inspiring!