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Old 03-11-2018, 03:42 PM
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Oy Yiah Yiah.
Yup. The catalyst was that I didn’t do the dishes yesterday and someone else did.
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:38 PM
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The control panel should be arriving today. I can’t wait but am worried that maybe it’s something else or I screw it up. I kind of like who RepairClinic has a 365 day return period no questions asked.

Yesterday I replaced more recepticals in the back bedroom. I still prefer to kill the main power instead of mucking through all the circuits. I neglected to reset the clock on the coffee machine and was chided for it. Don’t you just love “reactionary” people?

Also, I revisited the installation of the front double deadbolt and crooked handle. The handle I got had a matching outer deadbolt that matched the styling of the handle but it’s a single cylinder need only and I need a double cylinder for Justin’s elopement issues. Unfortunately, the inner working piece of the outer deadbolt is a different length than the one for the double cylinder. It fits but I’d have to cut it so that both sides can be mounted flush to the door. I’m worried that that would void a warranty or something. That sucks but since I had everything unmounted I was able to drill a second hole to improve the pre iously crooked alignment. It was “triggering” my OCD - as the kids like to say nowadays.
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Old 03-14-2018, 03:09 PM
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OK, so the panel came yesterday and so today I have the door on the dishwasher taken apart and partly disassembled. There are mineral deposits below the air vent and rust on the outer door beneath the control panel in that area, which leads me to believe that the control panel is toast.

The good news is that the $200 circuit board shows no evidence of electrical or water damage and when the problem first arose half the panel still worked, but I'm thinking that it would be prudent to drop another $50 to replace the inner and outer gaskets on the air vent.
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Old 03-17-2018, 07:44 PM
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Mixed that leaky toilet.
SwApped out the flapper.
Q:How do you get the wifey to the you to the hardware store? (Non driver)
A:Turn off the water to the toilet. Eventually she'll get tired of having to find other bathrooms to use, and take you to get the part.
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Old 03-20-2018, 12:49 PM
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I replaced the Shlager brand door handle and dead bolt on the back door yesterday with cheaper Kwikset brand ones with the "Smartkey" technology that allows you to "rekey" using a little widget tool. Long story short I messed up the procedure and now have a "dummy" lock because NO keys will operate it now. I've watched a few locksmith tutorials on Youtube and it seems like an easy enough fix, but then installing the damned locks in the first place was supposed to be easy too and I managed to f#@& it up.

The more I read up on this Smart Key crap the more I hate it. There are actually YouTube videos showing how to force entry into one and that it's really easy to screw up mapping keys. The solution is to either buy a $30 tool from Kwikset that will allow me to physically reset the tumblers in seconds (but take a week to get here) or dismantle the lock with some basic tools. Guess which I'm gonna do?
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Old 03-22-2018, 01:43 PM
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OK, the replacement air vent gaskets both came in and I'm going to swap them and the burned out control panel today. Do I need to soak or lubricate the new gaskets?
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...and DONE. We have a working dishwasher again. I hope the problem doesn't repeat itself - but even after paying $150 for a new control panel it was STILL a hell of a lot cheaper than buying a whole new dishwasher.
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Old 03-22-2018, 04:30 PM
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Congrats Kwak! What kind of washer is it?
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Old 03-26-2018, 12:03 PM
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...and DONE. We have a working dishwasher again. I hope the problem doesn't repeat itself - but even after paying $150 for a new control panel it was STILL a hell of a lot cheaper than buying a whole new dishwasher.
Great work! Keep those fingers crossed.
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Old 03-26-2018, 01:30 PM
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Taking my daughter for her first visit with an adult DR. The Peds office she went to was good but she is having big girl issues now, Trying to get ahead of it. Luckily my wife had an appointment with the new Dr. last week and was able to get her up to speed with my daughter.
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