Monday, November 30, 2009

Appliance Woes

Both the reefer and the dishwasher are on the fritz.  So today I am going to try and see if I can get them running without messing them up more than they are now.

That is the key to the problem folks.  You have to make sure that you don't really screw it up in the process of attempting a repair.  You have to leave your macho crap behind and know when to put down the tools and call someone who knows what they are doing.

So the reefer just kept a running and a running....stopped getting cold too.  So, upon consulting the oracles of the internet, I came upon the first attempted fix to clean everything, let it sit for a day, and plug it in to see if it started working (this involves dirty heat diffusers, bubbles in the freon, and frozen up thingies in the fridge).  This is the kind of fix that is well within my abilities.  So that will be the first attempt. 

The dishwasher is a different pickle.  The oracles of the internet are pointing at replacing an inlet valve.  This will (gasp) require that I pick up a screwdriver (shudder).  I am a damn chemist and a petty bureaucrat, this is gonna leave some permanent psychological damage.

I had better fortify myself with a drink before I start.


HermitJim said...

I think the fortification is a great idea!

Have a drink...then call a repairman! Money well spent, and time saved!

Mayberry said...

Gotta love those modern "conveniences"... My dishwasher broke down more than once. The last time I just said hell with it and started washing by hand. I don't really miss the machine much. Neither does my electric bill. I've lived without a 'fridge for a while. It sucks, but it's doable. Have you that drink, makes the wrenching go easier. Several drinks makes it downright fun! That's why there's always beer in the hands of those guys who are bent over a fender cussin' at a carburetor or something...