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Old 03-10-2013, 17:43   #31
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Re: What have you fixed lately?

I'm going to have a go at fixing a PS3 wireless controller and also try to replace my smashed Note 2 screen. I'll be back!!
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Old 04-10-2013, 00:29   #32
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Re: What have you fixed lately?

I've done quite a bit of online research for help in repairing the Note 2 screen... Mainly Youtube.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:02   #33
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have you seen all these where if you are not replacing the whole lcd and digitiser unit you have to heat the screen to melt the glue and then glue the new one back?
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have you seen all these where if you are not replacing the whole lcd and digitiser unit you have to heat the screen to melt the glue and then glue the new one back?
Yeah, that's what I've had to do. It all seems to be working fine now, and the fault with the PS3 controller was down to the battery, it was knackered. I knew as soon as I seen it, it was bloated, like it was ready to explode.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:10   #35
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managed to get my wireless printer reset up and it was a pain in the rear!
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Changing a split CV gaiter on the car tomorrow.. putting new dampers in while halve of the McPherson strut is dismantled.
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Re: What have you fixed lately?

Had an annoying problem with intermittent crashes on my desktop PC. I tried taking it apart, giving it a good clean out, renewed the memory but with no change. Whilst checking the software, I went into Firefox options, and on the general tab there is an option to "use hardware acceleration when available" which was checked by default. I unchecked it, then rebooted.
Since then I have had no more problems. I am not saying this could be a problem for everyone but it was for me.
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I just patched a nasty tear in our youngest's favourite jacket. It looks quite neat even though I say it myself and he was so happy!
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My neighbor had what i think was a virus on her PC so i wiped and reloaded it.

He she couldn't access any websites because the settings on PC kept trying to use a proxy server and if u tried changing it would change right back and if u tried running an antivirus it would cause PC to just hang.
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The industrial washing machine at work last week. It wouldn't pump the water out which meant no spinning of clothes. To get the Miele Engineer out was going to cost telephone numbers and they couldn't get one out until next week. I pulled the machine out and took the back off, went to the pump with two sets of mole grips and undone the spring clips. Took the pump off and it wouldn't moves, I shook it and 3.50 fell out resulting in the blades spinning again.

Re assembled everything and plugged it back in, no Miele engineer wanted.
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The industrial washing machine at work last week. It wouldn't pump the water out which meant no spinning of clothes. To get the Miele Engineer out was going to cost telephone numbers and they couldn't get one out until next week. I pulled the machine out and took the back off, went to the pump with two sets of mole grips and undone the spring clips. Took the pump off and it wouldn't moves, I shook it and 3.50 fell out resulting in the blades spinning again.

Re assembled everything and plugged it back in, no Miele engineer wanted.
and you made 3.50 out of it
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The industrial washing machine at work last week. It wouldn't pump the water out which meant no spinning of clothes. To get the Miele Engineer out was going to cost telephone numbers and they couldn't get one out until next week. I pulled the machine out and took the back off, went to the pump with two sets of mole grips and undone the spring clips. Took the pump off and it wouldn't moves, I shook it and 3.50 fell out resulting in the blades spinning again.

Re assembled everything and plugged it back in, no Miele engineer wanted.
That's an excellent result. Can't help wondering how many breakdowns could be so easily resolved.
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Re: What have you fixed lately?

Quite a lot, many of the washing machine repairs I go to are for blocked filters or jammed pump impellers.

Most machine you don't even have to take the back off to gain access to the pump as it's situated behind the kick plate at the bottom of the machine. The hard bit is to get the water out of machine without flooding the kitchen floor.
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Old 08-10-2013, 13:56   #44
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Quite a lot, many of the washing machine repairs I go to are for blocked filters or jammed pump impellers.

Most machine you don't even have to take the back off to gain access to the pump as it's situated behind the kick plate at the bottom of the machine. The hard bit is to get the water out of machine without flooding the kitchen floor.
I have a strange fault. My washing machine was cutting out mid wash the run/pause was flashing and nothing helped it would not start back up. I cleaned the filter. Upon pulling the washing machine out it worked again pushed it in and it failed. It runs full cycle pulled out . I have checked for loose connections inside. Any ideas. It is s whirlpool btw
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Is it plugged into the mains behind the machine if so check if the plug is pushed fully in or if the socket is dodgy try wiggling the plug and seeing if the machine cuts out.

The other thing it could be is syphoning. Is your drain hose pushed down a drain pipe or is connected to the plumbing under the sink? If the former check the hose isn't going right down to the bottom of the pipe. Pulling the machine out could be pulling the hose back up the pipe stopping it syphoning

also what is the model of the machine?
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