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Post by 75X11 on Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:23 pm

Just at the right time of year, my dehumidifier decided to cash it in. It is one I had had stored for a while, so it had not too much use, but is old. No working info in the manual, so I went online and looked it up. Lots of folks telling owners to toss it as opposed to repairing it. The posts were 5-10 years old. I can't stand to just toss something that has a chance to be made right, so I opened it up and disassembled it by hunt and peck. After nearly getting it all apart, I got to the control board and removed it, turned it over and there was a tiny pork chop trace that had fractured with a puff of 110v grade soot around it. It conveyed the control voltage to the compressor. 1/2 inch of wire and a bit of solder and I ended my search for another dehumidifier. I love it when a pricey appliance comes back together.
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Post by Wildcat445 on Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:08 pm

Good job. The throwaway mentality gets a tad ridiculous sometimes, doesn't it.

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Post by 75X11 on Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:25 pm

It does. This unit was an anomaly to proper irreparable Chinese manufacturing standards. Very Happy 
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Post by ea327 on Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:52 pm

It really is amazing what you can do when you set your mind to it and don't give up, isn't it? I love when I dive into something that I've never done before.
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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:13 pm

I love when people do this, we throw away too much anymore, good job! Very Happy 

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Post by 75X11 on Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:38 pm

It just finished filling it's reservoir. We had a bad rain last night. You could almost steam open envelopes in there this morning. It is hot but more dry in there now. I keep the tools and implements there. Thanks for the kind words.
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Post by Bill Cahill on Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:51 pm

May I add my congrats on it?? Great job!!

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Post by oldgoaly on Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:55 pm

big corps in foreign  countries don't make any money off repairs! Glad you fixed it!
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