Coffee 5-17-2004, [ really: it's 2014 ]

Re: Coffee 5-17-2004, [ really: it's 2014 ]

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun May 18, 2014 5:14 am

mozz wrote: the mod was to add a 10k resistor between the switch and ground and guess what,............. it works.



Let's see.... $180 board, or a $.20 resister. Hmmm, OK.... You picked correctly! What a trip to find out where & how. Good going!
Freddy
 
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Re: Coffee 5-17-2004, [ really: it's 2014 ]

PostBy: mozz On: Sun May 18, 2014 6:27 am

Few years back i worked for a major manufacturer who did the same thing to save money. They(marketing dept) gave the engineering dept. so many dollars to make a product, wanted all these specs met, deadlines to production, etc.etc. Once we were told costs were too high, so they looked at the bill of materials, decided the transformer (copper) was too expensive and we had to use a smaller one. The profit margin was too low. The competition took our product, once it hit the shelves, and did some testing. What they found was the back of the product, where the transformer was mounted, was getting too hot. So every item of that model in the warehouse had to be taken apart and spacers put in the transformer mounting. Of course China got a phone call telling them to now do this step on the production line.
Look at the nice thick copper battery cables cars used to have, now they use the minimum size they can get by with. Nothing is overbuilt these days, maybe except a few coal burners.
mozz
 
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Re: Coffee 5-17-2004, [ really: it's 2014 ]

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun May 18, 2014 10:18 am

Nice Job,Mozz ! It always feels good to use your head for something other than a Hat Rack! We are so capable of many things. You're tip has inspired many Folks to atleast give it a shot. I'm enjoying that!......Freddy,the 2004 was a nice,if not accidental touch! Keep typing,My Caffeinated Friend! Our Best to You and Marty(Miss Eloise Too) as always!.....Madame Fogs,I'm glad you grabbed the Camera! :up:
Hambden Bob
 
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Re: Coffee 5-17-2004, [ really: it's 2014 ]

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun May 18, 2014 11:10 am

Freddy wrote:
mozz wrote: the mod was to add a 10k resistor between the switch and ground and guess what,............. it works.

Let's see.... $180 board, or a $.20 resister. Hmmm, OK.... You picked correctly! What a trip to find out where & how. Good going!


Heres our Kenmore Elite Dryer board from earlier this year. My wife turned on the dryer normally one day, and the smoke was released. I checked if I could just replace a couple of components on the board, but because it fried, I decided to get a new board.

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009to090
 
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Re: Coffee 5-17-2004, [ really: it's 2014 ]

PostBy: tsb On: Sun May 18, 2014 11:41 am

No wonder they invented clothes pins ! Dryers are too complicated.
tsb
 
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