I recently discovered that my Kenwood TS-530S radio was only producing about 12 watts of power on transmit. Typically, that rig should be capable of operating at about 100W. No wonder nobody could hear me and answer my calls!
My dad did some research and determined that I probably had a couple of bad capacitors that were limiting the high voltage. After a quick Ebay purchase and some soldering, I’m back in business!
After (ignore the bad soldering…)
The heating element broke on our dishwasher, so I ordered a new one from Largent’s Pullman Appliance. They were able to get it in the very next day, and I was able to install it without too much of a problem.
The most difficult part was getting the dishwasher out from under the counter. The power and water lines were tangled and got caught on the inside edge of the adjacent cabinet. I made sure to organize those cables and hoses a little bit better when I slid everything back into place.
To clear the maintenance indicator on the dishwasher (a blinking “Clean” light), I followed some helpful instructions found online: Just press “High Temp”, “Heated Dry”, “High Temp”, “Heated Dry” until all of the indicators on the unit light up and the dishwasher starts a diagnostics process.
On Wednesday we had new JELD-WEN windows installed. The old, drafty windows were replaced in the following rooms:
- Main bathroom
- Master bedroom
- Upstairs landing
- Both upstairs bedrooms
There were a few issues with the installation. The contractor forgot to screw in two of the windows into the frame, and most of the windows were not properly foamed or caulked. Since we had arranged this installation through Home Depot, I called our local store and asked them to send the guy back out to fix his mistakes. Today, he came out and addressed all of my concerns.
We look forward to enjoying our better-insulated, easy-to-open, energy-saving windows!
Installed new spark plug wires.
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