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In this issue:
Your Computer's Air with AC Foam
2) Things That go 'Squeak' in the Night - Refrigerator Hinges
still looking for *your* testimonial to post on my website, and
I'll BRIBE you for it! <grin> Visit:
Just found a neat way to use some of those scrap pieces of air conditioner
filter foam that you always end up with when trimming a
'universal' window AC filter to fit.
one over the air intake on your computer, and it'll keep a lot of
dust out of the cabinet. About once/year, I pull the case off our
machines and clean the inside with compressed air. It's amazing how
much dust gets pulled in there by the cooling fans. Especially in
the computers that live in the shop, with all kinds of sawdust and debris
flying around from time to time. I'm anxious to see how much improvement this
makes, and will keep you posted. Try it!
the way, for a quick and easy way to cut these filters, see the June
Last month's issue included your annual 'reminder' about refrigerator door
seal lubrication, and this past week I've seen several door hinge and
closer cam failures. So I get the impression I'm supposed to
write about this problem. Also want to send a 'thanks!' to
Elliott R. for suggesting this subject.
we have the petroleum jelly out to lube the seals, it's a good idea
to go the extra 'mile' and hit the hinges too. Especially if your doors
have those plastic closer cams on the bottom. Most side by sides use
these, and breakage is a common problem, usually on the fresh food
side (more frequent door openings).
This may sound tough, but it really isn't. And you'll get some improvement
by simply oiling the hinges, without pulling the doors.
No WD-40!) I use a little needle oiler bottle to make quick work
of this. Very handy for oiling lots of things.
to do the best job, pull the doors and lube the hinges/cams with Vaseline®.
It does a better, longer lasting job of it. Unloading all the food
from the door shelves isn't necessary in most cases, but does make
it a bit easier to handle the doors.
some units, if there's enough vertical hinge 'play' to just raise the
door 1/8 inch or so, it's easy to work some grease into this gap with
a small screwdriver. Saves pulling the doors if it's possible on yours.
remove top-freezer doors, loosen the top hinge screws first. Some
of these are hidden under a decorative trim cap that usually pries off
using a putty knife, while others are held on with a single screw.
most cases, you won't have to remove the hinge screws, but can just
loosen them enough to raise the hinge so the pin clears the door's socket.
Once the top door's lifted off, the center pin or hinge can be removed
and the lower door pulled. Just apply a 'dab' of grease to the bottom
hinge pin/cam, put the door back on its pin and close it. Lube its
upper pin and reassemble the center pin/hinge.
side by sides, the procedure's not much different, but there are a
couple of things to be aware of. If yours has a water/ice dispenser, there
will be wires and a water tube going into the freezer door, usually through
the hollow hinge pin. You may not have to remove or unplug these
to work a little grease into the hinge, but can probably get it done
without pulling the SxS doors completely off, by just raising the
downside to doing this job is not being able to hear when your teenagers
are making a 'midnight raid', but that's something we'll leave
for another issue.
for allowing me into your
inbox again this month. If you have any topics you’d like to see discussed
in an online article, let me know and I’ll
do my best to oblige.
don't forget those testimonials! Thanks to those of you who've already
sent yours in! I'm posting them just as fast as I can!
God richly bless you &
Dave’s Repair Service
New Albany, PA
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