Since I try to get things cheaper or free and repair them I wondered if I could get a cheaper big 4K TV. After posting a search for “broken 4K TV” on craigslist I eventually found someone selling theirs.Continue reading “Vizio M65-C1 Won’t Turn On – Repaired with $.47 of parts. Bargain 4k TV”
Is your Instant Pot not working? I’ll show you how you may be able to repair it. My wife picked up a broken unit that was not heating and thankfully, it is an easy fix. If you have one with no power at all, it is also possibly an easy fix.
In some cases the reason why the Instant Pot fails to heat up is because of a single failed solder connection on the bottom side of the circuit board. This failed connection just happens to be on the output terminal of the main electrical relay (think switch) that sends electricity to the heating element. And when there is no electricity, there is no heat (though the brains of the unit doesn’t realize it!).Continue reading “How to Repair Instant Pot not Heating or Working”
So one day I was looking through the free section on craigslist and saw someone giving away a broken electric lawn mower. Oddly enough, I noticed the address as the neighbor to one of my friends. So I texted him and he walked over and snagged it for me.
I actually first wanted it so I could harvest the motor for another project but then I realized that I could fix it! I had never worked on one before but I did some research and realized there aren’t many parts in these things and typically what breaks is the bridge rectifier.