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Alan3354
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Re: Drat the lock washer
Alan3354   8/6/2012 3:17:47 PM
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1E3 would do it.

10,000 is too many.

Cadman-LT
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Re: Drat the lock washer
Cadman-LT   8/2/2012 4:46:46 PM
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Heck just loc-tite everything together...who cares right!? lol

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Drat the lock washer
Rob Spiegel   7/27/2012 12:20:37 AM
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The oven bulb is just dumb. What infuriates me is the situation your son faces in changing a headlight bulb. That's very customer unfriendly.

ChasChas
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Monkeys all over
ChasChas   7/26/2012 5:13:22 PM
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Could it be that some of the same monkeys that designed this oven are posting in defense of this design? The modus operandi smacks.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Drat the lock washer
Rob Spiegel   7/26/2012 2:32:10 PM
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Yes, Chuck, you would expect this to change once it comes to light. Certainly it's an easy fix to make.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Drat the lock washer
Rob Spiegel   7/26/2012 2:19:51 PM
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You're right, Vandamme, a photo here would say a great deal, especially since this snafu is so difficult to believe.

agriego
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Re: Drat the lock washer
agriego   7/26/2012 11:33:25 AM
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Yes, it is. As a matter of fact, the blooper reels for the program are called "Smeg-Ups", as opposed to "F***-Ups". I saw the name of the appliance and immediately thought of Red Dwarf, and the expletive they use.

I haven't had to replave the light in my range yet, and after reading this thread, I am dreading it. It's amazing how little thought is put into making something easier to service. My son had to remove the entire headlight assembly and loosen the grill to replace the headlight bulb.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Drat the lock washer
Rob Spiegel   7/26/2012 11:18:07 AM
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I take it "smeg" is a relatively nasty expletive if it's fitting for replacing this particular bulb.

Tool_maker
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Re: solution : depends on perspective
Tool_maker   7/26/2012 10:44:38 AM
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  I have to admit a prejudice in this, because I came to engineering through the back door, ie. the shop, but this is a classic case of an engineer or team of engineers who have never had to build or work with what they design.

  The Dilbert comparison is dead on.

William K.
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crack fix for pesky oven bulb?
William K.   7/25/2012 9:33:40 PM
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Is it possible that there is some means to release the latch-locking tab? I have come across some surplus items that have locking collars with rachet teeth splined to the connector body, and a mating rachet splined to the other side. So they can go on finger tight but need about 90 foot-pounds to unscrew, with much destruction resulting. OR, insert a release pin to disengage the ratchet and it unscres easily. It probably added $25 to the cost of each half, but evidently the intended mission was quite important.

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