Monthly Archives: November 2019

Fixing the Chamberlin garage door opener

My Chamberlin garage door opener MyQ has:
Item # 737047
Model # C410

The protocol

1.	Try to loosen the chain and 
2.	Disconnect the wall control
3.	Test which two wires (red and white) are for the wall control
4.	Test the learning – make sure it works
5.	Possibly check/adjust the chain tension
6.	Connect the wall control – make sure it works
7.	Figure out the safety sensor, how to wire, etc. 

Here are a few helpful tutorial links:


https://www.handymanhowto.com/chamberlain-belt-drive-garage-door-opener-review-part-3/



Fixing the Kenmore Washer Machine

The Kenmore Washer at my rental home fails at spinning step. It seems that either the belt or transmission part. From the google search, there have been failures posted for this common problem. My friend was lucky and all he needed to do is to replace those plastic parts on the top of the spinning shaft. But, it can be as complicated as to fix the clutch complex, etc.

Mine has the follow information:

	
  • Model number: 110.27872600
  • Series number: CU3140210
  • To diagnose, turn to spin and push the button, one can hear the motor running but no spinning occurs. Here are some very good help videos from those DIY funs.

    A simple fix of coupler

    complex. Faulty motor coupler, or even the clutch complex. 
    Here it comes very handy video tutorial. 
    Another guy gives insight on his experience.
    Here is a video  looks much more professional.
    Haha, so many videos, and I want to give credit to those I checked.
    Video from Sears gives the step-by-step to replace the motor coupler. 
    

    The part is here, and it can be called “motor coupler” or “motor coupling”. It turns out that there are many options to purchase this part.

    But, it could be the transmission clutch

    To diagnose why the tub does not spin
    Same guy makes the part 2
    Another video on how to remove shoe stop
    

    Working with my 2010 Odyssey

    I have bought a 2010 Honda Odyssey, it is in great shape and but it has 180k miles on it after driving 10 years. My goal is to test out the “vanper” concept, and my first step is to make sure it is in good shape. There have been some forum talking about potential problems about Odyssey in general. It is not super scary, but it is worthwhile to keep an eye on them

      About the sliding door, I follow this easy tutorial and try to lubricate it every year.
      Try to change AFT every 30k minimum. This is better and more thoughtful. It turns out experts suggest add/drain 3x in a row! Will try to do this in the near future. Firstly, I want to find a good deal on a bottle of 12.
      Change the engine oil following this easy youbue video
      Check the brake condition.
      Change the timing belt, water pump, hydrolic tensioner, drive belt, etc.