Author: John

Whirlpool Maytag Admiral fridge flashing panel

This is a problem that we had been living with for a while now: when using the ice dispenser a solenoid bangs away all the time the delivery motor is running. The front panel and the light also flash at about 10 times a second. It does eventually dispense ice but VERY noisily! Recently the problem got worse and the front panel lights started flickering and there was a ticking noise on the front sounder. This is caused by sub standard capacitors on the front panel circuit board. It’s quite an easy repair but not so easy to find...

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High Sierra and flakey Wi-Fi

High Sierra has just been pushed out to unsuspecting Mac users but it definitely creates problems with WiFi connections to BT’s Home Hub. After waking from sleep the connection is lost and will not reconnect without some intervention. Although that’s not quite true, it may connect but will not receive an IP address – it then immediately disconnects and tries again, giving up after several attempts. Sometimes at this point you can manually select the SSID from the menu bar and it works but not always. After a reboot it may simply refuse to accept the WiFi password saying...

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The Eclipse from Helen GA

As totality approaches and the sky rapidly darkens, everyone realises that they are about to witness something special. …this is how people react to the sight of a total solar eclipse!

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Note to Apple: Notes Sync Broken by iOS10 and Sierra

Changes to the Notes App (namely notes sharing) in Mac OS Sierra and iOS 10 have buggered up the syncing of Notes between various operating systems. New notes created in iCloud or on iOS10 will only sync to Macs running El Capitan or higher. They will no longer sync to systems running OSX Yosemite or earlier. Despite that, some syncing is still happening in iCloud because notes created on one Yosemite Mac will sync with the Notes App on another other Yosemite Mac. BUT these notes will not show up in iCloud or on your wonderful new iOS10 Phone....

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