Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Dishwasher servicecode 60

The PCB is mounted just below the buttons
Our Husqvarna dishwasher QB 6221 stoped working and displayed the servicecode 60. The washer stops dishing and the pump empties the washer.

After some Googling I found some Guys who have had the same problem and it indicates overheating. It also seems that many modells from both Husqvarna and Electrolux shares the same control electronics.

So after some checking it was clear that the relay have burned and is continusly closed. The relay seems to aktivate the heater and therfore the overheating problem.

The burnt relay
In a former project I used a 12V relay from Kjell&Company (item no 36 102) and the electrical specifikation was similar to the relay mounted. To my great suprice it even fitted to the PCB with the right pin-out

So after the change of relay the washer now have been working for 2 weeks.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Reclosable Fastener, Velcro

I think there is many people like me that don't like to make new holes in their boat, so 3M have made a fantastic solution, Dual Lock, that in many use cases solves the problem.

Its a type of Velcro but there is no male/female part. Both parts are same

Many of the interior panels in our boat is attached with this fastener.

One application was that we wanted to hang the nice George Jensen gauges on the bulkhead/wall but, as said, didn't want to make any new screw holes. The solution was to make a mahogany plate with the screws and then attach the plate with Dual lock to the wall. In order to have the plate close to the wall a cavity was made on the backside of the plate. The cavity was made with a router.

The nameplates are also attached to the boat with Dual Lock


Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Creating HTML mail, Mac

Creating fancy HTML mail with Mac

Sometimes You really want to send out a fancy mail that hopefully receives by different operative systems and hardware in a similar way.

  • Start with editing Your source in Your favourite editor, could be MS Word, and then save it as WEB page/HTML. 
  • Then right click on it and open it with Safari. 
  • In Safari, File - Share - Mail contents of this page.
  • This opens up Mac Mail. 
  • In Mac Mail be sure  "Send Web Content" is set to "Web Page"
  • Enter the recipients and click Send

In Word it is simple to edit pictures and even add weblinks to pictures and text. This editing will "transfered" all the way to the mail.