Tuesday, November 20, 2012

handyman-cat

What's better than having a resident handyman? Having a resident handyman-cat of course! Oliver insists on helping with every project!

A few months ago the washing machine stopped working. It took numerous attempts over a month before it was fixed. Every time I went to work on it, Oliver was right there to assist!

Snoopervising from above

Oliver's a handyman-cat who's not afraid to get his paws dirty.

paws-on troubleshooting the problem



A nose for finding trouble



We narrowed the problem down to the motor

I found a motor wire that had shorted out on the motor mount. After finding a used motor on ebay for $72 I swapped out the motor, only to find out it wasn't the motor!

Online assistance thanks to YouTube!

Turns out the problem was the $18 capacitor! Always best to start with the cheapest parts when replacing parts. Oh well, now I have a spare motor! Thanks to Oliver's help the washing machine got fixed! I love having a handyman-cat even though the lap snuggles in the middle of work slows things down.

12 comments:

  1. Our DIY guru is Oscar...no job is complete without his inspections.
    Jane x

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  2. You will NEVER be able to re-home that cat. He has found his home and it's wherever you are!

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  3. Charlie will help us on all our repairs also!! Oliver is such a good helper! Hugs, Linda

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  4. My father was a handyman. Our cats were good helpers, too!

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  5. awwww - what a good helper!! It is nice to have a trusted assistant. :)

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  6. "snoopervising", haha!! Perfect term for cat assistance :)

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  7. That Oliver, he is one helpful boy isn't he.. :)

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  8. Oliver, you're setting the standards pretty high. The rest of us kittehz will have to start helping out around the house, too!

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  9. Oliver does look just like me! Although I think he is a better handyman that I am. I usually assist the lady by walking right in front of her and making quick turns, causing her to say, "Watch out Mr. Black!!". That is the extent of my help.

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  10. Good job, Oliver!

    BTW, our washer died Sunday night, and our human was figuring she'd have to buy a new one, as it's 12+ years old. Turned out it was a $25 part that makes the machine agitate, and the appliance repair guy had it done in half an hour. So $96 and change and it's fine, knock on wood.

    Definitely look at the simplest solution first...or call someone in. LOL.

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  11. We are jellouz
    Our Pops is all handy dandy but is now limited due to his accident!
    We did help put up the cat-walk bookshelf though!
    Purrs

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