Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. My dishwasher and I are not on speaking terms right now. As a...

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound.

My dishwasher and I are not on speaking terms right now. As a matter of fact, I have named my dishwasher “Nellybelle.” If you do not remember, that was the name of cantankerous Jeep owned by Pat on The Roy Rogers Show. Pat was the comic sidekick most cowboys had back in those days … Wild Bill Hickok had Jingles and the Cisco Kid had Poncho.

Anyway, my dishwasher is still acting up, running when it wants to, like it just wants to aggravate me. Off to the Internet and YouTube I go for advice. In one section, I found them talking about a diagnostic button. Really? My manuals said nothing about that. Upon further investigation, I came across a blog that said a tech let her in on a little secret that he was not supposed to share. He told her the codes are listed on the backside of the kick panel with a full description as to what each one means. Why? They only want the repairman to know what is going on with the dishwasher!

More research came up with a list of codes, but none of them made any sense, since my control panel had no place for a code. All it had was a 3-digit display showing the water temperature for the settings: Sahara, Heat and Air Dry. Why do I need to know what my air-dry temperature is?

Anyway, I noticed that sometimes those temperatures scroll on their own. Upon closer inspection, I saw that they were actually letters, three at a time. Finally, I was able to determine it was saying, “CLO…SED…OOR.” OK, I did that, but still nothing. The control lights were still dark. So I finally gave the door a good shove and voila! It started right up! Weird, but I think I have her “number” now!

“Information is only useful if it can be understood.” – Muriel Cooper

Once upon a time, there was a snail who was sick and tired of his reputation for being so slow. He decided to get some fast wheels to make up the difference. After shopping around a while, he decided that the Datsun 240Z was the car to get.

So the snail went to the nearest Datsun dealer and said he wants to buy the 240Z, but he wants it repainted ‘240S’. The dealer asked, “Why ‘S’?” The snail replied, “’S’ stands for snail. I want everybody who sees me roaring past to know who’s driving.” Well, the dealer didn’t want to lose the unique opportunity to sell a car to a snail, so he agreed to have the car repainted for a small fee. The snail got his new car and spent the rest of his days roaring happily down the highway at top speed. And whenever anyone would see him zooming by, they’d say, “Wow! Look at that S-Car go!”

A man was given the job of painting the white lines down the middle of a highway. On his first day, he painted 6 miles; the next day 3 miles; the following day less than a mile. When the foreman asked the man why he kept painting less each day, he replied, “I just can’t do any better. Each day I keep getting farther away from the paint can.”

That is all I have for today. As always, be good, do good, play safe, and remember, just because it won’t work does not mean it is broken…just stubborn.

– JR