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Fix small electrical appliances

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Kilburn, South Australia, Australia

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Monday, 18th Dec 2017
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Hi,
I need two small appliances fixed. One is a HiWorx pressure washer, the other is a Ninja brand coffee maker from the US.
The pressure washer may have a problem with the motor and the coffee machine has burnt solder.
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The offer includes travel and inspection costs if you would still like me to come down and have a look at the appliances. I will be able to advise you on what you need to do next, or revise my offer if fixing is an option. Cheers, look forward to hearing from you :)
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Hi Kathryn, in the case of excessive voltage, you would have more damage than just solder joints. There would be components burnt out and carbon build up on the circuit board would mean shirt circuiting. It's worth consulting the manufacturer for something like this.
Incorrect voltage can burn transformer , motor and circuit boards too and it wont be financially feasible to get them repaired as Nlk pointed out ..
Coffee machine , Is it burnt solder or plugged 110v to 220v?
Hi Gopalkrishna,
The solder is burned and I think the circuit will need to be fully checked and any burned solder removed and replaced.
Cheers,
Kathryn.
Hi Kathryn, usually you would go to the manufacturer with this because unless it's something simple, parts may need to be replaced. Nonetheless I can come out and have a look at this for you, I'm an engineer and work specifically with circuit so if the solder joints on the coffee maker circuit board are melted, I may be able to trace through the circuit and repair the connections. That depends on the amount of heat damage and the time it takes to redesign the circuit, because it may very well be that replacing it will turn out cheaper. Cheers
Hi Nik,
Thanks for your reply, I would appreciate you coming to have a look at it. I used a transformer and switched it on incorrectly so that a very high voltage went through the coffee maker. I have opened the case and can smell burned connections. I think that you will have to go through and redesign the circuit. Could you have a look and let me know how damaged you think it is and whether it's worth repairing?
Cheers,

Kathryn.
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