we dumped a cup of coffee (large, with cream and sugar)  into a dot matrix 
printer accidentally. I figured it was fried. So we unplugged it and 
turned it off and dumped a small amount of windex in after that. Next day 
it worked, and worked for another 4 years.

On Tue, 7 Sep 2010, Lenny McHugh wrote:

> Well, the old refrigerator that I am recycling through the pp&l program 
> almost totally let me down. They are picking it up tomorrow morning. There 
> was a message on my answering machine that it must be plugged in and running. 
> It was running when it was moved outside so I plugged it in tonight and 
> nothing. Here it tripped the gfci outlet. after resetting it did not work 
> just kept tripping the outlet. Just for kicks I plugged it into an outlet 
> from inside not gfci. This time the light came on but nothing else. After 
> toying for a few minutes my son-in-law said hit it. I picked up one end and 
> dropped on the porch and it started running. Plugged it back into the gfci 
> and it it still works. I suspect that a relay was stuck tripping the gfci but 
> not enough to short out the unprotected line. Anyway it is working so I will 
> get my $35 and free removal tomorrow morning. It reminds me of an old 
> Burroughs field engineer who hit the computer main console and it started 
> working, his commen
 t was that they do not pay me to hit it but for knowing where to hit it.
> ---
> Please visit my home page, it is motivational, educational, inspirational 
> with a touch of humor. There is also a very extensive resource list for the 
> blind.
> http://www.LennyMcHugh.com
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