On the knitting front, we have my Nattroyer. It's looking good!
And for household repairs -- I decided the back door handle really needed to be fixed or replaced. When it takes 2 minutes, two hands, and several attempts to open the door, something needs to be done. The obvious issue was that turning the handle didn't retract the latch/bolt at all 90% of the time, and about 1/3rd of the way the remaining 10% of the time. Once I got the assembly off, it was pretty obvious that it was going to be replaced instead of lubricated.
And since I was on a roll with a screwdriver, I thought I would clean the vacuum agitator and such, replace the bag, etc, to see if perhaps it would work a bit better. The bag wasn't half-full yet, but it did have a lot of drywall dust in it -- so perhaps that was the problem.
More likely, the problem was the belt. While I was turning the agitator, the belt came off in one piece, all nice and flat. Belts are supposed to be round. Oops. But, while I had it slightly apart, I figured I may as well get it more apart, so it could be more clean.
|Are the fan blades supposed to look like that?|
Until next week ...