From: email@example.com (Gibbo)
Date: 12 Dec 2002 18:25:46 GMT
Organization: AOL, http://www.aol.co.uk
Subject: Re: toaster oven in the dishwasher?
>"John Larkin" wrote in
>> On 12 Dec 2002 00:50:36 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.orgUrPants (Take off
>> UrPants to reply) wrote:
>> >I was wondering if nonpowered electronics are hurt buy clean water? For
>> >we had a toaster oven fire, to clean the soot out, could we stick it in
>> >dishwasher provided that we made sure that the internals were clean and
>> >thoroughly dried out before we plugged it in?
>> That's probably OK. Keep in mind that regular dishwasing powder etches
>> aluminum, and things can rust in the hot, damp dry cycle.
>> A dishwasher is a good way to clean PC boards, especially when very
>> low surface leakage is needed.
>> In the olden days of huge tube 'scopes, the first thing a Tektronix
>> repair center would usually do was open up a scope and wash it.
>looks like a darwin award is in the making :)
>most electronic components are not hermetic, nor are the cables ..
>you will fill up everything with water then dry out the surface stuff..
>ure welcome to wash ure toaster.. on your own back be it tho..
Put me down for the Darwin award too then.
In an industrial dishwasher I have washed...
PC keyboards, oscilloscopes, a hard drive, battery chargers, inverters, motor
drive circuits, SBCs, a laser printer, HP spectrum analyser and walkie talkies.
None of them ever went BANG. None of them suffered the slightest problem. All
worked perfectly afterwards.