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In 2009 i took out a motor vehicle insurance with Standard Insurance. On 20 October 2013 i got involved in a car crash and i duly lodged a claim on 21 October 2013. On 30th October 2013, they authorised the car to be repaired for R42 000. Later, i discovered that no work was commencing on my vehicle and after a very long battle, they came back with a revised quotation which is now doubled by more than 100%. I have been following up with Standard Insurance forever. One of their assessors, Carel Reichel hang up on me when i was trying to understand what the way forward is. I took out insurance so i can have assistance during times like these but this is turning out to be a nightmare. I also belive that the money charged by Proline panelbeaters is way too high and if only i knew what i will be subjected to i would have taken my car to a panel beater that would charge market related price. I am now struggling to go to and from work. My emails and calls to the insurance company simply get ignored as 'they are busy with so many clients'. I believe this is unfairness at its best.

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Dont see why you have to pay anything if no work was carried out i take it it was the other driver at fault? so all work to be under taken is to come from that side of the claim, about being ignored,i would contact a solicitor and get some advice on where you stand on that as they do have a duty of care for clients, i take you also lost your no claims bonus get legal advice tell them you are seeking that advice and the attitude will soon change. good luck

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SOURCE: Sharp Microwave turn table turning irregualrly

You can see and hear a YouTube video of how a turntable motor should sound when you rotate it by hand.

If yours won't rotate or it sounds like it's grinding, etc., you may have a bad motor or plastic coupler.

To replace either, you need to unplug power, then remove the bottom cover of the oven. You may have to cut the cover off with snips, then use a screw when reassembling it.

You can probably find an exploded view and order parts by entering your model number here:

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I would suggest you contact the service center who took your oven or Whirlpool customer service.

This is a third-party helper Web site.

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SOURCE: Microwave not heating

it can be saved but get a quote from the shop first before proceeding and always evaluate it against the cost of a new one,
it could be the power supply has shorted but check it out.

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Hi there, my main job is as a mechanic, and I work with motorsport as well. Some companies are a little unscrupulous about the claims thier chips can produce. If I am going to be honest remapping your ecu is not a bad thing if you want that little extra power and economy. Not knowing what your vehicle is, it does become a little hard to give you spot on advice but I can give you the information I know.

If you have a turbo diesel vehicle with an electronically controlled turbo wastegate then chipping your car can give you quite a boost. The 40% increase you mention is quite a claim as if you think your car maybe 130BHP as standard so this company is claiming to increase that by roughly 60BHP. That is quite a lot from just a chip and personally I think this would be difficult on a stock car.

The aim of a chip primarily is to perfect ignition/fueling. All very well on a petrol ignition car but when it comes to a diesel it is a little different. Because of the way a diesel runs you cannot really change the "ignition" so to speak, just injector duration will effectively adds to or reduces the amount of fuel taken into the engine cylinders. I would say that most ECU chips for diesel cars will more than likely change turbo pressures which, in the long run, is not good. You are overperforming your turbo which could make it wear out quicker, produce "pinging" or "pre-ignition" of the fuel in the cylinder and ulitmately this could cause more harm than good.

My advice would be to go to a proper motorsport workshop if you can and have a good chat with them about the pro's and cons. Yes you will get a performance increase but is that increase in power really worth the unseen damage it may be doing to the already fine tuned manufacturers settings.

I hope this helps you out a bit in understanding more of what you want to do.

As to your insurance, yes you do need to declare it to stay legal. As with your emissions it really shouldn't affect them that much.

As for companies, there are many around, look for the ones that have a testimonials page with feedback from customers but bear in mind, are they really going to post the bad customer experiences?

I hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa

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SOURCE: Whirlpool microwave/wall oven model # GMC275PDQ3 not working

see this steps and use the common sense NOT feared: unppluged the power cord:
Lights come on, but can not program unit, Touchpad dead If you have a stuck key or non-responsive key, most of the time you will have to replace the keypad for this microwave oven repair. If your keypad is connected to your control board by a flat ribbon wire, try disconnecting it and clean the silver contacts with an ordinary pencil eraser. After cleaning, plug it back in and try it. If it doesn't fix it, replace the keypad unit. Some units actually have keypad tests to confirm your diagnosis of a bad key.
If your keypad and control is the same unit, replace that unit. Another note, unlike stove/oven keypads and controls, most microwaves do not have error codes or tests to distinguish whether it is truely the keypad or control. Most of the time, it is the keypad that needs replacing, but a small percentage of the time it can be the control. Check the tech sheet if they can point you to the right part.
God bless you


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