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How to Repair a Panasonic Massage Chair, Part 3

Unfortunately, my rubber hose hack from Part 2 worked only for a few weeks. The belt again stretched, and became loose: One thing you can also see in the photo above is that I’ve slid the motor as far to the left as the adjusters allow (the slotted holes for the two brass screws). I couldn’t […]

How to Repair a Panasonic Massage Chair, Part 2

In my article, How to Repair a Panasonic Massage Chair, I described how I fixed my Panasonic EP1004 massage chair. The chair worked for a year or so, and then stopped working again. The symptoms this time were a bit different from when the clutches got stuck. Instead of running for a while, and then […]

How to Access a Hotmail Account via IMAP

Previously, if you wanted to use an e-mail client for accessing a Hotmail account, you were stuck with the POP3 protocol, which doesn’t allow you to access all of your mail subfolders. IMAP support was available, but cost extra. So, if you wanted to access your Hotmail folders, you were stuck with using Microsoft products, […]

How to Clean Rancid Oil

I have a Misto Olive Oil sprayer that sat unused for a few years while it was loaded with oil.  The oil became rancid, and left this smelly, sticky residue that was not only impossible to wash off the sprayer, but also off your fingers after touching it.  First, I tried hot water and soap […]

How to Repair a Panasonic Massage Chair

I have a Panasonic EP1004 massage chair that’s about 14.5 years old. For the past several years, it has had problems getting going.  When I tried to use it, the motors would spin for a while, but there would be no motion, and after a while, it would beep 3 times, and then stop.  I […]