A few mos ago, my B+D coffeemaker blew a heat sensitive fuse-link, a
thermal fuse, (OK,I was in the shower and had forgot to load the thing
with H2O). Fair enuff, it saved the house, butt... what really got me
fuming was the slimy way the thing was put together, with one-way
robotic screws recessed a couple of inches up in these narrow plastic
tunnels! No screwdriver in the joint would get a grip on those heads,
and I've got dozens of them, from hex to torx.
I attacked the heads with a tiny drill bit, butt...those screwheads
were hard and rounded, so the drill kept slipping off into the plastic,
grrr. Finally got a little dimple in the top of one screw, then by
reversing a bigger drill bit and pushing down just enough, i got the
thing to spin a bit, then a bit more, etc...
No wonder nobody fixes stuff like that. I use a Palm Pilot at work, one
of them got dropped in a creek. Just needed to be opened up and dried
out, but who's got a torx screwdriver that tiny? Couldn't find one
anywhere. Go get another Pocket Pal.
The coffemaker, i decided to toss after all. Not trustworthy once it's
been tinkered with. Fire insurance, liability, etc...
I'm a fixer, but there are limits to what's fixable these days, for