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UPDATE: What is a….. *ORIGINAL* Replacement Sensor for Dixmor Weep Mizer (TI0100) $40.00


I am done dissecting these…. I will also revise my precious post/comments.  I believe they use hot glue.  Which is apparently a thing people do?  Also people claim freezing hot glue helps it separate?  Which it did not…. so it might be something else?  Also the leads and solder joints might just not be cleaned?  (“No clean” solder flux residue) Corroded leads look different…. but I am not sure how corroded leads look under hot glue?  The matter what…. every time I need a sensor I try all my extras.  Which never work.

I do know something…. Gin-San uses epoxy or some resin…. for some reason?  Probably just to be…….. well it does not make their timer last longer.  At least that is what I have seen and heard.  Plus by their price of the timer and lack of features on some…. it adds money to the bottom line.  In my opinion.  :)  Like the GinSan GS-31 (Which I have 5-6 for sale if you want some! :) ) why does it cost $400 new…. when you need another $100 timer?

What is a….. *ORIGINAL* Replacement Sensor for Dixmor Weep Mizer (TI0100) $40.00


  • 67WR20  Trimmer Resistors – Through Hole 3/8″ Squ 20 10%  DOC 3/8” Square Multiturn Cermet Trimming Potentiometer
  • LM234H (I believe?)  DOC TI LINK Temperature Sensor with Analog Current Source Output in TO-92    Update:  20151001  I am revising this to LM134H
  • Resistor…. 271 Ohms 2%  The last color is not really that important.  But the 3rd band might be Red?  I would need to check again.  :)  Update:  20151001 I believe it is red, brown, brown.

Now I love Dixmor…. better then all other Car Wash companies combined. But their “Original” Sensor seems flawed?  I just happened to find 3-4 broken sensors today and I have been meaning to check them out.  Lets check out the pictures below.

So my hypothesis is…. In the “Original” design the temp sensor is exposed to the elements (The cap portion).  Moisture has to rust and corrode this part (mine has rust on it) and pretty much all the solder joints of the board (mine are all corroded it seems).  Even though the rest of the sensor is encapsulated with epoxy or something annoying?  I believe…. that the temperature sensor should be encapsulated also…. then maybe the sensor would be a better design?  As designed I believe this is terrible to be honest…. It “seems” like I am purchasing one every other year.  But I know that has to be an exaggeration!  LOL :)  Update:  20151001  I do have 2 washes and I am in the south.

Direct LOL…. Mark VII :)


“Direct drives run smoother and quieter than belts and pulleys while eliminating the maintenance headache of having to regularly adjust them.”

This is funny….  this is implying less maintenance.

But belt driven systems last longer in a high usage application.  The belt system produces less vibration and heat because the direct systems run at a higher rpm.

Also…. are you really suppose to adjust your belts and pulleys “regularly”…. like within the last 10-20 years of the equipment’s life?  LOL :)  I honestly do not know!  :)  Plus what does “regularly adjust them” mean?  every 20-30 years?  Again I do not know?  Thanks let me know cwguy!  :)

One last thought…. doesn’t the sound come from the hp pump not the motor?  Or is it the belt making all the noise?  Plus I would think a motor running at higher rpms would be louder?  But I do not know!

Dixmor LED 7 Car Wash Timer and Magswitch Keychain Magnet to reset the timer.


I have been wanting to purchase a key chain magnet for my timers. So I could reset them…. it has only taken 12 years. LOL :)

This magnet can hold 2 sets of keys on my door and you can turn the magnet off (I assume). I also assume it makes it safer? I did not ask my mother in law (I do not want to either :) )…. she hates magnets. Not sure if she bases her fear off anything…. she is a Doctor though?

Link to the magnet: Magswitch Keychain Magnet

Car Wash $50 Android Tablet? LOL :)

Well…. I was debated on posting a blatant ad for Amazon…. But if you have not gone to lately…. check out this.  They have their new crappy 7″ Fire tablet for $50?  What $50?  I could find that much change in my vacuum!  (If I wanted to search my vacuum garbage!  LOL :) )  It does have ads…. but…. did I already say they only want $50?  LOL :)  (I think $15 more to get rid of the ads?)

Yes I purchased one…. also has this new Amazon Underground app store thing…. it is awesome.  Amazon Underground contains free apps…. well which are actually free?  Also with no in game purchases!?  WHAT!  That is the most annoying part of any “free game”!  LOL  :)

I would go purchase a tablet if I were you…. or purchase 5 and give me the free one!  LOL :)  We have an older Kid’s Fire Tab and the kids like it…. plus it did not really get good reviews?  Not sure why?

Cat pump guarantee…. “last forever”?

I do not doubt you could maintain any pump and make it “last forever”.  Might not be the best idea though?  :)

My question was:  Is their a letter on certain Cat heads…. which allowed you to be able to sent the head in for free service?  Someone told me and I never asked a reliable source.  Plus the source did not really know anything.

Does anyone trust usps delivery? If you needed your package for your business?



I actually thought it was just our United States Postal Service route that had very poor service…. But I sold a Hamilton ACW controller to a guy in Pennsylvania and he was hell bent not to use the usps.  He wanted the controller overnighted and the usps would have been $30-40 cheaper.  So instead of using usps…. he wanted me to take it out of it’s stainless container and not double box it.  (He actually said to “Bubble wrap the ____ out of it”.  LOL :) ) Just to make it reasonable through FedEx…. and to be honest…. that is what I would have done also.

Well is it just me and this guy?  Is your mail service bad?  Our Mailman/lady is actually nice and knows me…. but the problem is she does not always deliver the mail and our fill ins are pathetic.

I just saw a commercial that the usps works on Sunday now…. funny because I thought they were debating on scaling back days because of funding?  Maybe things have gotten better?

Funny Carolina Pride Direct Ad :)


Now Carolina Pride Directs website is straight up 1980s! LOL :) Just a form…. looks like a scam by today’s standards…. no offense to Direct that is just my opinion (I would change it asap). What does Carolina Pride Direct even sell? Actually it looks just like Ginsan equipment…. down to the sticker? But their ad says to “REPLACE your existing Ginsan” but again I never heard of this place. I just thought the ad was funny because you save 10%………. Yeah! Plus they run ads for their site…. so I assume people fill out the form! Good for them…. they will present you 10% off! :) But honestly how would you know if there was a discount? They are the only seller and there are no prices?

I found this ad because I was trying to find a GinSan product again! It actually appears that GinSans website is out of date? Or they do not have all their products on their site? Plus I hate to even ask this…. But does GinSan still sell their “Liberator Credit Card System”? I emailed “Doug Empie” about their credit card system and he said they “generally utilize Hamilton and Crypto Pay”. So I assume that means no Liberator? I have not used this in a while I guess? :)


I know every website on Earth has an annoying survey…. but why does every site really have an annoying survey? Maybe I am annoyed way to easily? :) Plus “Distributor”? I want a discount through KR! Please! :) BTW my business type is exclusively “power wash” because I demand power to wash things? I assume they mean “pressure washers”? Do people really still do pet washes? Also where is the other fab…. the motorcycle wash? I believe…. some distributor should make a pet wash and a motorcycle wash combined into one unit!

Also is it just me…. or is the “show me my cart” button in the worse place? How about the cart icon? I understand that the drop down cart is cool and is sometimes useful…. but there is no “view cart” on the drop down cart either? I hate to say it but the site is just all over the place…. poor organization. I almost get the reasoning behind the menu locations but it does not make it intuitive…. and it would still be out of order? Plus I know I did not design this website…. but drop down menus sometimes can be helpful? But I also know exactly what your argument would be…. I also agree your demographics can never figure out drop down menus! :)

Well…. I just clicked on “My History” and also “My Account”…. Okay…. Order history in 2 places and they are not linked? Now I was a database administrator 10 years ago. :)

My first order was on 7/17/2006…. Wow I should have stayed a dba. JK LOL :) vacuum information?

So if you wanted to purchase an air compressor motor for a pedestal fragrance machine.  Plus you had to do it all online…. how would this be accomplished since fragramatics does not provide a manual for their pedestal units?  Do they still even sell them?  (Actually I do not care.)  I will just check their UP TO DATE January 2014 price guide on their site.  No Joke!

I totalling love their naming scheme?

Model CCD :  pedestal mount shampoo machine
Model CSR/CSR-P : pedestal mount shampoo & spot remover machine or spot remover shampoo & carpet protectant machine
Model EVD-2/EVD-3 : pedestal mount two or three fragrance machine
Model FV-3 : combination vacuum with three fragrances

I get the FV3: Fragrance vac 3 selections.

Top 6 things I hate about Fragramatics Vacuums.  (Not counting the maintenance nightmare aspect.)

  • Why do they have spot remover as an option?  This is my most hated feature of all time!  It is so stupid and NO ONE EVER USED IT!  Not sure why but it would not matter if people did use it…. I would still hate it.  :)
  • “Turbo” function…. my Dad owned some SAV vacs (SAV is also a stupid name for the vacs I believe.  What does it stand for?  Super additional vac?  Should-be added vac?).  I think this is the worse vac function ever to have at your location. The vac is basically saying…. “Yeah…. I will not work right unless you switch me to the turbo function”. Which makes customers look at the owner as a total douche because you are charging extra because you purchased this crappy vac.  (I believe it cost more to use the “turbo” function?  It had an additional motor.)
  • Selling direct or not paying a middle man….  where is the savings?   Also where are the parts…. their site?  No thanks.
  • Stupid every function ever vacs!  Customers can not figure out normal vacs.  Sure why not purchase a Fragrance, Shampooer and Vacuum?  But I think every manufacturer does it so it is not just Fragramatics…. except maybe Jim Coleman which still sells teal stuff…. rocking their 1990 theme!  LOL  :)
  • I hate all their stickers and their prices they want for them…. this is actually why I sold all my Fragramatics vacuums.  Their prices are a joke.  Greg did get custom stickers which cost about the same as one sticker from Fragramatics and they look better than their stupid flower power 1960 theme.
  • Mirror finish…. I only saw it at a trade show.  Looks like a bad idea?

They do have 1 feature no other brand has copied.

  • Fragramatics vacs look the best hands down.  That is about it.