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#1 Tuco

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 03:56 PM

I'm new here, and mostly wanted to say Hello.

Is it me , or does it seem like people upgrade and throw away a good working appliance?

Since I started to look for used appliances to learn on , my wife is getting used to my latest find in the garage.I'm amazed at the quality I find.

Last week I ran across a Maytag Dependable series washer and dryer, They worked great ( a tribute to old Maytag). This week I am working with a newer Kenmore fridge.( yet to find a problem).

A goal is to gain enough experience to run house calls, and acquire some inventory

Look forward to being here.

 

 

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 04:59 PM

yep, a lot of people throw perfectly good appliances away, or get rid of them with only minor problems. it will take you quite some time if your not that familiar with appliances as far as the different sequences of operations of all the different brands and the certain failures and things to look for.

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#3 Tuco

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 06:03 PM

The junk yard was destroying some good lookin refrigerators. I got there too late to salvage anything nice.

 

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 07:40 PM

There's plenty more to come. Can't get them all.

I started out in this business much the same way you are Tuco.

I still remember my father telling me:

"One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure".

<laughing>

Every word of it was true...
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:14 AM

Up here in New Hampster, towns have what're called " Stump dumps" where people take scrap metal, old appliances, and, yes, stumps. One of our Sunday rituals is to go down to the Stump Dump with my boys and pick through appliances in the bone pile pile for parts for various projects they're working on. Once in a while find a good appliance but we're mostly there parts (not for use in service calls) and some quality father-son time.

#6 Scottthewolf

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 06:33 PM

Those energy star rebates got people to dump their perfectly good working appliances  for all the new junk. 

I cringe when I hear somebody got rid of their Whirlpool top load washer for a new LG or Samsung front loader.
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Posted 10 November 2010 - 03:48 AM

i used to say it was because people have more money than brains, but nowadays it more like people have far too much more credit than brains

my mom has an old blue dash maytag washer i pulled out of our scrap pile, i changed the aerator seal and she has been using it for over 7 years now without any further repairs
The only stupid question is the one not asked

hope i've been helpfull, if you wish to buy Brnt beer kick here


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feel free to prvt msg frigidaire questions my way

(i dont log in every day)

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 04:06 AM

[user=19296]Scottthewolf[/user] wrote:  

I cringe when I hear somebody got rid of their Whirlpool top load washer for a new LG or Samsung front loader.


Everyone that reads this forum already knows this---ad nauseum...

As an ex auto assembly plant worker, I'm sick of imports period.  When you have your job eliminated  because everybody keeps buying imports, you'll understand. 

Out of work?  Keep buying imports!




It's beginning to sound effete.

 

 
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 09:41 AM

[user=19296]Scottthewolf[/user] wrote:

Those energy star rebates got people to dump their perfectly good working appliances  for all the new junk. 

I cringe when I hear somebody got rid of their Whirlpool top load washer for a new LG or Samsung front loader.


My friend had just purchased a nice Red LG washer & Dryer front loaders.He put his old WP DD large basket washer, and WP dryer up for sale.

I told him he might want to store his ole WP's cause I'd be surprised if the LG's would last that long.

I thought I put my foot in my mouth, it happened so fast. But we are still friends.

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 12:43 PM

<<<it happened so fast.>>>

**********

What happened? Do tell...
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

#11 Tuco

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 01:46 PM

Oh, I got a little greif for comparing some nice new fire engine red LG's to the ole WP's that my friend was getting rid of.....you see his wife picked out the new LG's, then I was walking on egg shells for my opion. I quickly dropped the subject.Eveything is okay.

People don't like to know they might have gotten ripped off. Next time I will say " thats a pretty color" and drop it.

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 01:59 PM

[user=68106]john63[/user] wrote:



As an ex auto assembly plant worker, I'm sick of imports period.  When you have your job eliminated  because everybody keeps buying imports, you'll understand.



 

 


John if your an ex auto worker , my hats off to you for being able to change careers.

Change is not easy, even if its something you want to do. I am having to make some career choices, I know change is tuff.

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 02:52 PM

Um, that's me who worked for Ford Motor Company. I'm the one who changed jobs.
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Posted 10 November 2010 - 03:30 PM

[user=19296]Scottthewolf[/user] wrote:

Um, that's me who worked for Ford Motor Company. I'm the one who changed jobs.

Sorry Scott.  My hats off to you Sir!  BTW, I own 3 Fords.

#15 john63

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 05:15 PM

Oh man!

Those last three posts had me laughing fairly hard...

My apologies Tuco. You've only joined this forum very recently & not aware of some of the older discussions that occurred.

No harm done though...
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 11:10 AM

I had a guy come to my house to deliver my wife and I's new Christmas present to ourselves. A REAL STOVE !!! Well sort of, to us anyway. I asked him about getting some used stuff in good shape and I just got this look and "how much do you want?" Knowing the garage would be full in a day I asked him to call me if he found anything good and I wouldn't say anything about him hitting my mailbox. He was a nice guy. I could only imagine having to unload a 24 ft truck full of used appliances into my garage. She would have shot me on site. I had to back off of that one.

“A man is most accurately judged by how he treats those who are not in a position either to retaliate or to reciprocate.”


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Posted 21 April 2011 - 04:13 AM

...Next time I will say " thats a pretty color" and drop it.


Tuco could be a politician, or a marriage counselor if appliance repair doesn't work out :-)
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Posted 23 April 2011 - 09:01 PM

Welcome Moose.

I think I will get marriage counseling before I become a politician.



"I've never met an appliance that I didn't like" :lol:

Edited by Tuco, 24 April 2011 - 08:12 PM.





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