Friday, June 20, 2014

Appliance Angst

My clothes dryer has had a tantrum, blew a fuse, and refuses to work.  Since it is ten years old and reaching its date of planned obsolescence, I may as well go ahead and purchase a new one.  The problem is: will the clothes washer be far behind?

Then, of course, it is bound to happen that the refrigerator and dish washer will join in the plod to self-destruction.  Household appliances are such sheep.  BAH!

(with apologies to my sheep-loving friends)

14 comments:

  1. LOL. Glad that you keep your sense of humor even though your pocket book is running empty! I was told by my last appliance repairman that appliances are now built to last 5-6 years.

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  2. Electric dryers are not worth fixing. We discovered that after one part broke and was repaired, other parts, one after another, broke, too. We ended up paying more to fix that dryer than we would have buying a brand new one. Ugh!

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  3. Yikes, you are so right about them being a bunch of sheep. They just can't seem to go to the junk yard alone. Good luck and hope the washer isn't listening.

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  4. Better an appliance or two than any health issues. The docs can make appliances seem like a bargain, and while appliances may hurt your wallet, they generally incur no pain.

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  5. Replacement of appliances seems to come in threes. So pick three!

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  6. I hope your dryer is the black sheep of appliances and that the rest of them don't want to follow.

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  7. Oh dear! I'm so sorry. The problem truly is the dryer goes first and you start to wonder if the washer will go so should you replace one or both so they match. That's always our quandary and frustration. Right now we have a mismatched washer and dryer. Ah welll. I'll keep my fingers crossed for an excellent appliance sale in your area.

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  8. I'm with Sextant -- at our stage in life, better an appliance rather than an organ or a limb!

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  9. Shh Don't say it so loud my appliances might be listening. First time visit to your blog, I think your doing a great job. :)

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    1. Welcome to my blog! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  10. The very first dryer my mom had lasted nearly 30 years before giving up the ghost. I don't think I've ever had a dryer last more than 10 years or so. I hope your next dryer lasts a little longer.
    And hopefully the other appliances weren't listening! Good luck!

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  11. I feel your pain. I've had to buy two sets of washers and dryers in just the last three years. We bought new ones for our home before we realized we'd put the house up and move. The buyers wanted the new appliances. I hated to give in and hand them over since they were so new, but to be honest must say I hated the front loader washer, so in someways was glad to get rid of it. When we move, we had to buy new ones again. I bought a top loader this time. Don't like it any better. These new HE washers are for the birds. (apologies to bird lovers.) Good luck on making your new purchase. Sorry about that. They just don't make things like they used to make them.

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    1. I mostly hang my clothes on a rack to dry. I use the dryer for sheets and towels. My thought is to get the simplest, least fancy feature model I can find.

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  12. Oh I know, its Murphy's Law....the ones you'd like a good reason to replace just keep going like the energy bunny. And the favorite appliances just don't keep on ticking!!!

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