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Old 11-06-2008, 03:13 PM   #1
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Appliance mutiny

Okay since summer, my fridge has needed a new compressor (lucky was still under warranty), two weeks ago a new ice maker, then the washer. Mind you all these appliances are between 3 yrs. and 5 yrs. As I sit here with the washing machine repair man, I hear him say "oooh" He brought a defective part. AUGH! I want to go and find all my old appliances that serviced me well for many years and buy them back!

Just replaced my coffee pot too. No fault of the coffee maker but that of my clumsy husband. I am so frustrated.

Thanks to anyone who listened to me!

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Old 11-06-2008, 03:19 PM   #2
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I hear you just replaced a washer that was 4yrs old the one before that lasted almost 10yrs, they definately don't make things like they use to!!!!!!
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Old 11-06-2008, 03:54 PM   #3
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Old 11-06-2008, 04:16 PM   #4
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Okay since summer, my fridge has needed a new compressor (lucky was still under warranty), two weeks ago a new ice maker, then the washer. Mind you all these appliances are between 3 yrs. and 5 yrs. As I sit here with the washing machine repair man, I hear him say "oooh" He brought a defective part. AUGH! I want to go and find all my old appliances that serviced me well for many years and buy them back!

Just replaced my coffee pot too. No fault of the coffee maker but that of my clumsy husband. I am so frustrated.

Thanks to anyone who listened to me!
Were your old fridge and washer the same brand as the new one's?
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Old 11-06-2008, 04:25 PM   #5
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Boy, you ain't kiddin'!
Sorry about your troubles, elaine.
We have service people/outfits down here that do the
repairs, and you can buy an annual contract with them then.
It covers all major appliances and A/C, water heaters, things like that.
Should anything go wrong, it's free.
One is called ServiceAmerica.
I'll see if I can find something online about how that works and get back to you.
I'm sure most areas have service co. like that now.
May be worth looking into.
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Old 11-06-2008, 04:26 PM   #6
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It really is the truth old appliances lasted much longer. I just had to replace air condition, completely rebuild furnace and replaced water heater. All of the are 10 years old, we are the first owners and I've been taken good care of them.
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Old 11-06-2008, 04:29 PM   #7
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Ok. Here's the site for the one I was talking about.
After you click on, click any of the catagories on the left to find out more.

home warranty
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It really is the truth old appliances lasted much longer. I just had to replace air condition, completely rebuild furnace and replaced water heater. All of the are 10 years old, we are the first owners and I've been taken good care of them.
The energy efficiency craze may not have contributed to the durability of some appliances. A 10 year service life does not sound unusual for many hot water heaters and air conditioners.
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:29 PM   #9
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Older appliances were made much better back then.. now they are getting cheaper and cheaper to make because of replacing little parts with cheapies... Same goes for cars... my corolla has been going since 95 and is at 315,000 KM, sure its a rough ride over 110 km/hr (need new tires), but she's still going strong :) Has only had the starter rebuilt and we replaced the rad because it would have gone a year later. We bought it new.
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:07 PM   #10
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Oh Elaine, what a bummer. My heart goes out to you. Same things happen to me. Seems like everything starts going at the same time. I'm knock'in on wood here.
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