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Old 04-10-2013, 09:05 PM   #10061
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Yowser. It sounds like it was a good thing you were there.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:28 PM   #10062
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Yowser. It sounds like it was a good thing you were there.
I never run the dryer, washer, dishwasher, or oven when there isn't someone home to keep an eye on them.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:35 PM   #10063
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I never run the dryer, washer, dishwasher, or oven when there isn't someone home to keep an eye on them.
The oven or the crockpot are the only appliances I will leave on when I leave the house.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:01 PM   #10064
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The oven or the crockpot are the only appliances I will leave on when I leave the house.
And the fridge and the freezer.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:18 PM   #10065
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I'm shopping for a new dryer ... ours went up in a big puff of smoke yesterday. Black smoke everywhere, the clothes in the dryer were so hot I couldn't even grab hold of them, the smell finally went away today.

We made a trip to the laundromat last night so our clothes would be clean .. boy howdy is that expensive these days !!

Anyway .. time for a new dryer
Scary moments. Our machines downstairs only cost us $1.25 per load. Commercial ones are much higher.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:21 PM   #10066
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And the fridge and the freezer.
Ok, that too!
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:45 PM   #10067
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Ok, that too!
You all are too funny

I never leave anything - including lights - on when we aren't home. something that my Mom taught me when I was young .. and what happened yesterday is exactly the reason why. I don't even run the dishwasher when I go to bed .. everything is off even then.
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:26 AM   #10068
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Sorry to hear about your dryer MrsLMB. I have known two people (both from my church years ago) who lost their homes to dryer fires. One of them was gone and the other was wheelchair-bound. Fortunately they, and you, are ok.

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Old 04-11-2013, 01:54 AM   #10069
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Sorry about your dryer LMB :(
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:41 AM   #10070
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And the fridge and the freezer.
Don't forget the hot water heater and the furnace
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