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Old 10-08-2011, 05:00 PM   #1
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Do you read your appliance manuals?

I read the manuals from start to finish specially when waiting at an appointment or at a train stations...

Do you read your appliance manuals?

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Old 10-08-2011, 05:37 PM   #2
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Only if there's something specific I want to know and can't figure out. I used to though.
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:45 PM   #3
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I do, then I file them away, forget about what I read, then have to dig them out when something goes wrong.

Probably a good idea to keep them in a place where you can find them again if you need them!

Then I realize I said "them" five times in two sentences.
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:48 PM   #4
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I read the manuals, assembly directions. I'm geeky that way.

I'm reminded of the world of computers in business. The computer techs had a favorite acronym as a response to users who asked stupid questions - RTFM
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Old 10-08-2011, 06:10 PM   #5
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Yes. My husband never does. I'm not just talking kitchen stuff. The latest was that he did something to screw up his remote control and couldn't get it back to work. I waited a couple of days and it took me a few hours, but I finally got it to work again. I really was an electronics tech in the Air Force almost 40 years ago, but with him looking over my shoulder every minute, I can't do a darned thing. So he woke up one morning with everything working. Roll of eyes. Part of the problem is that nowadays the instructions for many things are written in what a friend calls "Chinglish", that is to say, someone wrote the instructions in Chinese, someone else translated it, and then no one can actually read the instructions. But I still try to read it and figure it out.
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Old 10-08-2011, 06:23 PM   #6
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I only read them after I have screwed up in some way or if I have parts left over.
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:18 PM   #7
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My latest truck came with two manuals and a CD.
I call the salesman if I need to know something and wait for him to call back

I will admit though, I did read enough of my KA manual to know my attachments were DW safe
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:46 PM   #8
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I'm a technical writer, what do you think?
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:31 PM   #9
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I read all manuals and they are filed away alphabetically...I do need to go through them at times to get rid of the guides to appliances/electronics I no longer own.
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I read all manuals and they are filed away alphabetically...I do need to go through them at times to get rid of the guides to appliances/electronics I no longer own.
Is that what organized looks like? I'm impressed. I wish I could bring myself to be that organized.
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