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Is there an unwritten law of nature that states regardless of when purchased, all large expense items will all 'die' about the same time?? About a month ago, the 1986 version clothes dryer went to appliance heaven after a very long and productive life. Then last week, the 2005 (electric, not the other one) dishwasher started making strange noises and then died today(new one will be delivered tomorrow). The microwave, it's a pretty good one, also 2005, is growling and squealing. Then 1998 refrigerator is rattling when the compressor comes on and the oven on the 1994 stove is losing its control and my DW is having problems with most everything cooked there unless watched constantly.

Such is life!!!! I wonder if Wally World needs another greeter?



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hahaha, we had the dryer go bout 3 months ago, then the washer, then the frig. yep. all at once.in about 2 months. hahaha, yep, it happens that way dave.wally world greeter... ....get yer ---- and get the ---- out !!! hahaha

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............wally world greeter... ....get yer ---- and get the ---- out !!! hahaha


 Yep - that's about as much patience as I have with Wally World shoppers. When I go there smoke comes off the cart wheels. Been known to 'move' a few folks out of my way

Glad to see others suffer through that Law of Nature with appliances



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AHHHHHHHHAAA  Wally World,,, the home of the weird-o's  , I have to pull this up every once in awhile,, just to get my chuckles for the day,,,

http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/photos/page/2/

We did some remodeling a few years back,, went to Sears and bought ALL new appliances  commercial everything, Gas Range, side by side refer and freezer, microwave, washer-drier etc,,,11K $ worth,  finally got them paid off last week,, the micro wave is still in the carton,, its way too ,big to fit where SHE wanted it to go,, ( we still use the OLD one thet has been good to us for probably 12 -15 years, but starting to sound funny,. so I figure its just a matter of time before I will be trying to figure out how to fit the new one in somewhere,..

We had a joke going around work years ago, about one of the guys retired and actually did go to work at Wally world as a greeter, didn't last long tho,, he said it made him feel like a hill billy



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Just replaced the 1992 gas stove and the 2004 dishwasher......went to stainless, so the wife wants a fridge to match.......it still works OK, but the washer and dryer are on borrowed time, I am pretty sure they are next

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Last winter (2010) I had to replace the 18 year old fridge and the TV in a 4 week period. Knock wood, my 20 year old stove is still ok.

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AHHHHHHHHAAA  Wally World,,, the home of the weird-o's  , I have to pull this up every once in awhile,, just to get my chuckles for the day,,,

http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/photos/page/2/



 Thanks Bill - needed that link for a chuckle



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Appliance malfunction - - - - a king sized PITA - - - - - we've been pretty lucky with all of ours since Sherry and I got together in 2002 and all I've had to do was replace the oven element in the electric stove so far.  We each had a washer that were about the same age and condition so I talked her into selling one - - - - - after I picked out the one to sell and sold it I told her that ?IF? our washer went out I would never make an appliance decision again - - - - been about 4 years so I lucked out that time.  The valve on the ice maker in the frig went out several years ago so, being the maintenance man that I am, I turned the water off and have been buying 99cent large bags of crushed ice ever since.  Am I a genius or what???  DON'T answer that ! nonodisbeliefbiggrinbiggrin



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Am I a genius or what???  DON'T answer that ! nonodisbeliefbiggrinbiggrin


 depends on WHAT ""WHAT" means, we already know what a Genius is . we all have one that goes by the title of WIFE,smile



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hahaha, we are missing a bet by not forming a Club outa this bunch !

we could have our semiannual meetings at the Cackle Fest and NSRA Convention !



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THAT RIGHT THERE IS THE BEST IDEA I HAVE HEARD IN AGES, !!!~!!!!!!

The cacklefest is a hoot for sure, not too far from any of us except maybe DAVE,, but they still have aeroplanes,, we could take up a collection and get him a ticket in the baggage compartment as a crate of rags er somethin

I meet DINGER there every year, eat like pigs and tell all sorts of lies,,

lets do it,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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I have my bags out waiting to be packed. Have to find a large dog crate for  travel purpose in the planes cargo compt and I'll be ready. All you had to do is mention food ...........



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All you had to do is mention food ...........


I wish you hadn't mentioned food 'cause I'm on a clear liquid only diet today - - - - - Yup you guessed it - - - - time for the rear entrance camera "look around" so I'll be hungrier than a woodpecker with a headache by noon tomorrow

Dave, I don't think the DW is gonna like having to travel in that crate, tho biggrin



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don't forget the lube,,biggrin

We drive down,, I have my own chauffeur, yawn so think about this,,, IF ,IF we can put this together, I will donate 50$ to a kitty to help with plane tickets for those that need a little assistance for plane tickets, anyone else in on this?  don't have to be alot , but a few dollars from the coffee fund would help make this happen,

 don't know what gas prices will be this summer, but flying might be cheaper than drivingfuriousI'm hoping to drive my Bonneville down, schooting for the CHRR ( calif hot rod reunion)  its a huge car show and nastalgia dragraces,,, its a blast,, Dinger always brings some kind of BBQ. and man is it ever good

I think it would be great to all meet and actually personally meet those that have become friends on a machine,, headbang.gif

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Em, hope everything that goes in ..... comes right back out from the same entry way.

That dishwasher - simple to install. Add my power pigtail, the water and drain hoses and shove it in the ..... uhhh .. its place. NOW, that sink drain plumbing. Four - five years ago after blowing the disposer drain off a couple time, figured I would put in nice shiny chrome plated brass. Very pretty - but electrolyic action rotted it at two slip joint nuts - and I wondered why I had a minor drip, but getting worse for the past couple weeks. I had just assumed it had worked loose at one joint and needed some tightening or a new washer. Two trips to H-D, and thirty bucks later we have everything new(back to dull plastic) from the sink drain to the floor connection. Dam, that stuff got pricy

I REALLY need that trip to Cacklefest, and appreciate the offer of a helping hand, but probably not gonna happen this year. I'll save up my US Air travel miles, and maybe next year for my birthday present



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You would have a blast for sure,, next year will give us time to plan a bit,, offer still goes for a flight kitty, biggrin



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Well the next "appliance" cratered this morning - but not unexpectedly. The yard string trimmer fired, ran maybe 10 revolutions and went belly up. I had some trouble starting it last fall, but at least it would stumble, phart and eventually go. I even tried starting fluid - and if it wont fire with that, it's daid. So - off to the Home Depot web site and I ordered a new ECHO with my new Discover Card with 5% back that at least pays most of the sales tax plus it's shipped free instead of me spending 6-8 bucks for gas to go to town to pick up at the store. I bought the dryer and dishwasher the same way. They delivered them to the room where I was installing them PLUS carted off the dead.

Two positives today though - put gas in the lawn mower, first pull it started. The Stihl chainsaw took three pulls - dammit. Used to start on two.biggrin



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Do you prefer a straight shaft trimmer or the curved shaft models?

Echo/Stihl are IMHO the best product money can buy - - - -  my Ranch Boss AV Stihl chainsaw that I bought in the early 80's still cranks on 3-4-5 pulls and has mucho torque still.



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Do you prefer a straight shaft trimmer or the curved shaft models?

Echo/Stihl are IMHO the best product money can buy - - - -  my Ranch Boss AV Stihl chainsaw that I bought in the early 80's still cranks on 3-4-5 pulls and has mucho torque still.


 Usually the straight shafts are IMO better as you can add a brush cutter head. Also, they seem to run cooler turning a shaft that doesn't curl 90*. I'm going with ECHO as my leaf blower after 2-3 years seems as good as the day I bought it - but am keeping my fingers crossed.

The only part that scares me is their new I-30 starting system which is supposed to make it easier to pull. The POS Bolens that just died had an easy start system too - only about 50% of a yank actually cranked the engine, the rest was wasted effort.

I really wanted a Honda - but the prices were way too far out of my budget (whatever a 'budget' these days meansashamed)



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sounds like a plan to me - - - - - I was told that ECHO and STIHL were made by the same Company but I've never bothered to check it out 'cause they're both great products IMHO  As far as weedeaters, I always buy the Weedeater Brand at Wallyworld with the straight shaft for around a $100 or so and, as I posted a while ago, when they get cranky I chunk'em and get a nudder'n



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i need another trimmer myself but i sure dont have much luck with em. i thought about gettin a couple goats then in the fall when everthing quits growin i can put them goats on the smoker for about 14 hours at 180 and watch em fall off the bone.

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The thing is, with my Stihl leafblower, they are not DIY friendly - they would not sell a factory manual for repairing it.

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i thought about gettin a couple goats then in the fall when everthing quits growin i can put them goats on the smoker for about 14 hours at 180 and watch em fall off the bone.


 My Dad did that one year and would stake her out and then move the stake and the yard ended up looking like this



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The thing is, with my Stihl leafblower, they are not DIY friendly - they would not sell a factory manual for repairing it.


 Strange because I had a full service manual for my chainsaw but I lost it in the Big "D".  Funny thing is I got the saw and she kept the manual - - - "biach"



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My 1985 or thereabouts version Stihl Farm Boss came with tools, a spare chain (long 'dead') and a manual in a bright yellow pouch - and I actually know where it is now

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Now, that $100 buck string trimmer - have I got a deal and I'll even discount it and throw in the manual - all you have to do is start it.



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My 1985 or thereabouts version Stihl Farm Boss came with tools, a spare chain (long 'dead') and a manual in a bright yellow pouch - and I actually know where it is now

Now, that $100 buck string trimmer - have I got a deal and I'll even discount it and throw in the manual - all you have to do is start it.


 Dang, now I remember where my chainsaw tool is - - - - - DUH, it's in the tool box in the Nissan that I never use or need - - - -  sure won't lose it that way.  LOL

Think I'll pass on the trimmer, Dave, since I just bought one - - - - I do have a brand new spool of strang that won't fit my new unit, if anyone wants it..  The new models just have short pieces that lace into several places around the bottom.



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im still thinkin goats. only thing is you got to steak em out. them jokers are browsers. they love all them nice hedges and shrubs too. hahaha. they'll eat a rose bush too. ive seen em standin in dang good moody grass stretchin up eatin the leaves off a dang elm tree. i never seen a goat eat cans like you hear but they eat bout everthing that grows out of the ground.

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Yuppers, you would have to stake it out - - - - - they are hard to keep penned up too - - - - - one time I remember seeing a goat standing on top of a 4" fence post with all four hooves on the top of the post - - - - -stretching as far as he could to get to whatever it was he wanted to eat - - - - we have about an acre and a half that has a goat proof fence around it and I thought about getting some meat (Spanish) goats and putting back there to clean the place off but the Wiffy wouldn't stand to see them turn into "Cabrito" so I decided not to mess with them.  They make great pets but nothing is safe around them.



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i had a buddy in arkansas that got a goat. he looked out the window one mornin shortly after gettin the critter and it was standin on top of his new car. we had goat that nite.

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