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I just had the day from hell........As I said yeasterday, got a good deal on a washer/dryer....It was supposed to be delivered Jan 15, cus they had to order the dryer......No problem cus the old ones worked....until this morning. Wife goes to do a load and the bastard wont spin......it died. So I call the store where we ordered the new ones and asked if I can coime poick up the washer.....No problem, so off I go and get it. Me and the neighbor lug it downstairs and I hook it up........That son of a "B" shakes like a son of a gun....Its perfectly level but it bounces accross the room.......Its one of those front loaders that spin real fast...when it gets up to speed all hell breaks loose........Any ideas?......If I cant figure it out tomorrow, that store is getting a call on Wed.........



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Sounds to me like something is not lined up because if it's level and you don't have a wet load all on one side of the drum then it shouldn't walk on you. Ours is a front load and sometimes the wet items will get positioned at one spot on the drum and then it vibrates like the dickens and I have to stop it and spread the clothes out more evenly. Even a top load will do that under the same circumstances.

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We have a Kenmore Elite front load large load washer and dryer, and the only time we have shaking problems is when we load them light with large stuff like bath rugs or throw rugs, like one toilet rug, and a couple of bath mats; they have a tendency to bunch up on one side of the tub and get it really out of whack.  Our large capacity top loaders would only handle three or four pairs of my work pants, but the front loader will do eight no sweat.  Try washing a full load, one that fills the tub when dry (we stuff ours pretty full).  If it still walks on you, I think you may have to seek some remedy from the retailer or manufacturer.



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It seems that the new year didnt make me any brighter. A member on my other forum (appliance guy) asked me if I took the transport bolts out when I set it up?...Of course I didnt.....dumbass

Hey, Im still blaming the store....the instructions were missing......lol

Happy New Years guys....I am happier now, but still stupid

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Happy New Years guys....I am happier now, but still stupid


 Its Ok Ponch,, it comes with age,,, and only gets more complicated,,,



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Yeah, WELCOME TO THE CLUB !

Our membership is getting pretty full lately !
Geezer greeted the New Year with his Latrine stunt.
I joined last month by yanking on the tiller with the kill switch in off position and then rejoined yesterday when I fell for Geezers ice cream post.
Rat's a member but he's keeping his %@&$@ a secret and I probably need to talk to Sheryl to get some of the real stories.
I'm sure that Rrumbler's probably charter member by now but covers it up with his word sculpturing so I can't tell if he messed up or not.
Dave let his diesel run dry and Lord knows what else that I can't remember at the moment.

I consider it an honor to be a part of such an ?elite? group! nodisbeliefnodisbelief



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LOL...so, it only gets better?(worse)

I still think we are smarter than some of the genius' on HR.com.........

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im still sittin here starin at that big hole in the carpet. dangit. i still cant believe i did that.

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good place for a lamp or pot plant, Mego biggrin



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yeah i guess so. hahaha. the dang frig just quit. now what? hahaha. always somethin in my empty pockets ! hahaha

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Yeah, WELCOME TO THE CLUB !


Rat's a member but he's keeping his %@&$@ a secret and I probably need to talk to Sheryl to get some of the real stories.
I'm sure that Rrumbler's probably charter member by now but covers it up with his word sculpturing so I can't tell if he messed up or not.


I consider it an honor to be a part of such an ?elite? group! nodisbeliefnodisbelief


I know you guys too well by now,, and MUMS the word of the day,,BUT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I took on a little job on a 85 ford P/U to replace all the weatherstripping.the owner was out of town so I thought I would get a jump on the thing by ordering all the w/stripping. so when he returned to town I would be all set to get-er-don, he came back Monday and brought the truck over,  l but when he pulled up in it ,, I'm thinking   That isn't a 85 ford, its a 95 ford,, crew cab 4 dr,,,,,which he didn't say anything about,,

I ask him what he told me the year was,, he says I think I told you it was a 95 but maybe I screwed up and said 85,, I don't drive it much any more and I'm old like you so maybe I did say 85confuse

regardless I have the rubber for a 85. and it sure as hell won't fit a 95 4 dr,,, and I doubt I can return it,, (ordered it on line from LMC Truck parts)  guess I'll find out tomorrow won't I ?    so much for the head start,,,,

This new year is starting out bad already,,,,,,



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If they won't let you return it will you just buy an 85 truck to use it on so it won't go to waste?

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Charter Member?  Heck, I might have founded the club, in another life.  My Gramps, who I revered very highly and was the person responsible for getting me into the electrical business, used to say that if we didn't make boneheaded mistakes once in a while, we wouldn't be doing anything at all.  Hopefully, those bonehead glitches don't hurt anyone or anything.  

Poncho, I clean forgot about those bolts, and even now am having a hard time remembering where they go; we didn't use them the last time we moved the machines; guess I need to get out the book and refresh my memory - like I am going to move that thing any time soon. evileye



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Oh yeah shipping bolts in washersbiggrinbiggrin Why do I know exactly what you are talking about?????

I guess we all should welcome you, Poncho, to the OF's fraternity with dying and dead appliances that P@#$ us mature folks off. At least my tractor runs after a minor struggle tho the glue on sump heater is still enroute, the walk behind blower has a new HF engine and the furnace air extractors will be here today(but it's gonna be too cold to drain the heating system to install them)

Oh and the current level of geniuses at Hotrodder.com .............. frightening. I'll still wander through every day, but fewer and fewer threads are worth a look - that is unless you like to post for the 23,155th time what heads or camshaft to use for a Chebbie 350, etc



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Well I lucked out on my bad parts order,, They have been holding all shipments till after the holidays,, so I called them wed morning and they said it was scheduled to ship that day,, but they are going to ship the correct stuff today,, much cheaper than the older stuff, plus I didn't need the stripping for all the doors or windows.. just the front doors,,

sure won't jump the gun on stuff like that again,,, nodoh.gif



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Well finally got the air extractors installed yesterday on the hot water heating system. I always hate to drain that system down to work on it. For whatever reason the pressure relief valve always drips afterwards ($25) plus no matter how careful you are refilling the system, that 30 pound relief will lift and dump a gallon or so water - usually on me. This time, I got smart and put a tall bucket under the drain. Then without fail, one of the Taco zone valve operators will go to zone valve heaven - usually $65 and often more depending on where you can find a deal - tho just found and ordered a spare on Evilbay for $55. At least the piping isn't gurgling any longer. Of the 5 on the system, 4 were solidly crudded up. Next, install the sump heater for the tractor if I can get it out from under the back porch and to the garage without burying it in the mud in the back yard (~50* today and the snow has gone). Dam', I love being a home ownerno

 

 

PS: Got the sump heater on - but also had a flat tire - calcium filled for weight is no more tho was able to reinflate the tire. The valve core was shot. Dammit, dammit, dammit!!!!!!



-- Edited by Dave W on Monday 14th of January 2013 01:21:48 PM

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Should cool down tonight for you Dave...Its much colder here today than yesterday..

BTW...These days, tractor guys are using RimGuard (beet juice) in their tires for weight instead of calcium......doesnt eat the rims etc

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When it rains (er uh snows) it pours eh Dave? Every time I'm doing something and it goes bad then it's usually followed by a few more unwanted surprises.

Funny that Y'all use stuff to add weight up there and when we lived in the Hill Country of Texas where everything either sticks, stings or bites, we would put in some stuff called Green Slime for stopping the thorn leaks from the inside.



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i aired up a dang tractor tire with a dang hand pump. took a dang week to get the tire fixed. thats 2 hours of steady strokin that dang pump !

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Adding to my whine -

Some of you folks may recall 2,3 years or so ago, one of the garage door openers stripped its gears. I think the other opener gears went last night. The local Sears don't seem to have a set, but Evilbay does and for about the same price as I paid last time, just have to wait a few days for delivery. Home owners are never at a loss for projects. SIGH-H-H-H-H-H!!

Why always in 25* weather?



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hahahaha, not laughing at you, Dave, but with you ?maybe?

if it's any consulation that stuff happens in 107 degree weather also no

BTW, I've been meaning to ask you about your hot water heat but I keep forgetting  - - Do you have a tank type water heater or the instant hot water type???



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hahahaha, not laughing at you, Dave, but with you ?maybe?

if it's any consulation that stuff happens in 107 degree weather also no

BTW, I've been meaning to ask you about your hot water heat but I keep forgetting  - - Do you have a tank type water heater or the instant hot water type???


 Em, we have baseboard hot water house heat and attached to a "boiler". This uses a circulator pump to move heated water through the house, and in ours, four separate zones - 4 separate thermostats controlling 4 'zone valves'  This is where, say the second floor 'stat calls for heat, signals that zone valve to open, the furnace then starts up if not already warmed the water and then the pump kicks on and moves hot water for heat. For the most part, a pretty good system, but too dammed complicated with thremostats, zone valves, pumps, water entry valves, air ejectors, another big air separator, an expansion tank, gas valves, a couple of transformers - along with several hundred feet of 3/4" copper tubing. I have to say that when I replaced the furnace 5-6 years ago, I had some steep learning curve lessons on that system!!! I try to keep spares of the pieces that usually fail at 9:00PM on a -10* Sunday night - every one of which is not cheap. The biggest drawback is that there is no air ducting which means I'm for the most part stuck with window air conditioning - unless I'm willing to part with in the neighborhood of $10-12,000 for a full pro installed system. I'm not!!!

 

Just found that the Sears door openers were made by Chamberlain and Home Depot may have parts

 

No parts at HD or Lowe's - both stores have about every other part though. I just ordered a kit from evilBay for a couple bucks less then AMAZON - and probably quicker delivery



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Our Heat is also baseboard,, and works just like yours Dave.. we just had a new hi tech Considating Weil-Mclain boiler. put in about 3 years back.. used the existing plumbing, with the tankless hot water system. But the RETARD that installed it didn't know how to program the boiler, it has a external Temp senser that tells it what the outside temp is, so if it warms up during the day the boliler goes on standby and shuts off completely,, and has to be restarted manually. we don't use the heater much.. so I havn't bothered to get it programed correctly just flick it off  then back on and it resets it self,, but that allows the house to cool down,  so I need to find someone that can program it to work the way its designed to work,,,,, Oh WELL it'll be summer soon,,, confuse



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Dang - I'm about out of honey do's (she's out tending to her 98 YO mother today, but that's another story). I just got the garage door opener fixed and now back in place. The $26 Ebay kit that I ordered made it so simple that the take out piece will only need a new $6 gear (on order) instead of the full blown version and I'll have a spare for the next time - which WILL happen.

One thing that came out of this little project is that my little 10-12 year old pivoting head Crapsman 7.2 volt screwdriver went to cordless tool heaven and a new DeWalt purchased via AMAZON. For a while, I'm keeping away from the lithium ion battery tools. It sounds to me like there have been some charging/life problems, even from some of the little gadgets. Then of course, the Boeing 787's that are grounded, Chevy Volt and Fisker car problems.

Did I say that it's too @#$% chilly to fussin' in the garage. It's all the way up to +7 and now time for a cuppa joe to warm my hackles.



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Sounds like you've got things goin' your way, Dave. When you talk about that frigid weather it reminds me of 4 lovely years at 10,000' in la'Rockies and I shiver at the thought of my old bones having to endure those temps again.

Good point on the lithium also - - - - sounds like too much Gooberment control gone to %^@$#!

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