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kentvw
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kentvw

Jack may be right. Your old garterbelts are slipping and time for new?

Just trying to help.............

A new age and all.........

lol!

BigWalt
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BigWalt

Guys...Guys....I found explicit photo of our Spruce in pink teddy... :D :D :D

A. Spruce
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A. Spruce

Notice how I color coordinated my slippers with the rest of the ensemble?

Kent, don't be jealous now, you've got better legs. :D

BigWalt
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BigWalt
A. Spruce wrote:

Notice how I color coordinated my slippers with the rest of the ensemble?

Kent, don't be jealous now, you've got better legs. :D

Spruce, you might have better legs if you use Nair on daily basic.......hehehehe:p:D

canuk
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canuk

Sprucey ... what's the odor .... burning oil ..... or ?
Does it appear while in spin or during wash cycle?

A. Spruce
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A. Spruce
canuk wrote:

Sprucey ... what's the odor .... burning oil ..... or ?
Does it appear while in spin or during wash cycle?

Like a weeks worth of Kents unwashed skivvies! :p

The odor is very much like burnt rubber with a touch of grease thrown in.

kentvw
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kentvw

Hey Sprucy,

Found a new washing machine for ya. Should last for years and real easy to work on if anything goes wrong.

Oh, I hear you're starting a new business. "Clean skivvies by mail." Pretty novel idea........... Where do I sign up? :D

BigWalt
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BigWalt

damn, we got bunch of skivvies fetish here......:eek:

I hope you all seek help.......:p

Marjorie
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Marjorie

So what didja finally do, Sprucey?

My good old GE washer shot craps last month, after nearly 16 years.... it would fill with water, could pump out the water, but couldn't agitate or spin (of course, it was full of towels when this happened!). It also had lost all its precious mechanical fluids, making a mess of my laundry floor and seeping into the baseboards. The trusty repairman listened carefully, and said it sounded like the transmission was shot and on a machine that old (!) wasn't worth fixing. Now, I still think these things ought to work for 20 years.

So I set off for the appliace stores. highway robbery. After I got over sticker shock I was able to function again.
I'd wanted a front-loader until I looked at 'em and saw how they're set up - they really do need the pedestal to make it easier get the clothes in and out, but then it's too high for us shorties to see easily to put the soap and bleach in the little drawer. also, some had a problem with leaking, and a very helpful saleslady told me hers got kind of moldy/mildewy smelling because of the way the doors and seals are made. Not to mention the expense of those machines! Some of the washers had really deep tubs, and I couldn't reach to the bottom. A stupid salesman suggested I just keep a little footstool in the laundry room and stand on that to be tall enough. sheesh.
Some of the tubs have a narrower opening between the lip and the agitator because of the way they were made (to prevent splashing over, they said). And some had no agitator at all!

So then, oh then- I saw the Fisher&Peykel. Love at first sight. It doesn't have a transmission, it's just a straight drive. It's an Energy Star, and I bought the basic model. not cheap, but I expect it to last a long time. Only thing is I can't watch how it agitates because the lid locks as soon as you start the machine (you can pause it to add more items or to check it). it can spin 1,000 rpm (the reason for the lock). This one was made in Ohio. It has plenty of options for each load, even a soak cycle, or you can let the machine decide how much water to use based on the sensors. I just wish it had an extra rinse cycle, but i can set it to do that after its done with the normal cycle. It uses about half the soap of the normal top-loader, and they say to dilute the bleach by half, too. I'm glad I got it.

A. Spruce
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A. Spruce

Wow Marj, you're dusting off some old threads today. :eek::p

We went with the Kenmore Elite which is a front load. Out the door with extended warranty was something like $3600 for the set. We've had them now for about 8 months and they're ok. We hate all the fricken electronic garbage on them; and the fact that it looks like a UFO landing in the laundry room when they're running. (all the lights )

Front loaders do tend to get a mildew odor from moisture around the door and seal. The way to prevent that is to leave the door open for a few hours after finishing your laundry for it to air dry. Once everything is dry, shut the door and you're good until the next laundry session.

We did not get the pedestals because that is the primary source of vibration with these machines. Yes, it would be nice to get them up off the floor a bit as well as the extra storage, but we didn't want to risk the vibration issues.

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