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It Must Be National Appliance Breakdown Day

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So far today we've had a Microwave and Tumble Dryer go kaput.

They say these things come in 3's, so I've now got to decide which cheap appliance I don't like/won't miss and start using it ๐Ÿ˜œ

blacklabrador
24 days ago
What do you think of this?
Ann1984
Ann198424 days ago

I have a guess itโ€™s going to be your tv

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Lynibis
Lynibis24 days ago

Lol the other day I put on a washing load, pressed start and nothing happened. I was checking plugs, switches etc, nothing, so resigned myself to buying another as it is pretty old. I found one online but wandered over to the machine for a last go and realised.........I hadn't pushed the on/off button!

(It is separate to the start button)

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Ann1984
Ann198424 days ago

Lynibis signs of old age you think ๐Ÿ˜‚ or your machine just donโ€™t wonโ€™t to leave your side

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Lynibis
Lynibis24 days ago

Ann1984 more likely age lol. Yesterday I unwrapped a fruity tea bag and put the wrapper in the cup and bag in the bin!

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Ann1984
Ann198424 days ago

Lynibis I have done them sort of things but getting worst being stuck in.

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Lynibis
Lynibis24 days ago

Ann1984 heh that's what I keep blaming it on!

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Ann1984
Ann198424 days ago

Lynibis I werenโ€™t so bad last lockdown has had garden to be in warm weather to walk ride scooters, and have water fight with neighbours kids over fence. But this one itโ€™s so dark and gloomy I just wont routine back now.

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pato
pato24 days ago

I haven't used a microwave for over 15 years and don't miss it, but I couldn't do without my tumble dryer, I've repaired it a couple of times and find that they are mostly easy enough to repair.

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davidstockport
davidstockport24 days ago

As microwaves and tumble dryers are usually both long lasting appliances, it seems very bad luck that both should give up the ghost on the same day. Is there any chance that a mains fuse has blown? Easily checked by plugging another appliance into one of the sockets - or failing that check the individual fuses in the plugs, it's amazing how many electrical goods are discarded when it's nothing more than a blown fuse.

There might have been a power surge that caused two fuses to blow.

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador
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23 days ago

I had hoped it was a fuse problem, alas the dryer started making a strange strangulated sound, It sounds to me like the bearing have gone in the drum.

I changed the plug on the microwave but to no avail, also checked the circuit they are both on was working ok and it was.

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davidstockport
davidstockport23 days ago

blacklabrador If you want to replace the bearings on the dryer, there are some very good videos on YouTube, some makes are easier than others, but I don't think any specialised tools are required for any. Best of luck.๐Ÿ˜€

This about microwaves might be of interest https://www.fix.com/repair/appliance/microwave/wont-turn-on/

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig22 days ago

Around Christmas time our TV, cooker and down light all went within the space of a few days, so I feel your pain! Our sound bar went a few days ago so I'm hoping it was just a one off! It's expensive when they all go at the same time!

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9022 days ago

If we can have national holidays, then why can't our appliances? ๐Ÿ˜†

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador
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22 days ago

Well the good news is at least nothing else has broken down, fingers crossed.

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador
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19 days ago

I spoke too soon.

Sure enough the third thing broke down today, our dehumidifier has decided it's had enough of sucking moisture from the air, now it just sits there wheezing like an asthmatic ant.

I swear I'd be a rich man if these appliances lasted like they used to.

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