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Offline andersenappliance

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The Curse of Government Washing Machines
« on: November 10, 2012, 05:43:18 PM »
This Article is inspired by this article.  It blames the problem on government.  I'm not sure that Gov't could do this on purpose, but I bet they sure could by accident. 

Of course, the manufacturers are probably quite happy to make cheap products that are expensive to repair and need replacement sooner, if the gov't would only tell them to.  ;D

I'm looking at the pile of fridges in my back yard, and wondering if it'd be worth stripping the electronics, and just installing generic cold control/defrost timers.  I bet it'd be pretty easy, but I don't know about problems I might run into.

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Re: The Curse of Government Washing Machines
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2012, 06:07:41 PM »
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Re: The Curse of Government Washing Machines
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2012, 02:18:35 PM »
Funny You mention that, Anderson.   I have had 2 refrigerators that I have tried that on.   I had a frigidare that I re-wired with a timer for use in a garage for my brother.    Removed the defrost board, put in a frigidare 8 hour timer motor.      Now, it works just like the old timer refrigerators.    I can be done.   I should develop a kit - probably wouldn't be approved by the government.    Would save a lot of headaches in power failures.   And expensive board replacements . 
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Re: The Curse of Government Washing Machines
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2012, 04:49:07 PM »
Wedgeman,

I'm sure that it'll work.  And I'm sure that's what we'll be doing in a few years when the regulatory/insurance regime has bit the dust due to lack of interest.

The same will happen to autos right quick.

I'm just toying with the idea of how to do it now, and not become "liable" for anything from bruised produce to your cat peeing in the sink...

The powers that be won't like us doing an end run around them, if we stick our heads up too high...

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Re: The Curse of Government Washing Machines
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2012, 06:59:09 AM »
Well, Im doing it for myself,  not customers.    I wouldnt' even offer them that opportunity.   Always have to think about lawsuits,  and if something goes wrong, they sue.   That's why Im still toying with the warranty thing.    Want to get all I's dotted and T's crossed if you know what I mean.
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Re: The Curse of Government Washing Machines
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2012, 06:14:02 PM »
The lawsuits are a problem.  You always have to be perfect, and be able to see the future in order to be judgement proof.  Or broke.

Simplifying something should not pose too much of a problem, though.  After all, who will sue you because their "efficiency" is impacted?


 

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