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Offline AJ

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Weirdest thing you have ever found in an appliance?
« on: July 30, 2008, 07:17:13 AM »
Found a dead cat in a dryer vent. Also a few dead birds. God them stink!

Found a wedding ring in a dryer. The lady lost it years before and had turned it into the insurance company. Guess that's like having your cake and eating it too.

Have found $20 bills in dryers and one time under a direct drive washer after I removed the cabinet.
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Re: Weirdest thing you have ever found in an appliance?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2008, 09:11:55 PM »
what happened to the other replies... ?
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Re: Weirdest thing you have ever found in an appliance?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2008, 10:03:29 PM »
Hmm, good question...

I know they were working on moving our site tonight to the new server.

Will do some checking.
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Re: Weirdest thing you have ever found in an appliance?
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2008, 06:26:03 AM »
That dadgum preachers wife snuck in here and erased the evidence :)


On my database, I can reset it to whatever condition it was 6 hours or up to 36 hours ago. That way if something gets erased, it can re retrieved and put back as it was originally. Snapshot backup.
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Re: Weirdest thing you have ever found in an appliance?
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2008, 07:14:24 AM »
I backup the data base myself around 7:00am and 10:00pm.
Our host also runs a backup every day.

The have a copy of the old database that should have the post on it.

But if I restore the database now I may also screw up the couple new member accounts we picked up too.

Think I will just leave things alone as it only seems to be a couple post we lost. Even though they were a couple really good ones. :)

The post we lost seem to have been made the same time out site was being moved to the new server.

Now that the site has been moved and is running on the new server everything should be working good again.

I know yesterday the site was not alway's working.




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Re: Weirdest thing you have ever found in an appliance?
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2008, 09:30:59 AM »
That same story is on the Samurai boards.I guess for sanitation purposes I would keep my sex toys in the dishwasher. If I had one. Did yall ever see the movie naked gun? Remember George Kennedy cranking the modified gas powered saws-all?  :2funny:
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Re: Weirdest thing you have ever found in an appliance?
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2008, 11:28:01 AM »
I once found the Tech Sheet behind the kick panel of a dish washer, really.

Weird   :2funny:
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Re: Weirdest thing you have ever found in an appliance?
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2008, 09:35:32 AM »
Compaint,dryer poor heat. Possum (live) in dryer exhaust in side the machine.Went in & couldn't turn around to go back out.Took 45 minutes to chase it out of the customer's garage.

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Re: Weirdest thing you have ever found in an appliance?
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2008, 07:23:35 AM »
Had a customer who cleaned houses, old Maytag dryer with belts and pulleys on back, felt seal completely gone. I found more than $17 in loose change in the base. When I brought it to the customer he just shrugged and told me to leave it on the dryer like it was an everyday occurrence.

Found a couple of mouse skeletons in some range insulation, they had burrowed right up against the oven cavity wall. Probably smelled like cooked/dead mouse in that home for a few days.

I once moved a range only to see about 50 large cockroaches scurry away... I pushed it right back and told the customer to call someone else.


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Re: Weirdest thing you have ever found in an appliance?
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2008, 07:05:07 AM »
I worked for a commercial laundry company.  One day,  in an apartment central laundry,  I had to go fix a washer.    When I got there,   I had an old GE style commercial washer.   It was full of water and humming.   I pulled it out from wall,  there were about 4 people in the laundry room.  As I started to put my clamp pliers on the hoses (something was stuck in pump) to remove whatever,  and a lady walked in and started yelling at me.    Washer was junk,  ya da ya da ya da.    I let her vent.   Anyway,  in the middle of her diatribe,   I got my needlenose pliers on the blockage and pulled it out.    Was a pair of furry panties.   I held them up and spread them out,  and very seriously said "Ma'am,  are these yours.  This is what caused the washer to break."   She turned beet red,  and walked out of the room.  Embarrased the hell out of her.  Everyone else was laughing after she left.   
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