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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1125 on: September 12, 2018, 02:58:01 pm »
Just when I'm trying to save some dosh for things N gauge railways related (such as the forthcoming maroon Thompson coaches from Farish), my washing machine has decided to self destruct and now sounds like I've emptied a couple of horseshoes into the drum. I am now £250 worse off for a new one coming next Tuesday (i.e. a rake of the aforesaid Thompsons)
However, I have not put this post in the Angry Thread as, when I bought this place 8 years ago, the couple left it for me. I have no idea how long they had it but it has done sterling service so I can't whinge too much. The timing just sucks ::)

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1126 on: September 12, 2018, 03:39:10 pm »
Well Mick,
If your new one last you another 8 years for £250 you will be posting in the Happy Thread topic.
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1127 on: September 12, 2018, 04:33:55 pm »
You obviously didn't select the correct program on the machine, Mick!

I suppose it being an older bit of kit, it may not have the almost essential 'Horseshoe' washing option!

Darned nuisance though but with any luck your usual Christmas vouchers will come to the rescue.

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1128 on: September 12, 2018, 06:09:05 pm »
I know how you feel Mick. This year my washing machine, oven and fridge have all conked out :'(

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1129 on: September 12, 2018, 07:22:28 pm »
Well Mick, the good news is that the all-new, all-singing and dancing new machine will be with you on Tuesday, so that gives you plenty of time to put out ads and posters, cos from that date you will be able to take in washing for all your overworked and time-stressed neighbours. At a rate of, say, £20 a wash-load you would soon have enough for the Thompsons.

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1130 on: September 12, 2018, 09:07:11 pm »
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1131 on: September 12, 2018, 10:01:46 pm »
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my washing machine has decided to self destruct and now sounds like I've emptied a couple of horseshoes into the drum. I am now £250 worse off for a new one coming next Tuesday
should have dug out yer 13mm spanner and  13mm deep socket/nut spinner before ordering new,sounds like the suspension bolts have worked loose

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1132 on: September 12, 2018, 10:23:26 pm »
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my washing machine has decided to self destruct and now sounds like I've emptied a couple of horseshoes into the drum. I am now £250 worse off for a new one coming next Tuesday
should have dug out yer 13mm spanner and  13mm deep socket/nut spinner before ordering new,sounds like the suspension bolts have worked loose

Oh boy - do I know that feeling :-[

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1133 on: September 13, 2018, 12:02:53 am »
Ours recently made nasty noises and twisted up the door/drum seal. I feared the worse, but investigation soon showed that it was nothing more than a snapped suspension spring. £14 for a new pair.

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1134 on: September 20, 2018, 07:15:05 am »
Got home from work and walked in to find what appeared to be the HVAC unit pumping out heat (it was in the mid 80s today), a bit of investigating and the Condenser wasnít running, the heating unit had switched to emergency heat (some sort of default setting), not looking forward to this call out as new condensers usually start at $2k and depending which one is needed can top out a little over $8k.

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1135 on: September 20, 2018, 07:29:32 am »
Yeah, things like this have a habit of happening, and you've got no alternative except to fix on the spot, which, as you say,  bites into money for proper stuff.

One day I went out the side of Chez Bealman to discover that the hot water tank had burst, and was sending a fountain of high pressure hot water all over the neighbour's car!

So that used up a bit of pocket money very unexpectedly.
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1136 on: September 20, 2018, 08:03:44 am »

One day I went out the side of Chez Bealman to discover that the hot water tank had burst, and was sending a fountain of high pressure hot water all over the neighbour's car!

So that used up a bit of pocket money very unexpectedly.

Could've earned some extra pocket money if you had got a sponge & shampoo and washed his/her car using your hotish water  ;)
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1137 on: September 20, 2018, 08:24:04 am »
 :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost:

Except I have an extreme aversion to washing cars.   :)
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1138 on: September 21, 2018, 03:09:22 pm »
The technician arrived yesterday, and a thorough check showed the HVAC unit and condenser to be in good working order, it was the thermostat that packed up, so instead of a $2k+ to fix it should be a couple hundred for one of those fancy smart/WiFi work it off your phone thermostats.

This probably should be in the happy thread, but Iím still unhappy that the system doesnít work.
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1139 on: September 21, 2018, 03:11:44 pm »
The happy bit is that there is quite a drop from 2k to 2 hundred.  :thumbsup:
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