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The false economy of buying used appliances… or How I use up all my cuss words this weekend
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 04, 2021 12:49PM
Picked ups washer and dryer on Farcebook Marketplace a few weeks ago, and delivered it to my son yesterday.

A comedy of problems arose.

The washer (front load) has a door gasket leak
The dryer plug was the wrong one.

And…

While removing it discovered the original had melted the plastic terminal boards WTH ?

So his dog and I slept on the couch (she is a very good girl) and I hit the appliance parts store this morning. Replaced the part, got it wired up.. dryer works ! Yay !

And now to the washer … the part is like $250. Nope. So the gasket was cleaned off and a fake repair made of “Shoe Goo” is happily drying. Might work. Might not. Flex tape is the next option.

Taking another nap with the dog.
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Re: The false economy of buying used appliances… or How I use up all my cuss words this weekend
Posted by: freeradical
Date: September 04, 2021 12:57PM
OEM replacement dials for kitchen stoves are something like $20.
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Re: The false economy of buying used appliances… or How I use up all my cuss words this weekend
Posted by: d4
Date: September 04, 2021 01:37PM
Used appliances and "On Sale" sushi eek smiley



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Re: The false economy of buying used appliances… or How I use up all my cuss words this weekend
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: September 04, 2021 01:47PM
I wouldn't think twice about getting a used top-load washer, but I would think long and hard before getting a new front-load.

Appliances should be stupid simple.



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Re: The false economy of buying used appliances… or How I use up all my cuss words this weekend
Posted by: Ammo
Date: September 04, 2021 06:49PM
I understand why used appliances are tempting these days. I had no idea how difficult it is to find new appliances until my dishwasher crapped out last week. Home Depot is pretty much sold out of all white colored ones in my area. They graciously allow you to preorder a few that are slated to be back in stock in June, 2022. Same story at Lowe’s and just about everywhere else. I finally found one at Best Buy.



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Re: The false economy of buying used appliances… or How I use up all my cuss words this weekend
Posted by: davester
Date: September 04, 2021 07:19PM
Ive always bought lightly used laundry appliances, never new. Never a problem.

Careful inspection and seller screening are the key.



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Re: The false economy of buying used appliances… or How I use up all my cuss words this weekend
Posted by: deckeda
Date: September 04, 2021 10:03PM
Still rocking our $40 dishwasher and microwave combo, so long as the microwave is only used once per day.
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Re: The false economy of buying used appliances… or How I use up all my cuss words this weekend
Posted by: mattkime
Date: September 05, 2021 02:11PM
My parents bought a washer and dryer recently. Buying new isn’t easy either. I think you came out ahead.



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Re: The false economy of buying used appliances… or How I use up all my cuss words this weekend
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: September 07, 2021 07:02PM
There are actually used appliance dealers who inspect/refurbish before the sale.

Got a friend a $40 replacement OTR microwave via the above.
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