Saturday, September 26, 2020

Harping on about the new washing mahine

 I will do it formally at the right place but Appliances Online was terrific. 3pm I ordered the machine. Just before 11am the next day it was delivered by handsome Indian and Asian guys, so far as I could tell under their masks. I remarked to them them in the lift that the dryer was 23 years old. Rephrasing, haha one said. That is my age. Me too said the other. They are as old as our clothes dryer! How does that work?

They were pleasant, helpful and polite. 

I think my Tradie Brother once gave us some patching plaster to fill holes and it was better than any Selleys product, but hardware stores are closed at the moment so the holes will have to wait to be filled.

The new machine is as I expected. I had educated myself on them well. I have fluffed up towels that did not fluff up and one load of washing to hang up and another to use the drying facility and I am not sure if after 1.5 hours they are really dry. 

No more washing machine talk from hereon in. The stick vacuum cleaner won't fit anymore but at least its charging system will.

Old clothes dryer brackets at the top and hand held vac that hasn't been used for years on right. We can't do much about the galvanised iron dryer exhaust except for sealing it with cling wrap and a rubber band. We will put up some floating shelves, as soon as R tells me what that actually are.

20 comments:

  1. Hooray for good service.
    And yes, I suspect that some of our appliances are older than the tradies we have called in to service them.

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    1. EC, we should have rid ourselves of the dryer years ago rather than replacing the belt, then later the hinge, which we did ourselves. Along with the timer no longer working, until it would annoyingly do so, it overheated all the time and at least twice to dry a load of clothes the overheat protection button would have to be pressed.

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  2. Very good to hear everything went well. Steve says you may see a reduction in your power consumption as new appliances are usually more energy efficient.

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    1. Cheryl, funnily during a survey I was asked did I expect our power bills to fall or rise in the future and I said fall. She seemed bemused by my reply and asked why. I replied that as appliances are replaced, the newer ones are more energy efficient. Good to have Steve confirm this.

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  3. Customer Service, What Is This You Speak Of

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    1. Truly Padre, we rarely receive bad service, and if we do, you will hear about it here.

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  4. A business without good customer service is pretty much to me a dead business

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    1. Dora, I agree and nowadays people will not put up with it at all.

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  5. Floating shelves are regular shelves but the supports are concealed to be invisible. I would hate to have a laundry that tiny. I have a touch of claustrophobia.

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    1. River, to use it we are standing in the bathroom, so it doesn't feel small. I'll take a proper photo of the set up in the future. Yes, R has one of those in his bedroom to lift up his tv to the correct height but it is not attached to the wall. I can feel the holes in the back of it, but I can't imagine how it works.

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    2. It must be attached to the wall. Probably there are extra holes so you can space the supports to the correct width for the weight of any item you are supporting.

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  6. Wonderful service and pleased you are happy with the delivery and machine.

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    1. Margaret, a good experience and the lads would not even take a $20 tip to split between them. Probably not allowed. Just leave us a good review, they replied.

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  7. That’s great service. Often you had to wait days for delivery plus crossed your fingers the delivery chaps had the authorisation to take the old away.

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    1. Cathy, yes we had to double check that they would take away both old appliances without charge, and they did. I suppose as scrap metal they are worth something. They didn't seem concerned about scratching the old washing machine, even though it was working and in good nick.

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    2. Taking away the old used to cost $50 here, then $100, when I replaced my daughters freezer recently I was charged $150 to remove the old one! (The G00d G'eyes, now bought out and owned by JBHifi)

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  8. Excellent service Andrew and bonus handsome young men 😊 We are just about to start renovating our bathroom, I have a feeling the end result might not achieved with the same speediness 😁

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    1. Grace, we we did our bathrooms it was fairly painless and quick enough.

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  9. So you just have a washer now, is that what you just got? I'm behind on everything I see. They charge a lot here to install and deliver anything. That is a pretty washer! I have a very old top load Maytag now I got on craiglist for under $100 and that was years ago. I keep expecting it to fail but it hasn't. My washer dryer are also in my bathroom.

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    1. Strayer, it is a washer and dryer. Before we had a top loading washing machine with the clothes dryer mounted on the wall above the washer. We have Maytag here but they are mostly in laundromats. I think Maytag are very well built and reliable.

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