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ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Apr 14, 2015 - 9:19am

 oldviolin wrote:

Sounds like a Sears operation. Can't stand that business model. My guys are a small business, maybe 50 years old. Good knowledgeable guys.
They have helped me out of a bind or two and I try to show appreciation with patronage.

 
There used to be a Sears-owned parts house out in the crappy part of Richmond, California. It was primarily for Sears repairmen, who are/were independent contractors, but if you knew about the place you could go there and get whatever. The lobby/front desk area was about 10' square, and they didn't have a phone order... you could call and see if they had it but the rigamarole (who are you with etc) was too much (by design), so you had to go there, ask for the part. They always had it. Always wholesale or lower. I think I spent $3 one time on a belt and new inlet filter for a 1960s era Speed Queen. And they were super friendly and helpful but busy too.

Long gone, of course. 
oldviolin

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Posted: Apr 14, 2015 - 9:08am

 islander wrote:

We have a parts place that is good, but they are across town. The local guys are part of an appliance store and they price their parts so that the new stuff is enticing. They also stock almost nothing, so you have to wait a week or more to get the parts unless you want to pay for expedited shipping.

 
Sounds like a Sears operation. Can't stand that business model. My guys are a small business, maybe 50 years old. Good knowledgeable guys.
They have helped me out of a bind or two and I try to show appreciation with patronage.
islander

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Posted: Apr 14, 2015 - 9:05am

 oldviolin wrote:

Know them well though I try to support a local parts house when I can.

 
We have a parts place that is good, but they are across town. The local guys are part of an appliance store and they price their parts so that the new stuff is enticing. They also stock almost nothing, so you have to wait a week or more to get the parts unless you want to pay for expedited shipping.
oldviolin

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Posted: Apr 14, 2015 - 9:01am

 islander wrote:

At least http://www.appliancepartspros.com/ loves me. 

 
Know them well though I try to support a local parts house when I can.
islander

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Posted: Apr 14, 2015 - 9:00am

 oldviolin wrote:

The disposable 'white goods' industry despises people like you, but do not despair! Be of good Cheer...{#Wink}

 
At least http://www.appliancepartspros.com/ loves me. 
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Apr 14, 2015 - 8:42am

 oldviolin wrote:

I don't know what the top RPM number is for those things, but the motor would make an excellent prime mover for one of those battling robots that was on the telly a few years ago...

 
Hmm. The washer drum itself does 1200, I think, but the belt runs from the 1" diameter post in the motor to about a 12" wheel on the drum, so some engineer's going to have to get mathy with that. 14400 or so? But yeah.
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Posted: Apr 14, 2015 - 8:33am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

That's the very same model I had apart yesterday.

 
I don't know what the top RPM number is for those things, but the motor would make an excellent prime mover for one of those battling robots that was on the telly a few years ago...
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Posted: Apr 14, 2015 - 8:30am

 islander wrote:

Alas, I've kept my old front loader working for 15 years, I must not be rich.  I do have clean duds though.

 
The disposable 'white goods' industry despises people like you, but do not despair! Be of good Cheer...{#Wink}
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Apr 14, 2015 - 8:28am

 oldviolin wrote:

Oh it was just a joke. I know rich people don't work on their own washing machines.{#Wink}
Anyhow I got one of these as a partial credit for some work. I might have $40 in it. Hope to get about $250, so hey...
I believe it was at least a $1200 machine when new.


 
That's the very same model I had apart yesterday.
islander

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Posted: Apr 14, 2015 - 8:21am

 oldviolin wrote:

Oh it was just a joke. I know rich people don't work on their own washing machines.{#Wink}
Anyhow I got one of these as a partial credit for some work. I might have $40 in it. Hope to get about $250, so hey...
I believe it was at least a $1200 machine when new.


 
Alas, I've kept my old front loader working for 15 years, I must not be rich.  I do have clean duds though.
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Posted: Apr 14, 2015 - 7:05am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Hmm. If it's any consolation, the set was something like $250 used a few years ago. 

 
Oh it was just a joke. I know rich people don't work on their own washing machines.{#Wink}
Anyhow I got one of these as a partial credit for some work. I might have $40 in it. Hope to get about $250, so hey...
I believe it was at least a $1200 machine when new.

ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Apr 13, 2015 - 9:57pm

 haresfur wrote:

I'm sure your German-engineered brushes performed much better, even if they didn't last longer. {#Undecided}

 
I'm sure that's true.
 
I was a little surprised... I took the thing apart hoping that was the problem... then saw a little anthill of black dust on the floor of the machine.  
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Posted: Apr 13, 2015 - 9:33pm

 islander wrote:

It's not always about performance, sometimes it's the luxury premium you get with the German product. 

 

islander

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Posted: Apr 13, 2015 - 9:22pm

 haresfur wrote:

I'm sure your German-engineered brushes performed much better, even if they didn't last longer. {#Undecided}

 
It's not always about performance, sometimes it's the luxury premium you get with the German product. 
haresfur

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Posted: Apr 13, 2015 - 9:19pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Bad news: Brushes for common motors down at the hardware store are about $4 each, but the pair for our Bosch washing machine were $50
Good news: That was the problem. 

 
I'm sure your German-engineered brushes performed much better, even if they didn't last longer. {#Undecided}
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Apr 13, 2015 - 8:56pm

 oldviolin wrote:

So, rich people problems aren't problems after all? {#Wink}{#Eh}{#Lol}

 
Hmm. If it's any consolation, the set was something like $250 used a few years ago. 
oldviolin

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Posted: Apr 13, 2015 - 8:25pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Bad news: Brushes for common motors down at the hardware store are about $4 each, but the pair for our Bosch washing machine were $50
Good news: That was the problem. 

 
So, rich people problems aren't problems after all? {#Wink}{#Eh}{#Lol}
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Apr 13, 2015 - 8:13pm

Bad news: Brushes for common motors down at the hardware store are about $4 each, but the pair for our Bosch washing machine were $50
Good news: That was the problem. 
Manbird

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Posted: Jun 13, 2014 - 7:27pm

The bad new is I got fired today.
The good news is that I got bit of a severance package.
The bad news is, it's not really a severance bonus, I have to work it off - it was of a retainer so we could keep our power and internet on. Kind of a loan.
The good news is we might be able get a washer and dryer if there's any money left over after we pay our bills. 
 


Antigone

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Posted: Dec 10, 2013 - 3:41am

 buzz wrote:

could be worse. i got up at 5:00, drank coffee, and found out my school was closed 5 minutes before i had to leave. Jrzy is still sleeping. i can't turn on music or the tv, or turn off my brain.
 
now...i'm hungry {#Frustrated}

 
Dang! It could be worse, you're right, I remember the day some years ago when I was pulling into my parking space at work, and I heard the delay announcement on the radio.
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