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Old 4th Oct 2013, 12:53
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A Rumble in the Zanussi

The tumble dryer has started rumbling. Really really loud, like elephants stampeding over Gene Krupa's drum set. I took the top off and rotated the drum and it rumbled, oh yes it did.

Mrs OFSO was trying to work out how old it is but she has trouble counting over 35 years. So the question is, repair or replace ? Or is it even necessary to ask ?

Either way, our lovely young cleaning lady was exhausted running up and down the road for two hours trailing the freshly-washed sheets over her head, so something has to be done.
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Either way, our lovely young cleaning lady was exhausted running up and down the road for two hours trailing the freshly-washed sheets over her head, so something has to be done.
You could offer to sponge down her naked and gently perspiring body. You know it's the right thing to do. HTH.
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....you could help her out by not continually leaving skid marks on sheets.......
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our lovely young cleaning lady was exhausted running up and down the road for two hours trailing the freshly-washed sheets over her head
I would just hung them on a line. Oh well, each to their own.
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..you could help her out by not continually leaving skid marks on sheets.......
I preferred my idea.
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Old 4th Oct 2013, 13:16
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Sounds like the bearings. Depends on the machine and whether you do it yourself or pay someone. If the machine is old but well made I would change them myself. If paying someone else or the machine was not an expensive quality machine I would replace the machine.

The first question to ask is how long is a piece of string.
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The first question to ask is how long is a piece of string.
precisely this long

from experience tumble driers are usually pretty cheap so just thro it away and get another cheap one.

(added advantage - throwing it away really upsets the leftwing pinko liberal commie tree-hugging savethewhales globalwarmist crowd)
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Second the throw it away and get a new one.

Few years ago ours started playing up. The missus (now ex) spent about £100 getting people in to fix it. Month later spent £200 on a new one.
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The drum on my American one just comes out. Well, after you've peeled the darn case off. Drum rolls (groan) on two bands of strong stuff stuck to its periphery, and is not held by a bearing at all.
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Old 4th Oct 2013, 14:50
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I thought it was normally a "rumble ON the Zanuusi"?
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If you buy a new one, get the supplier to take the old one away, or you will have to dispose of it in accordance with the WEE Directive.
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" (added advantage - throwing it away really upsets the leftwing pinko liberal commie tree-hugging savethewhales globalwarmist crowd) "

G n T..I say old boy, you seem to have had one tipple too many without the tonic !......praise where praise is due old chap....those of us who fall into any of the above definitions do indeed support your wish to re-cycle and use greener energy products.....what on earth made you think we would be offended ??.

Of course, I do hope that I have not misconstrued your "throwing away" as fly tipping on some leafy shire road which would, after all, be a jolly naughty thing to do now wouldn't it ?.....I was going to mention principles here, and a man of, but, sadly, I seem to recall your threw those out with, presumably, the dishwater some time ago.....

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Over 35 years old say replace, it owes you nothing, but OTOH it is probably better made than anything you will buy today. If parts are available and there is an old repairman who knows how to fix it, I'd fix it.

New ones all have electronic control panels which go after about a year of shaking and humid environment and cost 100s to replace.

or is it really this, and we all misunderstood your title…


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Old 4th Oct 2013, 17:24
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If you buy a new one, get the supplier to take the old one away,

They always do - everything you buy, they take the old one off. Fridge, dryer, cooker, TV etc.

Bit of a bummer really as if I take the old one down to the recycling centre myself I earn points off my annual rates (community tax) bill for next year.
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In my Skip business people pay ME to take away LDI 's ( large domestic appliances) I then store them up then weigh them in at the scrap yard, so I get paid twice,lovely jubbly.
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I have a contract with Domestic and General which keeps all my machines going until parts are not available. Then they supply a new machine. Its solves all the hassle and covers 7 machines for about £15 a month. I like an easy life.
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A month or so ago I changed the bearings on my Hotpoint washing machine. Cost me £6.50 and a few hours work. Quite interesting to dig into the works, too!
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We had the bearing go on our LG 6 year old washing machine. We got a quote for €120. A new LG was €600. We discussed the ins and outs. Spend €120 on a six year old machine. Then the pump goes - another €80. Then the motor fails - €150. Guess what we did? Now Mrs SJ is very happy with the latest LG which does the job quieter, faster and with less energy, using less water - and it plays a pretty tune when it starts and stops. And, yes, I could have tackled it myself and got a new bearing from a supplier round the corner but, I'm delighted to say, Mrs SJ was happier with a new machine, And so was I - I like the pretty tunes.
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rogerg has got the right idea. Tell D&G what you have and they will make up a deal to cover everything.
The forget worrying about domestic appliances for the rest of your life.
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