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Dishwasher fixed, Suspect Nabbed

February 13th, 2014
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Okay, normally I would apologize for my previous rant, but I won’t.  I’m still peeved about the three major breakdowns in three years. But the sudden source of water from under the dishwasher wasn’t Maytag/Whirlpool’s fault (I know, knock me over with a feather too!), but instead an uninvited guest.  I present the cause of […]

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Really?! Just come on…

February 10th, 2014
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Last night the wife started the dishwasher while I was getting cold water from the fridge.  She stops me and says “Hang on there’s some water here…”  And indeed there was a small amount of water by my foot. Then I realize that it’s a small amount there, only because the rest of the water […]

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Maytag: Reliablity . . . for 1 year and 2 days!

October 23rd, 2013
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A year and two days after the previous failure – the control panel stopped working…again.  No trace corrosion this time.  Just out and out stopped working. Another $127 down the drain on a “reliable” Maytag. But, hey, it only takes me 5 minutes to do a swap-out.  Didn’t even have to unload the dirty dishes. […]

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It’s because they do things like this…

May 8th, 2013
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I was relaxing after a hard day’s work with a little Colbert on Hulu Plus. Suddenly, the screen goes grey, I see the Xbox UI Cancel button, and then I see the most recent picture of Baxter and Pebbles taken by the wife. After a moment of puzzled bewilderment from me and a squeal from […]

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So, just how much does a Maytag dishwasher cost?

October 21st, 2012
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Much more than I paid, apparently.  The part that was failing, then unfailed, has now failed for good.  The entire dishwasher was effectively dead as the Control Panel just doesn’t work.  I ordered a replacement part ( $127.35 with S&H) and within two working days, we had a dishwasher again.  No trace corrosion like last […]

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Maytag Dishwasher failed again…

October 6th, 2012
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Not that particular issue again – a whole new one! Yay! I just spent 3 hours following some advice I found on troubleshooting a Maytag dishwasher that lights up but doesn’t run and also the diagnostic guide found on the backside of most kickplates.  As it turns out I think the cable from the touchpad […]

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Whirlpool, Maytag, or A&E Factory Service – which to loathe more…

September 8th, 2012
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It was April 2010 and the State of Florida had instituted a 20% rebate program if consumers purchased Energy Star compliant appliances – with up to a $75 refund per appliance for proof of recycling. The rebate/refund program website was absolutely slammed and if reports are to be believed, Florida went through the entire budgeted […]

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And So It Goes, Again – for the Fourth Time

May 30th, 2010
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Naturally, the day I finally get the game I’ve been waiting for, my Xbox 360 decides it’s going to take a dirt nap.  Two of my previous 360’s have died by the dreaded and greatly feared Red Ring of Death (RROD), another’s DVD was bricked by a mandatory Dashboard Update.  This time it’s the less […]

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Followup: Xbox support system is still down.

June 23rd, 2008
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Much like yesterday, the support center is “unable process my return, please call back later”.  This is starting to irritate me. Update:  Four hours later, the system is now “up”, coffin on it’s way via UPS.

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Third time’s not quite the charm…

June 22nd, 2008
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I was enjoying a Hardcore Team Deathmatch in CoD4 when my Xbox 360 froze solid. It has been quite dependable over the last year and a half.  Frozen less than a handful of times.  This one, however, was the deathknell for the white box.  I rebooted, and was treated to the Xbox 360 start up […]

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