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Post# 920728   2/11/2017 at 12:49 (493 days old) by kb0nes (Burnsville, MN)        

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This machine was installed in 1982 at a friends parents home and saw little use over the past 30 years. It has been run more regularly over the past 5 years or so. Apparently it has started to "leak" and it has been removed from service. Not sure what the leak was or how major it was.

The machine has been removed from service and will be scrapped if nobody has any interest in it. (Yes its a shame)

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Post# 924954 , Reply# 1   3/4/2017 at 17:19 (472 days old) by kb0nes (Burnsville, MN)        

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This machine is still sitting in their garage. I'm tempted to get it to part out at least. Hate to see it get crushed but the new one should arrive sometime next week.

Post# 925103 , Reply# 2   3/5/2017 at 10:39 (471 days old) by maytaglvr (Columbia Heights Mn 55421)        

People are so crazy these days. You will more than likely never find a better dishwasher in todays market. What a shame that this will end up in a salvage yard. Best part of it all it is something that could maybe easily a float,dirty door gasket,loose hose clamp,etc. Such a waste especially when it appears to be in excellent cosmetic condition :(

Post# 925275 , Reply# 3   3/6/2017 at 10:15 (470 days old) by kb0nes (Burnsville, MN)        

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The machine was hauled off this morning.

I do agree it was a shame, but on the other hand I'm not sure they would have found a service company that would have tried too hard to fix it for them. Unless someone is handy and motivated it is just too much effort to keep a vintage machine like this running. While I agree this was a machine worth saving, I'll bet the new Maytag that replaces it will serve them well too.

This particular household tends to be overly wary of repairing things, the thought of "what will go wrong next" dominates the decision making. A few years ago they had a failure of the inducer motor in a ~6 year old high end Lenox furnace. The repair was going to be $800 and that was deemed to be way too expensive. So instead a new furnace was installed for $6000. Could have repaired that slightly used furnace many times over for that $5200.

People often spend money for peace of mind. Many many people buy service contracts / extended warranties and they are seldom ever a good value in the end. About the only value they give is a certain peace of mind from expensive repairs. Of course that may be watered down if one reads the fine print!!

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