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Post# 49931   11/26/2004 at 14:27 (6,689 days old) by compwhiz ()        

Survey question

When a washer goes off balance does it scare you


For me

Post# 49932 , Reply# 1   11/26/2004 at 14:33 (6,689 days old) by westytoploader ()        

B; Nope. The shaking is actually interesting to watch with the lid up and the sound doesn't bother me (not even when I was little and the '86 Westy got off-balance).

If the tub's slamming against the cabinet I shut the machine off and re-distribute.

Post# 49938 , Reply# 2   11/26/2004 at 18:50 (6,689 days old) by maytagbear (N.E. Ohio)        

The first automatic I used/loved was a belt drive Whirlpool. I was loud and would "walk" a little when it went out of balance, but I can't say I was scared. Ma or I would run down to the basement to shut it off and re-distribute the load.

Since then, I've had Maytags, and they have an almost too sensitive out of balance switch.


Post# 49969 , Reply# 3   11/27/2004 at 11:19 (6,688 days old) by compwhiz ()        

So for you no?

Post# 49978 , Reply# 4   11/27/2004 at 12:21 (6,688 days old) by Pulsator (Saint Joseph, MI)        

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B, That is one of the fun parts!

Post# 50002 , Reply# 5   11/27/2004 at 18:19 (6,688 days old) by maytagbear (N.E. Ohio)        
in specific-

Out of balance loads are not really scary to me.

But then again, I make a point of not leaving the house with the washer running.


Post# 50004 , Reply# 6   11/27/2004 at 18:40 (6,688 days old) by PeterH770 (Marietta, GA)        

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If Kenmore, then A.
Any other brand, B.

Post# 50027 , Reply# 7   11/28/2004 at 10:42 (6,687 days old) by compwhiz ()        

Okay how does it scare you

Post# 50108 , Reply# 8   11/29/2004 at 09:59 (6,686 days old) by PeterH770 (Marietta, GA)        

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That D@&! buzzer going off without warning! At least give me 2 or 3 thumps before going off! Made me jump every time!

Post# 50147 , Reply# 9   11/29/2004 at 21:35 (6,686 days old) by gregm ()        
rumbling dryers ??

We had a late 60's Hotpoint elec dryer when I was growing up and every now and then (seldom), it would start to rumble, yes rumble, very loudly, it sounded like someone beating rapidly on a big drum. I don't know what it was but mom would tear downstairs, shut it off and restart and it would be fine ..............

Post# 50326 , Reply# 10   12/2/2004 at 07:29 (6,683 days old) by frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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I grew up with a 1960 Kenmore Model 80. The washer and dryer were in my play room when I was little. The buzzer used to scare the crap out of me and I'd go screaming out of the room. Later, I would open the lid and purposely cause an out-of-balance situation so I could watch the machine go into spin and activate the buzzer. So, I guess my answer is pre- age 6, SCARED. Post- age 6, NOT SCARED.

Post# 50445 , Reply# 11   12/4/2004 at 19:59 (6,681 days old) by compwhiz ()        

oh snap!

i remember when our kenmore washer at the old house started up and i jumped and ran twards mom

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