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Post# 972813   12/10/2017 at 13:54 (316 days old) by fan-of-fans (Florida)        

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What appliances have you seen discarded lately?

I usually don't see any. However, last week I saw a discarded avocado Whirlpool single door, I think freezer, but could have been a fridge.

Then this morning, I saw a stainless steel GE Profile Artica side by side refrigerator (I'm pretty sure that's what it was) in front of a driveway.

Post# 972844 , Reply# 1   12/10/2017 at 15:28 (315 days old) by RevvinKevin (So. Cal.)        
I haven't seen any....

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But... I have what's left of a coin-op GE filter-flo and a WP / KM Cabrio washer I'm ready to kick to the curb....

Post# 972850 , Reply# 2   12/10/2017 at 15:58 (315 days old) by thomasortega (Los Angeles - CA)        

Past 2 months:

7 SCAW2GEN (1 i gave to Kevin)
3 SuperPop
1 Mini Twin Tub prototype (including cut it into hundreds of small pieces so it can't be identified)
3 or 4 Miniwash
2 spin dryers
1 iWash
Am I forgetting something?

To go soon:

2 Miniwash
1 EZ-rinse twin tub
1 Nina soft
1 Mega
1 Solaris

Darryl freaked out very sad seeing me taking them to the curb but, it's part or my job. If I hoard them soon I simply can't enter the lab.

Post# 972853 , Reply# 3   12/10/2017 at 16:14 (315 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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I have a GE, and a Kelvinator on the truck for the scrap yard right now, both refrigerators. Both clean, but neither one cooled, and the Kelvy, probably a late 70's model, had the loudest compressor I ever heard.

Post# 972933 , Reply# 4   12/11/2017 at 01:51 (315 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Haven't seen any curbed appliances for a long time here.

Post# 972938 , Reply# 5   12/11/2017 at 03:44 (315 days old) by superocd (PNW)        

Every day at work (furnaces, heat pumps and AC condensing units, some RTUs). It's a big pile. Refrig gets evacuated and the scrap guy comes by once a week (or twice a week if needed. Nothing interesting in the pile usually. Most of it is less than 15 years old.

Outside of work, not much. Probably for the better, I don't think my wife would like me to bring things home. If I brought dishwashers, fridges washers, etc. home, I'd probably be sleeping out in my yard that same night.

I love it when I come across old cars, trucks, home appliances and strange industrial contraptions on a hike. The strangest thing I've come across was an old IBM PS/2 computer tower in the middle of a dark forest, miles from any road. Wondered why or how it got there. Couldn't have been tossed out of a plane because the machine was intact (just mossy and a little rusty). I actually took the time to open it, and yes, the hard drive was still in the machine, in addition to the motherboard, IDE cables, expansion cards and PSU.

I wondered what was on the HDD on that old PS/2 in the middle of the woods. If I were a millionaire, curiosity would have gotten the best of me and I would have paid dearly to send it to one of those data recovery specialists capable of recovering severely damaged drives, all on a whim. Maybe it would have been innocuous: a bunch of spreadsheets and business letters. Then again, maybe I wouldn't want to know what was on that HDD.

Post# 972946 , Reply# 6   12/11/2017 at 06:08 (315 days old) by johnrk (BP TX)        
One Thing

that I like about my local appliance dealer is that his business will fix broken appliances that they take in trade and sell them, often very inexpensively.

I purchased my 432 SQ TL/Dryer pair in October because my lovely KM dryer quit heating after 17 years and my Affinity FL was a pain in the butt because of semi-working electronics. I gave the washer to a college-aged son of a friend of mine who had none at all and wouldn't mind babysitting it. I sent the dryer back to the dealer.

I learned that his guys had replaced some part in there, that it was heating fine, and that he sold it for a small amount to someone who couldn't afford a new one.

Don't know about you all on here, but I think that's just cool. I hate--hate--to see things like that dryer go in the trash. It was a goodie; I bought it with matching GE/FR/KM FL washer in 2000; it had a s.s. drum, actually was nicer than this BOL SQ that I have now.

Post# 972947 , Reply# 7   12/11/2017 at 06:10 (315 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Strange how a computer unit discarded in the woods-also most folks remove the HD before discarding the computer.Would be interesting to see whats in there!

Post# 972971 , Reply# 8   12/11/2017 at 09:48 (315 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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There's a stainless-steel dishwasher that some inconsiderate soul tossed on the side of the road into a neighbour's woods down in Ogden.   I also think I saw what was left of a 90s double-oven wall oven in a trash can here in St-Liboire.  


As for me, there is the corpse of a Frigidaire 1-18 sitting on the lawn of our house in Ogden....  Would you believe I can't find a scrapper who will come and pick it up??

Post# 973615 , Reply# 9   12/14/2017 at 09:45 (312 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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I got rid of the Miele frontloader and the AEG dryer today. I have to downsize due to a move in the near future. I still have the Siemens frontloader and the Miele condenser dryer. I also still have the small AEG toploader and the LG Turbodrum. I can take these machines with me to the new apartment, still thinking about getting rid of one more.

Post# 973627 , Reply# 10   12/14/2017 at 10:29 (312 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, Iowa)        
Would you believe I can't find a scrapper who will come

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Actually, yes I can. Before the scrap metal market took a dive, I could set out literally anything made of metal and resembling scrap out on my driveway and the scrapers would help themselves within a day. A few years later it took a CL ad to get a scrapper to come, now I have to haul everything myself to the scrap yard. Not that I wanted anything for the scrap but the yard was explicit in that they'd be happy to take the metal but they wouldn't pay me for it.


Post# 973637 , Reply# 11   12/14/2017 at 11:36 (312 days old) by RevvinKevin (So. Cal.)        
I'll 2nd what Ben said....

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2-3 years ago I could put metal on the curb and it would often be gone in a few hours, if not by time I got home.  Then it took an ad on Craigslist to make it go away, but now... nothing.   Earlier this year I put a machine out on the curb 3 days before "trash day" and left it out a couple days after, no one ever picked it up.


I've not tried hauling anything to a dump and don't plan to.... but I've got to get rid of this excess metal somehow.  Maybe I'll put it out when they do the next special "bulky items pick up".



Post# 973680 , Reply# 12   12/14/2017 at 17:45 (311 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Hmmmm.........scrap appliances bring about $120.00 a ton here. A pickup full will usually bring between $40-$60.00, depending on how many refrigerators, and front load washers are on board. And that's after I strip out the aluminum, to sell separate.

Post# 981691 , Reply# 13   2/6/2018 at 23:00 (257 days old) by thomasortega (Los Angeles - CA)        

When you want to get rid of the pink Maytag, the a50, the "hoovah" and whatever gas dryer that works, please let me know.

I can't spend a dime now, but I can make some effort to haul them and save your precious space.

Btw, soon I'll want you to visit me to see the new prototype (full size top load with agitator) bring your laundry!

Post# 981767 , Reply# 14   2/7/2018 at 14:11 (257 days old) by kb0nes (Burnsville, MN)        

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I am humored by scrappers, I don't think they are really good at math at times.

In our area steel scrap is worth about a penny a pound. Some years ago when we got a new lathe it came on a welded up steel skid made of structural channel. It was about 8' x 14' and weighted about 250lbs. We wanted it gone so I posted on CL and in minutes there were a couple guys there with trailers fighting over it. $2.50 doesn't buy enough gas to even come get it...

Glad it was gone though!

Post# 982703 , Reply# 15   2/13/2018 at 20:56 (250 days old) by cornutt (Huntsville, AL USA)        

Two weeks ago, our neighbors put out a Samsung FL pair that I'm pretty sure was only about three years old. Haven't had a chance to talk to them, so I don't know the story. Someone grabbed the dryer, but the washer sat until the city picked it up.

Post# 982812 , Reply# 16   2/14/2018 at 17:37 (249 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Usually, if I picup a matched set, the washer has issues, but the dryer works fine.

Post# 982834 , Reply# 17   2/14/2018 at 19:22 (249 days old) by Lorainfurniture (Cleveland )        
Scrap prices.

Scrap in Cleveland is about 12 cents/ pound. Last year I pulled in about $5k in scrap money. Thatís after I parted them out. Granted I probably scrap 50 appliances a month. I separate metal very little.

Iíve seen scrap go as low as 5 cents, but never a penny.

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