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Content posted in August 2012
This Isn't Your Mother's Iron
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8/29/2012  43 comments
New irons are not like your mom's iron, which lasted forever. The new ones break even before the cord needs replacing.
Key Redesign Spells Trouble for Mower
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8/23/2012  30 comments
Seems like the key to turn on a mower should be simple business. Not with this Black and Decker.
Rebuild the Fuel Pump, or It Won’t Work
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8/22/2012  9 comments
In order to get this SUV's fuel pump to work correctly, you have to rebuild it.
Microwave Door Latch Sticks at High Temp
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8/17/2012  33 comments
When the summer heat enters the kitchen, you can't open this microwave.
Shim Fixed the Mower’s Metal-to-Metal Problem
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8/15/2012  14 comments
The mower and mulcher were metal-to-metal. The only solution was a homemade wooden shim.
Camcorder Needs a Good Smack
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8/9/2012  36 comments
The Sony representative was surprised by problems with its camcorder. Online, customers were screaming that it needed a good smack.




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