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oldjimh
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Re: Just a bunch of good ole boys
oldjimh   7/22/2013 8:36:43 PM
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Thanks Mr Naperlou for your kind words.

My 'Technophobia" is directed mainly at what i consider  excessive and unnecessary automation. And that's subjective.  We've all seen how today's kids become so quickly computer savvy .  Well,  I wish you could have seen my grandkids' first encounter with the rotary dial telephone i keep  in the living room for nostalgia....

As the guy who has to keep the appliance running i would have much preferred simple squirrel cage motors and a mechanical timer with round knob.   But  it is the lady of the house who interacts with this contraption,  so it's Noblesse Oblige.  Like Sir Walter Raleigh I lay down my coat. 

Good idea - i think i will drop Maytag a line. Probably just email them this link,  with my model number.

 Jim Hardy

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Ann R. Thryft   7/22/2013 8:22:07 PM
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Maybe that's my problem--I shoulda been an ME like my grandpa. Seriously, I hate electronic touchpads/control panels. Give me knobs and switches any day.

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Charles Murray   7/22/2013 6:28:34 PM
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Here we go again with an appliance reliability story. The author seems to have done his homework. I'll be curious to see if the manufacturer responds to this.

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Rob Spiegel   7/22/2013 12:07:32 PM
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Naperlou, it will be interesting to see how Jim responds to your technophobe comment. It's my guess there are quite a few MEs who are skeptical about a lot of mechatronics. Certainly we have a lot of contributors who detest control panels on washers, dryers, and diswashers.

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naperlou   7/22/2013 10:53:41 AM
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Jim, considering that you are contributing to this site, it is a little suprising that you are a technophobe.  That aside, I really like the article.  Your approach to dealing with the problem was very good.  I liked the use of the .17 rifle bore brush.  My son has a .17 HMR and he loves it.  Did you write to the manufacturer and tell him what you did?  It might help in future designs.

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