Bought A New Dryer

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  1. K E Gordon

    K E Gordon Very Well-Known Member
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    We took advantage of a Labor Day Sale at Home Depot. We bought an affordable Hotpoint Dryer at Home Depot. We were in Richmond so stopped at the local Home Depot, naturally they didn't have that model available in the store that was on the website. Although the purchase price was under 300 bucks...with all the add ons and stuff, cord, dryer vent, installation delivery and all that it was over 400 bucks. I wish I would have ordered it at home I would have some promo codes. Maybe it is not too late. They were supposed to offer free delivery for 396 and over and with all the extras we had to buy it came to over 4 and they still wouldnt offer the free delivery! I think a manager should have been called,,,but I wasn't paying for most of it,,,so I just went along. It will be nice to have a new dryer though!!:)
     
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    Did your old dyer die! Mine is about 13 yrs old. I don't use it too often. I only dry towels and sheets. I don't like putting clothes in the dry are so I hang those.
     
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    The advantage of living in a tropical country is that we don't really need a dryer here except for those living in condominiums. We have our clothes hanger in the yard that dries clothes fast when the weather is good. But when it's raining, we use the clothes hanger in the terrace and we train an electric fan to help in the drying so the clothes will not develop an unpleasant odor. A dyer is very expensive here. In fact, we don't even have a washing machine. A laundrywoman comes here twice a week for that chore.
     
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    @Corie Henson

    Ahh., Corie, if only you knew of the abominations here in the States.......In many municipalities it is ILLEGAL to hang clothes outside on a clothesline!

    Believe it or not. Regulation of the human intellect to a degree of incredible extent. How I HATE Governmental control over our lives, I cannot express without resorting to blasphemy. Frank
     
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    That is surprising to me. Do you happen to know the rationale behind that prohibition of hanging clothes outside the house? I grew up with the tradition of hanging clothes and in fact we have 2 areas for hanging clothes in the side of the house. Now I understand why you people have the clothes dryer as a necessity because you cannot dry your clothes in the natural way. Think of the electricity you can save by letting your clothes dry without the use of a dryer, huh.
     
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    Yeah, it spins, but it hardly generates any heat. We were going to have it fixed, but the people we brought out here wanted big bucks to fix it so we figured we might as well get a new dryer. I just couldn't believe all the additional things they wanted you to pay for though. Maybe I would have had better luck buying one secodnhand or something. I don't know..whatever, what's done is done! At least there will be a warranty on this one. That makes me happy.
     
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    Well, I don't know how many muniicpalities consider hanging clothes to be "illegal" but no one does it in this area. OF course I can't see the backs of the houses so there could be small lines. I think some people think clothes hanging is an eyesore. It really isn't done in the urban places much in the US, However, with this non working dryer and the hot summer sun, I was putting clothes out to dry on tables and the deck rail in back of the house. No one could see it, I back to the woods. I have no neighbors anyway.
     
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    Yes, having a warranty helps. I was worried that if we got a new compressor for my 17 year old AC Unit and then
    Something else broke, by the time I was finished I'd have an old patched up AC unit that would never run as well as this brand new one. If you start adding up the prices of all the parts that could fail it would be close to the price of my new unit and that has a warranty etc.
     
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    There was a time that I could repair my own dryer by replacing the heating element but that's a no good these days. With the last dryer that we purchased I wasn't able to get access to the heating element as easily as before, bummer. The cost of repair was about the same as buying a new dryer which is what we did.

    I've always taken advantage of hanging out items that would dry easily outside and only used the dryer for heavier items during the warmer months but I'd have to keep a close eye on them because of the birds.
     
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    Well you must be really handy Von! I suppose there are youtube videos on replacing the heating element, but I mean, do something wrong and you could probably end up with a fire on your hands. It wasn't just the heating element though, the timer was shot, and the dryer would never shut off, so that was a bit of a problem as well. I remember one time I had it on at night, and it ran all night. However, it was sending out little to no electriciy so it really wasn't an issue..other than wasted energy.
     
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    Johnny would agree with you at how handy I can be around the house. :D

    Back then YouTube wasn't even conceived yet. I just looked at the owner's manual and saw that the heating element was just a plug in of some sort. I just wrote down the part number and purchased the part at an appliance part store. I remember it was around $24 plus tax. Of course I always asked questions and the staff was very helpful. It was easy to do. I unscrewed the back cover, unplugged the old and plugged in the new.
     
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    Wow, cool, I maybe should have thought of that, but like I said the timer was bad too. I know one time we fixed the garbage disposal by researching it online though. It needed a special tool which was inexpensive to buy, so that was that. Saved alot of money on a service call. Someone I used to talk to online said he fixed his dishwasher after watching a youtube video on the subject. Youtube is great, but you can take it too far. I watched some show on homesteaders who had watched some youtube videos, and were essentially clueless city people. They had to call in for reinforcements, because they basically had a disaster on their hands.
     
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