Doing It Right

Before Designed Obsolescence took hold.

Besides them still functioning, being easy to repair and being dependable?

They don’t talk to each other and rat you out over the internet.

I absolutely can not wrap my head around the concept of why a motherfucking refrigerator needs a damn computer in it.

25 thoughts on “Doing It Right

  1. Quality and simplicity have always ruled the roost.To say nothing about being Made in the USA. Shits made in china with all the booooogus bullshit attached cause they have no idea how to make quality shit and it keeps the billions employed. Technology is an example, designed in merika but built in china is why the shit has to be replaced every few years with “updates” every month – the fuks can’t get it right the first time around…..

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  2. I had a death trap refrigerator in my first apartment. An early fifties model, with a small freezer in the top, and an aging door seal, it kept things cold. The only problem was defrosting the small freezer, and the door latch that could only be opened from the outside. They outlawed those, when children became too stupid to not lock themselves in the refrigerator.

    I used it for years, had a family member use it for years, and they finally sold it. It’s probably still out there in some garage keeping a case of beer cold.

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  3. “I absolutely can not wrap my head around the concept of why a motherfucking refrigerator needs a damn computer in it.”
    Because the snowflake/snotflake Libtard Useful Idiots cannot plan, think ahead, or shop for themselves.

    Unfortunately, they procreate AND they vote.

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  4. “I absolutely can not wrap my head around the concept of why a motherfucking refrigerator needs a damn computer in it.”
    Because the snowflake/snotflake Libtard Useful Idiots cannot plan, think ahead, or shop for themselves.

    Unfortunately, they procreate AND they vote. For now, anyway

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  5. I bought a new washer and dryer couple of years ago & of course the washer stopped working within a year. Guy comes to work on it & the first thing he does is hook a laptop to it , looks up & says discharge is clogged. Fixed under warranty & sold the set on Craigslist & found a 10 yr old set with one dial & start button.

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  6. “They don’t talk to each other and rat you out over the internet.” My ex wife (the one with the black hole) wanted an internet connected refrigerator and I absolutely forbid it at the Sears store which caused a scene. I wasn’t going to hook up my WiFi to the damn refer. Next thing ya know you will have a internet connected toilet that will scan and send out what your turd looks like and how big and if ya have dark pee and it’s PH level.

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  7. I wouldn’t put that shit in my house if they gave it to me for free. Smart House. About as smart as Smart Water at $1.99 for 32 ounces. No kidding. Saw it on the shelf at the local Meijer. Well, more and more things to laugh at anyway.

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  8. I have a friend with a business and plenty of money. He bought all new Electrolux appliances for his house about 6 years ago. Supposedly top of the line but were all dead within a couple years.

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    • Ain’t that the truth! I have a saying when I am waiting for someone when they are on a computer and it is going slow ,or, they don’t quite know what they are doing on it… “The more we rely on computers and technology the behinder we get.”

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  9. The term “Designed Obsolescence” or “Planned Obsolescence” are used by those that do not understand the very simple Fact that Technology continues to evolve. Nothing was never designed or Planned to be obsolete. New technology and science improves most of what we use everyday. This seems to have started with the Automotive press. Actually there is one product that is known by the manufacturer to be obsolete since around the early 50s yet is still produced. Harley Davidson motorcycles. The apex of 1950 technology.

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  10. In the late ’70’s I bought a copy of George Meyerink’s “Appliance Service Handbook”. I don’t remember what I paid for it, but I know I’ve gotten my money out of it many times over.

    It’s very well written and illustrated.
    I’m sure a lot of what’s in the book is still applicable.

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  11. My dishwasher is a 1965 model.

    She works just fine. Mostly. A good smack on the bottom if not and that usually fixes her.

    Just sayin’

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  12. We just got rid of our washer and dryer (both at least 30 years old; we inherited them from my grandmother so not sure when she got them). My wife babied the washer for years (she’ s a stay at home mom with an MD and lots of other credentials so sort of an odd-ball in that way. All of her peers would have gotten new machines a decade ag). We were both raised in households where our depression-era grandparents’s influence loomed large. We got speed queen washer and dryer. American made. Not cheap, but my wife is happy as all get out with them.

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  13. Coupla relevant tidbits. We came home from a long trip to find the old fridge dead. It kept trying to start, but couldn’t get up an go. Called in a service tech; diagnosed the dead relay switch in about two minutes, he had one in the truck, and he spent another fifteen minutes cleaning out underneath it. He told me he spends most of his time repairing fridges between 5 and 8 years old. Said “Don’t ever let this one go, they don’t make them like this anymore.”
    I also have my mother’s Waring blender that she got as a wedding present in 1950. It has one switch on the front that says “On”. Works like a champ, and that glass is like rock.

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  14. I don’t see this as planned obsolescence. When the Japanese first started
    to mass-market goods to the US, the shit was pure junk. As a teen, every
    person I ever met with a Japanese car called it a piece of junk. Japan and
    Taiwan now sells products with a build quality that rivals 50s America. The
    Heathen Chinee shit is still in the junk phase. Communist countries are
    not known for selling durable consumer products. The one exception to this
    rule is foreign-owned plants in Cina.

    I have a Japanese made 1/2″ impact socket set and a 3/4″ Williams socket set
    made in Taiwan. I have used them for decades. I was assigned the job of
    lubricating hundreds of electric motors in a paper mill. Using a cart-mounted
    pneumatic grease gun was great for work in the basement and on the machine
    floor, but I had into tight or remote locations like the roof. I bought a Lincoln
    cordless grease gun that I later found out was made in communist China.
    The build quality was outstanding.

    President Trump had the right idea. Bring these companies back to America!
    Offer the companies tax incentives and it serves two purposes; We get our
    quality products back again, and they get to destroy the Chicom economy
    in the process. These Heathen Chinee fuckers are so overextended a
    move like this would crush them!

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    • The Chinese are absolutely able to build quality things.
      You pay for that though. If you want cheap shit mass produced, they can slap it together for you.
      If you want quality shit they can do that too, it just costs a whole lot more.

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    • We had two Lincoln grease guns at The Farm, neither lasted more than two years. Currently have a Milwaukee that is a little over a year old now – we’ll see if it lasts……

      Leigh
      Whitehall, NY

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    • I remember my parents had avocado green appliances, they outgrew that phase… I have never seen a oven/range like that. Seems to save space. I have always worked on my own appliances and get them to last 20 years or so.

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  15. We have a 1929 magic chef stove, a ( I believe) a 1938 GE fridge top coil. And a 1890’s coal wood cook stove in our kitchen. All work perfectly 😉

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