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RE: throw away society

I hear ya. My stove (ancient) doesn't have the original oven knob and I
was told a new one is 65 bucks if one could be found. Forget it, as
little as I cook, it doesn't matter what temperature the oven is. As
long as I only make biscuits or stuff that only takes 10-12 minutes to
cook, I can watch it and get it close enough for me. Please.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 12 Nov 2003 17:48:14 -0600

>And on year eleven- the main board goes out so it beeps at you, add 3
>igniters that decided not to work anymore... so you have a stove that
>has to be plugged in every time you use it, top burners need to be light
>with a match, and you are all set to cook!.. Put up with that for 4
>years and bought a new one.... 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
>> Behalf Of Lynda Young
>> Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2003 2:55 PM
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Subject: RE: [CHAT] throw away society
>> Ha!  You go, girl!  I get so annoyed with stories that "parts have
>> discontinued" I could scream - that's almost worse than appliances I
>> convinced have been built to self-destruct once the warranty period
>> passed.  What happened to American Built, Yankee Ingenuity - built to
>> last longer, be more efficient and work harder?  I know we can do
>> than this, for goodness sake.
>> Lynda
>> Zone 7 - West TN
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
>> Behalf Of kmrsy@comcast.net
>> Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2003 2:26 PM
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Subject: [CHAT] throw away society
>> This  situation I'm about to describe has much to do with some of the
>> other things we've been complaining about recently.
>> I have mentioned that I'm getting my kitchen updated a bit. While I'm
>> it I thought I would replace the electronic touch-pad clock assembly
>> my gas stove. The down-arrow contacts are 'bad', so when I touch
>> the temp starts at 350 degrees and I can't decrease the temp. I've
>> checked everywhere and no one will repair the unit, so I ordered a new
>> clock assembly. Sears has discontinued it. What!!??! It's only 12
>> old! "Well, ma'm, 10 yrs is the life expectancy of a stove." What!!??!
>> This stove cost over $1000, and I fully expected to get a minimum of
>> years, and more like 40 years out of it. And as I mentioned before, I
>> don't cook much, so I should get more years out of a stove than a
>> might.
>> So then I tried Repairclinic.com and they say "the mfg has changed the
>> part # to...." I check sears.com and they indicate they have it but
>> Sears by phone also said they had the original #, billed me for it,
>> couldn't send it because it was discontinued. From checking back and
>> forth I now know that GE built this Kenmore range, and it's the GE #
>> that is supposedly available at RepairClinic.com. So I tried GE
>> with their part#. "Sorry ma'm, that part's been discontinued."
>> Can anyone tell me why these places carry parts only during the
>> period, when, if the appliance is reasonably well-built, it will
>> outlive that period? The time for things to go wrong is 10 yrs out.
>> THAT's when you want repair parts! But they discontinue them in the
>> expectation that you'll have to scrap it and by a new one.
>> Well, nothin-doin! No more 200 degree cheesecake here. If it can't be
>> made at 350+, I ain't cookin' it. And I'm not buying another new
>> Kitty
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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