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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I've got a dead microwave, a dryer that doesn't, a washing machine that has started to leak - I suspect it needs new rubber where the washers or seals go. Door is ok but it's underneath that isn't right. And I've got a breadmaker that works ok except the bucket with the spinny bit has stopped spinning.

    And I have a toaster that burns (ignites) bread. And I had a toaster oven - that ignited itself.

    But I don't know any good appliance men to fix these and I suspect for any given item - I could buy a new one cheaper which sucks for me and the environment. In the washing machine's case - it's very tempting to get it repaired anyway - because it was made by people who care if their stuff works. Well it's worked a long time and showing no sign of not working - motor wise.

    Any thoughts Peter.

    If I do have to get rid of some of the stuff and get new - what do you do with the old whitegoods? Sigh.
    LOL, im a train driver
    Microwave, probably not worth it, dryer usually cheap to fix, washer, is it a frontloader?? Brand?? Breadmaker probably not unless its something simple you yourself can see, check the mechanism on bottom of bucket and unit make sure undamaged. If you PM brand of washer and dryer i may be able to give you some advice.

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    Well, I'm a student now but I hope to go into Neurology, research or teaching.

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    OH is an accountant

    I was an AIN in a Nursing home until I injured my back in 2004...had spinal surgery in 2006 and doctors ruined the nerves in my spine...I am at home now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    Student... casual at Maccas though (its crap )
    LOL that must be crap. I used to work at a chip shop. Loved my boss, hated the job.

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    di: rice farmer.. I didnt know they grew rice in australia.. Well they dont grow it in WA.

    Well my OH is livestock agent for elders. At the moment im a lady of leisure.. Its doing my head in. Applying for jobs at the moment but really thinking about getting my wool classer ticket..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    It is. But I need the money for Dora so I stick with it
    Aww that's so sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    What else am I to do? Parents wont pay for everything I might change jobs though. I've handed out a resume to a couple of places but no ones hiring
    Try more rural areas. Refernces get you in like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    Student... casual at Maccas though (its crap )
    I worked in a chicken shop for a while years ago, and the WORST thing about it was the stench that got in your clothes and your hair. I imagine Maccas is the same! I remember that if I was going somewhere after work and needed to change clothes, I would have to bring them in a sealed plastic bag inside my backpack, otherwise they would take on the smell too.

    Right now I divide my time between working a few hours a week as a receptionist in a gym, and being at home with my kids, who are 6 and 4. Oh and of course with our new family member

    This year I'll be taking on some part time study so that I can finally finish the teaching degree I started years ago.

    Interestinh thread
    Vanessa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I've got a dead microwave, a dryer that doesn't, a washing machine that has started to leak - I suspect it needs new rubber where the washers or seals go. Door is ok but it's underneath that isn't right. And I've got a breadmaker that works ok except the bucket with the spinny bit has stopped spinning.

    And I have a toaster that burns (ignites) bread. And I had a toaster oven - that ignited itself.

    But I don't know any good appliance men to fix these and I suspect for any given item - I could buy a new one cheaper which sucks for me and the environment. In the washing machine's case - it's very tempting to get it repaired anyway - because it was made by people who care if their stuff works. Well it's worked a long time and showing no sign of not working - motor wise.

    Any thoughts Peter.

    If I do have to get rid of some of the stuff and get new - what do you do with the old whitegoods? Sigh.
    Hi Hyca I personally know nothing about white goods however I do know that if you want to ditch them and replace there are people who advertise in the local rag (in S.A.) to pick them up for you (no charge). Or you can whack them on a trailer and go to a metal recycling yard and they will pay you cash for them. If the appliances have "precious metals" i.e. copper in them, try to remove and take that in. You get more money for copper etc if you remove it from the appliance. I think I got bout $67 for an old car part that I had to replace in my car (cant remember what) because I removed all the copper wiring from it.

    Hope that helps a little

    I work at an internet company in town doing administration and accounts receivable. I really enjoy my job as it keeps my mind working

    My OH is a boilermaker/welder/dogman - (directs the cranes)
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    I am a stay-at-home-mum to my 4 & 2 year old.

    My OH is a cop.

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