Has this ever happened to you?

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Registered: 09-05-2003
Has this ever happened to you?
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Sun, 08-30-2009 - 12:11pm
A kitchen appliance simply exploding? Apparently there is an "Epidemic" of exploding appliances
http://housecalls.ivillage.com/home/archives/2009/08/an-epidemic-of-exploding-appli.html?ice=iv:mb:msg:ab
although I notice from this article they are all of the same (formerly iconic) brand!



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Registered: 09-05-2003
Sun, 08-30-2009 - 12:33pm
I have never had an appliance explode or burst into fire. I have had a washing machine decide to spray oil all over the clothing being washed at the time (I had to replace that machine --- it was unreparable, as were the clothes! Oh, and it was a Maytag too, circa 1971!)



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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sun, 08-30-2009 - 7:16pm
No major mis-haps yet for us :o)

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Mon, 08-31-2009 - 1:21pm
No - thank goodness! I saw that article the other day and was surprised. We did have our hot water heater short out last spring. The heating element caught on fire because of the build up of sediment. We were lucky that it didn't do much damage and we were able to replace just the element.
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Mon, 08-31-2009 - 3:53pm
     
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Tue, 09-01-2009 - 10:05am
It's never happened to me, but it sounds like that Maytag man is going to be awfully busy in the future.

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Fri, 09-04-2009 - 1:08pm

Yikes!

No, it hasn't happened to me and I hope that it never will.















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Registered: 03-19-2003
Fri, 09-04-2009 - 1:56pm

Oh my goodness! I'm glad I never liked Matag appliances.


Thanks for that info Carol!


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