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Author Topic: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09  (Read 31511 times)

Offline MickDQ

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2009, 01:53:30 PM »

All right, I have just fixed the old Kenmore washer and dryer, both are agitating and rolling beautifully by the way, thanks! 
I installed the dishwasher, pulled the ceramic igniting element from the oven and replaced that...
I searched the net for solutions to these adventures and would love a book that has it all in one place like my Chilton's car manuals. 
Something I can get my fingerprints all over besides my computer keyboard! 
Thanks again!

Offline frankla10

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2009, 02:01:45 PM »
I've used the Appliance Repair Forum to repair my washing machine (motor coupler) and gas dryer (valve solenoids).  While extremely helpful, this book could save a lot of time that I spent looking up YouTube videos of how to take the washing machine apart and days spent emailing back and forth to determine what the different problems were.  I'm sure I'm just beginning to have appliance repair "opportunities".

Offline musicman

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2009, 02:05:25 PM »
 :D I'd like to win this book because i need the guidance on how to fix my appliances. You wouldn't want me taking things apart blindly would you?

Peace, Andy

Offline kidsteele

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2009, 02:38:53 PM »
Super cool.  If I wanted to buy it, where is it available?

Wonderul idea!

Offline maypo52

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2009, 02:44:00 PM »
Fixing things is in my blood. Before I toss something I will have repaired it several times if possible before it goes in the trash. I have gotten many extra years of service from items I have repaired and usually for little or no cost to me except for time.
My philosophies:

If it ain't broke, don't fix it and When all else fails RTFM (read the "funny" manual)

Offline bigme

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2009, 02:44:06 PM »
Last month I replaced a drain pump in a Maytag Neptune that was headed to the dump, adding this book to my shelf will only speed up my ascent to the top of the Handy Hubbie ladder!

Offline hardwaremonkey

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2009, 02:50:59 PM »
I love manuals, for they double not only as (a) helpful information but also (b) an instrument that can be used to hold the lid open while working on a unit ::).

I am a DIY kinda guy. PLUS, I have 4 boys (yes 4) that we homeschool and who love to learn from dad as he attempts new repairs (with an estimated 95% success rate). So if I win, it is like giving a single book to 5 DIY'ers. My oldest (almost 15) will be thrilled that our repair time will be cut in half (or more) since dad will have a better idea what he is doing.;D

Offline ronatchoo

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2009, 02:56:12 PM »
I wouldn't mind another "how to" book.
Great website,

Thanks

Offline IdahoBackwoods

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2009, 03:13:37 PM »
Sure, I'd love to win a copy of the book! 
And I love the forum too!

Offline Handywithtools

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2009, 03:58:29 PM »
The Top Ten Reasons:
10. Pride in doing the job yourself
9.   Saving both time and money
8.   Learning something useful that you can pass on to the next generation.
7.   Helping a friend or neighbor in thier hour in need.
6.   Great coffee table book per Seinfeld.
5.   Unleash the hidden Tim "The Toolman" Taylor in all of us.
4.   Being able to use great pick lines like " Need help with your spin cycle?"
3.   Reduce health care costs by less trips to the emergency room.
2.   Eliminate having to explain 100 times on Monday at work how you lost your eye brows.
1.   Using it to level out the dryer that has the one leg stuck in the lowest position.

Offline LAWNMULLER

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2009, 04:06:31 PM »
I am always interested in keeping what I have as long as possible
instead of tossing it in the landfill. More people should do this! It's
always helpful to see different approaches to doing things.

Thanks,
Ron

Offline micbeth1981

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2009, 04:30:34 PM »
i 'am always wanting to learn new things in the appliance world,everything chances so fast you have to stay on top of it,thanks-mike

Offline bal62958

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2009, 05:14:11 PM »
I am currently a student in appliance repair.  I would just like to get all the literature I can get my hands on.

Offline mwnitz

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2009, 05:57:33 PM »
I would love to have this book because as a landlord, I got the SHAFT on my property taxes this year (I have NO idea what they are doing with OUR money!) and I need to fix appliances myself to keep my head above water.  Ughhhhh.   >:(

Offline TXwannabe

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #34 on: April 03, 2009, 06:42:07 PM »
Count me in!

Thanks, AJ!!!!!

Offline lisa

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #35 on: April 03, 2009, 06:54:23 PM »
I would like to have the book because it would be a lot easier to fix something with a visual assistance.  :D

Offline Groundhog180

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2009, 07:25:26 PM »
Hello,
The book sounds like a great asset to someone like myself who does their own work and is also breaking into the field of repairing vintage appliances.  Being laid off every couple weeks means self repair to save money is a must.....Lee

Offline plduncan

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #37 on: April 03, 2009, 10:08:30 PM »
We need this book because there is an applicance conspiracy in our home.  The refrigerator let the garbage disposal know who let the washing machine know who tipped off the wall oven who informed the gas range that they should begin making suspicious symptoms of quiting completely.  We don't know which will be the first to go but we know there is a chain reaction coming soon.  And we are afraid to say anything about it in front of them.    Lori Duncan

Offline fullerdan27

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #38 on: April 03, 2009, 10:16:13 PM »
This book would be a great addition as a quick ref. Too faster repairs. Plus save a lot of time and money. I know we all can use a little money saving idea's!

Offline AlleyCat

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Book Giveaway: 3/3/09 - 3/10/09
« Reply #39 on: April 03, 2009, 11:15:46 PM »
IF THE BOOK IS LIKE AN APPLIANCE REPAIR BOOK FOR DUMMIES, THEN AS A DIVORCED WOMAN WITH NO HEAD FOR HOW APPLIANCES WORK, I'LD BE INTERESTED. IF NOT, PLEASE SELECT AN APPROPRIATE PERSON THAT WOULD BENEFIT FROM IT! THANK YOU!