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 Posted: Thu Mar 25th, 2010 01:01 pm
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betonjim wrote: The one in front of the washer does not move.  I told them to take apart the one on the left around the laundry sink and remove the laundry sink and maybe I could fix it.  Some people are clueless.

So, what you're saying is, they installed the washer then built the cabinets around it all attached to the wall/floors?

Would have to say, YES, Absolutely CLUELESS!!!!!!!



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Wow! Those are priceless photos!

betonjim, Is it OK with you if I use 'em in a post at my site?



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You certainly may use the photos.  The washer was installed that way when the current resident (my customer) moved in.  So I don't think they would be upset upon the slim chance they even found out.  To the other post.  It's not quite as bad as it looks.  The cabinet in front of the unit is fastened to the wall or floor however the counter and cabinet around the sink was designed to be taken apart.  The laundry sink would need to be uninstalled to have room to remove the washer cabinet.  The plumbing to the faucet was questionable as well.  I may have actually removed the laundry sink if the faucet was hooked up with nice supply hoses.  It was a cash job.  I actually did pull a laundry sink on a Samsung warranty job once.  I was pissed at myself after that call, I think I'm getting smarter.  I try to be a good service guy and sometimes I think I take it too far.  I'm gonna start getting more photos.  The whirlpool dryer with the thermister and teardrop fuse in the front on the blower housing.  One time I seen a guy remove the back of that dryer.  He cut through metal.  His wife heard me tell him he destroyed it.  You should have seen her face and heard what she said:shock:.  Than I had to collect money.

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Wow that is one terrible day to see that!

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That would instantly mean a repair estimate for more than the machine costs new ! See how they manage to move it and bring in the new one



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Why is the counter ON TOP of the sink? That whole room is done wrong.



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Hey Madbrad,

One thing that really frustrates me is why home builders and electricians position the electrical outlets behind the appliances down so low. I know some builders are obsessed with the "clean" look that everything has to be hidden, but it is totally ridiculous to almost have to  kneel ontop of the washer and dryer to unplug them and to actually have to hold a refrigerator power cord with a broomstick to avoid running it over when you wheel the refrigerator back in place.



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I have no idea, I don't wire houses. I can see where that would be a source of frustration. You're right it shouldn't be that low. I've never seen it that low. The worker only does what is on the drawing anyway. He does not choose the height. Having said that, all the laundry rooms or unfinished basement setups I've seen have the plug on the wall higher than the washer. It's nice for me because I plug my gas dryer in there too. I live in Canada maybe that's the difference? In some cases the electrical code prohibits it under things like the laundry tub but for wetness reasons I don't know about the washer. Same for the fridge plug. Mine is about 5 feet up but you still need something like the broomstick trick you mention. The only way to prevent your broomstick method from being needed is to make the fridge with the cord coming out of the back of it also 5 feet up. Well I don't need an implement really, the fridge rolls over excess cord but it's just under the fridge not run over by the wheels so it's OK. I would not want the plug beside it over the counter. I would not want to see that cord.

As for an electric dryer or range, it's 240V so they definitely want to hide that behind the appliance for safety reasons. More difficult for kids to access.

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At least the washer won't walk all over the room like my GE front-loader does!!

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If Enegizer made Washing Machines ... :)










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kdog wrote: That would instantly mean a repair estimate for more than the machine costs new ! See how they manage to move it and bring in the new one

Why? I could have that cabinet out in less than 5 minutes. It would take me less time to put it back. Damn thing can't have more than 4 screws holding it to the wall but I wouldn't be surprised if there were only 2 or even NONE.

Oh wait, are YOU clueless about how to install and remove cabinets?

I find this thread amusing. As if everyone here knows the ins and outs of every facet of life, or ISN'T married. Look at those pictures. You KNOW a woman had those cabinets put it.

Just damn.........

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But, If you leave any mark on those cabinets you will get people calling back and demanding replacements at your expence. If you move a sink, you will be blamed for any plumbing problems or water damages, reguardless of the cause, from that day forward. Lot's of people are using construction adhesive to glue things in place, plus they are caulking around the edges. Plus they nail trim and baseboards around the cabinets. If you move it, you will have to get it all back in place, perfectly.

The issue isn't that we aren't smart enough to move anything, the issue is why should you do all that extra work, and assume the liabilities, for something that you're not going to get one extra penny to do.



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Don't want to accecpt that liability, its not worth it.



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Deathstalker,

When you do 8-10 service calls a day and you have management watching your every move and how long you spend on each service call, the last thing you want to do is run into a problem getting an appliance in or out of it's installlation place. 

Especially if it is a warranty job.

It is the customer's responsibility to make the appliance accessible for us to repair it.

Period.



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Just when I thought I saw it all, I get a full size Whirlpool Duet front load washer and a Whirlpool Duet dryer where the tops and control panel touch the ceramic tile countertop  to the point you can't even pull either machine out.  The customer literally had to break off the ceramic tiles off the counter to make enough room for the machine to be pulled out. 

The control panel of the washer cracked several times from the machine  spinning  when the control panel touched the ceramic tiles.



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OH my goodness... this is just proof that inbreeding hurts many... My husband thinks this a perfect time to invent laproscopic washing machine repair then charge someone a fortune to use it on their insane installs

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