To old to Learn???

@ramapo17 (25259)
Melbourne, Florida
November 5, 2015 11:40am CST
I haven't bought a new appliance in years and I was in for a big shock when I had to buy a new wash machine. I knew the prices were going to be a lot higher than the last time I bought one but all the settings are driving me crazy. They use less water as the thing is to conserve water which I totally agree with but it sounds like there is no water going into the machine. I think the first time I used it I was up and down checking it out as It sounded like only a glass of water was going into it. The final results were fine but every time I need to wash clothes I go through this whole thing again. Has anyone else purchased a new appliance lately and understand what I am talking about?
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@hereandthere (32513)
• Philippines
6 Nov 15
i prefer on and off, too, not power. i also understand and picture the words i read, too, but have a hard time deciphering and remembering symbols. i don't like that we need two remote controls to turn on the tv.
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@ramapo17 (25259)
• Melbourne, Florida
6 Nov 15
@hereandthere you sound like me.
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@ramapo17 (25259)
• Melbourne, Florida
6 Nov 15
I screwed up the tv the other night as I pushed the wrong button
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@DaddyEvil (25818)
• Aurora, Missouri
27 Nov 15
@hereandthere Two remote controls? Why haven't you programmed everything into your Master Remote? That's what it is made to handle!
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@marlina (76704)
• Canada
5 Nov 15
No, I have an older washing machine and I do hate buying new modern stuff.
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
5 Nov 15
I always temporarily freak out when first faced with using something new, but I don't agree you're ever too old to learn.
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@ramapo17 (25259)
• Melbourne, Florida
6 Nov 15
@valmnz I really hate learning anything new that has to many instructions I like on and off. That's it.
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
6 Nov 15
@ramapo17 ha, ha, that sounds good to me. But I also lik a challenge
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
5 Nov 15
It's funny when I visit the US to see my daughter she normally has a washing machine like this one. You have to really program the thing to get it to work. Here on the islands we use a simple washing machine that is fantastic. One bin to wash and one bin to rinse and spin dry. It uses a lot less water and electricity but I don't think you can buy them in he US.
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@ramapo17 (25259)
• Melbourne, Florida
6 Nov 15
@poehere that is what I like, simple and easy. My grandchildren teach me how to use any new electronic devices when I get them.
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• Philippines
6 Nov 15
@poehere @ramapo17 yes, washing machines in the philippines are also twin tubs, top loaders, wash tub on the left, spin dryer on the right. then we hang them out to dry in the sun. we did have a single tub automatic washing machine once.
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
6 Nov 15
@ramapo17 That is perfect I am glad someone is there to help you learn how to use them.
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@jaboUK (54872)
• United Kingdom
8 Nov 15
I haven't had to buy anything like that for some time. It does take a while to get used to new things.
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@allknowing (68785)
• India
6 Nov 15
I like to play around with new gadgets. I learnt all that is there to learn on my pc by the trial and error methods. Did not attend any course.
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@ramapo17 (25259)
• Melbourne, Florida
6 Nov 15
I never take any classes either but sometimes I think I should.
@Susan2015 (21336)
• United States
7 Nov 15
When I got a new stove and it has the smooth glass top, I had to really get used to it.
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@zebra2222 (5171)
• United States
7 Nov 15
I have not bought a new appliance but it does sound strange what you have to go through.
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@cahaya1983 (10039)
• Malaysia
6 Nov 15
It takes a while to get used to new appliances, I think. It was like that when I first bought my washing machine but I've been using it for 8 years now and I'm so glad I bought it.
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@ramapo17 (25259)
• Melbourne, Florida
6 Nov 15
I know it takes awhile to get use to anything new. You should see me with new computers.
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@DaddyEvil (25818)
• Aurora, Missouri
27 Nov 15
@ramapo17 I haven't actually seen you using your newer laptop or tablet, but I have rendered enough suggestions to you to know what you are familiar with and what you are going to run into trouble should it come up while you are using your new devices, Nancy... (Usually, I giggle quietly to myself when I guess right on one of the stumbling blocks, then send you the pre-written email describing exactly what I thought you needed to know to get yourself back up and running, hon.) Uhhh... okay, yes, I do have a small library of instructional emails already written to send you when you trip over something one of your new devices does when you try to treat it like it was the previous device you replaced that one with. (Don't shoot me, okay? I am doing my best to take care of things like this for you! I just think it is funny/adorable when I guess right on those things!)
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@ramapo17 (25259)
• Melbourne, Florida
27 Nov 15
@DaddyEvil The new lap top we got is for my husband. I have the tablet and an old lap top and I took them when we went up north and none of us could figure them out. I put them away and used my husbands new lap top for emergencies. I never went onto any of my fun sites. Hopefully I will get on here soon.
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@just4him (124274)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Nov 15
No, but I need to get a new washer and dryer.
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@ramapo17 (25259)
• Melbourne, Florida
6 Nov 15
@just4him, make sure to ask the sales person to demonstrate each of them. Take notes if you have to.
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• Philippines
6 Nov 15
@ramapo17 i'm a note-taker, too. so as i'm watching and asking questions and remembering, i'm also furiously drawing and writing them and hope i understand them later on.
@ramapo17 (25259)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Nov 15
@hereandthere That is good except for all the paper I have on my desk from all the notes I take. My husbands desk is so clean and my is a disaster, hahaha. I tell him I have a loot on my mind when he says about my mess.
@birjudanak (7293)
• India
27 Nov 15
we have here new washing machine but its fully auto top drum which is good programmed so anybody can run it just by pressing one key and for 45 mins its work automatically bye water adding ,rinsing washing drying all in just one button.
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@DaddyEvil (25818)
• Aurora, Missouri
27 Nov 15
Nope, can't help you with this one, Nancy! I could do some quick research if you want me to, but otherwise, all my appliances are still running well, but are getting a bit older, now. My washer, dryer, dishwasher and fridge are aging well. My last acquisition was the fridge ten years ago. Before that was the dishwasher, which is 22 years old. WOW! I didn't realize how old my appliances are now! Sounds like I should be saving up to replace them pretty quickly! (I keep thinking, "How old was Pretty when I bought that?" LOL!)
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• United States
11 Nov 15
Well yes the brand new water heater has a caged circumference gate if you will that needs to be regularly vacuumed as we have a cat and when it starts to have a bit too much dust or hair around it, it hums, a new sound I have to add to the 'to do list' . . .
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
6 Nov 15
We have a regular washing machine in our apartment. I would be the same way you are and worry about it constantly.
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@rakski (20968)
• Philippines
6 Nov 15
yes, everything now becomes complicated as the technology improves everyday.
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@Missmwngi (10773)
• Nairobi, Kenya
6 Nov 15
I have not bought any new ones of late but i think it is good it uses less water
@ramapo17 (25259)
• Melbourne, Florida
6 Nov 15
That is true.
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