Our washing machine is celebrating 25 years of existence.

@allknowing (63016)
India
July 28, 2017 7:42pm CST
Our washing machine is 25 years old and has been doing a fine job. It's fully automatic although we need to air the clothes for a while. It is a top loader and takes up to 5 kilos. It is a Whirlpool and has hardly undergone any repairs. Tried to click a picture but this is what I managed - it's early morning here. Do you have gadgets that are old and working?
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@vsai2008 (7660)
• India
29 Jul
Our car is 25 years old and its working fine We don't have things that are older and in working condition
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@allknowing (63016)
• India
29 Jul
25 years for a car is pretty good. What model is that?
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@vsai2008 (7660)
• India
29 Jul
@allknowing Maruti 800, The Great LOL
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@allknowing (63016)
• India
29 Jul
@vsai2008 No one bumped into it? It has a delicate body (lol)
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@TriniTU (141)
• Philippines
29 Jul
Good morning..smiled seeing your post..we have a 17 year old washing machine too..we couldn't throw away coz it still works and for the sentimental value..
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@allknowing (63016)
• India
29 Jul
Seventeen years is also a pretty good longevity.
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@TriniTU (141)
• Philippines
29 Jul
@allknowing yah,we don't use it usually..
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@sharon6345 (121165)
• United States
29 Jul
No not here ever. I would update it. I had a washer 8 years but to live here I had to give it away. I think the name speaks volumes for your washer.
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@allknowing (63016)
• India
29 Jul
Do you have restrictions that you cannot keep a washing machine?
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@vandana7 (63560)
• India
29 Jul
Oh wow...that is great..our car is about 20 years old, and we are planning to replace it in coming month. It is in working condition, and it does give fair mileage too. But the bucket seats are not ok for dad, and the wheels alignment is a bit off. Another thing I am not happy about is the gears. Clutch does not go down unless pressed more or may be I am old so there is weakness in legs. Finally the windshield. There were some insects dashing against it during drive, and some mud that causes those spots. We got it changed, but water leaks inside! As a moving vehicle, with decent mileage, it is still good.
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@allknowing (63016)
• India
29 Jul
While complimenting you on the age of your car I think your decision to buy a new one is good as it is risky to drive a car that cannot be relied on.
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@much2say (38813)
• United States
29 Jul
That's really good!! We have only been in this house 5 years, and got all new big gadgets . . . so we have yet to find out about the long run. As far as the smaller gadgets, I do have a popcorn popper and rice cooker that are at least 15 years old now!
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@allknowing (63016)
• India
29 Jul
15 years is certainly good for your popcorn popper and rice cooker. Keep your fingers for your other gadgets.
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@allknowing (63016)
• India
29 Jul
@much2say As long as there are spare parts available it is fine but these days with upgrades spare parts of older models are difficult to find.
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@much2say (38813)
• United States
29 Jul
@allknowing Sometimes I have thought they don't have spare parts available on purpose - that way we'd have to buy a newer model .
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@dollaboy (6232)
29 Jul
Sounds good, I am 19 and working fine
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@allknowing (63016)
• India
29 Jul
You are 19 and still wet behind your ears Have any parts been replaced?
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@dollaboy (6232)
30 Jul
@allknowing nothing major though
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@allknowing (63016)
• India
30 Jul
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• Peoria, Arizona
29 Jul
oh wow, that is awesome! ours is not that old, I think it might be over 10 years? Perhaps, I dont know. But it is pretty good for the fact that our washer is outside, exposed to the elements haha
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@allknowing (63016)
• India
29 Jul
Ours is well protected and therefore looks as good as new.
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• Peoria, Arizona
31 Jul
@allknowing That is awesome!
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@allen0187 (33150)
• Philippines
29 Jul
My tv and fridge are a couple years old and still working. 25 years - you have gotten your money's worth from that washing machine!
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@allknowing (63016)
• India
29 Jul
It even looks brand new
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@allen0187 (33150)
• Philippines
29 Jul
@allknowing that just goes to show how much you've taken cared of it!
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@marguicha (91717)
• Chile
29 Jul
Congratulations! Mine gave up after 20 years of use this year and we could not fix it as there are no spare parts. But Leticia took it to her house and is using it with no warm water (the hot water pump stopped working).
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@allknowing (63016)
• India
29 Jul
That is the problem with all gadgets. They upgrade and stop producing spare parts for the older versions. I have had no issues so far and hopefully it should last a few years. Our is with cold water.
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@marguicha (91717)
• Chile
29 Jul
@allknowing The repairman told me that the people who made the machines must have spare parts for 7 years only. My machine was new when it was 7 years old.
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• Richfield, Utah
29 Jul
Sweet! I have an old top loader washer too, close to 20 years, I drive a 18 year old truck as well.
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@allknowing (63016)
• India
29 Jul
That's really a 'wow' kind of news - you driving a truck 20 years is pretty long too. More power to your washing machine and the truck!!!
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• Richfield, Utah
29 Jul
@allknowing lol, I love my truck, love the power.....
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@jstory07 (65914)
• Roseburg, Oregon
29 Jul
I had my son and he kept my washer and dryer going for over twenty years and my car going for over twenty years.
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@allknowing (63016)
• India
29 Jul
Was your son repairing if anything went wrong with these items?
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@jstory07 (65914)
• Roseburg, Oregon
29 Jul
@allknowing Yes he did and I saved a lot of money because of him.
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@GardenGerty (97896)
• United States
29 Jul
No, not really. I originally bought used gadgets and they lasted a long time, Each time I replaced one it lasted a shorter time. Usually designed not to be repaired. We are a throw away society.
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@allknowing (63016)
• India
30 Jul
Old models are difficult to repair as their parts are not available.
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@mandala100 (39073)
• Hong Kong
29 Jul
@allknowing Your washing machine has serve you well my friend.
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@Tracy04 (10527)
• Malaysia
29 Jul
Happy 25th year anniversary of washing machine.
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@shynu44 (4770)
29 Jul
wow, thats amazing.
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@sishy7 (27654)
• Australia
29 Jul
A good brand it is and I've always thought a top loader is much sturdier than a front loader.
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