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I have fixed my own laundry machine!

 
Jan de Boer
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Okay, it's of course economically not a sensible to do. The time it takes, the engineer salary compared to the one of the guy fixing laundry machines. But I am just proud of myself I have analyzed a problem and fixed it. A problem totally not related to computer science. But I like to solve things and, I am happy!! :-)

Please all say 'good job' to me!
 
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Good job
 
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Thanks. I actually think it is economically beneficial even. I have spend about 3 hours on this. 1 hour finding the solution on internet, 2 hours opening the thing and cleaning some filters, drying out the bathroom. If you ask someone else to do it, you are an hour occupied too, and you pay like 100 euro. So that is 50 euro per hour after tax. I think I deserve a drink now! I can buy me an expensive one for that $100.
 
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Hi Jan,

I blogged about repairing my washer and dryer a few years back (blog is offline at the moment however). Good luck even finding someone to fix something like that these days, at least here in the US; everybody just wants to throw things out and buy something shiny and new. But I've got a 20-year-old Kenmore washer and dryer that is still running great, with an occasional infusion of new parts and reasonable maintenance. I feel good about keeping them out of a landfill, and I feel good about myself for being able to do these things if need be. And yes, it might possibly not make short-term economic sense to do it myself, but it's good for the planet, good for the mind, and good for the soul.

So here's to you, my friend -- Na Zdorovie!
 
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Right. Also one of the reasons I always try to repair things. I do not like this materialistic-throw-it-away culture. Buy, buy, buy. New bling, bling.

Although it can also be true that a shiny and new thing is better for the planet since it is more economic using energy.
 
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Great work Jan de Boer.. now you can buy yourself a new washing machine :P
 
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