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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Throwback Thursday: News Recap November 5, 2015

If you have been reading the W.L. May Blog but haven't checked us out on FacebookTwitter or Google+, you may not be getting the whole story. We use all of those social media outlets to share news stories that relate to our industry as well as appliance tips we have found from other sources. Here is a recap of some of the top stories we have seen lately. So without further ado:

We start with some consumer friendly articles we feel would be great for sharing:
  • XWow had some laundry room ideas for tight spaces. LINK
  • Des Moines Water Works told us about a mysterious dishwasher built up film. LINK
  • Most of us our probably guilty of believing some of the cooking myths presented by Paste. LINK
  • HNGN posted tips can help keep your appliance running for years to come. LINK
  • This article from the USA blog is few years old. Maybe something to show customers who think the problem is YOU when you cannot predict what will be needed for an electronic board repair. It also talks a little about the lack of industry standards for fault codes, which is a whole other issue that should be addressed. LINK
  • Have you ever seen ice spikes in ice made with a tray? Appliance Video explained how they form. LINK
  • If your dishwasher is acting up, you may not need a repairman or a new dishwasher. It could be something as simple as some cleaning and maintenance. LINK
  • Stained or pitted plastic storage containers are unattractive and they may not hold their seal. Here are some tips to get the longest life from your plastic food containers. LINK
  • This is, quite possibly, the best article I have seen about preparing your appliances for the holidays. LINK
Next, we look at the manufacturers and how they have been in the news recently:
  • Electrolux made an offer to settle with the DOJ over the purchase of GE's appliance division. LINK
  • In merger news, Louisville Business First reported that Electrolux is spending 64 million dollars just for transaction fees. It isn't easy to buy General Electric. LINK
  • GE started a training program hoping to get young people into the appliance manufacturing business. LINK
  • We heard that if you are looking for work in appliance manufacturing, Alliance, makers of Speed Queen, are hiring. LINK
  • In further merger news, the DOJ declined Electroluxes offer to settle. LINK
We found some articles that might be of interest to those of you who love all thing appliances:
  • We found a nice weekend project for the beer fan in your life-building a keg fridge. LINK
  • Consumer Reports wondered if Black Stainless will be the new Stainless Steel. LINK
  • In a particularly Portland-ish idea. Appliance Video turned a bike wheel into a laundry rack! LINK
  • Consumer Reports takes a short look at front load washing machines and why they use so little water. LINK
  • We showed you the R2D2 mini fridge a while ago. Here is the Darth Vader refrigerator and Vodka dispenser. LINK
  • We also showed you a really cool concealed outdoor beer refrigerator. LINK
Sometimes, the links we post are related to technology, business or happenings on the Internet:
  • Students in Calgary developed a refrigerator that uses no electricity. We observed that it works in Canada, but would it work in Death Valley? LINK
  • The independent service company may soon have some new challenges to deal with. Servicers web reported on a new "Uber style" app for home repairs.  LINK
  • The Master Samurai and Mrs Samurai shared some Total Appliance Enlightenment regarding cash flow for your appliance repair business. LINK
  • In a follow story about an "Uber for Appliance Repair". The United Servicers Association looked at the situation and had recommendations for how to compete. LINK
  • I3E Media discusses the new Google Home Services program. LINK
  • A guy in France has invented a cure for the well known problem of "plumbers cracks". LINK
We close with few just for fun stories:
  • Refrigerators are great for cooling, but even more important as bulletin boards. LINK
  • A journalist used some field engineering to solve a dishwasher install problem. LINK
  • Some husbands found out what the women are REALLY talking about in the other room. LINK
  • Yet another lost sock story. LINK
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