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  • Happy Dog Story

    July 12, 2017

    Here's a happy dog story -  A dog named Leo’s life story went from sad to super when a kind and caring UPS driver named Katie Newhouser from Rancho Cucamonga, California, crossed paths with Leo.  Back in May, Newhouser posted a photo of her pit bull pal in a Facebook group called UPS DOGS.  The story is bittersweet and as Katies writes it, Leo’s “owner passed away and now he lives [...]

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    Deadly Fridge Fire

    June 24, 2017

    Over 60,000 units of the fridge identified as the source of the deadly Grenfell Tower fire were produced before the model was discontinued in 2009, according to Whirlpool.  London Police announced that last week’s massive blaze originated with a Hotpoint fridge freezer manufactured by Whirlpool subsidiary Indesit, based in Italy. The U.K. government subsequently ordered an [...]

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    In many small Indiana communities, fire and medical emergencies are often handled, at least initially, by volunteers.  These men and women selflessly serve their communities, but in this story, the community has decided to give back.  Brookston, IN firefighter and EMT Harold Lawrence required and received open-heart surgery in January.  Unfortunately, complications arose which resulted in the [...]

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    Another Dog Story

    May 2, 2017

    Yet another puppy mill operation taken down.  This one was in Newton County (IN), which took place last week, Monday, April 24th.  Animal Control Officer Butch Cain, with assistance from Newton County Sheriffs Deputies David Hoaks and Richard Hughes, rescued approximately 14 dogs from an alleged dog breeding operation that had been hidden in an abandoned underground bomb shelter in rural Lake [...]

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    Pitbulls are Cool!

    April 23, 2017

    While this article isn't appliance repair related, please check out this link about pit bulls. If you love dogs, you know that pit bulls have gotten a bad rap due to random and infrequent attacks on humans, which can mostly be attributed to lack of proper rearing and training by pit bull owners.  With anything, responsibility is key to the successful ownership and maintenance of a pet. [...]

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    Is bankruptcy in the stars for HH Gregg? Indianapolis-based HH Gregg has been losing money hand over fist due to consumer spending habit changes. Can the 61 year-old appliance retailer recover?  http://bloom.bg/2kS4j3E

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    Whirlpool Dryer Fire Hazard

    February 22, 2017

    I'm not aware of any current dryer scandals in the US, but I will say that I've seen PLENTY of dryers filled with lint which were fire hazards. There is no brand, in my opinion, which is more safe than another.  Without regular inspection and maintenance, any dryer can become hazardous.  The following article is from the UK, but it certainly is a poignant reminder that we ALL need to be [...]

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    Craftsman Brand SOLD??!!

    January 7, 2017

    Original article:  HERE   On Thursday, January 5, 2017, Sears announced that it was selling the Craftsman brand for $900 million to Stanley Black & Decker.  We've seen Sears deteriorate from a once powerful brand to a mere shell of its former self.  As Sears also owns the A&E appliance service and brand, we understand they're also up for sale.  This could be [...]

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    Dryer Dangers!

    December 26, 2016

    Erie Insurance Co. recently posted an article which provides eye-opening insight into the dangers of dryer and vent fires.  The complete article can be viewed here and we encourage you to read it in full.  But in summary, knowing that dryers cause roughly 15,500 home structure fires, 29 fatalities, 400 injuries and $192 million in direct property loss each year should be enough[...]

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    ANOTHER Recall?

    November 9, 2016

    Description: The recall involves three models of GE Profile high-efficiency top-loading clothes washers. The washers come in gold, gray and white and measure about four cubic feet. “GE Profile” is printed on the front of the washers. The model number is located on the rear cover of the washer’s backsplash, above the water valve connections.   For more information and models[...]

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