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Letter to the Editor

By Staff | Jul 17, 2010

Just want to comment on Mary Ann Menendez’s article in July 10 paper on economy in our homes using new “efficient” appliances. I’m still using as my main refrigerator one that was made in the 1940’s. I have had to replace the thermostate in it once and replace the electronic starter on the unit once. Total cost about $25.00.. True, I have to defrost it about once a week in the summer time; takes about a half hour. I have a friend who has a refrigerator 3 years old which has cost her $400.00 in repairs. Her repair man is an indepndent; so he is not loyal to any one brand. He says they are all alike; they are not made to last. Where is the economy in this situation? Who writes the efficiency rattings for these appliances? Just wondering.

Mitch Juergens

Estherville