by Suzanne Eovaldi
While you were sleeping, your industrious federal government was busy establishing new guidelines for 2011 washing machines that, according to my source, cut down on efficiency, deceive the customer about the levels of hot and cold, and drain her household power so badly that her lights flicker.
Doing things on the sly is a characteristic of the Obama administration that I find especially odious, and this “Energy Efficient Washing Machine” two-step is cloying, to say the least. My source, who has always proven most reliable, reports that she bought a new basic model and was shocked to discover after doing her first load of laundry, “when set on Hot, the sensor automatically adds Cold along with the Hot. The warm is a mix of both, and the Cold setting adds Hot, as well.”
She thought the dealer had installed the machine incorrectly, but upon referring to the manual, she learned that “the manual states some Cold is added to the Hot to conserve energy and Hot is added to the Cold to activate the detergent.”
She also was informed, after she purchased the new 2011 washer, that “it will not fill up with water as much as your previous washer, therefore allowing you to do only a small or medium load, to conserve energy.” She noticed the lower amount of water forces her new agitator to be so aggressive (to compensate) that it “causes lights to flicker in my home, where the three previous washers never put such a load on the electrical system.”
She feels consumers should be getting the tax break for complying with this new draconian environmental law and not the manufacturer. Sure enough, page two of the new Whirlpool manual states:
This washer is designed to use less water and energy, and complies with all 2011 energy standards. Wash cycles with controlled temperatures are designed to maintain cleaning performance while using less water and energy compared to older traditional washers. As a result, water levels will be lower, and Hot and Warm wash temperatures may not be as warm as you are used to. (Emphasis added.)
One salesman even told my source she’ll probably need a new type of detergent to clean her clothes. What about all of the germs not being killed because only hot water will attack them?
How hypocritical for the Obama crew to deprive American consumers of an efficient machine while earlier he is alleged to have burned up 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to plant a tree on Earth Day.
Chinese Light Bulbs
I received an e-mail about the fire hazard of some Chinese-made light bulbs. Incidentally, we now do not have one U.S. company making them as our leaders have seen fit to outsource these new corkscrew bulbs to China at a cost to us of three times what the old workhorse incandescent bulbs cost us. And the final straw is having to don Haz-Mat gear to clean up a dropped bulb.
Again, just consider Obama’s hypocrisy of using Air Force One as his private taxi for family trips overseas and campaign forays stateside. Yet again, we average citizens are being punched in our laundry rooms. BTW, my source returned her first washer for a second one. When it did the same things, she returned it for a good reconditioned washing machine that uses hot water…and doesn’t make her lights flicker.
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This article originally appeared on CoachIsRight.com and is reprinted with permission.
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