Appliance doping

Andy's tale of replacing his clothes dryer has sparked an indignant and empassioned response from my friend Jim.

My friend Jim writes:

can of WD40

I am shocked! The quote below is from your web site:

Even though I replaced the belt drive and motor, sprayed everything that moved with WD40 many, many times, the Whirlpool continued its decline, making a loud grinding noise (worn bearing) and taking more time to dry shirts and sheets.

Perhaps you don't care, but I don't think that hopping a senior appliance citizen on WD40 for his declining years is really appropriate. And then to detail the catatonic moans! And to publicly berate the device for failing to perform tasks to a schedule! Really! I expected more from your site than a glorification of appliance doping.

I mean, how would you feel if someone forced you to drink martinis until you were sitting in front of the TV making gurgling sounds?


People for the Ethical Treatment of Appliances (PETA)
5 gallon can of WD40

Answer: Grateful?

I note with some amazement that WD40 is available in containers as large as 5 gallons (18.9 liters) and that it is part of a

complete line of products to help you accomplish almost any household task, including the clean up afterward. Whether you're a mechanic, a do-it-yourselfer, an everyday handyman or you just want to keep your house clean, we offer the right products to get the job done.

See for yourself

Yo! WD40! Complementary products gladly accepted.