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From about 1955 ot 1965 my dad worked on them for a store and they were good quality then,but at some point they went down hill.
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I should have researched them more. I was buying from what I thought was a good brand name and did not think they would hirt their reputation with a POS, but I was wrong about them.
I even went to the dealer in town instead of the big box store.
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They were still good into the 80's and later. Looks they opened a plant in Mexico in 2005. I'm sure that's where my 2007 range model was made. Thanks to all the free-trading legislators for sending our jobs south of the border.
From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frigidaire....
A new cooktop manufacturing facility will be located in the Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial park, southwest of Memphis. The facility will be built to LEED certification standards. Workers will manufacture the company’s Electrolux ICON®, Electrolux® and Frigidaire® product lines, including drop-in/slide-in ranges, wall ovens, specialty free standing ranges and cook tops. Construction is expected to begin in early 2011 with production to begin in mid-2012.
Electrolux/Fridgidaire also operates a manufacturing facility for free standing gas and electric ranges in Springfield, Tennessee. The Springfield facility currently employs about 2,900 people.
It also operates a large manufacturing facility in Northern Mexico since 2005.[5]
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On 6/19/2014 12:35 PM, Guv Bob wrote:

Umm...you know that Electrolux is a Swedish multinational, right? And they've owned Frigidaire since 1986. Before then, Frigidaire was owned by GM.
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On 6/19/2014 12:49 PM, Moe DeLoughan wrote:

Don't forget they other brands and owners. Edison Electric, White-Westinghouse, Husqvarna.
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"..our jobs.."??
They don't belong to us. They go to the location able to produce the product most efficiently. Because of government regulatory burdens, high taxes and unions; that isn't the U.S. anymore. If those jobs didn't go south, I wouldn't be able to afford the products any more.
I hope more jobs go south.
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On 6/19/2014 1:51 PM, Zaky Waky wrote:

If you had a union advocating for your pay to have kept up over the years, you'd have retained your ability to afford quality American-built products. Instead, you're participating in the race to the bottom.

You first. Whatever you do for a living, somebody somewhere else can do it for less. By your own standards, you're not entitled to a living wage, so walk the walk, buddy.
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On Thursday, June 19, 2014 4:52:07 PM UTC-4, Moe DeLoughan wrote:

You mean like how the unions in Detroit advocated and bankrupted GM? While non union plants from MB, Honda, BMW and other foreign car companies build cars here in the USA profitably, employing more than GM?

Non sequitur noted. In the case of Detroit, the unions burdened them with a labor cost 2X what MB, BMW, Honda, etc are paying right here in the USA. The results were predictable. Not that it's all the unions fault, but when you have a labor cost 2X the competition, it is like trying to swim with lead boots on.
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Umm...then thanks to all the free-trading legislators for allowing a foreign company to close a US plant and sending our jobs south of the border.
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On Thursday, June 19, 2014 2:34:40 PM UTC-4, Guv Bob wrote:

In the quote above it clearly says that the company is building a new factory here in the USA, near Memphis to build ovens, ranges, etc. It's not like they have abandoned the USA. But I guess you'd rather have a govt that has proven itself incompetent in virtually everything it undertakes, figure out where the right place to build kitchen appliances is. They lost $500mil down the Solyndra rat hole, when they figured out where to build solar panels. Or Ener1, that they sunk $120mil into to build car batteries, it's bankrupt, closed and the money is gone too. There's a long, long list of similar failures, if you care to look. And best of all, they were all structured with typical big govt brilliance. If the company is a success, the owners reap all the rewards, the govt gets nothing. If the company fails, the govt loses everything. What great business minds! They shouldn't be building ovens, they should be sticking their heads in ovens.
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Unfortunately, the more jobs that go "south" the tax burden for those still working will become greater and greater. At some point you won't be able to afford those products even at their lower prices.
That's the Reader's Digest definition of socialism.
I think what you meant to say was "I hope that ass hole from Kenya goes south to play golf and never returns." Right?
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wage structure with new hires getting substantially less than the older dudes or that they would have 5 years. Unions by no means assure you have a job if the market forces aren't correct.
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Julie Bove wrote:

Hello Kitty?
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I've had two!
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| Beware of any appliances or parts these days. Most if not all are made | overseas. | I had to get a replacement "sparker" for a gas stove recently. It works fine. I also got a similar thing for our furnace. But I bought both from dealers that specialize in such things and have phone numbers. I would never buy anything from Amazon or EBay.
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On 6/19/2014 11:00 PM, Mayayana wrote:

I've bought a lot of name brand from Amazon for years now and never had a problem. I have a package coming today.
eBay can be a little scarier, but I did buy a couple of ASCO air valves last month. They are $335 from a local dealer, but I got one from an eBay dealer for $200. I went back and bought another as a spare. They go bad on a 150 HP compressor every year or two.
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You mean like in Detroit and soon many other cities?
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Julie Bove wrote:

I have a nice, pink Hello Kitty notebook that I take to meetings on the off chance somebody might say something useful. Being a large, bearded, pony- tailed biker nobody ever commented on my choice.
I did get a kick out of a news story a couple of years ago. If a cop in Thailand screwed up he got to go and direct traffic wearing a Hello Kitty armband. That plan backfired when the cops sort of liked their armbands.
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Oren wrote:

Even Nancy Pelosi could get into one of those. Hell, I don't even like ARs and I want one.
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