Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/01/14

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Subject: [Leica] There's something about German design ...
From: at (Douglas Sharp)
Date: Sun Jan 14 04:22:31 2007
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Rick, I must agree on the reparability of most German built household 
appliances, but be thankful you didn't have a Miele tumbler/condensation 
drier! :-) 
Our third in 6 years is now a Siemens.
And after many asthmatic German vacuum cleaners - taking one apart to 
fix it is like defusing a bomb - we finally splashed out on a Dyson, now 
THAT is a good machine even though the design looks like something out 
of Star Wars, and you don't need to search for one of ten thousand 
dust-bags made to fit.

Rick Dykstra wrote:
> I spent today slowly pulling our Miele dishwasher apart, to figure out 
> why its not filling fully.  I think it's the solenoid.  Not just any 
> solenoid, but part of a failsafe twin solenoid leak-proof disaster 
> safe design.  And having seen the insides of this thing now, by golly 
> what a beautifully designed well made, repairable bit of gear.  An 
> absolute contrast to the Australian made Vulcan gas heater I pulled 
> apart last winter (worn out fan).  And the Miele vacuum cleaner I 
> pulled apart last year was also great to work on (worn out carbon 
> brushes).
> So why is it that Germans are such good industrial designers?  It's as 
> if they know their work will be appreciated when customers finally 
> need to fix the thing.  :-)
> Impressed I am.
> Rick.
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