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Thread: Rather strange don't you think?

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    Rather strange don't you think?

    My stove needed a new receptacle for one of the big burners. So I find this one at Home Depot and get it home.
    I didn't notice the small writing on the package until this morning. I bought this a couple of weeks ago and left it on the workbench in the garage.

    My stove is GE.........but................(read small print)
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    You would think a "GE" part would fit a "GE" appliance....that's really lame.
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    Call them or take it back. As long as you still have the receipt, it shouldn't be a problem. I would send the photo to GE in an email and ask them to explain. Maybe a very big typo!

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    Wonder if the package was printed in China and that's a burp in language translation? I know, I know... GE should have had someone who read and caught that, but it's the world we live in now.

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    Who would have thought?????

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    strange indeed!

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    Too funny!! Frustrating I know - but funny.
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    My husband installed it. It actually gives better contact than the other three burners connectors. This replacement does in fact look exactly like the originals, who knows what was going through their minds when designing the package.
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    Oh, geeze! I hate when that type of thing happens. Someone was certainly clueless when they let that packaging go through that way. Glad it worked for you, though!
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    I laughed at that label. Strange indeed.
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    It is as confusing as the parka I just bought which has a label that says:" Do not wash or dry clean"...(?)

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    Send it to Consumer Reports Magazine....this would be perfect......

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    Save that packaging....might be worth something. Like coins, stamps with oops!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jitkaau View Post
    It is as confusing as the parka I just bought which has a label that says:" Do not wash or dry clean"...(?)

    ...what to do...just burn it? How sad....proofreaders/quality control needs watchdogs! Did you write that company? I always contact the company when I see/read errors....love to wipe their faces in their messes!

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    Definitely seems like a 'translation issue' on the packaging - especially since it's identical to the one removed. As someone else mentioned - it is the world in which we now live. Sad.

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    OMG! How ridiculous!

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    Strange indeed that GE parts would NOT work on GE stoves. That is lame !!
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    Labels are funny sometimes. I got a new shirt and the washing instructions on the tag said "Wash this when dirty".

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    Hmmm, makes one wonder....
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    If it was made in China, I'd still worry about it. just keep an eye on it.

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    GE probably makes thousands of parts, there was probably a packet right beside this one specifically for GE and Hotpoint

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Quilter View Post
    Definitely seems like a 'translation issue' on the packaging - especially since it's identical to the one removed. As someone else mentioned - it is the world in which we now live. Sad.
    It usually is a translation issue, since the products are usually made out of the US along with the printing. The company may have technical writers, but obviously no grammar check.

    I've noticed more stories in print as well where there is not a grammar check, either in hard copy or online. A sentence can contain the wrong spelling of a word and/or be missing a word and it still goes out. They just use Spellcheck and let it go.

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    There are several shows on TV which have segments for "bloopers", I'm thinking of Ellen DeGeneres as an example as well as TV bloopers.

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    Glad it worked for you. It probably is made in China. Strange.

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    If I were you next time you go to that store check to see if there is an item made for your stove. GE probably makes parts for a great many brands and has one that is better suited for your stove.

    Jay Leno used to have a spot on his show "Bought at the 99cent store." And everything that he showed that was not packaged in the US had some very unique wording. One item I remember was the American Indian with a machine gun. And another item he read the instructions they made no sense.

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