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AIBU to just want my appliances to leave me alone?

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missg00se Tue 09-May-17 21:27:52

I've recently moved from an old house with not so up to date appliances to a new build where everything is brand spanking new. It's nice to have modern appliances that work - but it feels like everything is just constantly beeping at me!

Microwave: beeps for a full minute after it's done.
Washing machine: plays a kind of beepy tune when it's done, and repeats beeping noises until I open the door.
Tumble dryer: beeps when done. Beeps at regular intervals until I intervene.

The dishwasher is my only ally but that's because I tend to put it on in the evening and I can't hear the beeping from the other end of the house! I know it's still beeping at me though.

I'm sure there are more; just can't think of the less annoying ones at the moment.

This is lighthearted, mainly - but honestly sometimes I feel like it's driving me insane! DD is 9 months and has recently learned the power of crying to get what she wants.
Also we have two cats who make noises at me incessantly until I drop what I'm doing and see to their needs. I've got enough going on. AIBU to feel that additional nagging by my household appliances is just a bridge too far?! angry

Teatimebear Tue 09-May-17 21:32:48

Don't get me started! Our kettle beeps so loud we have to make tea on the stove if someone is sleeping!

Washing machine will go on forever, so the same problem.

It's maddening - MY LAUNDRY FINISHING IS NOT AN EMERGENCY!

McTufty Tue 09-May-17 21:34:10

I have a thing about getting to the microwave before it does its second set of beeping!

SloanePeterson Tue 09-May-17 21:34:45

Many, many years ago a thread on MN made me realise there's a way to deprogrammed all this beeping. Life changing stuff. Google the make and model and you'll get the instructions of how to turn all the bloody tunes off

edwinbear Tue 09-May-17 21:35:51

My coffee machine makes amazing coffee, but every time I try, it tells me to 'empty the waste', 'clean the pipework', 'fill the water container', 'descale me' etc etc. It's easier to make instant.

DrDreReturns Tue 09-May-17 21:35:58

It annoys me when I'm putting stuff in the fridge after shopping and it starts beeping at me! There have been a few times when the door hasn't closed properly and I've been grateful for it though.

ratspeaker Tue 09-May-17 21:37:44

I feel your pain.
What is it about appliances that they want your immediate attention.
RIGHT NOW!
LOOK I'VE DONE YOUR WORK, PRAISE ME, LOOOOOOK

Genunie people personalities are not far off I tell you, I can feel the pain in the diodes all down my left side

Itisnoteasybeingdifferent Tue 09-May-17 21:37:49

Pleasure to be of service.

(with due thanks to the late Douglas Adams)

silkpyjamasallday Tue 09-May-17 21:38:09

Our tumble dryer beeps incessantly and does spurts of spinning even once it is done until you open the door. It is in what was an outdoor loo and I can hear it from inside!

bibbitybobbityyhat Tue 09-May-17 21:38:50

I disabled my washing machine's beeper recently. Took approx 2 mins including googling and watching the YouTube video telling me how to do it.

My tumble drier is so old it doesn't beep.

My AEG dishwasher beeps just once when it is done, but seems satisfied with that and doesn't continue to tell me for no reason.

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Tue 09-May-17 21:40:43

Yanbu. All of yours plus the fridge. Useful in ine way but really fucking annoying when you're putting a large shop away & the bastard is bleeping incessantly!

workshyfop Tue 09-May-17 21:41:29

I feel your pain. We moved from an old cottage to a house with brand spanking new appliances. I had no idea everything beeped now. I feel like I'm constantly being told to jump to it.

outabout Tue 09-May-17 21:43:05

Surely your DH comes running to alleviate the pain the machines are experiencing and save you from your tuneless misery?

harderandharder2breathe Tue 09-May-17 21:44:47

My mums washing machine beeps a good two or three minutes before the door unlocks, it's so frustrating! Nobody needs a warning that their laundry is almost finished!

Mine doesn't beep it just sort of clicks to say the door is unlocked which i much prefer!

jay55 Tue 09-May-17 21:47:56

My dishwasher beeps too. I hate all of it.

mineofuselessinformation Tue 09-May-17 21:48:38

Another one here saying Google how to disable the bleeps. It's liberating!

Zebrasinpyjamas Tue 09-May-17 21:50:29

I hate hate hate this. My microwave beeps at me if I close the door and have left any knob left turned to a setting. What possible catastrophe could happen if I had forgotten to begin microwaving!?
My appliances all shout at me which is what my children are for unfortunately the instructions only allow me to reduce the length or lower volume not turn the noise off completely.

OhMrBadger Tue 09-May-17 21:52:58

The washing machine we inherited when we moved into this house plays a very jolly tune when it's finished. I quite like it. But I HATE the fact it beeps as I spin the dial through all the programme options. It's totally unnecessary and just plain attention seeking.

StillSeekingResponsibleAdult Tue 09-May-17 21:53:50

My (fairly modern) washing machine only beeps once, then if you don't attend to it, it turns all it's lights off and pretends it was never on. This means I sometimes realise, quite some time later, that I've missed the beep and the clothes are starting to get mouldy. I wouldn't mind a few more beeps...

YoungYolandaYorgensen39 Tue 09-May-17 21:54:01

YA so NBU. If it's not kids or pets nagging for attention it's the appliances. Drives me out of my tree.

exWifebeginsat40 Tue 09-May-17 21:55:14

my washing machine is very passive-aggressive and plays a jaunty tune at me when it's finished. tinkly little fucker.

PickAChew Tue 09-May-17 21:59:06

I found out how to turn down the beeping on my washer. The dryer plays a tune and has various other beeps, but, even though it's easy to switch off, I leave it on anyhow because the anticrease function makes it growl every few seconds, anyhow.

The beeper on my oven is long since knackered.

PickAChew Tue 09-May-17 22:01:58

edwin you need one of these. The only beeping is me when I'm so groggy I pour muesli into it or something equally daft.

PickAChew Tue 09-May-17 22:02:57

Forgot link. blush
www.coffeehit.co.uk/clever-coffee-dripper.html

sparkli Tue 09-May-17 22:49:17

I had a new kitchen fitted recently and every appliance now beeps. I also have the tumble dryer that does the extra spin thing every so often, until you open the door.

By far the most annoying thing is my hob. It's a Neff induction and beeps loudly every time you change the heat or switch it on or off. Despite googling, we cannot find a way to stop it confused

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