Friday, March 9, 2012

Stubborn Stupid Washer


Ugh.   My washer is being stupid.  It washes, yes.  But it will only spin like 1 out of every 5 loads.  It seems to be just as moody in its cycle as . . . well . . . I'm sure you can guess the rest.  It's driving me crazy!  I never know how it's going to react, or if it will just have a meltdown and stop its spinning cycle altogether.  I just want to give it some Midol and let it take a nap and be all better in about 5-7 days.   I don't want to buy a new washing machine.   It works.   It just refuses to consistently spin.   And so I've been wringing my clothes out by hand in the utility sink.  Um, not working out too well.  I think I need one of those hand wringer-thingys that you crank, because I can't get all the water out by just using my hands, so drying my clothes now takes three times as long.   Last night it took me four hours to dry a load of towels.   I could have driven to Seattle or Boise or Portland in the time it took my towels to be dry and fluffy.

Stubborn stupid washer. 

11 comments:

  1. A few years ago mine did that. We had to replace a pump or something. I did have to laugh at the wringer washer. I can remember my grandma had one of those. I think I was 4 and I don't know why I did it, but I put my hand through the wringer. : )

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  2. "It works." Kind of like the brother-in-law who "works," but also seems to be sleeping on the sofa a lot. psssst, Judy....it's time for either the repair shop or the appliance shop. You'll drive yourself nuts, otherwise. That being said, do as I say, and not as I do. Who wants to take the washer to the shop? Yeah, me neither. VERY realistic post...

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  3. I don't think I have the energy to hand wring even one load!

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  4. Been there, done that! Right now I have a good washer, but I also have a bathroom rug that is supposed to be washed on gentle cycle. Problem is that it is no spin and the rug is thick. It drips everywhere. Ugh!
    My mom had a wringer washer until they quit making them and she had no choice, but to get the new kind.

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  5. I do remember how wringer washer and put rubber diapers through that wringer diapers and explodes, and garments sometimes get stuck going around and around and around those wringers. I remember having to disassemble the whole wringer head to get something untangled. and I ruined a couple of shirts
    Did you ever get anything caught in a wringer?or ruined a couple of shirts? Thanks for the reminders
    EXAMPLE:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onfiYh9s8t8

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  6. Ugh! I hate problems with my appliances.. Esp. the washer and/or dryer.. Here's the repair chain of command in my house. First the boy children give it a go, then "Rainman" - who knows everything about vehicles, nothing about appliances - then I call a repairman and hope that the boy children and "Rainman" havent' fucked up the machine beyond repair.. And I'm down at the laundry mat feeling like a total loser doing my laundry with people bumming cigarettes and looking for change left in the machines, thinking.. Fuck this, I'll just go buy all new shit..

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  7. is there someone who can fix it for you?

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  8. I live in fear of appliance issues. Every once in a while, when I pull out a load of laundry some of the stuff on the bottom will be a little wetter than it usually is and I immediately go into panic mode. Hope your issue is resolved soon.

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  9. I vote for a new machine, with a big warranty, and an extra year added on if you buy it with a credit card.

    Hate when stuff breaks!

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