Can You Believe ANOTHER Washing Machine Broke?
If you read my post http://personapaper.com/article/24516-my-washing-machine-broke-down---helpful-tips-for-using-the-dryer , you'll know that my old Kenmore washing machine finally gave up the ghost. Being that fishing all the wet laundry out and processing it was an unappealing chore, we didn't get to it until the next day, and then it was a couple more days before my husband checked the drainage line for clogs. I had the owner's manual on file, but it didn't have any troubleshooting tips. However, I determined after an online search that it was the drain pump that had gone bad, and we decided not to fool with replacing the pump but to simply get a new washer.
During this delay, dirty clothes had piled back up, so to avoid going to the laundromat, where I might get bored just sitting around and probably have to spend a good bit of money, I took the laundry to a little house that I bought last year to fix up and rent. The house has been empty because I am still working on renovations, but it came with a washing machine, although there's no dryer. I had used the washer once before, and it wasn't great, but it worked, which was more than I could say for the one at my house. I took two loads of wash: one full of knitted afghans to wash and put away for the season, and one of clothing.
I got to the house and put the load of afghans in first, reasoning that I could hang them to dry while the second load was washing, and then just bring the second load of washing back to put in my own dryer at home. I puttered around while the machine was running, and all seemed to be going well enough until the rinse cycle, when I noted with alarm that water seemed to be oozing from the bottom of the machine. I immediately cut it off and found some towels to mop up the floor. Great! Another washer that doesn't work! Well, it works, if you don't mind the floor taking a bath...at least the drain pump works on this one, so I just scooted it on ahead to the drain and spin cycle. It finished normally, and I took the afghans out and hung the over the various doors in the house to dry. I was only half-done, though, with yet a full load of clothes to wash. So I would have to go to the laundromat anyway!
And boy, was THAT an interesting story. Stay tuned!
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