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Can You Believe ANOTHER Washing Machine Broke?

If you read my post , 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 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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GemstonePink wrote on February 20, 2015, 4:35 PM

Washing machines are just out to get you these days. So much more work for you! Laundromats come in handy, but I do not enjoy being there.

WordChazer wrote on February 20, 2015, 5:22 PM

Shush up, willya? You'll have my 2-year old machine in the other room wanting to join the shower in broken electric/water bliss. And I definitely cannot afford THAT.

nbaquero wrote on February 20, 2015, 5:40 PM

AliCanary This is getting interesting, I hope the ones in the laundromat did not break but I am anxioulsy waiting to know what happened there.

melody23 wrote on February 20, 2015, 5:55 PM

I feel your pain, my washing machine broke a while back and of course it was a Friday with a bank holiday Monday following the weekend which left me till the Tuesday at the earliest before someone would come and fix it. With me on placement at the time both of us had uniforms that need washed daily (we both work weekends usually), it was a nightmare. I ended up waiting till there were no clean uniforms left and taking them all to the laundrette because at the time I didn't have a car so taking them to mums wasn't an option, the only good thing is I didn't need to actually do the laundry for once. I just handed it in and picked it back up when it was done which was quite nice, and it came back all pressed perfectly too! This was all topped off by my microwave blowing up the day after the washing machine was finally fixed, and in the process it did some damage to the fuse box leaving me with no light in my bathroom or kitchen for two days until that could be fixed.

Feisty56 wrote on February 20, 2015, 5:56 PM

Oh, not the dreaded laundromat! Almost makes you want to wash your clothes in the bathtub.

wolfgirl569 wrote on February 20, 2015, 8:22 PM

Sounds like you did something to upset the washing machine spirits. Hope you get it all washed

scheng1 wrote on February 20, 2015, 10:09 PM

The washing machines seem to gang up against you!

bestwriter wrote on February 21, 2015, 2:55 AM

Touch wood ours is working fine. It is a Whirlpool bought years ago with a few minor repairs. That leak I suppose could be set right - there must be some loose connection. It must have been quite a strain on you but when things have to be attended somehow the get done.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on February 21, 2015, 5:26 AM

Washing machines are not built to last these days and I have had about 3 in 13 years. When the computerized programme selector goes, that´s it, cheaper to buy a new machine.

GemOfAGirl wrote on February 22, 2015, 2:21 PM

When it rains, it pours. Sorry to hear that it's pouring all over your floor! Sheesh!