Tuesday, November 29, 2016

My washing machine died a natural death

I usually keep things so long - they die a natural death. I also procrastinate. I knew we were going to purchase a new washer and dryer - and I had to get it done before the end of Nov for the sale, but I waited. At least the dryer still works.

So Thanksgiving Day, I am doing laundry (I ALWAYS do laundry) I always say, we're either the dirtiest people or the cleanest! ANYWAY, I noticed my washer would not spin and drain the water out - I had all these blankets sitting in water. I tried to balance it -nothing. I figure, after 20+ years, she was ready to go.

So I knew, what I would be doing on Black Friday. I NEVER show myself at any store on Black Friday. I also knew, that I had to go to the Laundromat to finish my wash. So the husband and I braved the masses - and bought a washer and dryer at Home Depot. Actually, it wasn't bad at all. While we were there, we also set up a carpet measurement appointment and made our selection. That will take a couple of months for the carpet - which is great. Now I can clean my living room carpet for the last time, before I put up the tree. I can also paint the master bedroom and not be rushed!

So the new washer and dryer will be delivered in 3 weeks or so. That worked out for us too - we have to lay down the new flooring and paint work on the laundry room.

So it is all working out.

EXCEPT...having to go to the laundromat- Honestly, that isn't that bad either. No one was there and I could spit out, 4 huge loads of clothes and have them done all at the same time. Took them home to dry since the dryer still works.

Ah, life is good.


  1. It's always nice to hear that life is good. My washer gave up last year, and it wasn't that old. It had something wrong with it when we bought it, but X wouldn't let me call for a repair. Now I have a basic Maytag, which is perfect.


  2. We bought a Maytag too.

  3. Wow, seems a long time before delivery happens! But honestly, I loved when we didn't have a washer/dryer. Going to the laundry mat was a wonderful place to people watch! It amazed me how many loads an individual or family could do (and I was busy calculating the cost of it all).


    1. NormallyI would be impatient - but it gives us time.

  4. I think there are big pluses to going to the laundry. Except for the convenience of doing it at home. I have a Maytag that is pretty new. Except for the first three months of hell after purchasing it and getting a new 'motherboard' 3 times it hasn't given me a bit of trouble. I've now owned it 3 years!

    1. Wait...Maytag? Motherboard? on a washing machine? I read several reviews on the new washers and sounds like that is a common problem. I would of been perfectly happy with just a regular washer and dryer but my husband wanted them to stack. Washers should last at least 15years. All mine have.


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