Frigging Washer…

Is still not fixed. We got the part replaced and started it up, and it is still leaking. *sigh* So we dissected the thing again, and discovered that it has a crack in the outer tank. This is a major repair as well as an expensive one. After some discussion with the repair man, including asking exactly how did this happen?? Is the damage due to something I’ve done, he explains to me that this is because of a manufacturing issue. We look it up, I’m still under warranty, but only a partial warranty.

Together we called the manufacturer, and explain the issue. They agree to replace all the parts, including the ones no longer under warranty because the damage was caused by an item still under warranty, but I have to pay for the labor. I can live with that. It’s better than having to pay for it all, or replace the whole machine.

Parts will take a week or so to get here. In the mean time, we’re going to have to gather up the essentials and take them to the laundry mat to get us through until the washer is fixed. Not how I wanted to spend my time.

I took my washer for granted.

Until it started leaking and I couldn’t use it for nearly a week. Now, *hangs head* there’s a huge mountain of dirty clothes piled up in my pantry. No, I don’t normally keep clothes in the pantry, but we had to clear the laundry room so we could work on the washer.  My kids are complaining that they have no clean clothes, but I know the truth… they have no clean clothes they *want* to wear. We’re almost out of clean towels, and I know it will take me days to catch up (especially since I don’t run the washer or dryer during peak power rate times (noon to 7pm here.)

The repair man will be here any time, with the part in hand, and we should have me up and running in short order. Oddly, I’m actually eager to start the washer running. It’s been a while since I could say that.

What parts of your life, automated, electronic, or human, do you tend to take for granted?

In the mean time, the kids are back to school and spring sports are back in session, meaning I spend little time at home after 3pm. Most of my evening writing is done at one ball field or another while waiting for kids to practice. But the good news is I’m getting back into the swing of the White Mountain Chanat series and making decent progress on the next book.