Murphy’s Law Decided to Visit

Earlier this week, I wrote a blog post about our washing machine breaking and about our shopping experience.

Our new washing machine was delivered Monday afternoon and our dryer died Monday night.  Tuesday I went to Lowe’s and purchased a new dryer.

This morning we wake up and the house feels like a sauna.  The air conditioning unit is turned on, but it isn’t doing anything.  I am not sure if the unit is completely dead or if the repair man can revive it.  We are still waiting on the verdict.

In one week our washing machine died, our dryer died, and our AC unit is in critical condition.

Murphy decided to visit my family and smack us in the head with a giant bat.

Buying a Washing Machine

Our washing machine died, so we went to the store yesterday to buy a new one.

I found one that has a built-in hot water heater, which can be used to steam clean your clothes.  It can also send you a text message when your clothes are ready.  If the machine seems to be having problems, you can sync it with your smartphone and run a diagnostic program.  The machine can also tell how much water is needed to clean your clothes and has so many settings you will need a manual to figure out how to get the machine working.

Below is a picture of the washing machine we bought.  It can wash clothes.


Felt Like a Hero

Our dryer started acting crazy.  It was getting hot, but didn’t dry the clothes.  I have zero handyman skills, so my first inclination was to buy a new dryer.

My mom and I discussed the issue.  Mom noticed there hasn’t been any lint coming out of the dryer lately.  She suggested there might be a clog in the dryer.  That seemed like a logical idea, so I decided to make an attempt at repairing the dryer.

I went into the laundry room and pulled the dryer out from the wall.  I used a screwdriver to loosen some screws on a metal round piece that was holding an aluminum foil looking hose thing to the dryer, but it wasn’t clogged.

I pulled the lint screen thing out of the top and used a long skinny hose attached to the vacuum cleaner to clean the inside of the dryer.  I shoved the hose all the way down into the machine and jammed it all around to make sure it cleared any possible blockages.

After I finished, I put the hose thing back on the machine and put it back up against the wall.  My mom took a load of clothes from the washing machine and put them into the dryer to see if it would work.

Much to my surprise and amazement, the dryer was working.  The clothes were dry and the machine was not overheating.

I was so proud of myself that you would have thought I rebuilt the motor.  Even though all I did was remove an attachment and vacuum out some gross looking junk, I still felt like a hero.