Monday, April 16, 2007

Sideways, Just A Little Bit...

Well..I WAS doing laundry yesterday, as advertised - but when I went out to the garage to take the dry stuff out and put the last load into the dryer before heading to bed, I opened up the dryer door and ACKKKK...the contents were still SOAKING WET!!!...apparently the belt snapped (we have yet to actually look inside the machine, but we have pictures from the Internet on HOW to look) and the symptoms match a broken belt...

So...what do one DO with two large tubs of soaking wet laundry? DH bundled the stuff into the car and set out to see if there were any open laundromats...nothing doing...every one that we knew about, and a few from the phone book, were dark and locked up...so we thought about stringing up some rope in the kitchen...that didn't work either...so at 1 am, we gave up trying to figure it out and stuffed the laundry tubs back out in the cold garage and DH said he would take the clothes to the laundromat at 6 am...This did not leave much time for sleeping!

We haven't figured out if we want to try to fix the poor thing (a new belt is pretty cheap) or just get a new laundry pair...it's not like this pair are spring chickens - we bought them about a week after moving into this house 27 years ago and they have most definitely earned their keep...only one other time did we have to have a repair when the dryer thermostat broke. It would be nice to have a new set, but we are not sure we want to spend alot. We have to go shopping to see what the options are out there...any suggestions?

3 comments:

Rian said...

That's the rub, isn't it. The dryer always breaks down before the laundry is dry.

Deb H said...

Maybe you need a rope & clothes pins!

Our washer is 10 years old, & has started making strange noises. I would like a new Neptune set, but will more likely just get this one fixed.

Rose Marie said...

The same just happened to us a few weeks back and our pair is almost 30 hrs. old. We tampered with the setting, very slowly moving the dial around until I was able to get to the drain portion of the cycle and it worked again. My husband thought that the spring was not working and that is why my load did not drain the first time. So now, I still move the dial around very slowly when setting for a new load.