Sunday, April 19, 2009

Cause of sickness? Maybe........

OK~ I was having issues, with my washing machine, from you know where last Friday. Therefore, I started troubleshooting online. Through my search, I found a class action lawsuit for the make and model that I own- Woohoooo! The problem.....MOLD! Interesting, as we have always blamed our clothes dryer as the source of our "smelly"clothes. Well, we now have the culprit, the front load washing machine. I will NEVER own another one of these again. My husband cleaned the machine the best that he could and adjusted the water setting, which are supposed to help the mold issue.

Next, the clothes dryer. Of course, it is the partner to the front load washing machine that I despise. Due to the ever increasing amount of "lint," this machine needs to be vacuumed out monthly to function properly. Or so I thought. After researching on line, we also have a clothes dryer from you know where. So, a new thermostat is on order. It literally took all day to dry a load of clothes today.

OK~ on to more fun. This set was the biggest waste of $2,000.00 I have ever made. The set is not even five years old. Upon discussing my situation with an appliance salesman, he reassured me that 5-8 years is the average lifespan of an appliance in the year 2009! And, your clothes dryer should be vacuumed of lint once a month- YIKES! I am computing the fact that I HAD a washing machine that was 17 years old, functioning properly, and I donated it to cherity. I had spent a whopping $400.00 on it in the year 1987. In the year 2004 it was working GREAT....I'm now kicking myself. Now, should a new washer and dryer be in my future, I will NOT be spending $1000.00 per unit- I will be looking for an inexpensive unit, as I will be having to fork out another hundred dollars or so in about 5 years.

Well, after all, it's all in a Mom's day, right?

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