23 April 2008

Another One Bites the Dust....

Perhaps you've been tracking with us on our washing machine stats as noted here and here, and probably mentioned in other places too! I'm sad to say we are now 0-3! Our "new" one, which is more just new to us since we've only been using it 2 months died today. It's had its fair share of woes since we've been here. Shortly after arriving I was alarmed the machine refused to open up to give me the clothes inside. I tried multiple cycles and various "tricks" to make it open up. Finally I discovered the latch had broken. I have since been inserting my finger behind the latch and making it manually open by pressing the leaver hidden behind the latch. I think the landlords were maybe working on getting that replaced, but now that it's been making loud, weird noises and then leaking on the floor from time to time, complete with burning smells the past two times, so they've agreed it's time for a new machine....we'll see if washing machine #4 can perform as expected. The previous 3 have not yet done so, at least not for very long at a time.

And if you haven't yet guess what I am most looking forward to (after family & friends, of course) on our trip on our trip , you might know now....a working washing machine and a dryer that dries your clothes in an hour and makes them soft and smelly! Ah, the little things in life :) I am so much looking forward to this, that it is almost making me happy that I can now have an excuse to take dirty clothes "home" to Mom's in my suitcase, rather than doing it here before leaving...since it may still be awhile before we have a new one.

3 comments:

Ronnica said...

That's crazy! You and your American way of trying to make the European appliance conform to your standards.

The Green Family said...

So, it finally died, huh!? Wow. Now you will get a brand spankin' new one that may not 'spin' your clothes out at the end of the cycle! :-P

Helen Henson said...

I feel your pain! We're moving into a new apartment next week (long story involving mold)and we've had coin-op.... everytime I go home I make sure everything in the suitcase is clean before we leave. At $25-30 a week for laundry, I could have bought a really nice front loader by now. At least the new place will have a w/d. Enjoy your visit home.. I hate our trips don't overlap!