Tuesday, April 8, 2008

A Great Excuse Not To Do Laundry

If you have a front loading washer and dryer and lots of little kid clothes, consider investing in a laundry wash bag (usually intended for delicates) as little socks and things can cause big problems.

For the last week or so, we had been having trouble with our washer stopping mid-cycle, and large amounts of water was just collecting inside. Finally, after the washer ceased to work all together and a very distinct and unpleasant odor developed, we called in for service.

In ten minutes the serviceman, unearthed the very "common" problem. One of my son's very small socks had managed to get into the drainage hose, causing major clogging problems which resulted in the collection of too much water (and the stagnant water created the smell). Given that the socks were especially tiny, they had probably been in there a while, causing the now broken pump to work overtime and, consequently, shut down.

So, a lot of money I would have rather spent on a little white dress is now lost on a laundry mishap that could have been avoided had we been told to regularly check the internal drain.

At least I got a good week off from laundry.

And guess how I'll be spending the rest of this week?

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