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WATS strikes again! — 36 Comments

  1. Well co-inc-a-dink-ly enuf Blu had some dryer repairs this am too. A certain doggie who will remain nameless tried getting her biscuits without human help. Ka boonk my heavy little ironing board thing that was precariouslt balanced on back of dryer took out the dryer venting stuff, thru wall tube and the flexi hose. Well pre icefishing I spun down to Menards and got repairs. And a little duct tape on the side and we are rocking rolling and in high spin mode. Gonna replace the outside vent flapper in a minute. ! ran that flexi tube all the way across garage ceiling when I moved in cause previously vented in garage. Yuk and Humidity.

    Happy MLK day….

  2. I’m sorry to hear about your dryer! I hope it all works out for the best!

    We got our new washer and dryer installed here. First load the whole washer load ran all over the floor. Something about the drain pipe being clogged….ah, the joys of preowned homes.

    • Well, it’s still working eight hours and almost as many loads later! And I am so proud of me for repairing it! Oh no, Kim. I”m sorry to hear that. Maybe there’s a rat living in the drain pipe!

  3. Way to go BW! Just be glad you didn’t have the same dryer problem I had. Turn on the dryer, the drum is in a bind. Got to be the belt on the drum right? Wrong. Tried 3 times… same noise. Unlike you though, I waited for Hubby to get home to take a look. He tried it several times…same noise, so he goes out to get some tools and notices our cat staring at the ground next to the exhaust vent. He took a closer look and found a dazed and cut Ground Rattler! How many people do you know that fixes a dryer with a shovel? Cut the head off that snake, came inside, turned on the dryer and it has been working perfectly since then. Never had to unscrew the first screw. So my best advice when it comes to dryer repairs…go kill a snake and your dryer will then work properly.

      • He was totally in there ALL DAY long at least. For those of you who may not know, a Ground Rattler isn’t but about 12” long, but they are poisonous. I get goose bumps thinking about it still. I HATE SNAKES!

  4. Steffi,

    Wish I could take a shovel and kill the snake that broke my dryer last week. But alas, not in the stars for me. It’s a family member that broke my dryer’s back so I’m kinda stuck with a still broken dryer.

    Cuz., I’m plum tickled and proud as punch you fixed the problem but not surprised at all. You are the Wonder Woman of the Bayou!

    • All I can say is “move over Captain” because I am in LOVE with my dryer. I tried to live without it for three long weeks, and now that it’s working again, I never, ever want it to “go out” on me again! It really is true love.

  5. BW, glad you got the dryer going. Did you feel like sticking Termite in it and turning it on for a few minutes??? LOL! Actually, it is fun to spin in an old laundry tub. My grandmother had a tub from an old wringer washer she used to cover her baby chicks with. Us kids would lay it on its side, one would sit curled up in it and the other would push it all over the yard! What a blast…until we tried to get out and walk. Whooppeeee!
    Steffi, that poor snake was just trying to keep warm. Wonder how long it had been hibernating in your dryer??

  6. My dryer hasn’t worked right in over a year. It takes two cycles to dry anything and sometimes three. How has MrCoach helped? He stopped bringing home uniforms for me to wash. Big help. I may have to break out the tools and take a whack at the dryer myself.

    • Hm. Sounds like the heating element. See? I’m a pro already! And how was that delicious food you cooked the other day and didn’t tell us a squeak about? Did you take photos? Remember, the guest cooking post I mentioned?

      • Everyone should also take out their lint traps and scrub them with a toothbrush. Did you know that if you take a lint trap and run water on it, usually the water won’t even go through the screen?!? The dryer sheets put a coating on it so that not even air can pass through. I’ve read that it’s a fire hazard. So, everyone break out the old toothbrushes!

  7. I didn’t take photos my camera was out in the Jeep and it’s a mud pit to get out there. I did write down the measurements. I will get that done ASAP though. The food was really good!

  8. Uh wait till you dry a half a box of .22 shorts. Not my fault I never put coat in the wash.

    A buddy washed a box of brads (them little nails) took the seal ring out of the week old washer. Took several attempts to get it on right. Bad dryers don’t leave a lake in half your house.

  9. OK-doke. It took some time, but here’s a link for your files:

    http://safemanuals.com/

    These folks provide owner’s manuals for 5,600 brands, and they have something like 1,800,000 owners’s manuals. Free. Downloadable. Good, no? I’ll bet your dryer manual’s in there. I found my coffee maker that I’d forgotten how to program to turn itself on for me in the morning.

    Now, back to that danged dryer. Good for you! It’s amazing how one malfunctioning machine can completely disrupt life.

    I have no dryer stories but I have a brief washer story. I was living in West Africa in a compound that did have electricity and water. I came home one afternoon and the washer was making that caCHUNKcaCHUNKAcaCLUNK they make when they’re out of balance.

    I asked Phillip, my house boy (I know, I know – but that’s how the kids got their school uniforms, tuition, etc) what was up. He just grinned. I opened the washer and there, before my very eyes, were four huge West African tree snail, stripped from their shells.
    They’re eaten all the time, but they’re tough, like conch. Phillip had decided those washing machine paddles could do the job of tenderizing for him.

    I suppose I could be glad he didn’t put my lingerie in with them 😉 A toast to the machines!

    • Now that is one of the most outrageous and original stories I have heard in my life. Thanks for sharing with us! And please tell us, Shoreacres, what were you doing in West Africa?

    • It doesn’t matter. While this was going on, I tried to find my manual on the Frigidaire site, but it only had operating instructions, not schematics, etc. Once I got the bottom front panel off, and pulled on the upper panel, popping it out enough to get to the inside edge of the drum, I was good to go! But this link may come in handy in the future!

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