Of Cranky Dryers

So let’s talk about that square box the good wife throws wet clothing into and it magically comes out dry.

dryer

Once upon a day, the good wife’s dryer began making funny noises, and at the end of each cycle the clothes were a little LESS dry than the time before, and it took more and more minutes to dry each load, but she didn’t panic. She went ahead and used up the entire day trying to dry only a few loads of clothing, while furiously googling all things dryer.

The next day, she only did 1 load of laundry, but after 60 minutes of whirling, finally give up and hung it out on the line in 30-degree wind and rain while pitying the poor pioneer women and praying for the Amish women. She brought it in many hours later and it was placed all about the house in its very damp glory.

Then, she went away for 2 days.
While gone, the good wife thought about what was wrong with the dryer
and how much laundry will have stacked up until it gets fixed?
They discussed what might be wrong with said dryer.
She wondered how long it would take to get the parts needed for fixing.
She thought about the fact that she will either have to go to the laundry mat
or go naked if these dryer issues were not resolved in a timely manner.

Upon arriving home, the good wife kicks the dryer on the way past. After much time passes, the handy husband asks if he should look into that dryer. She smiled sweetly and said “Yes, please!”

Now know in advance, that the moving of this dryer is beyond natural human abilities. With the placement of it in a very small closet, the gas pipes, the venting and all that good stuff, once moved, it will never return to the exact correct spot just as it should.

So the handy husband pulled it out and began to dismantle it. After much beeping and bleeping of an electrical gadget, it was determined that no part or piece of this machine appeared to be broken. Therefore You-Tube was consulted and after much watching thereof, while sitting on the floor behind the dryer, more dismantling began to take place by the husband. A long, large metal piece with multiple holes was taken off the back and handed to the good wife. After a quick check, it was discovered that 14 years of “stuff” had been piling up inside. There were things of every nature, earth and sand, coins and treasures, stuffing and fluff, and even a few wires piled into inches and inches of dirt. The amount was astounding and the condition appalling.

The good wife then left the house for a short amount of time. Upon her return and to her utter amazement, there was nothing left of her square dryer, except the round circle that the clothing is placed into. Pieces and parts were everywhere, nuts, bolts, and screwdrivers lay all around. The sweeper was then pulled out and much suctioning began to take place. It was with amazement that the good wife saw how many dust bunnies had overtaken her dryer, no, not bunnies to be sure, but rather full grow rabbits.

dustbunnies

All the parts and pieces were then reassembled and the power reconnected. And with the punch of a button, the now square dryer started and to the unbelief of them all, it had been completely healed of its illness.

Moral of the story: Sometimes it doesn’t even need a new part, a good cleaning will do the job.

Second moral of the story: Sometimes helping fix said dryer will throw the good wife’s 8th rib out of place and cause her much pain. So as she sits with an ice pack, she wonders if dryers are really worth all they claim to be. She then remembers hanging up clothing in 30-degree weather and decides she’ll just have to deal with the rib.

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