Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Odd Couple

The washing machine saga continues...

From where I left off before, we were buying a new computer control panel thing for the washing machine, fingers crossed and double crossed that it would work because the part is not returnable. We waited a little extra-long to actually get the part--it was supposed to arrive Wednesday of last week, but then it snowed. Snowmageddon, right? Our extra money paid for two-day shipping was negated and we didn't get the package until Monday afternoon.

Guess what? It didn't work.

I can't say that I was surprised, or even frustrated really. I don't think I ever actually expected that part to make any difference because nothing else had made a difference. I was getting really used to this sight in my kitchen.

There was one good outcome of ordering that new control board--Chris was able to actually read all the instructions that came with it and found out how to run the test program that generates the error codes to tell you where the problem is. You know, that thing we wanted the Bosch repairman to know how to do. The goodness kind of ended there, though. The error codes did, in fact, reveal where the problem was. Good.

Bad: it was the one single part in the entire machine that costs more than the two parts we had already paid for. Between the three of them, it would have cost more than it did when we bought the dang machine brand new.

So we gave up.

Welcome to the "new" washing machine, courtesy of craigslist:

P.S. Oh, how I miss KSL classifieds.

It isn't as pretty, it isn't as big, and it isn't as energy efficient. But, it gets the clothes clean. One load of towels already successfully washed.

We're going to hold on to that success for just a minute longer, especially considering that in the process of writing this post I discovered that our chest freezer seems to be malfunctioning and I have an entire freezer full of no longer frozen food. Has this apartment just cursed all our appliances? Can't we catch a break?

1 comment:

Liz, Karl, Madison, Brooklyn and Aubrey said...

Oh my goodness! When it rains, it pours! That was us last summer. We are STILL trying to recover financially from our summer. I hope you have finally reached the end with all your bad luck.