Thursday, February 19, 2009

Back to the old fashioned way to drying clothes

My dryer is broke!!

Don't know what's wrong with it, but what I do know is that it won't dry my clothes.

Last time I had an appliance mess up, I called the repair guy and he came to charge me $55 and to tell me that the microwave just needed to be unplugged and plugged again.

Can you say RIPOFF?

I could have bought a new micro for that amount of money.

AND, it still doesn't work properly.

So I spent last night after church playing repair woman.

Hubster is out of town, so that means I get to figure this out on my own.

I'm determined not to call a repair guy(dryer no longer under warranty) until I have done everything I can to make sure it's not something that will make me look like an over worked, underpaid house wife/mom.

I got my handy dandy little screwdriver and my just as handy dandy little flashlight and set off to work.

I took off the lint screen thingy ma jiggy and vacuumed all the lint and sand and you don't want to know what else, out of there.

I then pulled the dryer out and tried to see if the vent hose was clogged up. It's such a tight space so I can't really see.

Then I talked to Hubster and he said just to wait for him.

So I guess I'll wait for him to come home and pull the dryer out enough for me to clean the vent hose.

I'm sure I'll have to call a repairman, but in the meantime I am making sure that it's not those things.

I had washed two loads yesterday before I came to the conclusion that the clothes were just not going to dry in cold air. There was no hot air coming out.

If you come to my house today, you will see clothes on hangers all over the house. From undies to bras to shirts and karate uniforms.

Very cool huh?

It's a good thing nobody comes visit me.

Nothing like having to explain why all my undergarments are drying in the dining room.


BARBB said...

Thats nice..haha..atleast they arent out hanging off your fence :)

Kari said...
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Kari said...

I was going to say the same thing Barb said! Ha! Are you boys having fun playing slingshot with any of them?

Mary Q Contrarie said...

Did you know that you will be saving 6-10% of your normal energy usage while that dryer is broke. I stopped using my dryer a year ago. Now I just use a clothes drying rack it is a great solution saves me lots of money and it is good for the environment. A win / win situation for all.