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July 18th, 2006

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04:00 pm - In Which Our Hero Mutters...
"Aw hell, the washing machine's broken."
I got someone in to check the machine - it spins, but won't agitate. Turns out that the transmission has locked up. Solution?
Buy a new transmission. Parts and labor = $300.
Or buy a new washer. Your price may vary.
Right now, I have a 7 year old Performa by Maytag. Not a bad machine. A top-loader that's served me well through many, many loads of laundry over the years.

So then, comes the question: do I shell out for the new transmission, or do I spring for a whole new washer? If the latter, does anyone have any particular recomendations?

In the meantime, pardon me. I have to go and take some laundry to the place that charges by the pound. Sigh.

Oh, and I have to pick the cat up from the vet, where she will undoubtedly be very unhappy at having dental work done. Pissy kitty.

And it's hot out.

Hmph. What an absofreakinglutely mundane sort of bitch and moan.
Current Mood: disgruntled

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Date:July 18th, 2006 11:20 pm (UTC)
Do you (or, better, the repairman) think that this is the beginning of a cycle of repairs, or the end? If it's a one-time thing, then my $0.02 says that you should do it UNLESS a new washing machine of the quality you would want is $600-700. At that point, you're talking about spending about half the price of a new machine. If money is an issue, fix it. If it's not, replace it.

But, hey, my washing machine came with the apartment. What do I know?

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Date:July 19th, 2006 02:14 am (UTC)
Front-load machines are excellent.


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