Friday, September 18, 2009

If I Didn’t Have Bad Luck…

After our infamous trip to Ohio, we arrived home to discover that our washing machine wasn’t working right. It was making noises like it was going to run a regular cycle but the lid wouldn’t lock and it wouldn’t fill with water. You can picture me with steam coming out of my ears. The ding dong machine isn’t even three years old yet.

So, I do a bit of research online and find a message board about my washing machine with people posting about similar problems. Their machines had the computer board go out on it which is about $200 just for the board to replace. This isn’t including a service charge or labor. Again, me, steam, ears. I have the worst luck with washing machines. My old machine had the shocks go out on it and that was $250 to fix.

Anywho, we get back from Ohio and we’re pretty broke. We are able to get our machine to work if we unplug it and reset the computer EVERY TIME WE RUN A NEW LOAD so this is what we’ve been doing. I finally was able to get a repairman out today and the DING DONG MACHINE WORKED FINE FOR HIM!!!! WTF?!?! I had to pay him $59 for a service call for him to tell me the freaking thing was fine. In addition to feeling like a complete and total idiot, this repair call is occurring right in the middle of a phone conference for which I have to keep muting myself so I can talk to the guy. SHEESH!!

He did tell me that it probably is the computer board going out and I could go ahead and have him replace it if I wanted him to. I opted to wait even though I’m fearful that the board will crap out on me in the middle of a cycle and leave me with a washer full of wet, drippy, soapy clothes. It just seemed kind of silly to pay to fix something that was working.

Oh. And my wonderful Dyson Animal is broken too and the nearest repair shop for that is an hour away. I’m telling ya, bad luck. If I didn’t have it, I wouldn’t have any luck at all.


  1. Anonymous3:38 PM

    Yuck. I have that same kind of luck. We just had to pay $450 for a plumber to repair a pipe outside where the leak was just on our side of the meter (if it was on the other side the water company would have had to fix it). Right before that we had to pay about $500 for the a/c people to pull our unit out and clean the darn thing heavy-duty style. I can't handle any more problems for awhile.
    Hope your washer behaves.

  2. Ouch!! Holy cow! And I'm whining about $59, lol. I hope you don't have any other major household repairs come up. You've had more than your fair share.

    Just FYI, however, when I tried washing a load of clothes on Saturday, my machine wouldn't run and we had to unplug it and plug it back in again. Ugh!

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