My washer stopped working in the middle of December. The 15th to be exact. It was one of those fancy front-loading machines and, frankly, I’ve hated it since the beginning. Oh sure, it was fun that first day to be able to see the clothes spinning around and I may or may not have sat and watched an entire load go through its cycles. But it didn’t get our clothes clean. The manufacturer claimed that the machine would “sense” how much water was needed and how long to spin, etc. Which would be all fine and dandy if it actually worked. It didn’t. Finally on the 15th it gave up the idea of spinning altogether. Dripping wet jeans take a very, very long time to dry.
The machine wasn’t even four years old yet. It was still under the extended warranty we purchased from Lowes. To make a long story short, multiple phone calls, technician visits and defective parts later we were not pleased with the warranty company. In the mean time, I had given up. It’s not like there is a Laundromat around the corner. Not having a washer isn’t really an option. Oh sure, I have an old washboard, tub and wringer, and we DID stand there looking at them and considered the idea.
Luckily though, the Engineer knows that if Momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy and he suggested we just go buy a new one. When I walked into the showroom I immediately asked the salesperson, “Which is the most stupid washer you have?” She looked at me puzzled then I added, “I don’t want it to sense anything.” Then she understood. It seems I’m not the only one who has had this issue. So I chose a Plain-Jane model and they delivered it the very next day.
In the mean time, the warranty company was still trying to figure out what to do. It was eventually decided, to get rid of us, they would just refund our purchase price for the “smart” original washer, which I might add was considerably more than the “stupid” washer’s purchase price. We actually MADE money on the deal. Have you ever heard of such a thing?! The refund is in the form of a Lowes gift card. Guess who’s getting new cabinets and countertop for the laundry room?
AND, you want to know the very best part of the deal? I can now wash fleeces in my “stupid” top-loading washer. The front-loader couldn’t do that. Mwah, ha, ha, ha…