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Urban_Hermit 68M
152 posts
11/17/2015 2:32 am
All washed up. Something good for a change.


A few days ago my washing machine went "BANG!" it was over 20 years old. I had another one in the garage that came to me in a roundabout way.

Some time back I'd given some money to a great friend while she was struggling, who sadly died of cancer a few years ago . With some of it she'd bought a washing machine, later when she passed away her parents asked if I'd like it.

I knew a family of which the husband and father was an adult international student that needed it more than I did, so I let them have it as they had none. The father of this family is staying here to finish his studies which end early next year while his wife and went back to Africa a few months back. When he's finished he'll go back also.

He didnt need the washing machine anymore when his wife and went back as he now stays in student accomodation at the uni with everything provided. So the machine ended up in my garage.

Back to the story. After throwing my old one into the back yard I hooked up the other one. It didnt work ....... All the washing I'd just put in it I had to do by hand, the pump worked but not the motor. No wash, no spin.

I called in a repairman who said it was an old machine (about 13 years), I had not realised my friend had bought it second hand. I thought here we go .....

He told me a monitor was not functioning and they would be about $120.00, I was wondering whether to bother with it and just get a new one when I remembered the old one in the back yard. Guess what! It had the same part! He fitted it and it works great.

I looked upward and said, "Thanks!" The repair work cost me about $93.00 but I'm so greatful that it works. New ones here are $600-$800. The other thing is I dont think it's had a lot of use in its life so I hope I'm in for a good run with this one. Little things can be big things. It made my day.

Judgement Day will be interesting.


Urban_Hermit 68M
317 posts
11/17/2015 10:33 am

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Hi. I was so pleased and it is very quiet too. The old one's bearings were shot and it made a lot of noise spinning, I can hardly hear this one at all while its working. And yes God is good, in both the hard times and the good.

Judgement Day will be interesting.