Wednesday, September 9, 2009

my poor washing machine

Apparently, it's terminal.

The repair guy (Nice Kiwi chap. Looks like he might've played rugger back in the day. Mate.) said he gave it 3 to 6 months. And he told me that to extend its life was more expensive than a new one and even then might not work for long. There's a leak somewhere in the tub and the transmission is spitting grease and rumbling.

So, like a beloved pet, we are going to let it live out its (leaky, rumbly, sometimes doesn't spinny) life and limp along until it is in too much pain and must be put down.

So back to Consumer Reports. And heck, why not just buy a used one again, since the brand new one only lasted 3 or 4 years, which is about how long the cheaper used one lasted when we had a used one before?

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