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tashabear
tashabear
like i want to deal with this now
My washer's busted. Won't spin. There are wet sheets in there. I am Annoyed. I don't want to replace my washer right now. I can, but I don't want to.

i feel: annoyed annoyed

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redsquirrel From: redsquirrel Date: July 17th, 2008 06:30 am (UTC) (base camp)
That happened to us. Turned out to be the switch that let the washer know the lid was closed was broken - washer won't spin if the lid's up and due to the broken switch the machine was convinced that was the case (even though it wasn't). It's something like a $20 part. It cost us a bunch more to get the appliance repair tech out there to diagnose it though! It's apparently a fairly simply repair, you could probably do it yourself, sounds as if you guys are handy. Seems as if it would be worth trying.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 18th, 2008 01:59 am (UTC) (base camp)
Thanks, but my washer doesn't have that switch. I could watch the entire cycle if I so chose. I love it that way; I can start the water and load the laundry, then add the soap and any additives. I actually really dislike lid switches.
soteltie From: soteltie Date: July 17th, 2008 07:43 am (UTC) (base camp)
Call Paul Thibeadeau 978-454-2861. He is a whiz and very honest.
Tell him that Tom & Jo-Ann who used to live in Lowell sent you!
If he can't help, he may be able to recommend a used appliance dealer. (Sadly, he used dealer we went to has retired...)
helwen From: helwen Date: July 17th, 2008 07:49 am (UTC) (base camp)
Good luck with the repair -- might be the switch as mentioned, or could be the drive belt (that happened to us). The belt was a cheap repair and didn't take us long.
booniesjen From: booniesjen Date: July 17th, 2008 08:26 am (UTC) (base camp)
When our washer stopped spinning we did some research and found that the things that could be wrong were pretty cheap parts and pretty easy to fix. I was so glad we didn't have to spend a lot to fix it.
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