A while back I told you about my washing machine. The dear old hag that was starting to go senile. Well. Yesterday she died. And/or killed a fuse. I’m not sure which yet.
She had been going on with a normal programme for well over 2,5 hours. When she sounded done, I went there to take out my clothes only to unleash about three litres of water all over my bathroom floor. I told her a few well-chosen words, closed the hatch again and put on a spinning programme.
Went back to the telly where I was trying to perform CPR on my digi-box (which had died under cloudy circumstances only 15 minutes before – I truly enjoyed my Tuesday night) and heard the machine starting to spin. It sounded like a jet motor was taking off. Until it didn’t. Until a soft “thump” was heard and then… nothing. Silence. The kind of silence that creeps you out. The kind that makes you tiptoe just in case…
Warily, I approached the silence and pressed a button or two. Dead. Completely, utterly dead. I sighed before mustering up enough energy to mumble a few more of those well-chosen words, telling the machine I need those clothes for Paris in two days. To my sheer surprise, it opened the hatch with a click. After that we stayed silent. Both of us.
This morning my flattening iron refused to work, which got me suspecting a fuse getting killed. Only thing is that I couldn’t for the life of me see a broken fuse. Have to take care of that later tonight.
And after Easter I will have to start looking for a new washing machine. Even if it was “just a fuse” this time, this insane behaviour has been going on long enough now.
So, now I need your help. I’ve had my sweet UPO for 13 years, I have no idea what to replace it with. Please share if you have recently bought a washing machine, let me know what brand, from where, and what your thoughts are.