Thursday, January 6, 2011

Got Quarters?

Our dryer died a couple days before Christmas. I called to schedule a technician to come out and look at it but of course no one could come until after Christmas. So we loaded up our dirty clothes and took them to my parents house in Amarillo for the holidays.

Six days after we got back from our trip the dryer guy showed up. He poked around and decided that the motor was bad. It was going to cost about $250 to fix it. While he was trying to figure out the problem I decided to start looking for our owner's manual to see if I had kept the receipt for the dryer. I wanted to see how much it was worth and if we should just buy a new one. When I found the receipt I also found the extended warranty we bought for the dryer! We never buy extended warranties so I was surprised we had one. I showed it to the techinician who verified it and then informed that he works for Whirlpool and not Lowe's where we bought the dryer so he couldn't fix it under warranty. Then he charged us $75 for coming out. He was a very nice guy so I wasn't mad at him. I was a little mad at myself for not checking on the warranty beforehand.

Anyway. We called Lowe's and got someone scheduled to come out Tuesday. They never showed up. We called Lowe's again and got someone to come out today. He said the motor's fine but it needs a new timer. That he has to order. That will take 7 to 10days to get here.

I'm not one to air our dirty laundry in public but this is ridiculous. I'm already about ten loads of laundry behind. Look at our bedroom. It is buried under a mountain of dirty clothes. We are down to mismatched socks and questionable underwear around here. I think I may have to break down, empty my change jar and look for a laundromat tonight. Yuck.


  1. You are welcome to bring it all to my house. I'll fix supper for you.

  2. Thanks for the offer! I would do it too for a chance to eat your cooking but sadly no gas money. We're pitiful right now. I'm just doing little loads and hanging the wet clothes up all over our house to dry.