Recently, I mentioned that our refrigerator just went out, followed a few days later by my freezer, CLICK HERE, and now (wait for it) our washer is out of commission. (Face palm) I walked upstairs to find water all over the floor of the laundry room. It’s another pretty old appliance, and so instead of repairing it like I did last year, I decided it was time to just replace it. Thankfully, there were having a Black Friday sale, so I got a pretty good deal on my new one. To see what I bought, check out my affiliate link CLICK HERE.
People in my home are now panicked because the new washer isn’t coming for several days. Evie told me she only has enough underwear for 3 days. I’m teaching a class on how to hand-wash dedicates this afternoon, so maybe she’ll survive. I wouldn’t wish unclean underwear on my worst enemy, well, maybe for just a few people. No, I didn’t mean that.
This is the old washer.
I like to mix things up, so for the refrigerator that went out, I replaced my side by side with a French door model. For the washer, I’m going to try a silver model instead of the white one I had. (Yes I broke down and ordered the matching dryer too.) In my defense, it has a steam cycle to refresh wrinkled clothing, and the old one was well… old.
I think I’m going back to bed now; this is just not my day.
Connie Fowler says
I don’t blame you for ordering the dryer as well. I did it, my girlfriends do it, we all do it. They have to match!
Looking forward to seeing the European linen items.
Beverly Poag says
Wish I could have warned you about front loaders…mildew. YOU HAVE TO KEEP THE WASHER DOOR OPEN!! ALL THE TIME!!I have mild OCD and can’t stand for doors, drawers, etc to be shared, but unless you want mildew/mold you have to!! I called Sears and their response was “Read the manual”. Sure ‘nough it says leave door open to prevent mold/mildew. Awful!!
Beverly, I’ve had the front loader for about 7 years, and I’ve always kept the door open, so we’ve never had a problem. I’ve heard of people having problems, so I’m so sorry you did.
You did the right thing ordering the dryer. I bought my washer and waited only a few months before ordering the matching dryer. However, even though they were both white, they did not match. Just a shade off, but it bothered me every time I looked at them. I do have the front loader and as long as I used bleach every once in a while, I do not have the mildew odor. We’ve moved and I now have a laundry room where they are across from one another so until they break down they’re staying. But I would buy another front loader in a heartbeat. Good luck!
OH that would drive me nuts not having them match! I just keep the door open and I’ve never had a problem.
Pat M. says
Life has a way sometimes of letting us know we aren’t in charge … or sometimes even keeping pace. I just keep telling myself, “okay, this is a test, this is a test, this is a test ….” And I seem somehow to pass, if not with flying colors, at least enough to make the grade.
Appliances or anything with motors are necessary evils that only prove what I just said. Sigh ……
Donna Milazzo says
Sorry for all the appliance woes! It’s always the washer that gives out first. The only time ours ever matched was when we bought new ones for our first house! No front loaders, so white ‘standard’ types don’t seem to clash too badly. I hope the dishwasher isn’t next!!
I love the look of all that you do. Did you get a new home and another great kitchen. Different.
Nan of TN says
Regarding the Steam Refresh Cycle- the downside to it is the only temperature setting is hot so I don’t use it with my Samsung dryer. If a low heat setting was possible I might use it, but after fluffing linen slip covers that came out more wrinkled and shrunk, I never used the cycle again!
Another issue was mildew in the fabric softener cup of the Samsung washer, even inside the little drawer that holds it. I found that adding just a tiny bit of water to the softener with each load eliminated that issue, along with keeping the drawer and lid open when not in use.
It stinks that everything went out on you but hey it’s fun to get new appliances that are new and shiny. Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! We hope you will join us again next week!