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  1. j2theperson says:

    For what it’s worth, my husband bought us a washer/dryer set used off Craigslist for super cheap. He actively wanted an old par (I think these are from the 70s) because they are much more durable and easy to repair than more modern ones. There are also fewer things that can go wrong with them. Even the motor going out isn’t catastrophic.

    I’m sorry you couldn’t get yours fixed and that it was so expensive. 🙁

  2. The Dude says:

    I guess I’m lazy. l just go the laundromat. One trip every two weeks. I use the big industrial size washers… after I load up the machines.. It’s off to the eatery next door for coffee and breakfast.

  3. Michael says:


    Thanks…your husband definitely had the right idea.
    The new ones last a couple years…

  4. Michael says:


    I hate laundromats…clothes lines would be my second choice to a dryer.

  5. j2theperson says:

    I love clotheslines. Nothing beats the smell of cloths dried on a line. 🙂

  6. Papias says:

    Our dishwasher broke. Repairman said it was a bad part that was pretty expensive. Decided it would be better to buy a new one.

    Then our washer broke. Tried to fix it ourselves. Still didn’t work. Different repairman said it was dead(ish). “Better to buy a new one”, he said.

    So…new appliances we have… money… not so much.

    BUT, praise be to God that the work He does is guaranteed and covers the extended warranty Himself….

    “For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” Jer 31:33

  7. Jim says:

    Nice pic, Michael. I always wondered what you looked like…..

  8. Em says:

    a clothesline is a luxury that everyone should have… clothespins are pretty cheap… i can see the ad now… will trade dryer with new door latch for a working clothes line 🙂

  9. Em says:

    i wish i lived within driving distance as i have a perfectly good Swedish washer and dryer that have been sitting in a storage locker for 2 years now (think they’re still ‘good’) – i’d gladly give them to you… but will pray that there’s another dryer down your way that someone will “gladly give you” … anybody join me?

  10. Michael says:


    We replaced it…thank you for the kindness, though.

  11. Surfer51 says:

    You astound me with your words!


    I had the exact same scenario. Makes me feel better knowing I am not alone in my struggle to retain my man card.

    Now my wife enjoys her new washer and dryer from Sears…LOL

    Oh…and her dishwasher.

    All of which cost me hours and hours of labor and thoughts of a newer model used work truck are no longer entertained by me.

    My seat is worn and torn, the engine lugs, the battery warning light never goes out and my truck needs new shocks, but my wife is happy. 🙂

  12. Em says:

    Michael, you’re welcome – glad you found a replacement… some days it’s just, all’s well that ends

  13. Em says:

    “We spend a lot of time trying fix that which isn’t broken because the problem is at the core.” amen and the heart is deceitful in so many ways, too many for us to “manage” well

    kind of interesting that no thread developed here… trying fix ourselves… and we can do so to some extent, sometimes

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