Adulthood: Not always what it is cracked up to be.
Our 4 year old, $600 dryer needed a new $300 main computer board. AGAIN!
(First time was under warranty so we didn't pay for it.)
We would have just had it fixed, but we didn't trust that it would not happen again in 6 months and we would be out the full cost of the dryer. So we decided to just sell it and get a new dumb one. One that more closely resembled a tank.
Here is my rant: Does everyone else not remember that our parents had the SAME washer and dryer the WHOLE TIME they were growing up? These things used to last 20 years. Now you are lucky to get 5 years.
I don't need 50 choices on how to dry my clothes. I don't need my dryer to steam my clothes. (Seriously. What exactly am I doing in my clothes that they need to be fumigated?) In short, don't need a dryer smarter than I am.
I need a machine to blow hot air and spin.
No computers. No triple sensors. No flux capacitor (ok, that I made up).
Hot Air + Spin = dry clothes - $300 repair.
So, Franca and I did some post-nap scouting yesterday. We spotted a very alluring $699 Maytag 2000 series fancy-schmancy one at Sears for $399. Oh the lure of the deal.... But no. Stay focused. Tank. I need a tank. None of the other 3 places we tried had much either on clearance or of the tank variety. Bummer.
Franca and I convinced Marc to accompany us today back to Sears where we spotted a very basic tank. The Kenmore 6002 on clearance for $396. It's exact twin sat three feet away marked $459 on sale from $528. Apparently, someone had opened the wrong box and now they had two of these on the floor, so they put one on clearance. Hmmm, not having to dispose of a box and save $63? SOLD!
I'm feeling pretty good about this new pairing. The previous set looked like brother and sister and now there is a little exotic laundry romance happening down there. Hee hee.
I was going to add that the new dryer reminds me of my childhood, but that just felt weird after that last sentence up there.
Anyway, now I'm headed down to dry the 4 mattress pads and 4 sheets for Franca's crib. (Does anyone else's kid go through spurts of peeing through the already-up-a-size special nighttime diapers? Geez! At least she's hydrated I guess.)