Mudcat Café message #4049100 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4049100
Posted By: Charmion
28-Apr-20 - 09:18 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
I am quite terrified at the very idea of rolling out the fridge to vacuum in its space.

I think we all have at least one housekeeping fail to confess. For months, I could not figure out why the dryer was so temperamental. I would load it, close the door and push all the right buttons, but quick as a flash nothing would happen. Or the thing would start, and conk out five minutes later for no discernible reason. Randomly.

I spent $150 on a visit by A+ Appliance Repair, only to learn that (a) it worked just fine for the technician and (b) he could not explain its erratic behaviour either.

Roll the calendar forward an embarrassingly long time, and I notice that the door does not always latch quite right. Lo and behold, when I give the door an extra-hard shove, it starts up reliably every time.

A few weeks later, when the beer fridge came down with cancer of the thermostat, the same technician visited to perform the transplant. "Didn't you have trouble with your dryer?" he asked (small town). I confessed to the door latch issue, and he commiserated politely. "At least you figured it out before it cost you the price of a new dryer."