Thursday, October 6, 2011

STUPID APPLIANCES

Ever noticed how when one thing around the house breaks, others follow?

When we moved back to north Georgia last winter, we had appliance problems.

The washer walked around the utility room when it washed. The dry refused to cut off. We bought a new washer and dryer. Easy peasy. Hard on the pocketbook though.

Next, the tenants managed to make a big hole in the kitchen stove top (one of those ceramic tops). The replacement took a while to sort out. Had to order a top. Then one eye didn't work. More parts. Then the double eye didn't work. Then we needed some kind of blueprint thingie to get the wires uncrossed. After, oh, 4-5 repair visits, it finally got fixed. Except the hot surface light stays on all the time. I can live with that.

Then the heat went out. A couple, maybe three visits took care of that. Then it was time for the air. Guess what? The air didn't work. Turns out the heat worked because the heating strips came on all the time, even with the AC on. Got that fixed, kind of. Air still didn't work. A new air handler solved that problem. Except my guy had to run outside and flip a switch on the doo-lolly to get the air to cool. They rewired the entire thing and put in a thermostat. Air worked. Hallelujah!

Now it's autumn. Time for heat. And guess what. The heat doesn't work. The repair guy comes out, says it needs a part. So we're waiting. He's supposed to come back tomorrow with it.

In the meantime, the dishwasher refuses to turn off. It cuts on and washes its little heart out. So I have to go in after an hour or so, cancel the wash, let it drain, and then turn on the rinse cycle. Which does work, thank goodness. Repair guy comes out and guess what. Needs a part. He's to call when it comes in.

And this isn't even mentioning stupid computer problems.

When does it end????

2 comments:

  1. Ha! I so know what you mean.

    I hope everything gets sorted out soon.

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  2. Thanks, Cherie! The heating man is on his way.

    I am not optimistic.

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