Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Look What Followed Us Home

Last week, while connecting the washer and dryer to the new circuit panel Luke and I were discussing the laundry set we had picked up in September. After having front loaders in our last house we were not satisfied with the performance of a traditional top-loading washer. And we were both concerned that when we sell this house the buyer is going to ask for an allowance to replace the aging laundry appliances.
We agreed to start looking for another set, either high efficiency top loaders or front loaders, but limited ourselves to a $500 budget for the set. I thought we would be looking for quite a while, but thirty-six hours later we found a set on Craigslist. The dryer had recently quit working and the seller had been quoted $500 to replace the circuit board. He decided he would rather put that $500 toward a new set instead and offered the washer for $175 with the dryer thrown in for free. After doing a little research into the cost of a replacement board we decided to buy them. But after several hours of cleaning them up and more research Luke figured out that a switch on the back of the dryer drum just needed to be reset. They now work perfectly.
This $2500 Bosch set looks out of place in our unfinished laundry room. I'll have to do something about that...someday.

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