Thursday, March 17, 2011

She has a way of getting what she wants

Happy St. Patrick's Day Lifers.

OK so today I have another post about home repairs, sort of.

Our washer has been making a funny noise lately and we sort of knew it was just a matter of time before it would die. Well, yesterday was that day. So when I came home from the Shawshank I tore into it to have a look.

So I originally thought it was the motor and was all ready to buy a new one I'd found online for about 80 bucks, until the DW did a little more research. So after putting it back together and doing some additional trouble shooting today, thanks to the DW's research, I came to my best guess, the conclusion that it wasn't the motor but rather the transmission that spins the basket. I quickly got online and checked some repair sites for a new one. Here is the conversation that followed between me and the DW.

Me: OK, I think we can get a new transmission for about 150 or so.

DW: Really? We can almost buy a new washer for that much, and are you sure that will fix it?

Now the truth of the matter is I'm about 85 to 90 percent sure that's the problem, but you know there is that 10~15 percent that if I'm not right, I'll never live it down.

Me: Well yeah that will fix it....I think....I'm pretty sure.

DW: Well what if it doesn't, and then we have to put more money into it to replace something else? Now you just bought and replaced a transmission that you didn't need, and we've spent about 250 dollars or more on an old washer.

Me: Well,  even if that's the case we'll  have a practically brand new washer for 250 dollars or so that should last us a long time.

DW: Well I think we should at least look at new ones. Plus how comfortable are you that you can replace that and it will work right?

Me: Well, I'm not real comfortable replacing the transmis...wait, why don't you think it'll work right?

DW: I don't know, I just think that with the money, and time we're going to put into it we can buy a new one.

Me: Well, I think if we can fix this one maybe we should. Just because we have the money to get a new one doesn't necessarily mean would should just run out and buy one.

DW: Laughing...Look, we both know how this is going to go. You know I'm going to get a new one, so why don't we just go tonight after dinner and look for one......Still Laughing....Put that in your Blog.

Me: Touche.

And yes, I did go look at washers tonight.


OK Lifers, not that it matters, but would you put the time and money into the old one, or just buy a new washer?


  1. Anonymous, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Yeah I'm pretty sure it's a done deal.

  2. So, we'll go pick up the new washer tomorrow?

  3. Silly man. But it was nice that you had the quality time and communication, but you had lost before the conversation got started.

  4. My hat is off to you for putting up a good fight. But all and all you knew how it was going to end. Nice effort though! Also pretty comical, thank you.

  5. Coffeypot~ Yeah it's nice that we share these "moments". She lets me ramble for awhile then tells me how it is....Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Jason~ Yeah I put up a fight as I always do, for 10 minutes at least. But you're right. I could see her wheels turning even before she said it. Like I said, she has a way of getting what she wants....Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  7. New one! They just don't make things to last or be fixed and last... might as well get a new one with a warranty so if it stops working you've got something to fall back on. Becuase you KNOW if you replace the trasmission on the old one, in two weeks something else will go out on it and it will be another $50 to $100 bucks and you'll be up to or beyond the price of the new one one ;O)

  8. Daffy, spoken like a true woman...Thanks for stopping by...