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
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.
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?