Determined to do it right
Saturday December 30th 2017, 12:06 am
Filed under: Life

The University Electric people not only delivered my washing machine but rather than just dump it and run, one of them checked the room’s outtake, pronounced it smaller than normal (yeah, we had a contractor on the remodel who cut a lot of corners, I’ve heard that line before on other things–we had to replace all the gas and water lines the guy did. Major $) and he was concerned that the drain hose might lift out from the water pressure because of how fast that machine rotates.

He took the time to let the water fill up and then started it spinning.

See that? How it went up?

I did indeed. (I didn’t tell him I had memories of my mom’s machine, when I was a kid, sometimes working itself loose and spraying the room with soapy water. Let’s not.)

He took the black nozzle-ish piece off to make the end smaller and tested it again. No lift–that hose went much farther down in and it stayed down in. He was satisfied and assured me it was how it should be now and that I would have no problems with it.

I paid for delivery and got delivery and plumbing trouble-shooting and a correct installation. I have not only found my washer, I have found my dealer for all future major appliances. I like these guys. And I’ve waited a long time to be able to say that.

A few hours later, I was talking to friends at a wedding reception. And one of them said, So if I want this machine I have to go buy it–tomorrow, right?

Since we don’t shop on Sundays, my answer to him was, Yes.

He just might.

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Good people, good appliances: what’s not to like?

Congratulations on the new arrivals.

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 12.30.17 @ 8:57 am

So glad you got a new great machine! Much of my life drama has been involved w/ washing machine woes!

Wishing you a 2018 with minimal domestic troubles.

Comment by LynnM 12.30.17 @ 3:04 pm

Sounds like you had a happy Christmas and I hope you have a happy new year to come. Our holiday was lovely. After a long drive to eastern PA, we got to play with our grandnephew, hug one of our daughters, and made it home in time to warm up the house before we hit the days with highs that don’t go above 0F.

Comment by twinsetellen 12.30.17 @ 3:32 pm

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