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My lack of Domestication cost me $69.00.

March 18th, 2010 at 05:19 pm

So the upstairs tenant complained that his washer stopped working in the middle of a load. I ran up there real quick and confirmed that yes- the washer is broke.

I called Sears and agreed to pay a $69.00 service charge plus whatever it would cost to fix. 5 days after the washer "broke"- the repairman comes out and starts it right up!

Turns out the washer has an automatic shutdown if the motor gets to hot. The tenant admitted it was his second load when the washer died. If we had known to wait a few hrs and try it again- we would have saved $69! Oh well- live and learn.

I am not too upset because I thought it would be a $2-300 visit- but was really just $69. Though I should be annoyed I spent $69 for someone to walk in and press "start".

3 Responses to “My lack of Domestication cost me $69.00. ”

  1. Caoineag Says:

    Except washers really shouldn't be overheating on a second load, so something is still wrong with the washer. They getting a little on the old side?

  2. gamecock43 Says:

    Its 6 years old. I hope to eek another 3-4 yrs out of it.

  3. Ima saver Says:

    Mine lasted 13 years!

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