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RIP Old Dryer

January 20th, 2011 at 07:21 am


My dryer is deciding that it is time to retire from service. This is the dryer that psuedo-died 18 months ago. This is the dryer that I lived without for four months. This is the dryer that DH fixed for $42 14 months ago and it resurrected.

Yesterday with a final whine and screech of belts and internal mechanisms, it groaned and became silent.

I believe that we had that dryer for at least ten years, more or less.

I can live without a dryer for a bit of time. I know the routine - wash small loads daily (one or two), items go on hangers or the drying rack in the basement where it is toasty warm because of the furnace. The unmentionables (underware and items) go up to the side of the bathtub in the main bathroom. Socks go over the shower curtain rod. Towels -- that is another story and those go over to my mother's for washing/drying.

I will replace the dryer, however. I will not go 4 months again, proving that I can live without it.

I have the money in my EF and will use it to purchase a new one after I check out sales and consumer reports.

Afterall, that is what an EF is for, right? Replacing things that break and need replacing.

There is hope for me afterall ... (Old me would have kept the money in the EF and tried to squeeze funds out of an already tight budget ... )

3 Responses to “RIP Old Dryer”

  1. North Georgia Gal Says:

    I don't know how you managed to live without a dryer! I guess I am just too spoiled!

  2. patientsaver Says:

    I always turn to www.consumersearch.com to research different products when I've decided to buy something. Just type in electric dryers in the search bar and it'll give you the results of different critiques and reviews, not by individual consumers, but by consumer report-type magazines etc. It's very useful.

  3. laura Says:


    Thanks, patientsaver. I'm heading over there now to check it out.

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