The other day, I decided that some of my pillows were in dire need of freshening up. So, I put two of them in the washing machine, gentle cycle, low spin. After some time, I went in to move them to the dryer. As I did that, I noticed water on the floor. I don’t normally see water on the floor in the laundry room.
Moving a large top-loading washing machine which was magically wedged in next to the dryer is not an easy task. It is also impossible to hold the washing machine up and look under it at the same time, if there is only one of you in the house. For some strange reason, water seemed to have run down the side of the machine. Why it would do that remains a mystery. I mopped up the water, and cleaned a LOT of dirt under the bits I could get to.
As I had to go out, and was expecting company later in the evening, I decided to leave things as they were for the moment. However, comparison shopping for a new washing machine was engaging my mind.
The next day, I decided to run a test on the washing machine – just a small rinse cycle to see what would happen. Other than discovering a few feathers from the “Dry Clean Only” pillow, all seemed to be well. No water, no leaks. That was good because washing machines, even on the 4th of July sales, are pricey. This one has been in use since the mid-1990’s.
I’m now running a small test wash, and will see what happens. Hopefully all will end well, with no more water coming from anywhere. So far, so good.