I've always said that I am a bells and whistles kind of girl. While many of my friends are loving their featherweights and treadles, I couldn't survive without my high tech Pfaff. As a matter of fact, about a month ago I took my featherweight (was my Aunt's) to my sewing group. I only had to baste some stuff, I thought I would give it a spin. I pressed on the pedal one time.. it died, and it is still sitting in the back of my car. If I ever get around to dragging it back into the house, it will sit in the closet where it belongs.
This brings me to washing machines. I am definitely NOT a bells and whistles girl when it comes to appliances for household use. I just want to turn a knob and push it in to start it. These days, it's harder to find a simple washer
A week or so ago, I had to get a new washer. I bought a Maytag. I went from a front load washer to a top load with a tiny little agitator. It was awesome for about 6 loads, then when I put clothes for work in it at the last minute (of course) on Sunday evening, I got an error message saying the lid was up ( not locked) and the washer wouldn't run. I got the message repeatedly. Why does a washer lid have to lock? Probably some stupid kid tossed his baby sister into a washer at some point, lawsuit.. hence locked washer lids.
So today the repairman came. He came first thing this morning which was great. I figured I would be sitting all day waiting. I showed him what error I was getting. And I didn't get two steps up the stairs and he said "It works". He hooked up his computer to the washer, ran diagnostics, and after we discussed it, it was decided that I did everything in the wrong order. I lifted the lid to the washer, loaded the clothes, soap, fabric softener and THEN turned on the power. From now on I have to turn on the power FIRST and then load the clothes.
Geeze, why did they have to make things so complicated. Oh well, I could be pounding my clothes on a rock, or a washboard and buckets.. I guess if I can figure out how to use a computer, and a fancy sewing machine, I can remember to turn the power on a brainy washer before I make it think about how many clothes I put in it.
Have a good week!!!