Last week in the middle of the kids laundry, I noticed a strange noise coming from the laundry room. Upon investigation, I discovered a tantalizing burning smell and the metallic whirring of a washer that was not moving. Great. Our year & 4 month old washer was broken.
Jon looked up stuff on the internet to see if he could fix it. He couldn’t.
So, we called a repair guy who didn’t show up. Since we’re gluttons for punishment, we rescheduled him. Two days of waiting from 1-5 is better than one day, right?
Enter, the wash whisperer – my bro-in-law BJ. BJ is super-duper handy, and thought he could fix it. So, after his long day of work and school, he came over.
Step 1: Remove cover of washer. This is where Jon got stuck. 🙂
Step 2: Replace some part. Don’t ask me what. It’s way too technical.
Step 3: Put washer almost all the way back together and check to see if it’s working. It’s not.
Step 4: Take washer apart again.
Step 5: Stare at washer in consternation. (I didn’t witness this, but I’m pretty sure it happened at least once!)
Step 6: BJ has a brainstorm.
Step 7: Prove the myth correct . . . Washers DO eat socks!
Apparently, our washer sucked one of Emily’s socks into the fuel pump. But, BJ figured it out! Woo hoo! AND, he saved us waiting for the repair guy again and probably a couple hundred dollars. He rocks! So, thanks BJ for fixing our washer. We totally owe you! The offer on our first-born still stands . . . 🙂