On having a breakdown
Six months ago I bought a washing machine.
This device is somewhat essential as there is a lot of washing to do. The local stream is a bit far for a hand wash so a machine is necessary.
So far I have been happy with it. It washes stuff and it even dries stuff though it tends to make unnerving whistles and whines while on the drying cycle. The drier is brilliant for sheets and big things like that as they are too big to stick on radiators or racks.
Except that it seems to be on the blink.
It has a “fast wash” cycle which is just what I need. I set the temperature and the spin speed and let it do its thing. Except that it doesn’t seem to do anything about the temperature. All the wash comes out cold. Fuck!
I found the receipt so I’ll give the shop a bell as it’s still well within warranty. Mind you, the unintentionally cold wash works fine as the clothes are clean after. But still…
In the meantime I thought I would do a wee jobbie on Penny’s couch and chair [or rather my chair] as they could do with a bit of a clean. So Daughter kindly loaned me her vacuum cleaner which also has a carpet/upholstery washer which is excellent and I have used it several times in the past.
It doesn’t work!
Well, it works but only does half the job. I attached all the various parts and filled the reservoir with hand hot water plus shampoo and fired it up. The shampoo doesn’t come out! It’s supposed to spray the surface and suck up the liquid [+ dirt] but it refuses to spray. Bugger! It still sucks brilliantly so I have to apply the shampoo by hand. I haven’t broken the news to Daughter yet.
Things tend to happen in threes so I’m wondering what’s next on the list to have a breakdown.
You’re about due a breakdown, you’ve worked hard for it, it’s your turn and you deserve one.
Have at it, and enjoy.
(I don’t think anyone will notice anyhow.)
Time to buy myself a Harley?
I’d prefer a Triumph, Norton or BSA, but you do you!
I thought you were getting your revenge but nope. Jobbie means something different to us old Scots. See Billy Connely’s early work for information.
Haha! Now that I read it, I see what you mean. Jobbie was an expression my mother used to use in my infancy and I had forgotten about.
Are you sure it’s not just the rinse that’s cold? That’s a very common way for washers to work.
And as for jobbies, my parents always referred to “big jobs” when talking to us about bowel things. Is that what you’re talking about? Not that I really want to know. I’m asking for a friend.
It was working fine when we first got it. The items would be grand and hot after a wash,but not any more.
Yes. Big Jobs rings a bell. There was never any mention of Small Jobs though…….