Monday, June 12, 2006

Jim vs. the washing machine

Last week, our washing machine began leaking. So instead of throwing in the towel (no pun intended) and buying a new washing machine, Jim took on the machine. Turned out it was just a leaking duct. Here's how he fixed it:

1/2 tube of superglue Fix-All
1/2 roll of heavy duty tape
8 hours over two days of sweaty, washing machine wrestling

Caution: Skill in close combat is essential as you may be wrestling with a machine at least twice your weight in a small enclosed space.

Jim basically took the back side of the machine apart, fixed the leaking duct and put it back together. Voila! Now it works again! Thank goodness, because with our little laundrymaker due in November, we really can't afford a broken washing machine.

Money saved: about $500.

Feel free to try this at home.

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