Thursday, February 19, 2009

Alhamdulilah (my washer is running again!!!)


So after being prompted by DH and the prospect of shelling out $150 for the pump on my washer, I searched the internet and found a no cost solution. It seems that these Whirlpool Duet HE washers have a filter under the front kick plate right before the pump that you can just turn (there's a little handle) and pull out. People on repair sites were saying that this could clog up and cause the same error as the pump being bad... So I popped off the kick plate (after moving Mt. Laundry from in front of the washer) and pulled it out. I found nasty gray rotting things clogging the filter to the point where they took the shape of the opening including, but not limited to... A baby sock, costume jewelry, popsicle sticks, ball pint pens, paperclips and slime. I dumped the stuff, cleaned the filter and popped it all back in. I am on my second load with no error... Which, insha'Allah, is a sign that I won't be hauling butt to the laundry-mat this week. Alhamdulilah.

8 comments:

Mona said...

That's great! The internet is awesome and it just saved you a chunk of change there. Interesting what all was in there though!

Ruqayyah said...

It is such a pain when the washing machine is broken. I remember ours went out shortly after Em was born. Ended up getting a new one a couple weeks and a very tired mommy later, lol.

Solace In Islam said...

You are really Ms DIY! I won't survive without my washer either!

Layla/Colls said...

That is wonderful! I love to fix things than have someone else do it. Great job!!! :)

UmmLayla said...

Mona, it was funny what was in there, but looking at the comments on repair sites the baby socks thing is usualy the problem!LOL

Ruquayyah, I can't tell you how many washers one week of laundry for 6 takes up! LOL I got some wierd looks at the laundrymat, and going there is a chore!

SII, I take that as a compliment!LOL

Layla, my biggest diy yet is the daycare, and we just have to wait and see how that one comes out. It is cool to know ypou did something yourself!

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ilka said...

asalamu alaykum

saving a chunk of money is always a plus. i feel so empowered when i fix something myself, even if it is something small.

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