Friday, July 11, 2008

Strike one for being environmentally friendly

High-efficiency appliances have found their way into our homes as we swap out dying appliances. With children in our home, I will more than make up the difference in cost over the years.

Of late, our Kenmore HE washer was having problems. We'd keep getting error messages, and the washer would stop running. It was getting to the point that we'd have to nurse it through a wash cycle -- to the point of a load of wash taking four hours. Highly inefficient and aggravating, from every standpoint.

Finally, my husband called the service technician. (This is what warranties are for, but it takes a month of aggravation to get things done.) What was the problem? My washer sucked up little blue socks and my cloth nursing pads, blocking the intake valve. Sigh. Strike one for being environmentally friendly. I'm off to buy a mesh sack to wash them in.

3 comments:

Bugs and Brooms said...

Too funny! I guess I will have to get a mesh bag to use to wash my cloth wipes! Guess I better do that before one of them gets eaten by the washing machine...

Rjs said...

Definitely! A few dollars is well worth your washer burns out or gets ruined.

Chile said...

When I ordered Luna Pads (cloth menstrual pads), I thought it was a waste to get the mesh bags with each order. However, they have really come in handy for washing the pads and cloth wipes. (Otherwise, all the laundry is covered in blue threads from the terrycloth wipes that still unravel on the edges and shed after a year of use....because I was too lazy to hem the edges.