Sorry if this picture turns your stomach, but I knew this would be hard to believe.
I spent some time yesterday on Facebook complaining about my front load washer. I firmly believe it is the worse purchase I have ever made.
We have had it since a month before Matthew was born. Matthew will be three years old this spring.
At the time, it was one of the most exciting purchases I had ever made, even though friends had warned me.
As soon as we had it a year, the problems began.
It is finicky. It is picky. It is delicate. It is needy!
It is NOT meant for a family with this many boys.
For the last week and a half my washer has been acting up, yet again. I was pretty sure the issue had to do with accidentally buying liquid detergent that was not HE. I swear to you, it was an accident.
I soon started getting the suds error.
While addressing the detergent issue resolved the suds error, the last few days my washer stopped draining and spinning.
My husband took the washer apart last night. This is literally the 5th time he has taken it apart in the last couple of years.
Would you be surprised if I told you the pump was clogged?
Apparently, clogged pumps keep your washer from spinning and draining.
This is what was clogging the pump of my washer:
- 10-15 rocky pebbles
- 2 crayons
- 1 bobby pen
- 6 well used #2 pencils
- 1 eraser to a mechanical pencil
- 1 green Lego man hat
- $0.48 (a quarter, two dimes and three pennies)
- 1 baseball sticker
- part of a popsicle stick
- air soft pellets (thank you Garrett and Anthony)
- 1 large gold coin from the batting cages
- picture of Captain America’s head
- 3 candy wrappers
- 1 Taco Bueno bracelet
- wads of lint
Did I mention I am really bad at emptying pockets?
So are my kids.
Did I also mention my kids fill their pockets with random things?
Unfortunately I can not make this stuff up.
Cost of the front load washer: $699.00
Cost of a washer repair man: $40.00 an hour
Cost of a husband who can fix anything: priceless!