Wednesday, February 20, 2008

If It Doesn't Work...

We have this old dishwasher that buzzes when it runs. It's not that quiet to begin with, but when you add the annoying humming/buzzing to the racket, it escalates to headache inducing proportions.

I'm sure the problem is a simple lose screw or nut or thingamabob and the fix would be equally as simple. But it would require me laying on the floor and straining to peer under the machine for the source of the noise.

I find it far simpler to kick the darn thing. Kick it wrong and you will get a few seconds of reprieve followed by an escalation of noise. BUT, if you kick it just right, the buzzing will stop.

Until you have to run another load.

9 comments:

His Girl said...

Adding a new washer to the list of things I will purchase for people I enjoy when I get rich.

ugh. why are my millions taking so long to get here?

The Daily "B" said...

I feel for you! We had this old washer and dryer set that would walk around the laundrey room when washing and drying, literally. They would rumble and move around and sometimes the buzzer would get stuck when notifying you it was done...Bzzzzzzzzzz ugh!

Anyway, we now have a new set and they are so high tech... who would have thought that washers were capable of such things.

Jenster said...

I see nothing wrong with kicking appliances. I've tried the schmoozing thing and that generally doesn't work. Maybe they can see through my false sweet talk.

Becky said...

LOL, I still have memories of my grandpa doing this to his TV back in the 70's (and it was an OLD black and white TV). It'd start acting up in the middle of an intense ball game, with that bad reception lighting streak-static thing...so he'd get up from his chair, hike his pants up, march over and BAM, BAM, BAM on the sides! Miraculously, the old tube in the thing would spark back to life for the remainder of the game.

Good memories, those.

Hope your appliances aren't gearing up for a strike. My washing machine is on the fritz since the whole fiasco with my sewing machine before Christmas...

Sing4joy said...

When appliances revolt the ONLY thing to do is kick them. They need structure and discipline in order to be successful in society. Maybe you've been taking my advice about pinching yourself and stepping on rusty nails? Watch out though, because sometimes appliances fight back and you could pull back a broken toe or a scuffed up shoe!

Anonymous said...

it won't be long before you'll have 3 little dish washers, and that annoying buzzing will be whinning/bickering/fighting over who will be washing and who will be drying, and kicking them to get the annoying racket to stop won't be an option. What I'm getting at is try to enjoy the kicking while you can. does chad have an extra set of steel toes lying around?

angela said...

I didn't realize how loud our dishwasher was until we got a new one. But our garage door is still broken, so I feel your pain. I'm terrible at fixing things, too.

Shauna said...

His Girl - I figure I'm about 1/1000 of a millionaire. ;-) Tee-hee.

Deb - I kicked the thing again today. No luck. I had to listen to it buzz for over an hour. Grrrr. Chad and I talk almost daily about getting a new one. And yeah, appliances are getting very hi-tech. Pretty soon we'll be the Jetsons. :-)

Jenster - LOL! No sweet talk. Got it.

Becky - I had to "fix" the DVD player today. Someone (Kolten) got into it today. I wiggled the chords at the back. Ta-dah! Almost as good as the old *smack* on the TV.

S4J - Treat children like appliances .... er, treat appliances like children. Firm discipline. Watch the toes. Got it.

Anon - LOLOL! You mean I can't still kick them? Oops, not implying that I kick them now.

Angela - I'm looking forward to a new one. Someday. I won't have to yell over the racket.

Lisa said...

BWAHAHA!