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Aug 13, 2013

R.I.P. 1978-2013 Whirlpool Dryer


R.I.P. 1978-2013 Whirlpool Dryer-
Sadly our big girl finally passed today. Dave's Mom had bought a Whirlpool dryer back in 1978. Yes 1978. We were gifted with it in 2001 after she wasn't doing much laundry anymore as her husband had passed away. Well, it finally died today. After a few repairs over the years, new belt, etc. and drying for a family of five (lotta laundry!) she finally went to the great appliance place in the sky. It was sad to see her go. After taking her to the dryer hospital, and being told it could be all kinds of things, we decided to let her go sadly. Dave went to a big box store and bought a new dryer for a good price, much less than complicated extensive labor and parts. With allergies we can't dry our clothes outside, since that works as a pollen magnet. I've read about people with severe allergies, and chronic colds drying their clothes outside and I cringe. That's a big no-no from allergists. Oh well. Our old girl went to the recycling place down the street. Maybe she'll come back as a toaster and find a lovely new home. Now if I only had a laundry room....

Gorgeous, from Imperfectblog.com

I don't need that much room, but I'd love to get my washer and dryer out of the garage!




7 comments:

2 Tramps said...

We still have the washer and dryer we purchased at Sear's in 1981. The Kenmore line was made by Whirlpool back then. A true testament to quality for sure. They are in our shop now and I often do laundry there and in the house to get it done faster.

I would love to have a laundry room like that picture - windows, flowers... My washer and dryer are in a space that you pass through from the kitchen to the garage - dark and small. I think I would be a very happy laundress with a space like that picture!

Susan said...

At the risk of sounding like a fogey, they just don't make them like they used to. Almost all washers and dryers (and appliances in general) are now made in China and suffer accordingly. I am using a dryer that I got on freecycle - I am the fourth owner and it's still humming along (let's hope I didn't just jinx myself...)

Kristina said...

I still haven't replaced mine from the fire. I hope to re-do my utility room next year.

Little Homestead In Boise said...

I agree- hey just don't make them like they used to! I hated getting a new one, but it was cost effective for us right now. I wish I had a utility room, or somewhere beside the garage...

Mama Pea said...

Good job in getting your money's worth out of that dryer! I'm afraid they just don't make them like that anymore. (You may classify me as "old fogeydom" like Susan.) After hauling laundry to a laundromat (arrgh, that was awful!) for as many years as I did, I am thankful for my washer and dryer here at home every time I do laundry. Your garage may not be the ideal spot for your machines, but oh-so-much-better than a laundromat!

Michelle said...

WOW! That's a long time for a dryer to last. Now a days your luck if they last 5 years.

Little Homestead In Boise said...

Yes I hear you!

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