here's what bruce did today , he left this comment on the GF Radio episode, "Why did I do that dumb thing"
I thought about the "why did I do that dumb thing" Saturday morning. I got up and my wife announced that the washing machine wasn't agitating the clothes, even though the motor was still making noise.
I thought to myself, "this might be something I could fix." So within an hour of getting-up and without any coffee in my system, I went down to the basement to access the situation. The washer tub was full of water and when I turned the washer on no movement from the agitator. Why do men have to confirm what their wives tell them?
The next step proved that taking the time to consider each movement is very important. I pulled the washer away from the wall to see if I could take the back panel off the machine so I could look inside. It moved fairly easily considering the tub was filled with water. And I was watching to make sure the water hoses had plenty of slack as I coaxed the washer further out.
Then we heard a loud breaking sound. I had failed to consider the washer drain hose that was in the pvc drain pipe. I broke the drain pipe after one forceful pull on the washer, causing water to drain from the washer all over the basement floor. After a few tense husband/wife moments we came to our senses and placed the washer hose in the washer tub, stopping the drainage. Thankfully, our basement has a concrete floor.
We did look at the back panel though. After a few attempts, we decided that perhaps a professional will be needed. Our landlord will have to fix the drain pipe before we can use the washer anyways.:)
Clearly, this was a "why did I do that dumb thing" moment. Think I'll stick to cooking, taking care of my backyard birds, and smoking.