Wednesday, June 29, 2011


The dryer is fixed - hooray! Or at least I hope it is (seeing as I have a load in the dryer and another one in the washer and I would HATE to have to find places around the house to air dry all of this right now :)).

Two weekends ago I was doing a load of laundry. I moved it from the washer to the dryer and turned it on the normal "auto" setting. It 'dried' for about an hour and then buzzed. I went over to fold it and everything was still wet. I thought maybe I didn't turn it all the way to the setting that I wanted, so I tried it again. Another hour went by and the buzzer went off. I checked it again, and still wet clothes. I tried another setting, thinking that maybe it was just the setting I chose wasn't working - so I went on HOT Heat and tried it for a few minutes. Nope. I called Ryan (he was surfing at this point) and let him know. He got home and we tried a few quick fixes we saw online (checking the lint traps, switching the circuit breaker to reset it, etc) and nothing worked. We realized that it had a 1 year warranty on it (that ends July 3rd). We called Lowes and checked to see if we needed to go through Whirlpool or through Lowes (since that is where we bought the washer/dryer combo). They said there is a 1 year warranty through both, but we decided to just go through Whirlpool. We scheduled an appointment for this past Saturday. The guy that came out tried a few things, and realized that it was the probably the fuse. He said that when he replaces the fuse, he also replaces the thermometer in the back. Well, he told us he didn't have the parts with him, but would go to the office (over in Carlsbad) to see if they had any in stock. He came back about 20 minutes later and let us know that it looked like they changed the part number recently and didn't have the exact one that we needed in stock. He said he would place the order for the parts we needed and come back on Wednesday. Today he returned (Ryan came home on his lunch break to meet hi, since he needed a strong man to help him lift the dryer in and out of the laundry closet) and it seems like everything is working. It was a hassle, but like I told Ryan, I am glad it happened 3 weeks before our warranty ran out than 3 weeks after it ran out :)

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