Flash forward 20+ years to the present day. Our high tech Maytag Bravo is not working. It could be a week before the part comes in. Ugh! So, we loaded the dirty laundry in the crates. The Big Guy raided Pumpkin's Piggy Duck Bank for quarters and we went to the laundromat today! I have to tell you there is something to be said about loading up washers and having all the clothes cleaned at once. We brought some damp clothes home and a dollar in quarters to spare.
Peanut was so funny. He said that he was going to have to organize his clothes for this week - like mother, like son! He claims he only has one pair of jeans. The weather's gotten cooler. He might have a challenge on his hands.
Back to my Maytag...I called a local repair man. Historically, I don't fare well with repair folks. They don't like folks that ask questions. Same thing happened this time. I was chastised for wanting to understand what might be wrong. Do people really hand over hundreds of dollars to repairmen without asking any questions? Guess what? We aren't using this guy to fix the machine. We went out to repairclinic.com, ordered the part and are going to try it on our own. The internet is an asset with how to videos to assist us. We are willing to take the risk that we mess something up. If that is the case, we'll go to the store and buy a new "cheap" washer and dryer. They don't sell the washer I have anymore and the set is black. If I replace one, I'll have to replace both of them. Hoping we have success with the repair - 'til then, we might be making a few more trips back to the laundromat!!