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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


I'm singing the blues, the Washday Blues that is. My Duet Whirlpool Front end  washer has given the ghost so it seams.

After contacting the dealer he said that the bearing was gone and it would cost approximately $1000. to fix it.  I bought it in 2005 and paid around $1400.00 for it and upon researching  customer complaints on the web,  I found out that a lot of people had the same problem and were not happy either.

 It looks like the bearing is gone and the life expectancy of those washers is about 7 years.  That is so not right...

 I went to my Co-op as they are luckily having a big 40th Anniversary sale this week and washers are on special amongst other things. They have a lower retail price than the suggested sale price and they pay the HST @.15%. ( Harmonized Sales Tax) this week.... We got there as soon as they opened so we could bring one home right away. The place was packed.

I didn't want a Whirlpool again so I asked for a Maytag. Guess what.... Whirlpool bought out Maytag. They are now the same company. I bit my lips and grumbled and bought a new Maytag anyway as they were cheaper. They had non in stock.... I have to wait two weeks for delivery.  In the meantime I'm running out of undies but thank goodness I have a big laundry tub and and old fashion washboard.  It'll be like the good old days when I was a little girl. You may remember my wash tub and washboard in my Childhood Memories rug, lol. I'm glad I still have my old washboard...

I wonder how long this Maytag washer will last.  Maybe it will outlast me. Now wouldn't that be something...

There's the pretty baby. It was so quiet and I could wash king size comforters in there. Doing laundry was never so easy I tell you...

The side ripped right off from the clonking when the bearing let go.

I did love that machine and I wasn't ready to see it die so soon. So now I'm singing the washday blues. Maybe I should cry in my beer too while I'm at it.  lol...

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. I really appreciate it and I also appreciate all my lurking friends too, just so you know. I'll join Dolly Parton  in singing the Washday Blues.