October 20, 2009
Found – behind my washing machine
I haven’t been able to use my washing machine for about a year or so now. The last few times that I used it, it was leaking water and it would drain out all over the floor. I live in a townhouse complex and have relatives fairly close by so instead of paying to have it fixed, I’ve been doing my laundry in the laundry room or else at someone else’s house.
I received a property tax rebate a few weeks ago so have been catching up with things that I have put off because I previously didn’t want to spend the money. One of which was fixing my washing machine.
I made an appointment with a local service company and they sent over their repairman to fix it. I have one of the stacked washer/dryers with a front loading washer on the bottom and a dryer on top of it. It’s located in my kitchen. The guy opened up the front of the washer to get at the bottom and the mechanisms and tested out the machine. Sure enough, it started leaking when the water drained out from it. That’s when he realized that there is nothing wrong with the washing machine, the problem is with the drain in the back. The drain is clogged and all of the water was backing up and onto the floor.
He pulled the washer/dryer unit out from the wall so that we could access the drain in the back, and when he did, I found this dime on the floor behind the washer.