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March 18th, 2009

More appliance woes...

Hrmph.

So, a little over a month ago, our refrigerator stopped working because the starter relay for the compressor burned out. I took it apart, bought the part, and put it all back together again, good as new.

Yesterday, the washing machine's pump stopped working. Frustrating as all hell, because there's a laundry backup. A little research yielded that our washing machine was part of a class action lawsuit in 2005 which expired in 2007 for precisely this reason. Nylon gears suck. Anyway, I took the damned thing apart and discovered that the pump was clogged with hairs and threads. Ick. I also can't get them out.

A replacement part will cost $150.

This is the same washing machine that gives clothes that fresh, mildew smell if you leave them in for too long. It's already rusted through its plate on the bottom, and the insides are a bit rusty, though the mechanisms otherwise look perfectly fine.

A new, _well_ regarded washing machine is available from Home Depot for $950, including delivery and old appliance removal. The appliance, itself, costs $810. It seems worth it to me to buy the new one, so long as it can be delivered ASAP.

Anyway, it appears that I have the capability of fixing appliances. How much should I bill myself out for?

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