We have a really old washing machine.
Doug bought our washer from a friend ten years ago. It had been in storage for a while, and it came with a big mud dauber nest on it. Doug paid about $30. It was retro 1983.
The dryer matches the washer, but Doug bought that separately a couple of years later from the classifieds. The dryer cost $25, and it’s from 1986.
I’ve been using them three or four times a week during the five years I’ve been married, and they’ve gotten the job done.
Recently the washing machine has started… lurching. You know how it sounds when the load is unbalanced and you think it’s about to die? I keep wondering if this laundry load will be the last.
We started shopping for a new set.
I watched this short video from Consumer Reports. It’s fascinating how much they will test! Someone even has the job of counting frayed threads. I got the ratings report, but it still seems like a tough decision to choose one. And my — they’re expensive.