This morning the dryer started making a terrible sound. The BrownBoy turned it off and came to get me. I turned it on and then turned it off in that way that helpless technophobes do when they don't know what to do and then I called MrBrown. He turned it on and off in that same way. All 3 of us looked at it. The dog sniffed it to see if there was any food. I said, throwing up my arms in despair, "but I have all the laundry to do and we'll need some of it before it can dry on the line and there's too much to dry on the line!!! I know, I'll wash it here and take it to a laundromat." MrBrown started looking in the newspaper to find a repair person. In the dim recesses of my mind, I remembered that I had read or heard somewhere that dryer technology had not changed much and it probably wouldn't be too difficult so I googled "diy dryer repair" and this amazing site popped up.
http://www.diynet.com/diy/ha_maint_repa ... 43,00.html
The dryer is now happily drying our clothes, we've saved millions of dollars on repair bills AND we feel ever so smug that we repaired our dryer.
I bet you can't wait til the know-all neighbour gets back so that you can brag that you didn't need his expertise after all.MrsBrown wrote:We did toy with calling the neighbour who knows everything but then remembered that he was out of town.
I can't tell you how impressed I am that
- you knew what key words to put into google (I would never have remembered about "diy")
- the fixes on the page applied to the problem you were having
- the fix was actually easy to do