Appliances vs. knitters

So what is it with appliances vs. knitters?  First the Harlot lost Mr. Washee, now she is doing battle with her dishwasher.  I could enjoy that from afar, but when the battle came to my own kitchen it wasn’t any fun anymore.

This very refrigerator, seen posing behind Casper, betrayed us yesterday.  (Why is the cupboard door open?  Because Casper opened it, that’s why.  He does that when he is bored…a lot!)It’s malfunction was discovered by DH, who walked through a puddle of ice water in front of the refrigerator.  That’s the same spot that the cats love because it is all warm and toasty and, well, dry.  Except it wasn’t any of those things.  The only warm and toasty spot was coming to be in the freezer.  That’s just so wrong!

DH, being an efficient geek, bless him, pulled out the appliance file with the extended warranty and made the call.  The clerk on the other end tried the ploy of speaking barely above a whisper at all times so he couldn’t be heard by mortal ears.  DH persevered, and got them to have their local service rep call.

Twenty-four hours later, when the call came, the freezer had revered to its proper frozen state, as if nothing had happened.  Drat!  DH told the service people that.  Would you believe they said “Ah, ha!  That means it is one of three parts.”  It seems to be a recognizable failure of the automatic defrost getting stuck.  They are to come out Thursday…we shall see.  Perhaps I could tempt fate and ask why my cold water dispenser puts out warm water?



  1. Knitnana said,

    March 12, 2009 at 11:39 am

    OMG. THAT’s why my disposal broke last week!
    It’s knitter’s appliance syndrome….

  2. AlisonH said,

    March 12, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Does it stay warm if you let it run a minute? The water immediately closest to the spigot is a little farther away from the cooling mechanism. Glad your fridge is getting fixed, meantime! We once had a new furnace die at two years, and when I asked isn’t there a warranty, I got laughed at.

  3. Bo said,

    March 12, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    I think there is an appliance-conspiracy designed to make us all go nerts—because our garage door opener refuses to close. It goes down—then opens right back up again. Hey, I love your roses. I used to grow blue moons here, in containers, and just loved them. I might try again this year.

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