les Davey de France

Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Saturday, January 07, 2012

The washing machine is dead, long live the washing machine

For some time the washing machine has been behaving eccentrically.

Ever the trusting husband, of course I had to test it myself. 
I put it on a 32 minute wash. It took hours. 

After unbelief comes denial. Weeks of denial.

We called a repair man. He came and charged us 50€ to tell us that it would cost 280€ to fix. If we asked him to fix it the 50€ would count as a deposit.

Second cycle of denial for a couple of weeks.

This came to an end yesterday when we went to our local branch of Envie.
Envie is an association that takes second-hand appliances and reconditions them, then sells them on with a one-year guarantee. 
They had some New Old Stock Hotpoint washing machines for a very reasonable price. 1400 revs spin and 9kg load. We saw. I came home and looked for reviews and stuff on the internet. I returned and paid. They're delivering on Wednesday and taking the old washing machine away. I suppose they may recondition it or they may use it for spare parts or something...

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