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Fixed the Dishwasher

weather: light rain
outside: 6.1°C
mood: ...
Those who know me, know that I'm generally racist against electric dishwashers. This is from personal experience. They don't clean my dishes.

I don't spit on them or kick them as I walk by, but I won't use them and I will speak ill of them when my opinion is asked (or not asked as the case may be). But today, in an amazing feat of Schindlerian proportions, I fixed the one at Work.

I don't actually know if it's really fixed, but we turned it on, let it do a small run for a few minutes and we didn't get a lake in the kitchen. The true test will be when the thing is full and we actually put detergent in it for a full run.

A few days ago, someone noticed a little lake forming in our kitchen coming from the dishwasher. They put a little tupperware tub at one corner to catch all the water. And, of course, as soon as that happened, no one knew what to do with their coffee cups and lunch plates anymore. It all got piled into the sink.

The sink started bothering me. And I was curious. Knowing that the symptoms started in that corner where the little tub was, I opened the door and I peeked. There's a tubie thing that runs from the door to the machine and up the frame... probably for the detergent. This tubie thing looked All Wrong And Weird™ to me. There was a bit of it that was blorping out and the door closed itself on a portion of it.

I stuffed it back in with my fingers. And made sure the door closed properly.

We'll see what happens when we try to do a load next week.



( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 4th, 2006 03:31 pm (UTC)
After reading "Those who know me, know that I'm generally racist against dishwashers," I thought:

"What, like Mexicans and Fujianese?"
Feb. 4th, 2006 04:12 pm (UTC)
Ha, no. Electric dishwashers. =}

I don't do grammar at 8am on a Saturday morning. =P
Feb. 4th, 2006 05:03 pm (UTC)

Dishwashers are great, and get everything clean.
Feb. 5th, 2006 01:38 am (UTC)
Only if you pre-rinse stuff. Things come out with food bits still stuck on it and grey splotches. And if you use that rinse stuff, it's coating everything with ... something... I have no idea what, but I can feel it and smell it.
Feb. 5th, 2006 08:17 pm (UTC)
Pssh. You just need a new dishwasher.
Feb. 5th, 2006 08:34 pm (UTC)
It was a brand new GE one. It was built in to a newly built house.
Feb. 5th, 2006 09:01 pm (UTC)
Well something's not right... all the machines that I have used worked great.
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