Last week my washing machine stopped working. Just stopped. It did not quit or die, it just stopped. Something happened and it tripped the circuit breaker - although I did not realize that that was what had happened at the time. DH got home from work and I said, "The washer is broke." It took him all of a minute to realize that the circuit breaker had "tripped." It is one of those plugs with a "reset" button and he pushed it for me. Washer's fixed. Good.
Yesterday the dryer stopped working. This time it was not a circuit breaker, though. They were purchased as a pair some eleven years ago. They both have to act up at the same time? They are made to break together? Yes, the washer wasn't really broken - but why, after so many years of use did it decide to "trip the circuit" or whatever the heck it did? Do I think, then, that it is a coincidence that since the washer "acted up" last week now the dryer thinks it has to "act up," too? I think not. They were made to "break" together!
DH, who is incredibly adept at fixing things that break - I often say that if he can't fix it - it can't be fixed - tried to fix the dryer yesterday. It does not work. He doesn't know what is wrong with it and said, "You're going to have to call someone." Sure. Like I have a copy of yellow pages here, or something, that I can just open up to "dryer repair" and find someone to come to the house to fix it.
I decided, on a whim, that I would call our maintenance number. When a burner on our cook top broke the maintenance company for our housing compound would not fix it, so I did not expect that they would come to repair our dryer, either. Wrong. Policy has been changed and the maintenance company NOW repairs residents personal appliances. Thank you thank you thank you. The dryer repairman will be here this afternoon. Good thing, too. I have a load in the dryer that is not dry, and another load in the washer that needs dried.