Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mrs. Fixit

It most certainly wasn't my washer that decided to give me the "F02 error" when I washed anything this weekend.  Nope, not my washer.  It most certainly wouldn't stop the cycle at "suds" or "spin" and refuse to finish.  Or maybe it most certainly was!  Ugh!  What was I going to do? 

I tried everything I could think of...restarting it, putting it on other cycles, unplugging the thing, nothing worked!  Then I got the bright idea to try google.  When in doubt, google it!  That's what I do at work, why not do it at home, right?  :)  I read some online forum that said to check some hose or drain or pump or something.  Like I knew where that was!  I found a long hose hooked behind the washer, looked at it, messed with it for a few seconds and then tried the washer again.  No luck!  Hmmm, what to do, what to do??

I would be lying to you if I didn't tell you that my next thought was to just to go and buy another washer.  Not sure where I learned that one, Dad??  All I could think about was that I have to have clean clothes and I was desperate to find a way to get a working washer.  That's when my bright idea to look on youtube popped into my brain.  Youtube!!!  Why didn't I think of that sooner?!?!  I simply searched for "F02 error on duet whirlpool washer" and low and behold I came across a video that showed me how to take my washer apart.  I found my husbands tools and got to work!

In case you are wondering, this is what the washer looks like when you take the front part off...

The white round thing is the drain pump, I think.  I screwed the cap off and "unclogged" the drain.  I'll spare you most of the details, but it was DISGUSTING!!!  OMG!!  I must have washed my hands 10 times after cleaning that thing out.  There were even pencils stuck in the thing, and they were black, if that tells you anything.   GROSS!

I screwed the cap back on, turned the washer on, and just like that, it was fixed!!!  I jumped up and down and called my husband and mom to toot my own horn a little.  I can't believe I fixed it all by myself!  To say that I am proud of myself would be the understatement of the year.  I just wish my husband would catch on to my washer-fixer abilities and would call me superwoman like I suggested to him...Maybe after I fix the tv??

For all you wonderful blog readers, I'll be answering to superwoman Mrs. Fixit from now on!  Can you say I missed my calling?? 

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