Broken Tumble Dryer - Hotpoint CTD00
days ago I was getting ready for bed when my girlfriend frantically
started shouting at me from downstairs. This is not the rarest
occurance in the world but something about the urgency in her voice
made me pay attention.
tumble dryer was 'smoking'. We all know the dangers of smoking, so this
had me quite concerned. Despite the obvious impediment of being
semi-naked, I ran down the stairs to find out that the tumble dryer was
indeed emitting a small amount of smoke along with the distinct smell
of electrical burning.
possibility of a fire would have facilitated the drying of clothes in
the dryer, a late night inferno in my kitchen didn't make it worth the
risk. I acted quickly and decisively by unplugging the dryer
immediately, at which point the smoking stopped.
I'm no electrician, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say that
something is wrong with it. I am reluctant to say its 'broken', because
that seems a very harsh judgement for what was, until that night, a
very good tumble dryer. Perhaps it was just having a bad day, or maybe
it had an argument with my dish washer. I don't know, it's none of my
business and frankly I'm not getting involved. Inter-kitchen whitegood
politics are a minefield.
But, since the
dryer has shown itself to be a bit of a liability, we've gone out and
bought a new one. The new one leaked a little bit on its first use, but
I'm sure it was just first-day jitters. It is probably and
understandably nervous to be filling in for the old dryer, which is
currently leering at it from the opposite side of the kitchen.
This must be how Tom Baker felt when he met Sylvester McCoy
I need my clothes to be nice and dry, I think the best solution is to
relieve the tension in the kitchen by selling the old dryer on eBay,
and it is now for sale.
numerous uses for a potentially broken tumble dryer. If you're
mechanically inclined, I'm sure there's some scope here for repair, or
salvaging the very useful spare parts. Not so long ago I removed and
completey cleaned the condensing unit, for example, so this is still in
good shape. Have you ever tried to clean a condensing unit properly?
It's like trying to wax a car using cotton buds.
might not have occured to you before, but a dryer would also make a
very good projectile weapon. If you've got a grudge against someone but
are lacking a suitable method of revenge, you'd be surprised how
effective a tumble-dryer to the face is. Alternatively, drop one of
these on someone's car windscreen and they'll certainly get the gist of
what you're trying to say to them.
also has great stress-relieving potential. Why spend loads of money
going to the gym when you can bash the crap out of an old tumble-dryer
with a sledgehammer? There are literally hours of fun to be had hereif
you're athletically inclined.
winning bidder will need to pick up the dryer from my house in South
Manchester. It'll fit into the back of pretty much any car with the
seats down. While it will be emotionally painful to say goodbye to this
particular modern convenience, I will put on a brave face and help you
carry it to your car, however I cannot promise that I won't cry or
mumble under my breath about all the good times we had together.
you have any further questions please do ask. I know we're in the grip
of a deadly recesssion, but I consider this item to be an absolute
bargain no matter what bid price it goes for, because while it might
not be materialistically worth much, it's sentimentally priceless.