Posts tagged ‘saga’

August 6, 2013

Dishwasher Saga: Part I, The Demise of the Dishwasher

Sometimes there are sagas so incredulous, you just can’t make this stuff up. The saga of my dishwasher is one of them.

It starts with how the dishwasher died.

ImageI loved my little Maytag dishwasher. What a workhorse! When we got it 13 years ago, it was a fully featured, water saving marvel. It had a countdown timer, a pot scrubber option, fully adjustable racks, and a delay start. It was much less noisy than its predecessor, a nondescript machine that failed shortly after we moved into the house. While the shiny, new Maytag was quieter, it still was noisy enough that I used the delay start feature. If I was wide awake at 2am, the gentle sounds of the dishwasher could lull me back to sleep (despite the fact that my bedroom is on the floor above and on the other end of the house).

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