Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

More sand...

There is smoke coming out of my washing machine.
You know, that washing machine that was new last summer?

I heard the cycle end so I went to empty the machine and hang out my sheets before going to the shops. It smelt funny even before I opened the door, then when I did, smoke came out and started wafting upwards! It definitely wasn't steam- the sheets weren't hot. And then there was that odd smell. The smoke was wispy, but slightly blue.

Luckily it's not raining (quite!) so I've put the sheets outside- hope that blows the smokey smell off them!

Meanwhile, if you google 'smoke coming out of my washing machine', as I have just been doing, you'll be horrified at how many hits there are!! The general concensus seems to be the belt and/or the 'tub bearings'. I daren't take the back off and investigate though, just in case we have a warranty that that would cancel.

AAARGH!

Now the hunt for the receipt is on........

9 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

Dont worry if you can't find the receipt. Check your bank statement for the date and the shop will generate a till history with the necessary details on.

Does sound like the problem is bearings!Being married to an engineer you see! lol!

Julie said...

OMG! Gaaargh! Hope you soon get it sorted. Bob hasn't been overloading it with bloo pants has he?

Angel said...

That is terrible! Hope you find that receipt!

Pinkllilac said...

Hi Helena I thought I had a bad day but I do hope your sorted soon and the sheets smell nice.
Hugs Linda

Emily said...

Hope you can get that sorted out soon, Helena. Must be some sort of weird energy going around the world at the moment - my hairdryer started smoking and very nearly caught fire this morning - while I was holiding it next to my hair!

Dragonstar said...

Oh no! Modern built-in obsolescence.

freebird said...

It's certainly not a funny situation but I had to laugh at "the hunt for the receipt is on". I recently broke my camera and couldn't find the receipt. It was less than two years old but I ended up buying a new one - I'm in the middle of an online photography class! (I bought one the teacher recommended so that was helpful).

Hope it is just a belt or something simple like that. Was it made in China? (That's our standard question here anymore).

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Hope machine is sorted out now. Life's a battle ain't it? Chin up, chuck!

Helena said...

Thanks, everyone!