Built On A Friday

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I'm not a professional "tinkerer" but I would be if it paid enough to make a living so when our clothes washer "took a leak" on the floor I had to tinker with it to see if I could fix it.

I concluded that the problem was that this clothes washer was made on a Friday (when the quality inspector was dreaming about fishing, hunting, the bar life, or what ever).

Washer bottom

The discharge hose should have been run over the metal frame, through the white clamp, instead of under it where it would sit on the floor. 5 years of the vibration of the machines operation caused the hose to wear as it sat on the cement floor instead of above it where the clamp intended the hose to sit.

HoseYou can see where the hose wore above as it sat on the cement floor until it wore through. I searched the Internet for a new hose and although they were bountiful they were  expensive so I purchased a tube of high quality glue (JB Weld), rerouted the hose through the clamp, and we've been good for a couple of months now.

National Marketing Realtors will not come to your home to fix appliances but we will give you GREAT service 7 days a week. List with us or make us your Buyers agent and we will keep our mind focused on you... not a day of fishing or an evening at the bar.

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Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
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Hello Bob "RealMan" Timm,  I guess that old theory still hangs around of being made on a Friday.  Can not say hat about real estate says, we are good 24/7

 

Jun 15, 2017 07:06 AM #1
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Joe Pryor
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I would laugh but a washer taking a leak is not something funny and yes we have experienced that.

Jun 15, 2017 07:13 AM #2
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Tinkering can be beneficial sometimes. Like the way you turned this back to working for a client as well.

Jun 15, 2017 07:13 AM #3
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Wow good for you for being creative and able to do that!  I couldn't

Jun 15, 2017 07:16 AM #4
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Eugene Kanciar
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It always pays to look and see if you can fix it yourself. Good home inspection blog with pics! 

Jun 15, 2017 07:17 AM #5
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Bob, 

I think I have to agree with you....the washer was built on a Friday!

Jun 15, 2017 07:25 AM #6
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Bob. I'm not a tinkerer either. I think you understand the process better than most.

Jun 15, 2017 08:05 AM #7
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Thank you Sheila Anderson , I've always had a head for mechanics but when I graduated as a motorcycle mechanic in the 70's I found out in a hurry I didn't want to spend 8 hours a day in dirty oil.

Jun 15, 2017 08:55 AM #8
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Belinda Spillman
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Way to get in there and figure things out.  This beats calling a repair man and paying hundreds of dollars.

Jun 15, 2017 09:05 AM #9
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Exactly Belinda Spillman , I was glad it was something I could actually fix instead of making it worse.

Jun 15, 2017 11:21 AM #10
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Bob,

I would have solved it by getting a new washer.  Good for you for fixing it.  A

Jun 15, 2017 02:44 PM #11
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Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS
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Bob now aren't you the clever guy! Our washer went out on us but the cost to fix it was more than a new one. Crazyiness!

Jun 15, 2017 04:08 PM #12
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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I think ours would have been "totaled out" had we needed to call in a pro Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS and all over a leaky hose. It's a sad comment on today's throw away mentality.

Jun 15, 2017 06:18 PM #13
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James Dray
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Good morning Bob.  Are you trying to tell us there is no "Friday" at your office? 

Jun 16, 2017 02:37 AM #14
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
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You spent too much money on this fix, Bob "RealMan" Timm when all you needed was a 6" piece of duct tape. BTW; I did consult with Red Green on this fix and he concurred.

Jun 16, 2017 06:33 AM #15
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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I just ordered a new case of duct tape yesterday Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 

Jun 16, 2017 06:36 AM #16
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Debbie Reynolds
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How creative you are Bob and doesn't if feel good that you cheated the repairman out of a service call?

Jun 16, 2017 07:52 AM #17
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Debbie Reynolds I assumed that a call to the repairman would be just as expensive as purchasing a new one so YES, I'm glad I dodged that bullet .

Jun 16, 2017 08:36 AM #18
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