Things that confuse me….long list, here’s one.

I had to post about the dryer.  I think I mentioned it before, or maybe on facebook but we have a washer and dryer that I picked up for 199 Euros each.   They work like a charm.  We had them before we had chairs for obvious reasons.  There are 5 of us and 4 of us smell quite a bit after a few days in the same clothes.

Soooo anyhoodoodles,  after running both a couple of times the dryer stopped working.  Like completely wouldn’t work.  I would turn it off and turn it back on, nothing.  There was a light blinking and beside what looked like a droplet of water.  I looked at the manual all in German and thought, well what the hell is going on.  I search the internet for an english page about the dryer and only found one in Mandarin.  I honestly though I was going to lose it because to get any answers I would have to take the train to Media Markt with the stupid manual and ask a sales person what one blinking light meant.  I was not happy.  I voice my displeasure to my loving husband and went down to take a look.  Here is what he came upstairs with….

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Okay for all you north american readers.  Go run and look at your dryer.  I’ll wait.

Okay see that hose that goes from the back and leads outside.  You know, where lint gets stuck and lets mice in your house if your not careful to clean it every so often so the lint trap isn’t permanently open in September when it starts to get cold (bet you didn’t know that the number 1 way mice usually get into a house did you)  Well that hose is for the evaporated water to escape.  I remember when we hooked up the dryer to the electricity half thinking “gee I wonder where the hose is” but knocked it down to brilliant German engineering that had discovered a way to dry clothes without the vent.  Or maybe not.  Maybe instead of the water drawn from the clothes being sent outside as a gas, it accumulates in a little tray underneath the dryer which you then must dump when it gets full…

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But then again, that solves the problem of mice in September, now doesn’t it.

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  1. Just stopping in from SITS! Great Blog!
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    • Meech on September 3, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Ha Ha, I thought you were going to tell us that jug is were the windshield wiper fluid goes! CTH!

    • Kristi on September 5, 2009 at 3:57 am

    well thanks for the advice on the dryer and mice stuff… didn’t know that really.. and now having my own house i might want to keep that in mind. maybe just send me one of those fancy dryers… cause this owning a house is turning into lots of stuff to remember to do. please keep offering advice on here… so i know where to find it when i need it!

    • Becs on September 13, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    I had the SAME PROBLEM!! Shaun figured it out 🙂 Still don’t know how the damn dishwasher works though..UGH!!!!!!!!!!

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