Looks like we'll be using a drying rack, the dryer just broke again!!!
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    Unhappy Looks like we'll be using a drying rack, the dryer just broke again!!!

    Poor hubby! He is so frustrated right now. He just installed the new water heater and then cleaned out the dryer. When he went to reinstall the dryer, it sparked and the element burnt out yet again. It's about 17 years old now and desperately needs to be replaced. I just had Jaysn dig the wood drying rack out of the garage and am praying for warmer and sunny days since it will be about a month of more before we can replace the dryer. It has now become a safety hazard and I do not feel comfortable having it in the house. We have had other electrical related problems with it recently and I don't want to take a chance on burning down the house. Hubby is out there taking it apart trying to figure out what went wrong THIS time. I told him that he was welcome to do that, but it's still not coming back in.
    Josh just came in and told me it burnt through both sets of elements! I'm going to have them load it up in the trailer along with the old water heater and go dump them now!!!!

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    Debbie, sorry to hear your dryer is gone.

    Years ago, we had a dryer that burnt the element out twice and in fact, almost burnt out house down. Had I not been home when it caught fire, we would not have had a home.

    Needless to say, we never replaced it. I have 2 drying racks and thats it, along with my clothesline in the summer.

    Hopefully you can get yours replaced soon.

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    Thanks CJ! I just got hubby calmed down and he agrees to the drying rack and clothesline for a month. We'll see how we do without a dryer and maybe just not replace it at all.

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    Debbie, You have had your fair share of problems and then some, time for good things to happen!
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    Sorry to hear about dryer...Don't blame you a bit, I wouldn't let it back in the house either! We have a large attic that I strung a clothes line in.

    I hang most of my stuff. The only things I'll use the dryer for are socks and gucci's. The kids have enough clothes that (so long as I keep up with the laundry) they can wait for them to line dry.

    Good luck!

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    Sorry to hear about the dryer, I wouldn't bring it back into the house either! Good luck with the drying racks.

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    Debbie, Sorry about your dryer. I hope you can replace it,soon. Good luck with the drying rack and clothesline.

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    Aww. Bummer!
    Think of the $ you can save hanging your things up!
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    Better to be safe than sorry right. I hope that you have some sunny and warm day's the next month until you can replace the dryer.

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    Debbie,
    Sorry to hear about the dryer. I hope the drying racks work out and that the weather warms up soon. Putting an envelope of coupons for you in today's mail - know it won't help with the dryer but it might come in handy otherwise.

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    Debbie, I hope the dryer rack works out for you guys! Sorry that the dryer burnt up on you.

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    Poor Debbie! You all aren't having very good luck with appliances right now. Things have to get better soon!

    I use a drying rack too and love the money it saves.

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    I think the appliance gods are conspiring against thee Deb! I hate it when that happens. Be sure to check out the want ads when you start looking to replace (if you do) sometimes you can get a 2-4 yr. old one for not much b/c people are having to move.

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    Oh Debbie! You guys just keep on getting hit with these things! Ugh!!
    Here's hoping the drying racks will work out well and you'll be able to lower your electric bill drastically because of it!

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    Thanks all I'm so thankful for this warm and sunny day! We just had a family come and visit us this morning and the little girls crawled all over my bedroom trying to catch the cats. There is mud on my mattress cover (had the bed stripped down while I washed the sheets) and on the quilt my mother made. I didn't realize they were in my room until just before they left and only found the mud after they had gone. UGHHH! I'm off to wash and hang all this stuff out. I'm running out of room on the line today!

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