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  1. Frugal Living
    Yes, I have just purchased the Wonder Washer which is a hand cranked portable clothes washer...I'm spending about $3 a load to wash clothes at the apartment complexes laundry hut...even if I was able to keep it to 10 loads a month, that is $30...the Wonder Washer was $60 and I will be buying a...
  2. Question and Answer
    Does anyone know how I can get the black out of my dish washer. It is on the bottom of the dish washer. It is there all the time. Is it time for a dish washer, I hope not. It looks like mold. Have tried many things and it is still there. PLEASE HELP!! Thank you
  3. Laundry
    We got a HE washer last week and I've noticed a severe difference between the previous washer and this one, particularly in regards to how well the items spin at the end. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong (if anything) but for some reason, the HE clothes come out soaking wet still at the end of...
  4. Appliances
    Was wondering how much less electricity they use compared to say...an energy efficent washer...Also how many pounds of clothing can they hold? Janine
  5. Appliances
    via Craig's List a set of Askos. The Asko units were < 1/2 what we'd budgeted and are a "trial balloon" to see if we can manage with the newer, smaller machines, or if we have to get the new monster machines, which don't fit our space well. The fellow we got them from had us go away and come...
  6. Appliances
    I have a Maytag that came with my house and although I don't think its from 1952, its pretty darn old. The timer went where it doesn't advance the cycle. The washer still works. I found something online about Maytag timers so when I get home tonight I'm going to try to find the model number...
  7. DIY
    At the end of the final spin cycle, there's still water left in the drum that comes pouring out when I open the door. I looked up the owner's manual online and I tried cleaning drain pump, but it's empty. I checked the drain hose and there aren't any kinks. I'd prefer to not go through the...
  8. Question and Answer
    Hi all! I thought my washing machine broke last week (terrible burned smell coming from it) - turns out that it was the cord, not the washer itself. Unfortunately I panicked and went out and bought myself a new front-load washer...on credit. I'm so ashamed. Now that I know my topload is NOT...
  9. Secondhand Shopping
    woohoo just got another wringer washer.now i have 3 i think thats enough .this one is a Kenmore and a newer model-it works fine and for only 50 dollars its a steal now all i have to do is complete running water line out to the sun room and a drain down to the garden good day so far as soon as i...
  10. Appliances
    I am considering buying a compact washer for my apartment. It is just two of us and I am tired of the nasty laundry mat. This is the one I am thinking of getting. Walmart.com: Haier 1-Cubic Foot Portable Washing Machine: Appliances Please let me know if you have any experience with something...
  11. Appliances
    my washer is acting up & we've tried everything to make it work like it should. When I go to fill it w/water, it drains & won't stay. Weird, but sometimes it won't do this & sometimes it does. It's happening everyday now, whereas before it would only do this once in awhile. I am fit to be...
  12. Appliances
    I found this while reading one of my favorite blogs. This is highly appealing to me, and I am seriously thinking about getting it. Soo.. I was wondering if any of my frugal friends has one, had one, wants one.. You can look at it on Just curious.. in our tiny apartment i think it might be...
  13. General Chat
    So if you have read some of my other posts you know that my Emergency fund is depleted right now. The other day I was washing clothes (5 loads every 2 weeks) when my washer started making the most annoying high pitch squeal. I finally tore it apart last night and with the help of a...
  14. Just Tips
    We live in an apartment and don't have our own washer and dryer so we go to a laundromat. I got a pair of very dark (almost black) jeans for christmas and I haven't washed them yet. I'm worried they'll bleed onto other clothes if I wash them with anything else. If I had a washer I would wash...
  15. Question and Answer
    We have one of those H.E. washers that locks once it starts washing. Couple of questions... Can you use the Homemade soaps in these washers? The vinegar fabric softener tip says to put it in the rinse cycle and we can not open the washer. Our washer has a softener cup,soap cup and a bleach...
  16. General Chat
    I am so frustrated, everything seems to need to be replaced right now and my dh's job situation is not looking good! We might end up going used on these, but I need to know what y'all would recommend. I haven't bought a new washer or dryer in 10 years or so. What we have now was here when we...
  17. Laundry
    Anyone ever heard of this? I ordered one for $19.00 & that includes shipping. Lehman's makes one that is made out of metal, but it says you have to dry it out after each use. http://www.breathingwasher.com/index.htm It is supposed to clean your clothes in short order. DH wore one of his...
  18. Frugal Living
    I am trying to figure this out. I pay 2.69 for paper plates at my local grocery. (may last 2 or 3 weeks?) I have no idea how I would do the math, but it seems I would run my dish washer every other day with my family if I didn't buy them. Our water bill is very cheap here, but I don't know how...
  19. Question and Answer
    I am looking for some advice on a new washer and dryer. I really would like a front loading one. If you have one or were going to buy one, what kind would you get? I am putting a new roof on my house this month so it will be a little while. I guess it's time to start a fund for it just like we...
  20. Frugal Living
    I was doing laundry over the weekend as it is supposed to be less peak hours on weekend and even less after 9pm. As I was putting clothes in washer I looked up and noticed the plug in for the washer and dryer within reach. Does anyone unplug the washer and dryer when not using them? Does...
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