Well, okay, I don't live on a farm anymore, but I was raised on one. Part of life as a kid was learning how to fix stuff, cuz a lot of times there wasn't the luxury of being able to run to the corner store for a part. Or it was just too danged expensive. And maybe I was just born curious or something.
Anyway, I have been in need of a new washing machine. A guy from work had one that I used for a couple of weeks while I looked, but it was free, and as he said, sometimes you get what you pay for. So it kinda worked. While looking at new pretty washers, I also kept an eye on CL.
Well, a 7 or 8 year old washer that was in very good condition showed up for $25. The hitch was that the lid switch was bad. No big deal. So, I bought it. Got it home and found that the reason the lid switch was bad was that the arm was missing part of itself. So, when the lid came down and the little pokey thing went through the hole it didn't depress the arm far enough to close the switch. 15 minutes with some 5 minute epoxy later, and a piece of mylar on top to make it smooth and slick, and it was back installed and works like a charm! I may still order a replacement switch just in case, but then again, this seems better than new. And the washer works like it is new to boot. I like fixin' stuff!
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