|four tea light candles in a bowl|
forget the wrong date
My budget cannot stand this hit. The dishwasher was open, not standing open, just not latched. I moved in front and tried to close it, but it was tight. Thinking a fork or something had gotten sideways and was hindering the door closing, I searched for the offending utensil. Nothing was there. Wondering if something was in the door hinge at the bottom, I leaned the door down.
Horrified, I stared at the ice and then felt it. I tried to use the "Drain" button but only got a buzz. I tried to run the cycle and got a buzz.
Then, I poured a couple of quarts of hot water and tried the "drain" option again. Nothing was working. I know this is in the pump.
Finally, I yanked out the bottom rack and the utensil holder on the door. The four tea light candles are changing the temperature in the dishwasher from frigid to cold. There is a wall between the dishwasher and under the sink.
When the dishwasher was installed about 25-years ago, the guy put it in crooked and barely caught the under edge of the counter. Now, every time I pull out top or bottom rack, the whole dishwasher tips out. maybe my hair dryer will help by letting the whole dishwasher tip out. Then, I can blow air back there.
I ran to the washer and ran a whole tub of warm water. Now, let's see if it will drain down the pipe. This drain is about six inches over the basement door that will not close fully....argh.
Okay, water is draining from the washer. Thankfully, the drain has not frozen nor has either water pipe. I checked the bathroom sink and commode.
The dishwasher is actually hot inside and the ice has melted so the candles were a success. Now, to blow the hairdryer behind the dishwasher. (didn't do that since I cannot tip the dishwasher with water in it)
By the way, the stove that sits about a foot from the dishwasher door was on 350 degrees for about thirty-minutes while I cooked. See, I told you it was cold in here!
I am going to put the candles under the sink and hope I don't burn the place down.
UPDATE: Never mind. Cancel the candles under the sink. I put under the sink a junky lamp I got for utility purposes, possibly for the hens. I will not go to bed until daylight when the temperatures are rising, but still not above freezing.
Has anything frozen at your house? I do know that things can freeze, but if they don't freeze hard or for a distance in the pipes, they might survive the freeze.