I did not get the clothes hung out, just slept lots. My flanks hurt! Exbf will come Monday and take me to doctor. Today, I am just here, typing while lying on my back.
There is a new dishwasher waiting to be installed. However, installing the dishwasher will cost just about as much as the dishwasher did! I finally figured out why it is not washing dishes even though it slings water around and just leaves stuff on dishes, gunk that was not on before I put them in and washed them. Plus, the food/gunk on the dishes is like concrete.
Last month, I washed one load about ten times, each time on a different setting. The result was a higher electric bill. That was puzzling.
Yesterday, even though I felt horrid, I leaned over, hanging onto the counter and watched what happened when I pushed the buttons. First of all, the dishwasher no longer heats water. Secondly, the button to turn off the heat drying to go to air dry is not working. So, I have been washing in cold water and baking on what gets left on or slung around. This is in addition to back flow INTO dishwasher when I run water in the sink. The water that flowed into the bottom of the dishwasher then ran out all over the floor!
When I just left the dishwasher open to air dry, as soon as I closed the door, the heat dry option came back on. It was a hopeless case.
Obviously, it was time for a new dishwasher. If I had to wash all dishes, I would quit cooking and eat sandwiches and raw food. Since I cannot stand long and bend to wash dishes, it would be the only choice.
The last time I bought a new dishwasher, about 25 years ago, I did not have to pay for installation. Now, it turns out that the installer must be a licensed plumber AND a licensed electrician because there is water and electricity involved. ??? All a person must do electrically is twist the wires together. I can do that safely. This is not a new installation with wiring involved going to the box.
The delivery is free. But, they will charge me $20 to carry the old dishwasher away. I will put it on the curb for people who look for recycling things before garbage day. Or, I will call one of the numbers for people who will pick up things to recycle. The delivery people will remove the old dishwasher and only sit it in the yard. This is a racket!
In the meantime, I do not have access to a dishwasher! No, I don't know anyone who will do it for me. Exbf knows nothing about plumbing or electricity, even less than I do. He can follow directions, though. There are videos on youtube about installing dishwashers. I am not physically capable. Neither is he.
Have you paid to have a dishwasher installed? Or, have you heard of a place charging over $200 for installation? I know, some of you have husbands or family to do these things.
Have you ever had a dishwasher fail so catastrophically?