When enjoyed a quick trip to Washington DC. Sailed a Flying Scot in the Washington Channel with Sam. Thursday night, we rode bikes passed the White House.
On 6/14/14 I bought a Bosch dishwasher on craigslist for $25. The ad said it worked intermittently. At our house it worked . . . a few times. Then Ole Pappie came up and we took it apart to try and see if we could find any defect.
We reassembled it with a slight modification; attaching a salvaged refrigerator power cord courtesy of our neighbor’s who scrape metal out of their yard. After several attempts at fixing it I was tired of wiring the power to it and a cord is simple. With all this earnest effort to fix the fine German engineered dishwasher (with stainless steel interior) we learned how to read its error codes. We learned for these error messages that something was wrong with ‘die’ drain ‘pumpe.’ We also stumbled upon customer service mode which runs the dishwasher through a 30 minute diagnostic cycle.
For the intervening months our dishes were mostly clean after they received their 30 minute cycle. The diagnostic mode worked consistently if only perfunctory. During this time friends and family alike had various opinions about this whole state of affairs. “But it works” I kept saying.
We can’t have a party with out the McLaughlins. Chris McLaughlin doesn’t humor me or condescend, but rather engages my critiques and strongly held opinions. For months he had asked about the dishwasher, but finding time to work on it was another matter. Turns out working on a dishwasher at your own birthday party is a lot of fun. This photo illustrates our glee from finding in an appliance repair discussion forum (yay for the internet community) that we were not alone, and it fact there is a FREE solution.
I am so grateful for Chris, and for the guy who opened his dishwasher door at precisely the right time of the cycle, which miraculously allowed it to work. Every good gift comes from the Father of Lights.