Friday, April 17, 2009

Dryer Dilemma

As some of you may remember, we have been having trouble with our dryer not drying for the last few weeks, and yesterday I had finally had enough. My load of whites had been through 3 times and was not even close to being dry, PLUS they were starting to smell funny.

So I told Josh that he needed to figure it out before I threw something. After some quick google research, Josh found out that there were only a handful of things that could be making the dryer not work: was it getting warm? YES. was the drum spinning? YES. is the ventilation tube unobstructed? hmmm.

Josh then pulled our dryer out from the wall in the storage closet, and hopped back in there to find that the otherwise lightweight tube was rather heavy.

Because a bird had made a nest in it!!
Which was preventing the moisture to leave the dryer through the tube!

The circle in the middle-right of the picture is where the end of the tube vents to the outside of the storage closet, where lovely birdies decide to crawl inside and make nests!
Once he dumped out all of the dirt, weeds, and leaves the dryer was working better than ever!
Thank you handyman Josh! Now our clothes are drying at warp speed!

Now it's time to catch up on all of the laundry!



jen + ryan said...

oh my goodness! maybe that's what's wrong with ours!!!

Lil' Woman said...

Glad Josh & you figured it out...wouldn't want you to turn in to some psycho superwoman and start tossing dryers around! :)

jlc said...


Hahahah! That's hysterical and awful at the same time. You're so much like me I would've DEF had to have taken a picture of that.


Mare said...

Whoa that's crazy. Darn birds. That's also a funny picture of your handyman. John has had to be our handyman too. For us it's usually the washer that shuts down on us.

Life with Lindsey said...

I ABSOLUTELY love this photo of Josh!!!!