So about 3 weeks ago, the electrician was rewiring Chateau Inferno, and upon completion of said job, the dryer and the dishwasher mysteriously ceased to live up to their titles.
I wasn’t buying that. And Sam was sure the 220 line wasn’t working.
However, our contractor swore the lines were fine, so I called a repairman who pronounced both machines dead. Unfixable. Permanently deceased.
At this point, Sam had been schlepping loads of wet laundry down to our predictably elegant Coin-O-Rama for a week and a half with a predictable lack of cheer. We’d been hoping to have a functional machine that night, so we were a bit disappointed.
I ordered another dryer to be delivered the next day. It arrived under my mother’s supervision and was slid into my house over my new floors, taking out a section of brand spanking threshold on the way into the kitchen before it came to rest in my laundry room.
The appliance guy plugged it in, heard a pop, and THAT'S when the coffee maker outlet caught on fire.
The appliance guy took the dryer back to his shop, where it worked perfectly.
The contractor says that isn't possible.
He also says the outlet by the coffee maker is fine.
He then said to have it redelivered and he'd be there in the morning to make sure it worked with the master electrician (I wonder if this master electrician is the same guy who has left a big gaping hole where our bathroom light switch used to be?).
So back came the dryer. The contractor tested the wiring again and said the current was fine. All were there to witness as it was plugged in. Would it work?
The best part of this is that now they’re ARGUING over why! The appliance guy won’t take it back because the dryer works fine and it’s the wiring. The contractor won’t do the wiring because there’s nothing wrong with it and the dryer is the problem.
In the meantime, I’m outta quarters.