The Big Puddle

I hope Denis doesn’t get home to a big puddle in our laundry room.

This morning I ran a load of laundry which included the padding from our bed. It’s bulky, but our washer typically does a good job getting all the excess water out of it before I transfer it to the dryer. This morning? I ran it through the spin cycle FOUR TIMES and it never quite got rid of all the water. But since I had to leave for work I just put it in the dryer anyway, pressed “on” and left for work. In times past when I’ve put something just slightly more-than-soggy in to the dryer I’ve had water end up on my laundry room floor because the dryer is unable to process actual water. But I’m hopeful that the sheet that was already in the dryer (and more than half dry) absorbed any of the excess water so that, all things being equal, it just went on to work on drying the sheet and bed pad.

We’ll see.

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4 comments

  1. First, If you know that your dryer doesn’t like soggy wet things and usually produces water on your floor because of this, then why even bother tossing the object into the dryer in the first place. Sounds Futile. I say invest in a $1.99 piece of twin and string the thing up on the back line to dry while you are at work. Also, you may want to have your washer checked if its not spinning enough water out of the Blanket. Or (not sure what washer you have) but the washer itself may not be able to handle something of that size, but that doesn’t seem right.

    Second, have you lost your mind? Leaving a dryer on when you leave the home goes against rule #1 in Fire Safety. My parents and one of my friends has had their dryer catch fire. Luckily they were all home when it happened.

  2. First, the only time the dryer has spit out water from items is when the items were heavier – like our cotton throw blankets. The bed padding from this morning was relatively lightweight compared to that. It had LESS water in it than those blankets had, but some water nonetheless. I wouldn’t have even bothered trying it if most of me thought it wouldn’t dry.

    Second, we have HOA rules – we aren’t allowed to throw up some twine and hang laundry in the back yard.

    Third, the washer works fine EXCEPT when I overload it, such as the load I did this morning. It’s strictly a user issue – not a machine issue. Thus running the spin cycles several times due to my overloading the washer in the first place.

    Fourth, I empty the dryer lint tray after every load AND I vacuum out the thing that the lint tray sits in every couple of months. It’s pretty lint-free (and it’s the lint that catches fire in most dryer fires).

  3. HA! I didn’t realize I put first and second on my post until you did. LOL Makes me come across like a know-it-all jerk. My apologies.

    I mean, I am a know-it-all jerk, but I would hate to come across that way. Especially in a public forum. 🙂

    I had no idea you had HOA rules. Bummer. I mean I wouldnt’ want to have to look at someone’s Laundry in their backyard, but I would choke someone for telling me I couldn’t have it in mine.

    You seem to do more for your dryer than most. I just know I wouldn’t feel safe leaving mine on and I too clean mine as often as you do yours. I guess its just all the fear that was put into my head as a kid about houses buring down due to dryer fires. My entire family is associated with the Fire Dept. in some sorta way or another.

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