it does have a happy ending

The saga of the washing machine continues. It turns out the new washing machine drains a LOT faster than the old washing machine, and water was spewing out because the drain pipe was plugged. This wasn’t apparent until the new machine was installed.

I had Roto-Rooter come this afternoon to snake the pipe. He couldn’t snake it, so he ended up replacing it. All seemed fine, and he filled up the machine to test it. I opened the lid while he was still here, and the machine was filled with brown water. He insisted it wasn’t anything he did, which seems plausible as he wasn’t messing with water coming into the house, just out of it.

I called the city, and they had me run the tub for 20 minutes. I did that, and it’s now mostly clear. Clear enough to wash clothes, anyway. I’m not sure I want to drink it yet.

I guess it was just a weird coincidence. Makes me realize that I sure take clean running water for granted.