When the Washer Gives You Lemons

This past weekend I did the laundry as I normally do. I use the regular washer for the cotton stuff and the pedestal washer for my intimates.

I opened the pedestal washer, piled all my bras inside, then decided to go ahead and wash the bra I was wearing since I’d gotten myself wet while cleaning the walk in tub.

You know where this is going, right?

The door of the pedestal washer jammed. It wouldn’t start. I honestly think it was my fault. I’m very careful to check the door twice before I slide the pedestal back into position. This time I forgot.

I heard this whirring sound and knew what happened immediately. When I tried to open the washer it wouldn’t budge.

I just stood there and started to laugh. All my bras were in the pedestal washer.  Just to make sure I went into the bedroom and rooted through the drawers. Nope, no bras.

Y’all, this little rose is not the type to go without, shall we say, support.

Since it was Saturday I knew I wouldn’t be able to contact the warranty department. Thank heavens I bought an extended warranty on the little darling. Monday morning I contacted them and, just as I thought, I couldn’t get the LG people here until next week.

Guess who placed an emergency order to Amazon?

It is to laugh.

Has your washer ever eaten your clothes?


A pedestal washer fits beneath a regular washer. You access it by pulling it out, then pushing it back into place before the washer starts. It’s for small loads or hand washed items.

18 thoughts on “When the Washer Gives You Lemons”

    • Moral of this story: don’t put your bras in one basket.

      LG was able to make it this morning – at 8:00 AM. He fixed it in 5 minutes by pressing on the right side of the unit. Good grief. Didn’t cost anything, thank heavens. I now have oodles and oodles and oodles of bras.

  1. That’s why I always hold one back. I had wires from two different bras break in one day last week. I had to order quickly.

    I just use the hand wash function on my washer.

    • I have to confess that I just love that little washer. Probably because it’s like a gadget in many ways.

  2. Hi Karen,

    I had to laugh at this. I’m sorry. I feel your pain. I haven’t ever been in this predicament before. But I do not go without unless I’m going to bed. I am on the bustier side.

    On another note… What is this pedestal wander you speak of?

  3. I washed clothes yesterday. A sock is missing. I have searched high and low. Either the washer or dryer ate it—-or a dog did.

  4. I don’t even know what a pedestal washer is. I just put my bras in a padded bag and wash them in the regular washer. However, I just COULDN”T go out without a bra. I must be like you.:)

    • The world is not ready for me to show up braless. Good grief. (I added a picture of the pedestal washer to the post.)

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