Thursday, February 02, 2006

Houston, we have a problem...

 


Ok, so we bought a used portable dishwasher about 6 years ago. It uses approximately 200 gallons of water per load and is so loud that you'd think a shuttle was lifting off, but it's done it's job when I don't feel like standing at the sink and doing mine. In that same spirit of laziness I saw we were out of dishwasher detergent and thought, surely a bit of Dawn would work this one time...

The above photo states our problem well.(Actually, You can't tell as much from the photo, but the white mass in front of Bella is a pile of bubbles in a puddle of water). That was AFTER I sopped up four towels worth of liquid. BUT- I'm not sure that the Dawn alone did it... doesn't it seem like a seal kind of thing that would cause massive amounts of water to emit from the bottom of the said piece of junk appliance?

One other clue that something may be out of whack was the noise- or lack of it. Usually that baby rocks with a rythmic pulse that can be heard in any corner of the house. There wasn't the same gusto today. During the draining parts there's usually a forceful waterfall of gushing water and today there was a lazy stream.

So what do you think? Was it the Dawn or is our gem of a "dishmaid" on her way out? (Is that a cheesy "Trading Spaces" transition or what?!?) Posted by Picasa

3 comments:

Mommy said...

Ummm...I did the same thing when I was in junior high. My mom had me load the dishwasher and I mistakenly put in liquid dish soap (not liquid dishwasher detergent)--and I filled the detergent receptacle to the brim. So I can imagine your suds. That was one of my blonder moments...that and baking a frozen pizza on a plastic tray.

Mama said...

Poor ole dishwasher... maybe it was the shock of being fed something other than her usual diet that did her in! *LOL*



(Psst... it's me... Possum Pearl!)

the dahls said...

I've found your new home, Pearl! Thanks for stopping by!