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dazza9806482
11-14-2005, 03:33 AM
Hi

Totally OT but im in work, bored and worrying, and theres usually a wealth of experience here.

so last night I had the hangover from hell and decided to fit a new washer dryer, as im getting my flat renovated.

all good, splitting headache, but plumbed in the machine connected it up and all was good.

did a test run and watched in horror as the machine proceeded to shake itself to death as it bounced around the room.

i leapt onto said machine and proceeded to engage in washing machine rodeo, literally clinging on for dear life as my tiny kitchen was destroyed.

so- i forgot to remove the transport bolts (whoops). I managed to stop the machine after about 20 seconds, and gave it another full run which seemed fine. however ive got the hangover fear and am terribly anxious that ive wrecked a brand new appliance.


sorry this is really inexcusably irrelevant http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

dazza9806482
11-14-2005, 03:33 AM
Hi

Totally OT but im in work, bored and worrying, and theres usually a wealth of experience here.

so last night I had the hangover from hell and decided to fit a new washer dryer, as im getting my flat renovated.

all good, splitting headache, but plumbed in the machine connected it up and all was good.

did a test run and watched in horror as the machine proceeded to shake itself to death as it bounced around the room.

i leapt onto said machine and proceeded to engage in washing machine rodeo, literally clinging on for dear life as my tiny kitchen was destroyed.

so- i forgot to remove the transport bolts (whoops). I managed to stop the machine after about 20 seconds, and gave it another full run which seemed fine. however ive got the hangover fear and am terribly anxious that ive wrecked a brand new appliance.


sorry this is really inexcusably irrelevant http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

p1ngu666
11-14-2005, 05:50 AM
is there anything u dont break? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

oFZo
11-14-2005, 06:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dazza9806482:
gave it another full run which seemed fine. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

This implies theres no problem with the machine http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

bazzaah2
11-14-2005, 06:29 AM
maybe this is one for community help? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Capt.LoneRanger
11-14-2005, 07:03 AM
Should be inserted in IL2s FAQ

No, you didn't kill it.

Washing machines have springs that work like the suspensions on your car. Especially if washing only little ammounts of clothes, the chamber will dance like hell, as the wet clothes usually end up in a single heavy ball. To reduce vibrations these spings alow the chamber to move within a certain limit.

For transportation this chamber has to be fixed. This prevents damage from rough rides and makes it a lot easier to carry them. Of course with the screws in place the suspension doesn't work, so the vibrations were transported to the complete machine.

If nothing was broken and if no cables/tubes were shaken off, everything should be fine - and considering the second run was smooth, you were lucky http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

dazza9806482
11-14-2005, 08:20 AM
Thanks Loneranger! im feeling slightly less anxious now.

@ Pingu: LOL! yep i am kind of like a modern day Frank Spencer. By 25 I have written off one car, blown a couple of amps, smashed my friends new telly, broke a car window by clipping it with mine, and destroyed several computer components.

oh yeah and i ran my friend over....

seriously. he was ok though.

JG52Uther
11-14-2005, 08:29 AM
Dont you have a wife for that sort of thing?
On a good day i am allowed to put the washing powder in but only under supervision http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

dazza9806482
11-14-2005, 08:54 AM
Well ive got a girlfriend, but shes a doctor and works extremely long hours, and then rather unreasonably refuses to come round to clean.

JG52Uther
11-14-2005, 08:59 AM
Surely she can take your washing into work and do it there? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

PBNA-Boosher
11-14-2005, 09:12 AM
Right Uther, I'm sure Dazza wants his clothes washed with the guy's who spilled adrenaline and morphine on his scrubs.

J_Weaver
11-14-2005, 09:23 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Toten_Waffe
11-14-2005, 09:43 AM
I think you should put the washing machine back to its "broken" condition, have a few mates round and get the beers in. Hours of endless fun competeing with who can stand up on the washing machine the longest without spilling their pint or breaking any bones.

If neccessary you could buy two washing machines....Who needs one of those rodeo or surfing machine things.

73GIAP_Milan
11-14-2005, 10:09 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif If your washing machine starts to sound like a shot up IL2 airplane engine, then it is time to worry..

take this to the community help forums for professional help http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Platypus_1.JaVA
11-14-2005, 10:20 AM
Well, I guess it is a good reason to give to your girlfriend when she finds out you have been trashing the kitchen when you where drunk (No dear, really, the washing machine did it!) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif



Only joking, I hope the washing machine gives you many fresh clothes. I know the rotten feeling it gives when something really expensive is not working properly.

polak5
11-14-2005, 10:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Toten_Waffe:
I think you should put the washing machine back to its "broken" condition, have a few mates round and get the beers in. Hours of endless fun competeing with who can stand up on the washing machine the longest without spilling their pint or breaking any bones.

If neccessary you could buy two washing machines....Who needs one of those rodeo or surfing machine things. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Exactly take full advantage of the situation!

ploughman
11-14-2005, 10:34 AM
Did you remember to remove the 'lock' thing that keeps the drum safe during transit? If you forgot to remove that...

Taylortony
11-14-2005, 10:48 AM
You know an engineer would simply of switched it off at the wall or even dare I say it unplugged it, still jumping on top of it and hoping it would all help is I suppose another method, all be it rather in effective, Tell your neighbours downstairs ( if you have any) did you hear me trying out my new exercise machine and that you intend to do 2 hours a night on it............ http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif piss em off something wicked http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

polak5
11-14-2005, 12:31 PM
also... let me guess u were to cheap to pay the 20 extra for professional installation http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif been there...

dazza9806482
11-14-2005, 01:45 PM
I spent the twenty on beer....

polak5
11-14-2005, 02:12 PM
ditto usually what we do is drink and sit around while saying : "yup", "there she is". and hope whatever it is that it will put itself together.

Taylortony
11-14-2005, 02:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dazza9806482:
I spent the twenty on beer.... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Good man the sensible option............

I bought a new fridge, you know the double height jobbies on the fact I could get a 20 big tinnies pack of Stella in the door pockets and it had a wine rack http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif The rest like energy efficency, vegetable crisper and all that junk, never even crossed my mind lol.......straight up.........

MLudner
11-14-2005, 04:01 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dazza9806482:
Hi

Totally OT but im in work, bored and worrying, and theres usually a wealth of experience here.

so last night I had the hangover from hell and decided to fit a new washer dryer, as im getting my flat renovated.

all good, splitting headache, but plumbed in the machine connected it up and all was good.

did a test run and watched in horror as the machine proceeded to shake itself to death as it bounced around the room.

i leapt onto said machine and proceeded to engage in washing machine rodeo, literally clinging on for dear life as my tiny kitchen was destroyed.

so- i forgot to remove the transport bolts (whoops). I managed to stop the machine after about 20 seconds, and gave it another full run which seemed fine. however ive got the hangover fear and am terribly anxious that ive wrecked a brand new appliance.


sorry this is really inexcusably irrelevant http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



Can I come over and take a ride, too?

I hope it still works. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Vuco1
11-14-2005, 04:51 PM
Its good to know how people are helpful here, so next time I'm hawing problems whit any of my home appliances, I wont be thinking twice where to ask for help.

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Sounds like nice commercial. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

dazza how the hell you fly that Me262 (that one in your sign) if you are so crude to technical stuff. Those jet engines probably don't last for long.