Two weeks ago, my washing machine broke. For those of you who don't want to drive up my visit counter by clicking on the link, it's a sad, lame story. The stupid little plastic/magnetic latch that locks the door shut broke. Called home depot who told me it was going to be 5 days before the scheduled repair date. I did some looking and found out that the broken part, while cheap and easy to fix, was not locally available, and ordering it through the interet and paying for overnight shippong was not going to leave it a cheap fix.
Last Monday, as scheduled, the repair man showed up. Of course, he didn't have the part needed to fix my machine, so he used some electrical tape to try and fix things, while he ordered the right part.
Electrical tape. Yup, I probably could have done that too, but in this age of 'beware the fine print', I was kind of worried about 'modifying the original design' and voiding my service plan.
Anyway, the tape only worked for a load, but if I replace it every other load, I can still get laundry done, which is nice. What's not nice is that 48 hours to get the new part in has turned into over 192 hours, and I have heard nothing from Home Depot, OR the local guy they contracted the repair job out too.
This pleases me not. I'm getting ready to sic my 'overly polite while looking for an excuse to bite your head off coiled ball of malice' New England wife on them.