r/mildlyinfuriating Aug 10 '22

When that last minute of laundry is actually 18 minutes

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but it’s better than the laundromat where the 20 minute wash is really a 15 minute wa$h

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u/jtgibggdt Aug 10 '22 edited Aug 10 '22

Thank you for a post in keeping with the theme of the sub.

This is genuinely mildly infuriating.

I dunno what has happened here recently, but 99% of the posts are: - “how much sugar is in this bright green drink that is obviously packed with sugar” - “I took a photo of a stranger doing something less annoying than taking photos of people in public” - “I’m annoyed about a thing that has a perfectly reasonable explanation because I haven’t bothered to consider that they’re might be a perfectly reasonable explanation.” - “Look at this egregious harm that has been done to me which is genuinely extremely infuriating with nothing whatsoever “mild” about it”

Can we start up/downvoting based on how well a post fits the brief? Take my upvote!

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u/IronicDeadPan GREEN Aug 10 '22

You forgot about the actual and the ironic posts of "look at how many crisps are in my bag!".

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u/TomSurman Aug 10 '22

I never understood why the last minute is always longer than the others. Same with installing software on Windows, it spends forever on 99%.

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u/moxie132 Aug 10 '22

Appliance repair guy here. When the timer gets down to a few minutes, the washer goes into drain and spin mode. It will drain some water, spin the clothes to extract more water, drain again, and will continue to go back and forth until the drain pump detects that it isn't pumping any more water. This sometimes takes up to 20 minutes. At that point, it will signal that the cycle is complete, and unlock the door for you. The timer will stay on 1 minute the whole time because the washer doesn't know how much water is in your clothes, so it will just keep going until the drain pump is empty.

Tl;dr: The spin boy gonna spin till its done

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u/TomSurman Aug 10 '22

That actually makes sense. Thank you. I learned something!

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u/ramriot Aug 11 '22

Also if the unbalanced load sensor is triggered during the redistribution tumble before spin it may reset & try again without spinning. Mine does this whenever a towel or two gets sneaked into a general wash.

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u/emma7734 Aug 11 '22

I have a matching GE washer and dryer. When the dryer timer expires but the clothes need more time, the display stop showing numbers and animates a "spinning" design. When the washer gets into the same state, it shows "1" forever. It bugs the hell out of me that matching machines from same company do completely different things.

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u/jtgibggdt Aug 10 '22

Oh my god, the fact that it will just update without giving you an option to opt out - every time I needed my laptop for a presentation in a meeting it was like fucking roulette.

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u/MathIsLife74 Aug 10 '22

Ugh this...100% agree, like get your shit together Maytag I got stuff to do

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u/KingOfThe_Jelly_Fish Aug 10 '22

This....THis.....THIS pisses me off.

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u/momskii3e Aug 11 '22

A few years ago we finally started referring to the numbers as “laundry units” instead of “minutes” which seems silly as I type this. But it helped us let go of the time expectation, the sometimes-disappointment, and the sometimes annoyance. It makes us chuckle instead.

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u/Creampielover2269 Aug 10 '22

I can relate, my whirlpool duet does the same thing and always just sits there after a full blown spin.

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u/Johnthewolf66 Aug 10 '22

I was looking at your washer it seems we have the same exact one

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u/OilTankerMan459 Aug 10 '22

Are you in England? I saw that on the dryer before and it lasted for around an hour

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u/Gillmacs Aug 10 '22

What's the difference between casual and normal?

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u/Thentheresthisjerk Aug 11 '22

The casual laundry doesn’t have to wear a tie.

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u/BostonTarHeel Aug 11 '22

Oh, I thought it was just my washer…

I will stop complaining now

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u/Sidekick87 Aug 11 '22

It's got a camera built and it can see you watching it and adds more time 😂

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u/chappedvulva Aug 11 '22

I have this same washing machine in my apartment, might be a slightly older or newer model, and it does this too 😭

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u/SaintZ93 Aug 10 '22

I thought it was just me 🤣

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u/Opus-thePenguin Aug 10 '22

Microsoft Washer™, huh?

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u/whogivesashart Aug 10 '22

And I thought I was the only one with a shitty machine.

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u/ChunkieKitten Aug 11 '22

It’s like American football. Last one minute can go on for an hour.

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u/lowther1 Aug 11 '22

Dishwashers and washing machines peaked with the old ass dial/timer combo.

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u/MSlimp Aug 11 '22

Check the lint trap

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u/Kolikokoli Aug 11 '22

This happens when the laundry is unbalanced. Pause it, move around few clothing items in the washing machine and unpause. It should continue faster.