A few weeks ago, our washing machine ceased to drain and spin. I'd been thinking it took too long to drain for some time now--possibly for its entire life (~18 months) but it's hard to say for sure since this is the sort of thing you don't write down until much later. In retrospect, it was probably only a few months. At any rate, I was really upset that our washer went kaput when it was so young--but past the end of the warranty.
Hubby, on the other hand, consulted our good friend Google and found some promising leads--promising in that it was user-maintenance, so we could attempt it without spending money on a service call.
Despite the fact that I can't figure out how the sock got through those tiny holes, Hubby and I now faced a dilemma. We're going to have tiny socks in our lives for a long time still to come. So how do we keep ourselves from having to repeat this adventure?
Our solution: the sock bag.
(Betcha didn't know the washing machine really CAN eat those socks that go missing!)