Dyer — I mean, Dryer update

I had to exchange the plug on my old dryer with the plug on my new one, which I bought for $25 at my mom’s church. In other words, electrical work. There were plenty of online guides on how to do it, but here’s the rub: They all explained how to replace a three point plug with a four point plug. But the dryer I bought is actually older than the one it’s replacing — I had to replace the newer plug with the older plug, not the other way around.


Very, very carefully, I took the old new plug apart, matched it with the connections on the new old plug, and put them together exactly as the old new one had been put in when it was new, not old. I double and triple checked, and then, making sure not to touch the dryer or any metal as I did so, I plugged the unit back in.


No sparks, explosion, fire. No singed mustache.Happy and incredulous after only a few hour’s of work, I turned the dryer on to make sure it would actually dry stuff.


Nothing happened.


No power. No idea why.


And so, I would like to announce that I will be hanging up everything to dry from now on. Clothes, sheets, towels, whatever. If the Amish can do it, so can I. If you happen to be Amish, tell me how you manage. Also, tell me what you’re doing online.

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4 thoughts on “Dyer — I mean, Dryer update”

  1. Hanging clothes outside to dry has some advantages:

    1. Your clothes end up smelling really nice and feeling soft.

    2. If it’s slightly windy outside, the breezes can pull wrinkles out of your clothes so that you avoid a lot of ironing.

    3. You can treat the annoying neighbors next door to the sight of your underwear hanging up to dry. This is especially effective if they are having guests over for an outdoor barbecue.

    1. It doesn’t seem to work for towels — they actually seem *less* soft when they’re hung to dry. But otherwise, I’m with you — and the neighbors won’t know what hit them!

  2. I know more about the shoe size of Selena Gomez than I do about plugs and stuff. Does that make me any less awesome? It certainly does not!

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