Pete vs. The Dishwasher

The dishwasher wasn’t draining.

I methodically (read: in a random, chaotic, increasingly raging fashion) tracked the clog to a tiny piece of plastic that had found its way into the drain near the sink.

I did not, I’m happy to report, break the dishwasher.

Indeed, I learned a lot about how the dishwasher works, and how it’s installed, something that had previously been locked in the “black box that makes dishes clean” realm.

This is good, as a broken dishwasher can plunge our household into despair.

Also good for my psyche, which has been sending me dreams about intractable infrastructure issues for the last week.


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Timothy Cullen on July 16, 2019 - 17:35 Permalink

Rhiannon and I ran into a similar issue recently. In our case, the dishwasher drain pump had given out and had to be replaced (I too had never before thought about or cared to investigate the inner-workings of my dishwasher).

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Rosie on July 20, 2019 - 11:43 Permalink

Isn't repairing stuff therapeutic? 😊

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Peter Rukavina on July 20, 2019 - 12:25 Permalink

I recall reading an interview with Farley Mowat: when asked if he enjoyed the process of writing, he replied that he enjoyed the process of having written considerably more.

I feel the same way about repairing things.