Tuesday, March 4, 2008

More Gremlins

Well, the gremlins have infested the dishwasher now. I loaded up the dishwasher tonight, started it going, and when I left the room it was working just fine. When I came back a few minutes later, it was dead. I thought it had tripped a circuit, but Ken checked the circuit box, and everything there was fine.

The dishwasher did this once before more than a year ago. Just stopped working. At the time, we went to the store and started reluctantly thinking about spending the money to get a new one. And then, all of a sudden, it started working again, without us doing anything to it, and has worked perfectly ever since. Until now.

The bizarre thing is, this is exactly what our pickup truck does, too. It will work fine for months, then one day it simply won't work. Sometimes, if we do nothing to it for a while (10 minutes, 3 days, the time varies), it will just start working again. When it starts working again on its own, that seems to last just as long as if we actually take it to the shop to be fixed.

It's very frustrating. If we knew what was wrong, we'd fix it. But our mechanic doesn't seem to be able to get those gremlins out of there! :-)


Mrs. K's Lemonade Stand said...

I am SO happy to hear I am not the only one who has gremlins running loose! (grins)

Woody said...

I found a loose connection on the power cord of our dishwasher. One of the wire nuts had come off and the wires were touching. Every once in a while it would just quit on us. Sound familiar?

River said...

Have you TRIED leaving out a saucer of cream?

Nancy Chase said...

With eight cats living here, the faeries would have to be pretty darned quick to stand a chance at getting a taste of cream!

After watching The Spiderwick Chronicles this weekend, though, I'm just about ready to start spreading honey (or maybe tomato sauce) everywhere, just in case! :-)