Archive for December, 2016

USPS major fail

Friday, December 30th, 2016

So this happened right before Xmas. Gift sent for the little one from a family member. One side of box ripped off. Contents missing. Hmm, was this done by a stranger after delivery? Apparently not because there’s a note attached to the box apologizing for the damage. Why even go through the trouble of delivering an empty box? Return to sender with a huge apology!

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I tried calling the local delivery supervisor. Was put on hold, no one ever picked up. I tried filing a complaint through USPS’s website. No response. Maybe I’ll try the postal inspectors. This is mail theft, correct?

Maytag POS “2000 Series” Washer (Model MHWE201YW)

Friday, December 30th, 2016

Bought this washer about 5 years ago. A few years in, its water pump failed. Had to replace that myself. There’s always water sitting in the detergent cups after a load (probably a manufacturer defect). It has a bad door seal and leaks water, but that comes and goes. The worst problem is that the drum sits a bit too far away from the door and sometimes clothes get trapped and mangled/ripped/torn.


This happens once every few months. I’ve been able to avoid it recently by always overriding the spin cycle to high or medium (instead of extra-high). I also consciously fill the drum with fewer clothes. Fingers crossed that that continues to work. Of course, the downside is that I now waste more electricity drying wetter (and fewer) clothes.

What a POS.

Korky vs Fluidmaster

Friday, December 30th, 2016

Definitely Fluidmaster. Went through the trouble of swapping in a Korky toilet flapper. Construction seemed cheap and wobbled. Did the old “food coloring test” and water kept leaking. Swapped in a Fluidmaster flapper and my troubles disappeared. 🙂