I Can Explain – About My Mysterious Washing Machine

We recently moved into our house and purchased a new washer and dryer. I’ve had washing machines through the years—some better than others. But I’ve never had a machine like this one. If I didn’t know better, I’d think it was possessed.

I generally don’t read the owner’s manual, but I did on this one—out of necessity. First of all, there’s no where I can actually turn the machine off. None of the buttons will do that. So, when a load is done, the machine merely stops and doesn’t start again. Anyone should be able to figure out the load is finished, right?

There are five green indicator lights across the top that also go off and on at will. One day they will be on. The next, they’ve ceased to shine.

Last week, I ran a load of wash then put it in the dryer. Before bed, I noticed the five green lights were on, but I shrugged. I didn’t know how to turn them off so I merely switched off the light in the laundry room. Something strange happened. The green lights stopped blinking and went dark. Yea. I found the trick to shutting them down. Wrong.

That night around 2:00 am, I got up to use nose drops. The laundry room is down the hall from our bedroom. In the pitch-black dark, I saw twinkling lights. I got up and this time the lights furiously blinked on and off reflecting onto the back wall. Chills ran down my arms. I tried turning off the overhead light, but this time the little green lights didn’t go off. 

The next morning, well, you guessed it, the green panel of lights had ceased their flashing. Neither me nor my husband can figure it out. 

But the story of lights isn’t over. The next night, I woke up around 3:00. An odd green light lit my bedroom and then faded. I threw back the covers. I’d had enough of weird lights. This time when I made my way to the laundry room, I found the culprit. My vacuum cleaner’s on-light was flashing on and off every three minutes or so. 

Now, every night before I go to bed, I make sure the laundry room door is closed. If you think I made up this story, I didn’t!

2 thoughts on “I Can Explain – About My Mysterious Washing Machine”

    1. Melissa, I hate to tell you, but I still haven’t figured out why the lights flash. Not every night, but most I have to close the laundry room door to keep from seeing the glow. 😂

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