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Dishwasher's Revenge

September 2nd, 2009 at 09:13 pm

For those of you poor souls that followed me through the entire post about the death of the dishwasher -thanks! The follow up is just as thrilling.

In a recurring theme in our house, things with the dishwasher installation didn't go quite as planned....

I got home this evening to find my husband working to install the new dishwasher. He made one trip to the hardware store, which for us is not too bad. I'm feeling pretty good, when I notice a puddle of water in the entry to our dining room. I grab a towel. "Hey, what's with the water?" I say. Then I step on the kitchen floor and watch water spurt into the dining room. I am now feeling pretty suspicious.

Husband tosses over his shoulder: "Oh, I didn't know it made it all the way over there." And then, he says, as if this happens all the time, "I shut the water off last night when I took the old dishwasher out, but the water shut off leaked all night, soaked through the subfloor and into the basement. So, it looks like its soaked all the kitchen flooring."

Did I mention that this particular kitchen floor was installed by my husband and father in law at start of the summer? Parts of the installation haven't even been finished yet! (But that's another story) Depending on how bad my luck is, it would seem like we're likely to have to pull out the old one and replace the entire floor - but first it's got to dry out, which will take a couple weeks.

The bright spot is that the dishwasher appears to work fine.

4 Responses to “Dishwasher's Revenge”

  1. whitestripe Says:

    what kind of floor is it?

  2. MomEsq Says:

    Laminate. [Sigh.]

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm so sorry to hear that. I actually had a water mishap yesterday, too. It's pretty frustrating!! But this too shall pass.

  4. Jerry Says:

    ACK! You seem remarkably calm for such a home happening that could lead to a floor replacement. Unbelievable. Does homeowners insurance cover incidences like this, since the water leak wasn't his fault? GOOD LUCK!

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