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06 June 2010 @ 08:13 pm
How come  
the dryer has an end-of-cycle buzzer but the washing machine doesn't?
 
 
 
margdean56margdean56 on June 7th, 2010 12:17 am (UTC)
Possibly because if the clothes sit for an hour or two after the wash cycle ends, no problem, but if they do the same in the dryer, you end up with wrinkly clothes.
Bladerunnerbldrnrpdx on June 7th, 2010 12:22 am (UTC)
My current washing machine (new about 4 years ago) does. Fortunately, it's also got a volume option, including "off".
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on June 7th, 2010 12:38 am (UTC)
Hm. Our machines are about 15 years old (we bought the house shortly after I started working at UT, and I've been at UT 16 years). Maybe someday they will cease to function and we can replace them.
starcat_jewelstarcat_jewel on June 7th, 2010 01:48 am (UTC)
This assumes that you're not washing homemade tie-dye stuff. High-quality tie-dyes have the potential to bleed slightly for a surprising number of wash cycles, and if you leave them sitting wet in the washer, they'll bleed onto whatever is next to them. I've lost a couple of light-colored tops that way, and gained some interestingly-spotted underwear.
madshutterbug: Attitudemadshutterbug on June 7th, 2010 12:28 am (UTC)
Because you're more likely to notice when the water gushes out onto the floor than when the hot air does?
Buddha Buckblaisepascal on June 7th, 2010 12:35 am (UTC)
That's better than my machines in which neither does.

As the drying cycle takes longer than the washing cycle, the dryer end-of-cycle alarm would be sufficient when doing multiple loads in my house.

What I find annoying is that both the washer and dryer supposedly give cycle times, but they aren't accurate. To be fair, the washer's cycle time is probably for the wash cycle, but not the rinse and spin cycles, but the dryer has no excuse.
Fat Fred the Otter and Skippy: iotterfatfred on June 7th, 2010 12:44 am (UTC)

My washer and dryer are out on a porch where I can't hear them anyways.
I set the oven timer as I come in.
Villiersdianavilliers on June 7th, 2010 01:03 am (UTC)
I wish our washer didn't have one.
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ex_serenejo on June 7th, 2010 03:40 am (UTC)
Because clothes can sit wet for half an hour without meaning you have to iron everything.
Violet Tigress: scaredy catviolet_tigress1 on June 7th, 2010 08:50 am (UTC)
My dryer doesn't buzz.
Cymru Llewescymrullewes on June 7th, 2010 12:38 pm (UTC)
Our Frigidaire washer beeps at cycle changes, including the end and the dryer buzzes when it enters cool down phase and every 10 minutes afterwards for 30 minutes to alert you that it is in fact, done.
zemhitchhiker on June 8th, 2010 02:02 pm (UTC)
mine does, and i'm eternally grateful for it!