I have to leave a washing machine in an unheated house over the winter.
I am unsure how to drain it completely.
If I emptied a glass or two of wine into it would this serve as a
protective anti-freeze ?
machine) and disconnect the in and out pipes (taking care to catch/mop up
You can take the top and back off, or just lay the machine on its side and
get at it from underneath.
However I would have thought that frost damage was unlikely - the hoses are
flexible and there is loads of play in the pump.
Also the acids in the wine are likely to do more damage than frost.
It would make for an amusing posting next spring, when you have to
ask how to recover all your white shirts which you just washed in
Reminds me of something I heard on the radio just recently...
Couple away on holiday but due home. Mother-in-law decides it
would be a nice idea to have dinner ready for them on their
return home, so pops round to their house with a pie and puts
the oven on heat up. When the oven is up to temperature, she
opens the door to put the pie in, only to find that this is
where they had each hidden their laptops whilst they were away
Looking in my hotpoint drum (which is impossible to avoid at the
moment as machine's in bits all over the kitchen;-), the drum outlet
seems to be raise deliberately higher than the well containing
the heating element, so the drum would never be completely emptied.
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