Our clothes washer, a 12 year old, never given us a bit of trouble, beast of a machine, sprang a leak this week. It was the kind of leak that’s hard to fix, so it wouldn’t really be worth reparing on a 12 year old piece of equipment. As I began a search for a replacement, I was amazed at the active “washer” community that I found online. Forums, FAQ’s, reviews, video, pictures, modifications, restorations and even this amazing site. I happened upon a forum post that linked to a video of almost the exact washer I was intereted in.

Freebird + Washing machines = love!

I imagined all the wives in the other room chatting while the guys all go to the laundry to watch and video this thing run. The 1000RPM spin cycle is mesmerizing.