My wife and I went out last week to find a new washing machine, as the old one was dying rather painfully. The decision was a tough one for both of us - as she decided to finally make the move from top to front loader. We got a good deal on a Samsung.
I have a different frustration. My study is one wall away from the laundry, and every time a wash ends the machine plays this annoying digital ditty! After I begged on bended knee she has consented to turning the sound off while I’m home, but I wonder how many other machines do the same thing and drive their owners crazy? I can understand the need to notify the owner when the washing is ready, but a simple buzzer (such as we have on the oven timer), or a few toneless beeps, will not annoy me to quite the same extent.