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AIBU- to put washing machine on in flat?

(24 Posts)
StinkyElfCheese Sat 11-May-13 07:05:26

is 7am too early?? We have people living underneath us, but they also have children so will up any way and it wont get into the spinny noisey bit untill 8 ish...

Bricklestick Sat 11-May-13 07:08:22

It's too early.

Iteotwawki Sat 11-May-13 07:09:21

Any reason why you can't wait a little longer? I have children and I'd be irritated if my neighbours disturbed me with noise before 9am on a weekend. Assuming your spin cycle will disturb them anyway.

CSIJanner Sat 11-May-13 07:12:05

Can you hear the children yet? Could you possibly knock and ask?

Personally, I don't even Hoover before 8am so in that sense, YABU. Unless you knock and ask, I would leave it until 8am as you have no idea what the noise is like for them downstairs.

Sirzy Sat 11-May-13 07:13:01

How do you know they are awake?

I wouldn't do anything like that before 8

StinkyElfCheese Sat 11-May-13 07:13:14

fair enough .... i will wait smile

unebagpipe Sat 11-May-13 07:28:56

I would say its too early. You need to try and get something you can put under it that will absorb some of the shock! Maybe like a car footwell mat!

ZillionChocolate Sat 11-May-13 08:21:09

CSIJanner isn't that waking them up to see if they're awake? Or do you mean ask them during the day whether the washing machine disturbs them?

I think 7 is too early.

CecilyP Sat 11-May-13 08:33:19

I think it might depend on the level of insulation between the flats. You would be best to ask them if they hear your washing machine if it is on. I would not assume that they would be up if they have children, so would definitely leave it until after 8 until you know.

NotTreadingGrapes Sat 11-May-13 08:34:29

I'm in Italy where people get up at stupid o'clock, but even I think 7am is too early.

And after 7pm is too late.

Never underestimate how noise travels in flats.

nannynick Sat 11-May-13 08:43:47

Not just the noise that travels but the vibrations.

Wait until 8:30/9.

Softlysoftly Sat 11-May-13 08:46:56

I love knock and ask if it will wake them up grin

GalaxyDefender Sat 11-May-13 08:49:57

I usually wait until 9, but that's because I have a dickhead for a downstairs neighbour who bangs on the ceiling at the slightest noise. Probably better to be safe than sorry though.

forevergreek Sat 11-May-13 08:51:45

Wait! 7am is far too early. It's 8.50 now and im mn from bed, dh and children 2 and 3 years are still asleep. I wouldn't be happy to be disturbed over clothes being washed

MousyMouse Sat 11-May-13 08:54:27

just do it unless your mashine is un-adjusted and sounds like a helcopter on the spin cycle
noises like that part and parcel of flat living.

NonnoMum Sat 11-May-13 08:55:59

I would.

7am on a lovely sunny morning is fine to wake up at...

IneedAsockamnesty Sat 11-May-13 08:57:54


Its far to early and in a flat it could be considered to be unreasonable inconsiderate noise.

StinkyElfCheese Sat 11-May-13 08:59:09

I have just put it on ... their dogs are barking in the garden so i am assuming they are up smile

ifancyashandy Sat 11-May-13 09:00:16

My neighbours (underneath me) sing, yes SING, to their baby from about 6.30am. Put the washing on as revenge for me!

Primadonnagirl Sat 11-May-13 09:04:39

The people below us regularly have theirs on at 3am!!! Do washing machines have timers or do they get up in the night to put a load in I winder???

NotTreadingGrapes Sat 11-May-13 09:07:22

Some have timers, our upstairs neighbours do theirs at 1am. It's cheaper at stooooopid o'clock y'see. angry

StinkyElfCheese Sat 11-May-13 14:14:15

Of course it pees down with rain so I have done 4 loads of washing and have no where to dry the Bastard wet clothes - bugger

CSIJanner Sat 11-May-13 14:26:55

Zillion - catching them during the day to ask. Defeats the object knocking on the door at 7am wink

cumfy Sat 11-May-13 21:15:57

Do they sleep in their kitchen ?

Or is your washing machine in the bedroom ?

Should be OK unless either of these apply.

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