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To put a wash on at this time?

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NoTeaForMe Wed 20-Mar-19 21:25:44

I live in a terraced house and have just put a load of washing in the machine and turned it on without looking at the time. Have now realised the time and am wondering if my neighbours will hate me?

wowfudge Wed 20-Mar-19 21:27:34

Is the washer against a party wall and is there a bedroom through that party wall?

Snuffalo Wed 20-Mar-19 21:27:56

That’s life in a terrace. Lots of people wash at night for cheaper energy. It would be nice if you could manage not to have the washer on a shared wall but most people don’t have options.

Stormwhale Wed 20-Mar-19 21:28:06

I would be pretty annoyed if your machine is loud when it spins. How long is the wash program? It will be finished quite late surely.

NoTeaForMe Wed 20-Mar-19 21:30:19

It’s not on a shared wall and is downstairs so not near any bedrooms. I’ve just come upstairs and it’s barely noticeable at the moment but it isn’t doing the spin yet I sipped. It will be finished in about an hour.

NoTeaForMe Wed 20-Mar-19 21:30:44

sipped should say suppose

PhilomenaButterfly Wed 20-Mar-19 21:31:25

YANBU. I just have.

Bobbycat121 Wed 20-Mar-19 22:07:38

really do people care about this?! Mines on every night, 11/12 sometimes.

Bobbycat121 Wed 20-Mar-19 22:08:15

mines on now and im putting on another one after it finishes

Damntheman Wed 20-Mar-19 22:09:42

So long as you're not going to sleep while it's running I'd say you're fine smile running laundry and dish washers while asleep or out is a fire hazard.

IncrediblySadToo Wed 20-Mar-19 22:12:43

My neighbours have theirs on about 3am, it does wake me up, but that’s life, they’re not doing it solely to annoy me. Though it’s kind of ironic as I no longer put mine on after 9pm as they said they could hear it spinning...🤣. I think I’m being a bit of a mug 😖😂

Glitterblue Wed 20-Mar-19 22:15:38

YABU - purely because my washing machine has been broken since the weekend and I'm just jealous because I can't use mine 😂😂

But being serious I'd say no, as long as it's not joined onto a bedroom or anything.

anniehm Wed 20-Mar-19 22:18:40

I put mine on at night as it's cheaper, I'm detached but I can't hear it upstairs anyway, the advantage of an older home (about the only one, it's a money pit!)

Florescentadolescent Wed 20-Mar-19 22:21:55

Why is it cheaper to run at night?

Clown77 Wed 20-Mar-19 22:22:03

Can you not put your washing on a quick wash?

SrSteveOskowski Wed 20-Mar-19 22:38:14

@Bobbycat121, I'm shocked too that this is actually a 'thing' confused It's honestly something I'd never even give a thought too. Not at 9.30pm anyway, 2am maybe, but otherwise definitely not.

Gunpowder Wed 20-Mar-19 22:44:11

IncrediblySad you must tell them! That’s really unfair otherwise.

OP I think it’s fine to make any normal noise like that before 11 and after 7. I wouldn’t bat an eyelid at a washing machine going in at 9.30.

Chouetted Wed 20-Mar-19 23:01:55

I do it all the time, no-one's ever complained, and I've never heard my neighbour's, so I suppose it must not be an issue.

Washing machines are really quiet nowadays, even on spin!

Notcontent Wed 20-Mar-19 23:31:42

Well, I wouldn’t, because the sound insulation in my house is not great...

ScruffGin Wed 20-Mar-19 23:46:04

Why is it cheaper to run at night?

Some people are on economic 7 or similar, two meters and the electricity used at night is substantially cheaper.

OutingOutlander Wed 20-Mar-19 23:48:36

I put mine on regularly as I head to bed, around 20pm and I live in an upstairs flat! Never had a complaint and the neighbour is far louder with parties anyway 😒

OutingOutlander Wed 20-Mar-19 23:49:11

10pm! Sorry, very, very tired.

happyhillock Wed 20-Mar-19 23:52:33

I do my washing all the time at night, electricity cheaper after 7pm .

SneakyGremlins Wed 20-Mar-19 23:55:13

My tenancy agreement says I can make reasonable noise between 7AM and 11PM. I figure a washing machine comes under that.

ShabbyAbby Wed 20-Mar-19 23:58:50

I put mine on when I go to bed. My old machine had a timer, and now it's a habit. Nobody has ever said anything

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