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I’m completely freaked!! Help!!

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Netflixandchilll Mon 08-Apr-19 00:00:00

Went to turn off the dryer before bed. Dryer door open, clothes on the floor but the dryer was on and still spinning.

No ones touched it. DP in bed and I’m only one downstairs. Someone rationalise this because I’m fucking shitting myself and freaked out now

PurpleDaisies Mon 08-Apr-19 00:02:50

What are you scared has happened?

Netflixandchilll Mon 08-Apr-19 00:04:01

Well it’s just a bit bloody creepy isn’t it

Neptunesgiraffe Mon 08-Apr-19 00:04:07

Your washing machine seal or catch is knackered.

pisspants Mon 08-Apr-19 00:04:24

I would say you have some.kind of faulty door mechanism op, try not to worry x

PurpleDaisies Mon 08-Apr-19 00:04:33

Not really. It sounds like the door catch had gone.

managedmis Mon 08-Apr-19 00:04:52

What neptune said

FissionChips Mon 08-Apr-19 00:05:55

Were you drying any socks?

Supercuts Mon 08-Apr-19 00:06:22

Door catch has failed, popped open. It can happen when it gets too hot.

Netflixandchilll Mon 08-Apr-19 00:07:56

It’s relatively new dryer. So I hope you’re all right. I haven’t got time for a ghost 😂

Hearhere Mon 08-Apr-19 00:09:35

If there's a ghost make sure it earns it's keep by doing housework 🤣😂😅

Netflixandchilll Mon 08-Apr-19 00:11:44

Yeah hopefully said ghost was just saving my washing from shrinking, it had been in the dryer a while

Aquamarine1029 Mon 08-Apr-19 02:06:18

Fgs, relax. The door wasn't shut properly or it's defective. I'm sure the ghost living in your house has better things to do than spill your laundry all over the floor.

PerspicaciaTick Mon 08-Apr-19 02:30:04

I'd be worried that the dryer still spins with the door open, I would have thought there should be a failsafe switch to cut the spinning the moment the door opens. I'd contact the manufacturer as it sounds defective.

DuckbilledSplatterPuff Mon 08-Apr-19 02:30:34

There's no such thing as ghosts. It was Gremlins.

Topseyt Mon 08-Apr-19 02:32:05

It's definitely a poltergeist.

SneakyGremlins Mon 08-Apr-19 02:57:28


I have an alibi! shock

Hotsummerplease Mon 08-Apr-19 03:05:33

I haven't got time for a ghost
That's made me laugh a lot grin. Not normally awake laughing at tumble dryer posts at 3am but just seen DD off on school trip to Berlin. Will spend nx 5 days fretting...

UterusUterusGhali Mon 08-Apr-19 03:09:51

That's a worry from a safety point of view! It should surely turn off when the door is open. It's obviously spat out your laundry.

steff13 Mon 08-Apr-19 03:11:09

My dryer won't continue to spin if the door is open. I think that's weird.

Alicewond Mon 08-Apr-19 03:13:24

Have you heard of the clothes dryer ghost op, it spits your clothes out and then....hangs them up neatly in your wardrobe!! 😂

DuckbilledSplatterPuff Mon 08-Apr-19 03:29:09

@SneakyGremlins smile [laugh]

DuckbilledSplatterPuff Mon 08-Apr-19 03:30:19

I just can't use those emotiwhatsits.
OP. You need to improve your time management skills. Schedule some quality ghost time mid week.

JAPAB Mon 08-Apr-19 03:54:57

I once heard of something similar happening. A person telling friends about a dryer mysteriously opening by itself in the night. Then a few days later she just disappeared without trace from her house, and no-one has seen her since or ever found out what happened to her.

Ellenborough Mon 08-Apr-19 04:03:43

All dryers should stop when the door is opened. Yours has a faulty door.

The clothes have been flung out while doing round with the door open.

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