Lori Borgman: Top-load washing machine needs caution-cycle

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Tribune News Service

If you have a newer top-load washing machine, you know that it helps to have the height of an NBA player to reach in and retrieve the clothes. You’re at a serious disadvantage if you’re on the short side. I can reach clothes in the bottom of our washing machine with the toes on my left foot still touching the ground, but barely, and I frequently bruise my rib cage. On the upside, I’m now 1 inch taller than when we had a front-load washing machine. Even more impressive is that my right arm, the one I stretch to reach the wet clothes, now hangs 1 foot longer than my left arm. I was at one of our…

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