Eight to Ten Weeeeks!!!

Eight to Ten Weeeeks!!!

That’s right. It will take 8 to 10 weeks to get the Braille knob for the new washing machine. Aparently they custom make them. In Ant Arctica. With frost bitten fingers. In a snows storm. They even make the plastic from scratch too.
At least that’s the only explanation I can come up with for why it will take that long to get a knob.
Cripes!
Normally, I would have just applied Braille labels and used puff paint to mark the pointer on the knob. Except, this washer is different. While the knobs for temperature and load size are the easy kind to mark, having just one piece to them, the timer knob is different.
See, instead of being one knob, where part of the knob points to the cycle, this one has 3 pieces. A pointer and the label underneath, a clear plastic piece covering the label and pointer, and the outer knob that gets pushed in and turned to set the pointer. All 3 pieces turn independently. So when you push the knob in, set the load, and pull the knob out to start the washer the outer knob does not turn to follow the pointer. There is no way to line it back up again.
I thought I’d merely pull the knob off, remove the plastic cover, and mark the pointer, but I can’t figure out how. Whirlpool is sending us the replacement knob, which I guess means I’ll have to get the old one off somehow anyway, but that’s not for another 8 to 10 weeks.
In the mean time, either we figure out a temporary solution, or start handing out nose plugs to those around us.

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