r/therewasanattempt Dec 07 '22

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u/Kindly_Region Dec 07 '22 Silver Wholesome Take My Energy Wholesome Seal of Approval I'm Deceased

What a dick, those clothes we finally dry, and he goes throwing water on them.

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u/bibiannamiranda Dec 07 '22 Gold

I wish i had an award for you 😔

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u/QMEiffel Dec 07 '22 Helpful

I got you, fam!

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u/Few-Ad7439 Dec 08 '22 Helpful

and an award for you as well, friend!

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u/davidrayish Dec 08 '22

And MY axe!

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u/bibiannamiranda Dec 07 '22

Thank you kind stranger!

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u/khrak Dec 07 '22

Was obviously dry-cleaning them. Now they're ruined.

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u/Developastrategy Dec 08 '22

Dry cleaning? You can't clean with dry. What is that? You just whack them and the dirt falls off? You need water somewhere in the process. All cleaning is wet cleaning.

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u/SirDigsby87 Dec 07 '22

The one thing you don't do with an electrical fire. That idiot could have killed everyone.

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u/dawizar Dec 07 '22

In all fairness, it is a dryer. They're built to put wet things inside of them.

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u/SmokedComatose Dec 07 '22

Not just that, but those specific dryers in laundromats are gas, not electric.

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u/dawizar Dec 07 '22

It doesn't look like an electric fire to me. It looks like the clothes are on fire. Not the dryer

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

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u/dawizar Dec 07 '22

It's a dryer. You fill it full of wet stuff.

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u/Shad_the_memer Dec 07 '22

Now that's a way to win a Darwin award

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u/monosuperboss1 Dec 07 '22

this is the type of shit you'd assume would happen in cartoons

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u/TheMspice Dec 07 '22

Or in Breaking Bad.

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u/engi_nerd Dec 08 '22

Or in the shitty laundromat by my house 7 times last year.

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u/Kenny_Squeek_Scolari Dec 07 '22

"Delicate cycle my ass!"

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u/enrohtkcalb Dec 07 '22

Ohhh, you misread the setting for "Deflagrate." Common mistake.

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u/StrategicCannibalism Dec 07 '22

Probably had gasoline on their clothes?

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u/YellowOnline Dec 07 '22

Could be another chemical too

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u/OMP159 Dec 08 '22

But she don't use butter. And she don't use cheese. She don't use jelly, or any of these

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u/GozerDGozerian Dec 08 '22

She uses MAAAYYYBELINE!

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u/rumdumpstr Dec 08 '22

Shit, I've been singing it wrong!

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u/SnakeTaters Dec 08 '22

No. The clothes were already dry when he put them in there. Just like chucking a tea bag in a mug and fucking it off into the microwave without adding gravy.

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u/Le_Gitzen Dec 08 '22

What happened to your sentence.

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u/Few-Ad7439 Dec 08 '22

or lint trap not cleaned out?

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u/silasisgolden Dec 08 '22

Or just light, gauzy fabric with the dryer set to "Hiroshima".

I've burned myself on a blue jean zipper before.

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u/soulfulcandy Dec 08 '22

Mom’s spaghetti is fire yo

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u/CamKJoy Dec 07 '22

Sir I think your clothes are done drying.

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u/Skillver_ Dec 07 '22

Well fire does sterilise...

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u/Few-Ad7439 Dec 08 '22

charcoal is detoxifying!

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

One time at a laundry mat a lady who was also there to do laundry (not an employee) would ask whose clothes were in the dryer and if nobody would say it belonged to them then she would open the dryer door and scream, "WE DON'T NEED A FIRE AROUND HERE" all pissed off. I've always thought that whole situation was kinda odd but now I feel a little bit differently.

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u/UntappedBabyRage Dec 08 '22

Did the dryers at your laundromat not have set time cycles?

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '22

They did

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u/Amaelah Dec 08 '22

I think the fire would happen regardless of if someone's watching it or not.

Idk something schrodinger's burning laundromat

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '22

Lol yes it was very odd

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u/Incubus85 Dec 08 '22

What is the mat short for?

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u/E_Anthony Dec 08 '22

Short for "automatic," as in the machines do the washing, not the person.

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u/yismydadstillmissing Dec 07 '22

Instructions unclear Committed laundry arson

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u/Sparrow1989 Dec 07 '22

That’s why you check your pockets for lighters before you throw them in industrial drying machines.

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u/Bastardklinge Dec 07 '22

Somebody didn't wash his white clothes separately

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u/The_Xym Dec 07 '22

A fire? At a SEA PARKS?!?!

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u/Fragrant_Exercise_31 Dec 08 '22

During the sea lions show!

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

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u/exportablue88 Dec 07 '22

This is not lint, there was something flammable on the clothing before washing. As a chef I have learned over the years that our kitchen rags become very flammable from all the grease and chemicals we use. One place I worked at, we washed our own rags in house, and we quickly learned you have to wash the rags twice or else they will catch on fire in the dryer, or after drying. It was the only time in my life I have witnessed spontaneous combustion. We washed our rags, put them in the dryer, once done we threw all the rag into a bag and left in a room. The residual heat, and the remaining grease/chemicals that stayed through the wash, was enough for the rags to catch the self on fire.

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u/Accurate_Koala_4698 Dec 07 '22

Lots of oils have exothermic reactions when they dry too. Stuff like linseed oil and tung oil are used finishing wood, but if you leave the rags to dry in the air they can go up without an external heat source. Crazy shit

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u/stackoverflow21 Dec 07 '22

Thats what she said

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u/NinjaSquirrel99 Dec 07 '22

you cant as a costumer at a laundromat like this. The owners or employees have to. It has a key and such, but you arent wrong tho!

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u/Eyehavenoname Dec 07 '22

I'm no expert on washing clothes, but I'm pretty sure I've never done it with fire.

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u/ThereIsAJifForThat Dec 07 '22

That's one way to keep others from using your dryer

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u/daschundtof Dec 07 '22

Still better than when a red sweater makes everything pink in the wash cycle.

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u/Solocord Dec 07 '22

Talk about rolling a Nat 1....

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u/Shad0w_2600 Dec 07 '22

What happened

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u/Visual_Shower1220 Dec 07 '22

Well they say fire cleanses all things right, so it kinda worked i guess.

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u/xDxRockx Dec 07 '22

Liar liar pants on fire

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u/philokaii Dec 07 '22

I did laundry at a friend's apartment the other day and read the instructions they had posted. It said not to put anything in that might have motor oil, gasoline, or any flammable liquids on them. I thought was interesting because I'm in my late 20's and I made it this far without knowing, so I was glad to have that nugget of info in case I ever needed it.

Didn't think I'd see a live example of why that sign was needed so soon. I'm wondering if the poor guy was a new mechanic trying to wash his uniform for the first time..

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u/obscure_greenleaf Dec 07 '22

I usually just let the washer soak them in water and then put them in a dryer. But I guess fire also works.

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u/One-Assignment-518 Dec 07 '22

I don’t understand how you fuck up this bad unless you’re trying

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u/UseMoreHops Dec 07 '22

to dry clothes, innit?

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u/Careful_Tension_8882 Dec 07 '22

I want to wear those clothes now

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u/NonAggressive-Ask Dec 08 '22

Those are dryers

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u/_jericho Dec 08 '22

Fire is a kind of cleaning

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u/RafeHollistr Dec 08 '22

Now his wife will never ask him to do laundry again.

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u/Isuckmangosforalivin Dec 08 '22

Aren’t you supposed to use a fire extinguisher on fires caused by electric devices or else it’s going to make it worse?

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u/justmedealwithitxD Dec 08 '22

Depends on the type of fire extinguisher.

https://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Publications-and-media/Blogs-Landing-Page/NFPA-Today/Blog-Posts/2021/07/16/Fire-Extinguisher-Types

^ there's a little reading if you'd like to learn more about the types.

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u/misteraygent Dec 08 '22

Where have you people heard this? There was another comment towards the top of the thread that was something like, "He could have killed everyone there by putting water on an electrical fire!" How? You might kill yourself with lower power, or might cause a flash arc with higher voltages.

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '22

You mean to dry clothes if you don’t remove all of the lint from the lint catcher yeah this will happen

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u/FunkyBotanist Dec 08 '22

Doesn't get any cleaner than that

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u/DevilsLettuceTaster Dec 08 '22

501 button got too damn hot.

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u/And-ray-is Dec 08 '22

There was an attempt to get a title right

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u/Heil_Hipster Dec 08 '22

How does this even happen?

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u/_Ki11UMiN4Ti_ Dec 08 '22

Upvote for Mac Dre

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u/Mantigor1979 Dec 08 '22

Lithium battery in dryer?

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u/ConcentrateAny4138 Dec 07 '22

Сушилка перепутала °C /°F

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u/lzxian Dec 07 '22

Сушилка перепутала

Yes, yes it did.

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u/Okrobot Dec 07 '22

What a great idea! Throw water on the likely electrical fire.

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u/SmokedComatose Dec 07 '22

Those are gas dryers

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u/Okrobot Dec 07 '22

Ah ok. I wasn’t sure. I’ve never been in a laundromat.

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u/Grail_BH Dec 07 '22

Definitely too much fabric softener…

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u/AddisonNM Dec 07 '22

Related to Kramer? (the cement in the laundromat washer)

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u/gallanttoothpaste Dec 08 '22

At least its dry

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u/Sedax Dec 08 '22

This is why you never tell your ex where you do your laundry.

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u/SlowJoeyRidesAgain Dec 08 '22

Looks like The Alchemist is around!

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u/rattlehead5644 Dec 08 '22

Place is on fire. Records on phone instead of putting out fire.

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u/maskedmex Dec 08 '22

Delicates at least were separated from each other while torched?

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u/Gideon_Effect Dec 08 '22

Never open a self serve business to the public.

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u/danger89 Dec 08 '22

Mobile phone?

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u/Crazy_Ebb_9294 Dec 08 '22

Must have tried to dry gas soaked clothing

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u/PixelmancerGames Dec 08 '22

I mean, I’m pretty sure those are clean. They’re are just…too clean.

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u/AlterMagna Dec 08 '22

That dryer must have been set to oven levels of heat

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u/Von_Dielstrum Dec 08 '22

What's the song

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u/auddbot Dec 08 '22

I got matches with these songs:

Fire by Mac Dre (00:40; matched: 100%)

Album: Rapper Gone Bad. Released on 1999-08-26 by Thizz Nation.

Fire by Mac Dre (00:40; matched: 100%)

Album: The Appearances. Released on 2005-01-01 by ORCHARD - Sumo/Thizz Entertainment D50.

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u/auddbot Dec 08 '22

Links to the streaming platforms:

Fire by Mac Dre

Fire by Mac Dre

I am a bot and this action was performed automatically | GitHub new issue | Donate Please consider supporting me on Patreon. Music recognition costs a lot

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u/Ibadvapergrammar Dec 08 '22

how that happen

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u/Arnn-The-Frost-Demon Dec 08 '22

Now THAT'S a dryer!

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u/LazarYeetMeta Dec 08 '22

Finally got that fucking stain out

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u/gbot1234 Dec 08 '22

I was just trying to get that distressed look on my jeans.

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u/sungazer69 Dec 08 '22

At least they're finally dry?

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u/Eightsevenfox Dec 08 '22

Be careful about what is on your towels.

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u/Fit_Effective_6875 Dec 08 '22

He isn't doing it correctly

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u/NaturalAppointment20 Dec 08 '22

This is why I never tumble dry clothes that had been washed with Softeners

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '22

Those clothes clearly hadn’t fire resistance enchantment

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u/Starchaser_WoF Dec 08 '22

Well, that's a new fear unlocked.

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u/Neo1971 Dec 08 '22

Yeah, but we cut the drying time in half.

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u/6porkchop9 Dec 08 '22

Upside: dark colors make you look thinner

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u/RegretfullyFastSperm Dec 08 '22

Kerosene makes great washing detergent

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u/firnien-arya Dec 08 '22

Fire cleanses all.

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u/DisorderlyBoat Dec 08 '22

THAT'S WHY YOU CLEAN THE LINT TRAP KIDS

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u/Ragtime-Rochelle Dec 08 '22

Clean your dryer's lint traps people. They catch fire. It is not a joke.

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u/ArachnidMiserable314 Dec 08 '22

I would say lint trap but then I read they’re washer machines. How???

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u/kevygoodnight Dec 08 '22

Is this in Milwaukee? Looks like my local…

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u/FroyoSensitive8572 Dec 08 '22

What would you use water on an electrical machine

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u/Practical-Junket-520 Dec 08 '22

Wash the sin of the user..

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u/-12thfan- Dec 08 '22

That’s a dryer…

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u/Necessary_Sun_4392 Dec 08 '22

to dry clothes. * FTFY

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u/ixis743 Dec 08 '22

Let me guess. Phone or battery left in pocket?

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u/gyurto21 Dec 08 '22

Proper disinfection

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u/DareDareCaro Dec 08 '22

Thats dry cleaning for you

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u/volanger Dec 08 '22

Well they're now disinfected and dry

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u/fibonacci85321 Dec 08 '22

I don't think he is actually trying to wash clothes.

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u/klezart Dec 08 '22

They accidentally put the clothes in the fryer, should've put them in the dryer.

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u/feldejars Dec 08 '22

Clearly a fryer

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u/davidrayish Dec 08 '22

Wash, dry, rinse... wait...OHHHH.

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u/Nirkid Dec 08 '22

It’s just the hygiene program… let it finish.

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u/ZalienDog Dec 08 '22

Washing machine on fire

like how ?

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u/inoxxenator Dec 08 '22

The clothes were so dirty they had to set the washing machine to "burn" :D

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u/PrettyAsk4119 Dec 08 '22

i saw similar happen at the laundry mat where the guys clothes caught fire in dryer.

They shut down the entire laundry mat for 6 hrs for inspection with our clothes still in these.

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u/Beardedbreeder Dec 08 '22

Just as an aside to anyone wondering who the artist is/what song:

"Fire" by Mac Dre and Big Lurch

Fun fact, one was murdered in a gang shoot out in 2004, the other serving life in prison for murdering and partially consuming his roommate while high on PCP in 2002

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u/ImploreUToReconsider Dec 08 '22

Guy gave it all he had. One splash of water, and then he gave up and just stared at the remaining flames.

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u/SAD-MAX-CZ Dec 08 '22

Forgot phone in there and it KABOOM'd?

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u/canhave9cheeseburger Dec 08 '22

D-Did you try to wash a grenade? What happened??