August 1, 2008

Hacking Grinnell Laundry

Disclaimer: I am giving you the knowledge, I am not dictating how it should be used. That's up to you to decide.

Easy steps to being a Grinnell outlaw:
  1. Put your laundry into a dryer. Pay with your P-card.
  2. Hit "Delicates" or the other option that isn't "Colors/Whites". Your dryer should fire up with something like 70 minutes on it.
  3. Open the dryer door. Close it again. The dryer will start blinking Select Cycle.
  4. Hit "Colors/Whites". The dryer display indicates that it is using the Colors setting (i.e. higher heat) but with all 70 minutes or whatever you got out of step 2.

For the record, I haven't actually checked to see if the dryer is doing what it claims to be doing. It could be so dumb that it is displaying one setting while giving you lower heat. I don't know. I do know that Grinnell laundry machines are crap.

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