Although my washing machine issue is not nearly as complicated as a series of e-mails from a few weeks ago, it is no less annoying.
My laundry tub is still prehistoric - ie. the hose that drains the water from the washing machine hooks over the edge of the laundy tub to drain rather than into the fancy new-age drainage pipe. When we first moved in, there was a rusty old clip sitting on the edge of the laundry tub that I threw out because (a) I didn't know what it was for and (b) it was gross.
After doing my first load of laundry, I figured out what that clip was for. I currently I have the hose duct-taped to the side of the tub. Can anyone suggest a solution or where to buy a proper clip??