Step One: Break the automatic washing machine. (I didn’t do this on purpose, obviously, but the fact is that it’s broken.)
Step Two: Call the Maytag repair man since it seems like he’s always bored.
Step Three: Realize that you live in Indonesia and there is no Maytag repair man.
Step Four: Ask the awesome hangar guys to bring the dual tub machine out from storage in the hangar (MAF has a variety of things we can use while living in the guesthouse, including washing machines).
Step Five: Clean dust/poop off of machine that has accumulated after months of storage in the hangar.
Step Six: Ready to wash clothes! Place clothes and laundry soap in the wash/rinse side of the machine.
Step Seven: Set the Wash/Drain Selector to Wash/Rinse.
Step Eight: Turn on water at the faucet and wait for tub to fill.
Step Nine: Set the Wash Timer to desired wash time.
Step Ten: Go inside and do dishes until wash cycle is complete.
Step Eleven: Return to machine and set Wash/Drain Selector to drain and allow water to drain out into pipe in the floor.
Step Twelve: Set Wash/Drain Selector back to wash/rinse.
Step Thirteen: Turn water on at faucet and allow tub to fill again.
Step Fourteen: Set Wash Timer to desired rinse time.
Step Fifteen: Go inside and finish doing dishes.
Step Sixteen: Return to machine and set Wash/Drain Selector back to drain and allow water to drain out into pipe in the floor.
Step Eighteen: Move clothes to the spin side of the machine.
Step Nineteen: Set Spin Timer to desired length of spin time.
Step Twenty: Go inside and have a cup of coffee.
Step Twenty one: Return to machine, remove clothes from the spin side of the machine.
(Steps 18-21 may needs to be repeated because the spin side of the machine is significantly smaller than the wash/rinse side of the machine and sometimes the clothes won’t all fit on the spin side.)
Step Twenty two: Hang clothes on clothesline.
Repeat Steps 6-22 for remaining loads of laundry.
**editors note: After rereading this post, I realize that I forgot Step Seventeen. Oops. But I’m not going to fix it. So, let’s pretend that Seventeen, in this case, is like the thirteenth floor of buildings in America…it doesn’t exist!)