By DumbDinosaur - 09/03/2009 15:01 - United States

Today, I decided to do a load of laundry. Two minutes into the cycle, I realized that I left my iPod in my sweatpants pocket. The washing machine door locks automatically and cannot be opened until the 40-minute cycle is up. FML
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The machine was in my dorm building and was your generic industrial washer - no OFF switch, no fancy doors, etc. Once the cycle's on, it's on for the duration. Since it was linked up to 9 other machines, had I pulled the plug, I would've not only flooded out the laundry room but would have had 9 very unhappy residents on my back..heh. Oh, and never mind the happy ending - the iPod never bounced back to life. Serves me right, I guess.

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if you turn the cycle or machine off the door unlocks. You can then turn it back on and keep washing your clothes.

That's why you always check your pants pockets to make sure they're empty before you throw them in the wash.

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YDI! Hahaha...that's what happens when you lose something called "common sense."

ur washing machine is SHIT mine just stops when I open the lid

Why didn't she just unplug the thing:P

If it was 2 min into the cycle I don't know if it really mattered if you got the door unlocked OP. That thing was done for.

Accidents happen you prick! Don't expect sympathy when an accident happens to you!

thats gay, but when i put my ipod nano through the wash i dryed it out, charged it n it wored fine.... hope yours is ok :) saying that... im sure mine was indistructable, it also got dropped on the main road n nearly run over by about 10 cars......

LIES! my nano was in a shallow puddle of water that didn't even reach any of the important shit, but it still died.

I'd like to know how that's "gay". I'm so sick of people using that term! even if I WASN'T gay it would piss me off! seriously? how long will we have to be alive before we realize that saying stupid, hurtful things like that isn't ok!?

Common sense tip #1 try checking your pockets next time

That's why you always check your pants pockets to make sure they're empty before you throw them in the wash.

my touch got one drop of water in the charger port and I had to buy a new one.

I went sledding with my 2nd gen iPod touch in my pocket. It got soaked. I put it in rice for a day and it's still working two years later. It's 6 years old.

if you turn the cycle or machine off the door unlocks. You can then turn it back on and keep washing your clothes.

Definitely won't help him now.

Haha you just made the OP look even more like an idiot. Props

Not true. Bosch machines lock and won't unlock until the cycle has completed even if you turn it off and then back on again. You have to drain it and then take a panel off the front and manually release the lock. It's a bitch if you've never done it.

my machine opens if you stop the cycle, will flood the house tho

This happened to my friend and it turned out fine. Good luck!!!

dude, that sucks. good luck! I'd be crushed without my iPod.

Why don't you just turn the cycle off, or unplug it?

Two minutes of washing would totally destroy it..no use now.

let your ipod dry for like 4 days. don't turn it on or plug it in. in might be fine, depending on which model you have.

Ipods are can take a far amount of abuse. so I wouldn't worry much, just let it air dry for a few days. and check your pockets! (I did laundry for my family once and found $20 in their pockets, just sayin')