Teoh's second-hand washing machine is a beautiful color and makes his life easier, but it has a life of her own literally. When Teoh discovers the secret soul of this temperamental household helper, he exploits the washing machine for all it or she is worth. Then, he sells her to strangers. In the home of the Wong family, her situation goes from bad worse as she sidesteps Wong's strange advances while suffering at the exploitation of his son. In this critically acclaimed comedy-drama from the Malaysian New Wave, the effects of alienation and desperation in an increasingly mechanized modern world spiral out of control as though they are on spin-dry!