End of Summer Maintenance!

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Since the end of summer is coming up within a few weeks, it’s time to get the house ready for winter so you can save money and be happy about it. Below are a few tips for the end of Summer maintenance.

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Kill Mildew and Mold!

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Since cooler weather will be upon us soon, it’s time to think of the areas to clean, other than the obvious areas. For instance, when walking a basement, is there ever a scent of mustiness? That means there is mold or mildew lingering around. This isn’t something that should go unnoticed. Mold and mildew can have minor health impacts. Below is how to find, and get rid of mold and mildew.

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Which is better for you? Top Load vs. Front Load

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When deciding upon a washer, there are certain things to consider before choosing one. One of the most important factors are Top Load vs. Front Load and what to think about when choosing one of these items. Take a read and see what should be thought about when looking for this appliance.

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Shopping for a Washer or Dryer?

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Starting to shop for laundry appliances? Before going out there are a couple of factors to keep in mind. It is not an all appliance fits one sort of deal. It takes time and consideration to make sure that the appliance you will are perfect for you and the household. Read below to see what should be kept in mind when buying a laundry appliance.

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Why is My Room Air Conditioner Not Cooling?

42656810_ml.jpgDoes your room air conditioner blow lukewarm air when it is on? There are various parts that may contribute to your room air conditioner to not work properly. Here are some of the most common parts below.

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Is Your Appliance Paint Chipping?

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Did you notice that your appliance paint is chipping? Instead of buying an entire part or even appliance, it can easily be fixed with appliance paint. Appliance touch up paints is available in a variety of colors to leave your appliances looking brand new.

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Why Won’t My Washer Spin?

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If you’ve found yourself with a washer that won’t spin, it might be due to various reasons. Here are the top parts that might be the culprit of why your washing machine is not spinning.

Direct Drive Coupling (Whirlpool/ Kenmore/ Roper/ Estate)

Many Whirlpool/Kenmore brand washing machines have a small, inexpensive direct drive motor coupling. It’s plastic and rubber and it can wear out over time, or fail under overloading conditions. This part protects your transmission from excessive loading.

Clutch (Whirlpool/ Kenmore)
The clutch connects the transmission to the inner tub. It allows the tub to spin properly. If the clutch is slipping or worn out, it must be replaced.

Water Level Switch
If the water level switch is not resetting once the water has drained, power will not be available to operate the motor during spin. Check the water level switch for proper operation.

Drive Belt
The drive belt is a long band that connects the drive motor pulley to the transmission drive pulley. The motor moves the belt, and the belt turns the transmission pulley for the agitation and spin cycles. The belt may become loose on the pulleys, which makes it hard for the tub to spin. If you can see that the belt is worn, replace it.

Control Board
The control board provides power to the motor, so if it’s faulty, the washing machine may not spin or may not work at all.

Drive Block
The drive block connects the inner tub to the transmission. If it wears out, the tub may not spin and will make a loud noise. The drive block is fairly easy to replace.

Transmission
The transmission connects the motor to the agitator and makes it agitate. Older Whirlpool washers utilize a transmission with an electro-mechanical shifter. If the shifter becomes defective the unit may drain the water but will not spin or agitate. If there is a problem with the shifter, we recommend hiring a mechanic to fix this for you because it is a complex system.


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Common Garbage Disposal Repairs

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Your garbage disposal may not be used as often as other appliances in your kitchen but it is very important to have. The garbage disposal is responsible for grinding up anything that comes in contact with it. So what do you do when your kitchen sink starts to clog and your garbage disposal stops working? Do you know how to fix it? Follow these tips for common garbage disposal repairs and how to address them. Continue reading

Why is My Washer Staining My Clothes?

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When your trusty washer starts to malfunction it becomes a huge inconvenience because let’s face it, we’re all too busy to hand wash our own clothes. When doing laundry we typically have the mindset that anything dirty will come out clean right?Well, unfortunately sometimes your washer can malfunction or you might be using too much detergent.  In order to solve the problem, we have listed some possible reasons why your washer may be staining or ruining your clothes

 

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Why is My Refrigerator Constantly Running?

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If you have a refrigerator that is constantly running, it will result in wasting energy and may cause your refrigerator to die out faster. We have listed some of the most common parts that might be the cause to make your refrigerator running constantly.

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