Don’t Add Extra Water to Your HE Washing Machine

bucket of waterAdding water to a High Efficiency washing machine is a mistake too many people are making that leads to dirtier laundry and wasted water. That’s because HE washing machines are designed to clean using less water and adding additional water prevents the washer from working properly.

By adding water using a bucket or hose, the items inside the tub cannot properly rub up against each other or against parts inside the tub. It’s this friction and mechanical cleaning action that gets dirt and stains out of items. The extra water also Continue reading

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Samsung Recalls Millions of Top-Load Washing Machines

Location of Samsung Model and Serial number on washer

Model numbers and serial information can be found on two labels affixed to the back of the machine. Consumers can also contact Samsung to see if their washer is involved in the recall.

Samsung will offer owners of the recalled washers repairs, refunds and replacements after receiving 733 reports that the washer lids detached during operation, causing injury and damage to owner’s homes.

The recall involves 34 models of Samsung top-load washing machines. Model numbers and serial information can be found Continue reading

What’s new in appliances from CES 2015

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Washers within washers, appliances controlled by apps and appliances that talk to each other were showcased at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show which just closed in Las Vegas this month.

Among the appliances unveiled, Whirlpool showed off a Smart Top Load washer with a  touchscreen that simply asks what you’re washing and how you want it be cleaned, replacing confusing settings like “permanent press.” Instead, Continue reading