Conserve Energy with your Appliances

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Your home is probably full of appliances that you need for daily use, and they most likely require a great deal of energy to run. Excessive energy use is not good for the environment, and it also jacks up that dreaded electricity bill. Some of this energy cost is of course unavoidable, but there are simple changes you can make to decrease it. Continue reading to learn some basic tips to reduce your energy costs! Continue reading

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Why Does My LG Washer Say OE? How to Fix a LG OE Washing Machine Fault Code

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An LG OE washing machine fault or error code indicates a problem with the draining of water after the wash cycle on a front-loading washer. This is due to either a kinked drain hose, clogged drain pump filter, problem with the pump, or an excess of detergent suds causing air gaps. Follow the steps below for how to troubleshoot and clear the OE code.

WARNING: Before attempting to work on any appliance, make sure that all power (electricity) and utilities (water and gas) have been turned off and/or disconnected on the appliance. Read more

Check the Drain Hose for Kinks, Pinching or Clogs

First, check the drain hose and make sure it’s not kinked or pinched.

Next, check if there is a clog or obstruction in the drain hose itself. Be sure to turn off the water and cut power to the washer before removing the drain hose from the back of the washer. Have a Continue reading

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

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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Five Steps to Laundry Success!

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Don’t know where to start with your Laundry appliance shopping? Below are a five important tips to follow on how to make sure there is success when looking for the perfect appliance. Don’t let all the choices overwhelm the thought process, make a game plan before going into shopping and you can be successful.

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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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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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Spooky Appliance Break Downs to Avoid!

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Halloween is around the corner which means candy, and scary stories. By scary stores we don’t just mean about ghosts and witches, we are talking about your spooky appliances! There are plenty of appliance horror stories but today we are going to tell you how you can avoid your appliance from breaking down.

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Reason Why Your Fabric Dispenser Won’t Dispense

How to make your washing machine lastDo you have a washer that isn’t dispensing the detergent at all or only dispensing a little bit? Having a washer that does not dispense detergent can be very frustrating.

Here we came with a solution for you:

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Washer Sud or SD Error – What It Means and How to Fix This Fault Code

Washer Sud or SD Error – What It Means and How to Fix This Fault Code If you receive a “Sud” error, or “SD” fault code on your washer’s display, it means that there are far too many suds in your washer than what the machine can remove through a normal rinse cycle. This error can appear on a Samsung HE washer, Kenmore, Whirlpool washer or other brand of washer. This error usually happens due to one of the following reasons listed below.   Continue reading