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
A little care and regular maintenance can help extend the life of your washer and prevent breakdowns. No matter if you have a Whirlpool, Maytag, GE, Kenmore or Samsung washer, these tips will help you to make your washer last.
Not only that, it can also prevent damage to your home. Here are the tips to making your washer last:
● Check your inlet or fill hoses every year for leaks and damage. Change your hoses every five years. Over time, rubber hoses can weaken, leak, or even burst, which can lead to catastrophic water damage in your home.
● Use HE laundry detergent in HE washers and be sure to use only the amount necessary.
● Run your machine using full-loads (but not overstuffed) as smaller loads tend to easily become unbalanced.
● Clean your machine regularly.
If you do have a washer breakdown, check out our free DIY Washer Repair Help Guide to find out what could be wrong with your washer yourself.
If you need washer parts or accessories, find them online at www.pcappliancerepair.com.
Depending on your busy schedule, laundry is one of our main chores to do for ourselves during the week. Not only can this chore be time consuming and frustrating when we do not have enough time in our day, but it can be even more aggravating when we lose our clothes. How many times have you put socks or other small garments in the washer/dryer and then not have been able to find them? Although some may think this is some magical power that the washer or dryer has, you can almost always get them back because they are simply just stuck inside a part of the machine.
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
As the years pass, we all develop a long term relationship with our appliances. They are incorporated in our every day, basic routines so it is important to keep them in good shape. Major appliance malfunctions and issues can be easily avoided with just a little TLC (tender, loving, care).
This kind of TLC does not require the work of a professional handyman. Rather, these are simple appliance maintenance tasks that you can do yourself with little investment and no prior appliance experience. Continue reading
If your washer vibrates or moves across the floor during the spin cycle, it might be due to improper leveling, flooring or possibly a broken or worn part on your machine. Here are some things to do and parts to check in order to fix the problem yourself.
This is the simplest fix. Stop the washer and try redistributing the load or try adding more items to the load. Be sure to “balance” you laundry loads by washing similarly-weight items together. Example, wash a load of towels together, a load of shirts together or with items of a similar weight. However, if your washer continues to vibrate or walk across the floor regardless of load size, then it’s time to look at other reasons.
Before you haul that old garage refrigerator to the curb, check to make sure how you should properly dispose of it. Here are some environmentally-friendly and lawful ways of disposing of your old appliance.
Remember, you can be held liable and fined if you do not handle the disposal of your old appliance or electronics correctly. Be sure to check with your state, city or town to know what laws are in effect in order to follow them.
Your washer and dryer need spring cleaning too. Here’s how to clean them and what parts to check for wear and tear. Check out our Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Kitchen Appliances.
Use a washer cleaner like affresh Washer Tub Cleaner to clean the inside of your washer. Affresh breaks up odor causing residue, mold and mildew that can lead to bad smells from your washer, especially in HE washers.
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Like everything, a beloved baseball cap will get dirty. So what’s the right way to wash it?
First, check the care label and construction
Most caps are made out of cotton, cotton twill, cotton polyester, or jersey with a plastic form replacing traditional cardboard brim, according to QualityLogoProducts.com.
Baseball caps made of wool, need special care (see below).
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All appliances make noises, but some sounds can signify trouble with your appliance. Here are some possible causes – and solutions – to the squealing, thumps and bangs from your appliances.
Worn drum glides. The drum glides provide a low friction surface on which the drum spins. Over time, these parts can become worn and will need to be replaced.
Rumbling or thumping sound
Worn drum support rollers which support the dryer drum as it spins. Over time, the rollers wear down and the shape of the rollers change and become elongated, forcing the drum to spin up and down on the non-round wheel surfaces.
Dryer belt needs replacement.
A loud banging from your washer when it’s in use might mean an unbalanced load. Stop the cycle by opening the lid and redistributing the items inside the washer’s tub. Overloading and under loading the machine might also be the issue. Either remove items, especially items that tend to absorb more water, or add items to balance out the load.
Use a levelling tool to make sure your machine is level and adjusts the leveling legs if needed.
Banging sounds and shaking might be caused by broken or worn parts that support the tub. Manually spin the tub of your machine while it is not in use and listen for any noises while it spins.
A bad rear bearing that sits in the outer tub and supports the spin basket could be worn or bad, causing the basket to move around during use causing extra noise.
Broken suspension rods which support the tub could also be the reason for a noisy washer. If the tub appears crooked inside the machine, it could indicate one of the rods has broken.
Shock absorbers support the tub while the washer is running. Worn shock absorbers could be the reason your washer is noisier than normal.
Noisy or increased noise
An increased noise from your dishwasher could indicate a clogged or defective drain pump. Check to see if there is a blockage in the drain pump. If there is none, then the pump might be defective.
High-pitched squealing sounds when the washer is filling might indicate a low water pressure problem. Increasing the water pressure should fix this. If not, there might be a problem with the water inlet valve which will need to be looked at and possibly replaced.
Squealing, rumbling sounds
Squealing or rumbling sounds from your refrigerator might mean that the evaporator motor is on its way out.
Squealing or chirping
A bad evaporator fan