Improving Appliance Reliability

An Open And Shut Case? How To Investigate The Condition Of Your Refrigerator's Gasket

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If your home is like most, the refrigerator in your kitchen is the site of a lot of daily activity. In addition to being opened and closed frequently during meal preparations, the average fridge gets opened for the purposes of fetching snacks and drinks several times over the course of each day. Sometimes it even gets opened and closed out of boredom or just to see if there is anything inside that sounds tempting. Read More»

Don't Let A Mistake Damage Your Washing Machine

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Laundry isn’t exactly atop the average person’s list of fun things to do, but it’s a necessary chore. However, in your attempt to finish your laundry as quickly as possible, make sure you aren’t making a mistake that could damage your machine. Discover some common mistakes that could cost you money.  Overloading the Washer Putting more clothes into the machine at one time will not make you get done with laundry any faster. Read More»

3 Ways To Get Your Central Air Conditioner Ready For Spring

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Spring will be here before you know it, and when the first hot day rolls around, and you want to turn on your air conditioner, you want your air conditioner to be ready to go. To get your air conditioner ready for spring, be sure to clean off your vents, change out the air filter, and of course, get an inspection. Clean Off Your Vents If you don’t use the vents in your home for your heating system in the winter, you want to make sure that all the vents in your home are ready to go for the hot weather. Read More»

Which Appliances Are Worth Repairing?

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Owning a home has a number of advantages. But you also need to grapple with tough decisions like: is my appliance worth repairing, or should I spring for a new one? Cost Analysis If the homeowner finds that an appliance is not working properly or not at all, there are a number of considerations to take into account to see which appliances are worth repairing.  Some of those major appliances could include the stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, and microwave. Read More»

How To Figure Out If Your Washer's Water Inlet Valve Is Working Properly

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When your washer is not getting enough water to it, one of the first things you should check is the washer’s inlet valve. #1 Disconnect The Power Supply First, you need to turn off the power supply to your washer. You can do this by unplugging your washing machine or by turning off the breaker that supplies your washing machine with power at your power box. #2 Move Out Your Washer Read More»