Improving Appliance Reliability

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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»

How to Extend Washing Machine Hoses

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If your are moving your washing machine around the room, you don’t need to relocate the plumbing. You just need to extend the hose. Extending the hoses also prevents leakage. You should be able to do extend the hoses yourself. Here are tips to extend washing machine hoses. Prepare to Work For this project, you need: work gloves tape measure rag bucket pliers flat-blade screwdriver plumbing tape three-fourths inch by three-fourths inch male connector braided metal supply hoses drain hose extension kit curved pipe form (optional) Shut off the water, and unplug the washer. Read More»

Assessing Quality of Used Appliances

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You don’t have to buy everything brand new out of the box. Some appliances are far too expensive–overpriced for hype, especially if the appliance is already popular as it hits stores for the first time–and do not provide the right value to the home for what you’d pay. Getting used or refurbished appliances is a great idea, but it’s important to know what to look out for when buying from different vendors. Read More»

How to Know When It Is Time to Call for Help With Your Home Heating

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If you do not want to wake up in the middle of a cold winter’s night to find that your house is freezing because the heater finally gave out and is no longer working, you are going to want to become as aware of the following signs that something could be going wrong. This way, should you notice any of those heating problem signs, you will know that it is time to make a quick call to a heating repair technician. Read More»