Monthly Archives: June 2013

Top Loading Disaster

Washers  have become a necessity in modern day homes.  When they break, it can be a real pain to figure out what went wrong.

Just this week, my washer decided not to go through the spin cycle after rinsing. No matter how many times I tried, it would not spin out and drain the tub.

After some investigating, I came to figure out that the timer itself was broken, making the washer miss the spin cycle.

One of the contacts on the inside of the timer had burned out, and wasn’t making contact.

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Luckily, timers are an easy (but sometimes not so cheap) thing to fix.  All you have to do is unscrew a couple screws on the top control panel, and pull the panel towards you to pop it off.  Then, you’ll be able to see all the electronics that control your washer.  The timer control is the weird shaped “box” behind the selector knob.  All you have to do is pull off the selector knob off of the front of the panel, as well as the skirt that’s behind the knob, and pop the timer off of the back after you unplug it from the electrical plug.

Make sure not to lose any screws or knobs in the process.

Then all you have to do is pop the new timer back into place, plug it back in, put the selector knob and its skirt back on the front, and reassemble the control panel.  Replace the screws, and you are good to go!

If you have any questions about what timer works with your model washing machine, call us, and we will be happy to help you out!

Happy Washing!

Clean Your Dishes, Not Your Floor

If you’ve been having problems with a leaky dishwasher, your problem may be solved with an easy fix.  Often times after a couple years of use, the gasket that seals the dishwasher door shut and prevents it from leaking will dry rot, or lose its ability to seal.  This will make your appliance leak while its running, making for a watery mess to clean up.

Luckily, all that needs to be done (in most cases) is to replace the door gasket.

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Just rip out the old one and remove the residue on your appliance from the left over adhesive.  Dry fit the new gasket into the same place as the old gasket to make sure it is the right length before you apply the adhesive.  If it’s too long, you can easily trim it to make it fit.  The next step is to apply the adhesive to the track where the gasket goes, and push the gasket into place. The adhesive will take about 24 hours to completely cure, and you’ll need to keep your dishwasher shut during this period to make sure it stays in place. After it cures, you’ll have a leak proof dishwasher again!

If you have any questions about what gasket is used with your appliance, give us a call!

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