Monthly Archives: August 2015

Why will my washer not agitate or spin?

Why will my washer not agitate or spin?

If your top-loading washer will not rotate or agitate your wash, and you can turn the top of the agitator without turning the bottom of the agitator, then you may need to replace the agitator directional cogs (also known as agitator dogs or dog ears). These cogs or dogs are made of hard plastic and can wear out over time.

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 this before you start any repair.  

This is a relatively easy repair. To access the dogs, Continue reading

Back to School Tax-Free Sales for August

Back to School Sales Tax Holidays

Save more money on your back-to-school shopping during tax-free weekends and sales! Usually, these tax-free weekends charge no state sales tax on items such as clothing, computers and school supplies like notebooks and pens. Sometimes the sales are extended to other items, like appliances (dorm room microwave ovens and refrigerators, anyone?)  Exclusions and other taxes might apply, so be sure to check the following URLs before you head out.

Here are some upcoming back-to-school tax-free weekends by state, earliest dates listed first.

Florida – August 7 – 16
Items Included: school supplies, clothing, supplies, computers

“No Florida sales tax or local option tax will be collected on sales of clothing, footwear, Continue reading

How to fix a slow-filling washer

Washing Machine water inlet valve, used on some front load washers.

Washing Machine water inlet valve, used on some front load washers.

A slow filling washer can be caused by a clogged screen either on the end of your washer fill hose or on the water-inlet valve, a part inside your washer.

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 this before you start any repair.  

Turn off the water and disconnect the fill hoses from the back of the washer where the washer hoses connected. You can try cleaning the fill valve screens on the hoses (if they have them) before hooking them up and seeing if this improves how much and fast water fills the washing machine.

If this does not solve the problem, then Continue reading

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