Keep pillows and comforters fluffy by using wool dryer balls during the dryer’s cycle.
The wool dryer balls help prevent down-filled items from becoming lumpy and are said to help prevent static cling and wrinkles, soften fabrics and help speed up the drying process. As a bonus, they contain no chemicals and can either be made or purchased online.
How to Make Wool Dryer Balls
Add a few drops of essential oils to the dryer balls to add a pleasant scent to your dried laundry.
Be aware that these dryer balls eventually breakdown after so many tumbles in the dryer, so they will need to be replaced.
If you do not have any dryer balls on hand, a clean, new tennis ball might due. However, test the ball first to see if the color may bleed on to your item. Be mindful of the heat level you use in your dryer as that may cause color to transfer from the tennis ball to the item being dried. To be safe, use a low heat or no heat cycle.
When water is not dispensing through the refrigerator door, the water line might be frozen. This is a very common problem that occurs in side-by-side refrigerators. Here’s how to troubleshoot this problem and how to get your water flowing once again.
Before attempting any fixes, make sure the water supply is not shut off, either to the house or the refrigerator.
Check to see if the ice maker is making ice. If ice is being made, chances are water is still flowing into the refrigerator and the problem lies with the water line to the dispenser.
Items to have on hand before attempting this repair:
- Towel and small bucket
- Help from another person
- Hair dryer or heat gun
- Syringe with tubing attachment and hot water.
First, remove the Continue reading
The dishwasher is a great convenience when it comes to cleaning, but some kitchen items should not be cleaned by the dishwasher as it may damage the item or the appliance itself. Here are the items you are better off cleaning by hand.
Some Plastic Items
Generally, reusable plastic cups and dishes are dishwasher safe. Check the item for markings that it is dishwasher safe. Even if the item is dishwasher safe, be sure to Continue reading
Having a washer stop mid-cycle is a frustrating experience. First, make sure the circuit breaker has not tripped and turned off power to the machine. If that checks out, try testing the following parts below.
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.
Washing Machine Lid Switch Assembly
Lid Switch Assembly
The lid switch prevents the washer from spinning when the lid is open. Over time, the lid switch assembly could become faulty and stop the washer mid-cycle. Use a multimeter to test the lid switch for continuity and replace if it has no continuity.
Sometimes it’s a part on the lid of the washer, the lid switch actuator that is the problem. The lid switch actuator sits inside the Continue reading