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Why does my washing machine leak?

Why is my washing machine leaking? A leaking washing machine might be due to bad hoses or a faulty part. Here’s how to trouble-shoot it yourself.

WARNING: Before working on any appliance, make sure to disconnect the power and utilities (water, gas) to the appliance.

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Help your dad this Father’s Day!

 

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Another tie? Give your dad a gift he will love – your help around the house!

Father’s Day is just around the corner and there are many things you can do for your dad such as cooking him a meal or giving him a gift, but one of the best things you can do is giving him your time.  If your dad is a handyman around the house he will surely appreciate your time and effort in helping him cross off items on his honey-do list. Just by talking to your dad about the subject will show him that you care and appreciate what he does for you and your family.

If your dad is a DIY kind of guy, it may seem like he knows everything there is to know about household appliances, but, chances are there are a few things that should be fixed or updated around the house that may have slipped by dad’s radar.  Here are some things to check and fix around the house:

Check and replace your washer hoses

When was the last time you took a look behind your washer?  Is probably been a while, right?   You and your dad can work together to move the washer and check the hoses.

Washing machine hoses can burst and cause flooding in your home. Such damages cost Americans approximately $170 million in damages every year.  Make sure the hose connections are secure, the hose is not kinked at all, and that the hoses are not worn out. Consider replacing your old rubber hoses with stainless steel braided washer hoses which are much more resistant to bursting.

If the hoses are more than five years old it may be a good idea just to replace them with new ones for a small price that can eliminate thousands of dollars of damage if they were to fail.  While you have the washing machine away from the wall you can to a little cleaning behind there (it probably needs it), and you might even find that missing sock you lost too!

Clean your refrigerators coils

Refrigerator Condensor Coil Cleaning Brush 4210463RW

Refrigerator Condensor Coil Cleaning Brush. Part number: 4210463RW

Dirty refrigerator coils can go unnoticed but can cost you more on your energy bills as they restrict air flow and cause the refrigerator to work harder.  Use a refrigerator coil brush to clean the dust and dirt off.  While you are giving your refrigerator special treatment, clean out the fridge and throw out old items. Make sure the air vents are not blocked so cold air can flow into your refrigerator.   Set your refrigerator to 37 degrees and freezer at 4 degrees for food safety and energy efficiency.

Clean your dryer venting

10 foot long dryer vent cleaning brush

10 foot long dryer vent cleaning brush

About 2,900 clothes dryer fires are reported each year due to failure to clean them. Lint can build up in the dryer vent piping blocking the flow of air and leading to fire. If your clothes seem to take longer than normal to dry or your dryer is hot to the touch, lint may be to blame.  Be sure to clean the lint filter before or after every load you put through the dryer and clean out your dryer’s venting. Not only will this keep your home safe, but it will increase the efficiency of your clothes dryer, saving you money and shorten drying times.

Vintage Making a Comeback!

Here at Every Appliance Part, we are loving the look of vintage appliances in updated kitchens.  The traditional style appliances alongside today’s clean and contemporary fixtures really makes a kitchen pop.

What do you think about vintage styles? Would you bring a vintage appliance into your kitchen?

Let us know what you think!

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!

Agitating Agitators?

Lately I’ve been hearing about a large number of people who have been having troubles with their washing machine.  Loud noises, and a lack of agitation were the main concerns I’ve heard about.  There are several reasons that this could be happening but the easiest, most common fix is to replace the agitator.

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After years of wear and tear, the agitator often loses its grip on the agitator base and will slip off during the different cycles.  The loud noise is caused by the agitator head banging around the tub during the spin cycle and the lack of agitation during the wash cycle is caused by the agitator becoming dislodged and unable to move the clothes around.  If you need questions answered about which agitator is right for your washer, give us a call!

Abracadabra – Dishwasher Magic!

Do you own a portable dishwasher, or perhaps a portable washing machine?  Do you have different faucet adapters for the multiple faucets you use?  It’s always so frustrating trying to keep them not only organized, but easily accessible as well.  They’re so small, and they easily slip through cracks or roll under things that aren’t easily moved.

The great thing about technology these days is that there is a fix for everything.

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This faucet adapter is convertible from male threading to female threading, and back again!  It’s like magic!

Not really, but the gasket on the inside can be removed to switch the threading from one type to the other, making my life, and yours, so much easier.  I leave mine on my dishwasher, and just switch the gasket around depending on where I need to use my dishwasher.

If you need help determining which adapter is right for you, we are always here to help!

Get Motoring!

Have you ever had a problem with your washing machine not agitating, spinning, or draining?  This is not a very common problem, but when it does happen, it can be scary.  Not to worry, there are many possibilities of what it could be.  Often times you can check the LED light that flashes on the control board on your motor, which  can indicate exactly what is wrong with your machine.  These flashes are model specific, and can be found online, or in your owners manual.  The motor itself is something that carries a heavy price tag, and can be quite labor intensive.

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The motor can be found online, many times for a fraction of the cost of what someone would charge you to repair it. There are many repair videos online on YouTube, that can explain exactly what you need to do for your model.  Make sure to do thorough research before beginning any project to make sure you have not only the correct parts, but also the right tools and abilities to handle a project like this on your own.  And if you can’t, then make sure to support your local community by having a local, reputable repairman do the work for you.  If you find out what parts you need for your appliance for the repair, you can often times purchase the part, and have the repairman just charge you for labor.

There is always help on the other end of the line when you give us a call.

Happy Monday!

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