How to Replace an Agitator in a Top-Load Washer

If you own a top-load washer, the agitation that helps clean your clothing is done by the agitator located in the center. This plastic piece rotates back and forth during the wash to promote motion among your clothing. However, over years of use or even attempts to wash more solid items like sneakers, for example, the agitator can become damaged. …

How to Replace Your Samsung Refrigerator’s Compressor Overload Protector Once It Fails

The compressor overload protector is designed to provide power to the compressor while protecting it from overloads and surges. If your compressor isn’t receiving power, its overload protector may have burnt out or failed. Order a new one (part #DA35-00008X for most Samsung models) and install it by following these instructions: 1. Unplug your refrigerator. Always unplug your appliance before starting …

How to Replace Your Whirlpool Refrigerator’s Dual Water Inlet Valve

If you see leaking water at the back of your refrigerator or your refrigerator’s water dispenser isn’t working, check the dual water inlet valve. This part receives a lot of wear, and failed solenoids can stop the water from flowing. Cracks can also result in leaking water inside and under the fridge. Order a replacement valve assembly (#WP67006531 for most Whirlpool …

What to Check When Your Oven is No Longer Heating

If your oven has stopped producing heat, it is broken. Its only job is to produce heat and cook your food. However, when an oven stops heating, it can be caused by a number of different problems. Some of these problems you may be able to fix and others require a more skilled hand. Check The Igniter Gas ovens are …

How to Clean Your Washer Quickly and Painlessly

Your washer gets a lot of action, but while it can clean everything from towels to unmentionables, that doesn’t mean it is cleaning itself each time it runs. In fact, the detergent that we use to clean clothes will actually make mold grow more fiercely. Considering the inside of your washer can be both wet and warm, it makes for …

Refrigerator Maintenance To Avoid Common Repairs

Your refrigerator is the linchpin of your home, and you don’t realize how important this particular appliance is until it is not working correctly. However, while repairs can be made quickly, it is always better to avoid repairs if you can. For refrigerators, there are several maintenance tasks that, if performed regularly, can greatly cut down on common woes. Check …

Whirlpool Microwave Hood Combination Recall

Do you have a microwave hood combination from Whirlpool Corporation installed in your kitchen? If so, keep reading for more information on an ongoing recall program involving 10 models from this manufacturer. About the Recall On August 25, 2016, Whirlpool Corporation (in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of their Microwave Hood Combinations. The …

5 Best Cooking Classes in Indianapolis

Eating at home can save you money and make it a lot easier to stick to a healthy diet. With a few cooking classes under your belt, you may find the dishes you make yourself are just as delicious as what you order at your favorite restaurant. Here are 5 of our favorite cooking classes in the Indianapolis area. Nestle …