How to Replace Your Whirlpool Front Load Washer’s Door Switch Assembly

Washers are designed to turn on only when it knows the door is shut. But if your Whirlpool front load washer’s door switch assembly is broken, the machine can’t sense when you close the door. You can replace the part by ordering part #WP8182634 and following these steps: 1. Unplug your washer and turn off both water supplies. Whenever you are making repairs …

How to Replace Your KitchenAid Washer’s Timer Dial

If your washer’s timer dial is damaged, then it can’t hold onto the shaft or keep the arrow aligned with the washer’s position in the cycle. Replace the part by ordering a new timer dial, which is part #WP3957841 for KitchenAid washers, and follow these steps: 1. Unplug the washing machine and turn off both water supplies. Because you will …

Brunchcon at Chicago Windy City Fieldhouse on August 19, 2018

If brunch is a big part of your lifestyle, you won’t want to miss Brunchcon. This epic celebration of all things brunch is coming to Chicago on August 19, 2018 at the Chicago Windy City Fieldhouse. How did Brunchcon get started? Now in its third year, Brunchon was founded by Sarelyn Radecke who was working at Eventbrite, the event ticketing site. …

Appliance Recalls: Viking Range Expands Dishwasher Recall

If you have been following appliance recalls in recent years, you will likely already know that Viking Range, a manufacturer of high-end kitchen appliances, has had several recalls recently including a major recall of their gas ranges in May 2015. What you might have missed is that Viking Range expanded a recall of their dishwashers that was initially announced in …

LG Recalls Portable Air Conditions Due to Fire Risk

With summer upon us, you will likely be turning on your air conditioner once again to keep your home cool. However, if you rely on a portable air conditioner to stay cool during the summer, you should be aware of a recent recall involving portable air conditioners sold by LG Electronics USA, Inc. If you own an LG portable air …

How to Replace a Defective Lid Switch on Your Whirlpool Washer

Does your top load Whirlpool washing machine model WTW5520SQ fill-up with water, but never begins to agitate after you’ve closed the lid? If this malfunction sounds familiar, you may be dealing with a failing washer lid switch. The lid switch acts as a safety precaution. It stops the appliance from spinning while the door is open. When the part is defective, your …

Arcelik Recalls Electric Ranges Due to Shock and Electrocution Hazards

While electric ranges are one of the most common kitchen appliances, manufacturing defects can occasionally cause them to be recalled for consumer safety. Unfortunately, the recent tragic death of a 52-year-old plumber has led Arcelik to recall electric ranges sold under the Blomberg and Summit brands. If you own one of these ranges, here is everything you need to know …

The Top 4 June Music Festivals in Chicago

Chicago is known for its thriving music scene. Regardless if you enjoy jazz, classic rock or more contemporary music, chances are there is a festival in Chicago that you’ll find appealing. Here are the top four music festivals coming up this June in the Windy City. CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL When: June 8-10, 2018 Where: Millennium Park Admission: FREE The Chicago …