How to Replace Your GE Washer’s Agitator with Part #WH43X25442

The spinning pole in the middle of your washing machine tub, or the agitator, is designed to help spin your laundry. It makes sure water and soap reach the whole load of laundry equally. But if pieces have broken off of it, it can’t agitate the clothing effectively enough to get them clean. If you have a GE washing machine, you …

How to Replace Your Whirlpool Washer’s Filter Plug Kit to Get Rid of Lint

Just like your dryer, your washing machine has a lint trap. Underneath your appliance’s agitator are filter plugs that catch excess linter. But once the fingers break off the parts or get worn over time, they can’t do their job. Replace the filter plugs on your Whirlpool washer by ordering a kit (part #285868 for Whirlpool models) and following these …

Eating Your Way Through Chicago on Restaurant Week

If there was ever a week to put meal prep aside and decide to go out to eat in Chicago, it is during Restaurant Week. Taking place January 25th through February 7th in 2019, the 14-day affair that is Restaurant Week features more than 370 restaurants in the city and the surrounding suburbs offering up prix fixe menus for patrons …

Checking the Leak Under Your Freezer

If you own a standalone freezer, chances are you keep a lot of frozen food. If the freezer falters, this could result in a lot of waste. A leaky freezer, however, may not be that large of a problem. Evaporation Prevents Ice Formation Freezers and refrigerators work with evaporators. Every few hours the unit’s evaporator turns on a heater to …

It’s a Wine Party at Atlanta’s Winter Wine Festival

Only in Atlanta could you get away with throwing a wine festival when most other cities are bundled up inside with their hot chocolate. However, if you are looking to get out and imbibe, January 19th, 2019 is definitely a date you should save. Taking place at City Winery, visitors are invited to sample over 50 wines, ciders, and beers …

Repairing a Faulty User Interface in an Electrolux Washer

Of all the parts that can break on your washer, a faulty user interface is pretty straightforward. In theory, everything should work fine, everything but the buttons that activate those functions, that is. While there are other issues that can cause this, there is one common symptom that should point you towards the user interface board as the problem. If …

Replacing a Condenser Fan Motor in Your Whirlpool Refrigerator

Keeping food cool is the primary function of a refrigerator, and when it is not doing that then it is a big problem. However, there are quite a lot of causes that will stop your refrigerator from cooling. One such cause is  that your condenser fan motor has gone out. If your refrigerator does not have the coils on the …

How to Replace the Shift Actuator in Your Whirlpool Washer

The shift actuator in your Whirlpool washer model WTW4855HW is found at the bottom of your appliance. Its main job is shifting your washer from agitate to spin. A faulty actuator can stop your machine from entering the spin cycle. Replacing the failed component is a fairly easy repair job that shouldn’t take much more than an hour. How to Replace a …

A. O. Smith Recalls 30-Gallon Water Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

It is important that homeowners are aware of every recall that is announced whether it is big or small, as recalled appliances can pose a danger to homeowners. Thusly, while a recent recall of water heaters only affected a small number of units, it is still critical that homeowners be alerted to the possible threat these appliances could pose. Here …

How to Replace the Ice Selection Solenoid in Your GE Refrigerator

The ice dispenser on your GE refrigerator model TFX20JRBAA lets you choose between crushed ice and cubed ice. If you hit the button for cubed and crushed ice comes out instead, the ice selection solenoid in your dispenser is likely malfunctioning. Unfortunately, replacing the faulty component is the only way to fix the problem. How to Replace the Ice Selection Solenoid in …