Tips for Maintaining Your Stand-Alone Freezer

Stand-alone freezers are great to have when you have a small freezer connected to your regular refrigerator or you like to buy meat and seafood in bulk and need somewhere to store it.  However, make sure you clean and maintain it on a regular basis so that it keeps working. Here are some easy ways to maintain your stand-alone freezer  Empty It Out Routinely It is tempting to just leave everything in the freezer year-round and not bother with it, but this can increase the chances of bacteria building and also causes ice buildup on the walls of the freezer. [Read More]

How To Replace A Washing Machine Tub Seal

If you notice water on the floor during wash and spin cycles when you run the washing machine, it is likely because of a broken tub seal. The tub seal provides leak protection between the transmission and the tub. Replacing the tub seal is a simple DIY job, but it requires patience. Here are tips to replace a washing machine tub seal. Prepare to Work For this project, you need: [Read More]

How to Fix a Top-Load Washing-Machine Agitator

If your top-load washing machine isn't spinning, check the agitator. The agitator is the part inside of the washing machine that moves clothes through the water and suds. Some washers use a single-piece agitator, and other machines have a double-action, or two-piece, agitator. You should be able to fix the agitator yourself. Here are tips to fix a top-load washing-machine agitator. Prepare to Work For this project, you need: work gloves a flat-head screwdriver a socket wrench a drive belt (optional) a drive motor (optional) Empty the machine, drain the water, and disconnect the power cord to the washer. [Read More]

Maintenance Tips to Prolong the Life of Your Washer and Dryer

Do you own your own washer and dryer? When is the last time you had any professional preventative maintenance performed on either appliance? Washers and dryers can both last for many years, but only with proper care. If you're not aware of what needs to be done to keep your appliances running smoothly, then you could wind up needlessly replacing them every few years when they should have lasted significantly longer. [Read More]