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]

Troubleshooting a Refrigerator Door That Sweats

If you notice moisture along your refrigerator door, chances are that there are some defective parts that are letting in warm air and causing the appliance to run inefficiently. Read on to learn different parts that could be causing the sweating and how to fix the issue.  Defective door hinges The fresh food and freezer doors need to close properly so as to prevent warm air from getting in. These doors rotate on hinges that allow the doors to pivot easily so as to close tightly. [Read More]

Steps To Clean Your Central A/C Unit's Condenser

If your central air conditioner's condenser becomes dirty, the air that blows out of the vents inside of your home may not be as cool as usual. Clean the condenser with the following steps to improve your unit's performance: Use The Following Items screwdriver wire brush soapy water lint free cloths shop vacuum cleaner fin tool scrub brush naval jelly rust inhibiting spray ​Remove Surface Dirt Disconnect the power to your central air conditioning system. [Read More]