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]