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Tuesday, April 29, 2008
If there is any appliance that I consider myself an amateur expert on fixing, it is the kitchen garbage disposer.
Mine gets stuck, stinks up the kitchen and leaks more than anyone else's - I am sure of it!
Looking for Garbage Disposal parts like Batch feed disposer stopper with magnet?
If the disposal runs but backs-up into the sink, a plunger may clear the blocked pipes. First block the opening to the other sink (if you have a double sink)..
If the plunger alone won’t clear the blocked pipe, remove the U-trap under the sink. Make sure that before removing, you place a bucket or pan underneath the U-trap. This part can get messy and stinky.
If you have overworked your garbage disposal, it may cause the motor to stall. The disposal will automatically turn itself off to keep from frying. Most units have a reset button on the side or the bottom of the unit that will pop out when the system stalls. AFTER you have determined the problem and fixed it, press the reset button.
Commonly, something may be lodged in the blades of the garbage disposal. Before trying to unjam the disposal, unplug the unit. I can't emphasize enough to unplug the unit. Using a flashlight, take a peek into the disposal before sticking anything in there and never, never stick your hand in there. Use a pair of pliers (needle nose are the best).
When you free the lodged piece of crap, restore the power and push the reset button again to restart the machine.
If the above doesn't work, then chances are .. you may need a professional.
Labels: Garbage Disposer Parts
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Extending the Life of your Clothes Dryer - Tips on Dryer Maintenance
It is important that your dryer vent be made of aluminum. Years ago, the vents were made of flammable materials and if by chance if you do not have an aluminum dryer vent - get one!
Check the entire length of the vent pipe for lint build-up at least once a year--or more often if the dryer gets a lot of use. Most companies that clean air ducts, will clean out your dryer vent also.
Dryer Lint filter
Check and clean the dryer lint filter after every drying cycle. If the lint filter has any rips or tears, replace it. If the filter gets clogged by fabric softener residue or any other residue, you can easily clean it with a soft-bristle brush and a little detergent.
If your clothes dryer is drying your clothes more and more slowly each cycle, chances are lint is stuck somewhere in the vent. Not only is this an inconvenience, it can be a fire hazard.
The easiest way to prevent or get rid of lint clog is to hire a professional, but if you can't do that ... get the old vacuum out, unplug the dryer and start vacuuming all parts of the dryer.
Did you know?
Labels: Clothes Dryer Parts
Friday, April 25, 2008
Dishwashing Machine Parts
Figuring out what company made your dishwasher can be a bit confusing. Several big name companies bought dishwashers from different manufacturers at varying times. One company, D&M, made machines for a LOT of different companies; you might find a D&M machine with any one of a couple of dozen different brand names on it. If the brand name of your machine is not listed directly on our main website, check the following listings for your brand:
The main reason dishwashers exist is that they allow dishes to be washed in water much hotter than you can use when washing dishes by hand. This allows greater grease-cutting and sterilization of the dishes.
Labels: Dishwasher Parts
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