3 Things to Do for Easter in Cincinnati

Do you and your children love Easter? Maybe you’re looking forward to Easter egg hunts and chocolate bunnies. Maybe you just enjoy the time of year when the weather starts turning warmer and flowers start blooming. If you’re spending Easter in Cincinnati, here are 3 fun things to do. Easter Celebration at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden: It’s an …

When Your Maytag Dryer Isn’t Cycling Correctly, Replace the Timer

On your Maytag dryer, the timer lets you choose specific cycle or control the time of the cycle. If you can’t use specific cycles or the timer isn’t keeping track of the cycle length, it’s time to replace it. Order replacement part #WP3979618 to get a new timer. Install it by following these steps: 1. Open the control panel. First, remove …

How to Replace Your Maytag Dishwasher’s Actuator Spring When the Dispenser Isn’t Working

Once your dishwasher starts its cycle, the actuator spring in the dispenser system allows the soap to be dispensed on a set schedule. But if that spring is broken, the dispenser won’t release the soap. Order replacement part #WP3368999 to get a new actuator spring. Then unplug the dishwasher and install the part yourself with these steps: 1. Remove the …

How to Replace Your Samsung Washer’s Air Hose After it Cracks

Your Samsung washer’s air hose is designed to connect the dispenser to the outer tub without any leaks. But if it cracks, it can’t do its job. Once you see cracks in the tube or you isolate it as the cause of a leak, order replacement part #DC67-00275A. Then unplug the washer and follow this set of instructions to replace it. …

How to Replace Your Samsung Washing Machine’s Water Inlet Valve to Stop Leaks

Over time, the water inlet valve can crack or short out. If that happens, the control board can’t control the amount of cold water going into your machine. This can result in leaks, overfilling, or no filling at all. Order replacement part #DC62-30312J for your Samsung washer. Then follow these steps to replace the broken water inlet valve. 1. Unplug …

Appliance Recall: Samsung Top-Loading Washing Machine

Do you own a Samsung top-loading washing machine? If so, read on for more information about a recent recall and how it may affect you. Recall Notice Samsung recalled 34 top-loading washing machine models on November 4, 2016, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). They did so because of a potential impact injury hazard created by the top …

How to Replace a Damaged Air Vent Gasket in Your Whirlpool Dishwasher

Your dishwasher’s air vent, which is located in-between the appliance’s inner and outer door, is equipped with a small rubber gasket. The gasket creates a seal that prevents water from leaking out of the vent and onto your kitchen floor. After years of use, the gasket can begin to break down. If you find a small puddle on the floor …

Emerson WiFi Thermostats Recalled Due to Fire Risk

Staying on top of household recalls is critical for homeowners in order to ensure their safety. Now that winter is upon us and homeowners will be using their furnaces more frequently, it is important that you are made aware of a recent recall involving Emerson branded thermostats that can pose a fire hazard. Here is a quick overview of everything …

Removing Mold From A Front-Load Washer Seal

Compared to their top-load brothers, front-load washers have a very unique problem. As they need to be water tight to prevent leaks during the wash cycle, they come with a plastic door gasket in the front of the washer. Unfortunately, this gasket can be prone to a big problem – mold. It isn’t just that water can have problems quickly …

Dryer Taking Too Long to Dry Clothes? – Look to the Vent

For years, your dryer has faithfully dried your clothes, but that is not the case anymore. Now instead of doing it in one cycle, you need to run two dryer cycles to get your clothes all the way dry. This is a problem, but it may not mean something in your dryer is actually broken. It can mean there is …