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Friday, April 13, 2018

The 50% Rule



Your washer has broken down, do you repair it or get a new one? It can be a tough decision, but there's a rule of thumb that may help.

"The 50% Rule" states that if your appliance is 50% through it's life span, and the cost of repairing it would be equal to 50% of buying a new appliance, you should probably just buy a new one.

Luckily we have a wide selection of appliances at our stores if you are in need of a new one! Stop on down to check them out today!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Washer Making a Racket?

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Is your washer rocking back and forth and making a bunch of noise? You need not suffer! There is a quick fix that only takes about 10 minutes.

The only things you'll need are a level and maybe a wrench.

The legs on the washer are adjustable, and if it's rocking back and forth, that means its not level. You simply need to readjust the legs so that the machine is level. You could need a wrench for this, but its also possible that you could do it with just your hands.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Electric Range Not Working?


One common problem with electric ranges is the prongs. Sometimes they can get bent inwards and they don't handle the electricity right, which means the element doesn't heat up.

Luckily, this is an easy fix.

When the element is 100% cool, unplug it and take it out. This would be a great time to clean it if it's in need of a great scrubbing. Then bend the prongs (pictured red in the diagram) outward. This makes it much more likely that the element will be able to have the electricity flow through it and heat it properly.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Miracle Cleaner

So many cleaners have very harsh chemicals. Some that even encourage you to wear a mask, have flowing air, or take very frequent breaks from using it. There is one that cleaner that we always recommend that has none of the negative side effects: white vinegar.

The thing that makes vinegar such a good cleaner is the acetic acid. It helps clean away dirt, grime, and germs.

Its safe to clean your washer, dryer, fridge, oven, freezer, microwave, or just about anywhere else. If you're into green and safe chemicals, it the perfect option to switch to.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Why Impulse Buy?

Salesmen at a big-box shop can be intimidating with their pushiness. They want to sell you the latest and greatest so they get their commission. They will practically try to sell you a washer and dryer that tweet out when your laundry is done. No one needs all those bells and whistles - just clean clothes.

We sell the tried and true products, and with great perks. We have a lifetime service guarantee and have a 90-day financing cash option! We also wont push you to close a sale.

If you're in need of a new large appliance or just a repair, give us a call or stop on by.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Here are Some Tips to Optimize Your Kitchen Appliances

Dishwasher Tips


If the dishes are not getting clean...

1. Make sure the water is hot, preferably at least 140 degrees. Note that this is hot enough to burn you!

2. Make sure the lower spray arm turns freely.

3. Clear out any debris from the bottom inside the dishwasher.

Stove Tips


If your burners are not heating...

1. Make sure they are sitting straight in their proper positions.

2. Make sure the clock is set on manual cycle and not the automatic time bake cycle.

3. Wipe off the burner with a hot, damp rag and then dry completely.

4. Make sure the clock is set on the manual and not the automatic cycle.

5. Raise up the top and keep the area clean and free of grease build-up.

Refrigerator Tips


If your refrigerator is not running or is not cold enough...

1. Turn the thermostat up to the next highest setting. If it comes on, let it run for 24 hours and check temperature to confirm it is working properly.

2. Clear and/or remove anything blocking the air flow around the outside of the refrigerator (on top, underneath, behind, beside, in front of, etc.). Allow 3" of clearance all the way around.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Everything Is Defrosting, So Should Your Freezer!

Its starting to warm up, the sun is coming out more, and you may have even seen some squirrels running around.

While everything is coming out of the big freeze, it might be a good idea for your freezer to do the same.

Take everything out of your freezer and into a cooler, unplug it, and leave the door open. Let it completely defrost. When the entire freezer is room temperature, sanitize it.

Finally, you can put everything back in and enjoy a more functional freezer!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Secret to a Long Life For Your Appliances

The secret to a long life for your appliances is a simple one. Cleaning is the secret to appliance longevity. When gunk builds up, it makes the appliance work harder and thus shortening the life of the appliance.

By using this one trick, you could keep your appliances for years longer than if you didn't.

So now you know! Now go and clean every nook and cranny of your appliances!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Don't forget to wash behind your gaskets!

Dust, mold, mildew, and food particles can get stuck in your fridge's gaskets. Your gaskets help keep the cold air in, and if something is preventing a clean seal, it'll make your fridge not work as well.

This is an incredibly easy fix though. All you have to do is get a damp towel or wipe and clean it out!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Is your freezer squealing like a pig?

There could be a couple of things that this is, but one of the most likely things is your freezer fan motor has gone out. This is a bit trickier to do yourself, so give us a call and we'll help you fix it in no time!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Odd Tasting Water

Is your water or ice tasting or smelling odd? Chances are that you need to replace your water filter. Ideally, water filters should be changed every 6 months or so. Usually replacing them is easy enough to where you can do it on your own at home. Just look up the manufacturer’s instructions on how to do it.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Weird Ice

Is your ice tasting a bit funny? Is it not dispensing? Ice and odors can build up and can affect the taste of your ice and functionality of your ice dispenser. Luckily, this can be an easy fix. Take your ice bin out and dump all the ice out that is in it (and make sure the ice maker is off).  If there's any ice that is frozen to the bin, leave it out to melt. Once all the ice is gone, give it a good wash with soap and water! Once dry, put it back in and enjoy your tasteless ice!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Tips to make your repair go quicker

There are a couple of things that can make our job helping you a lot easier. Let's go over them!

Brand
Knowing which brand your appliance is helps us narrow down what the problem may be, and how we can correct it. Certain brands operate in certain ways, and if we know which one it is, it makes it that much easier for us to fix it!


Model
Knowing the model further narrows down what the problem may be. Like with brands, certain models tend to wear out in very specific ways.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

How to check if your gaskets are good


This is a very simple fix to ensure that your gaskets on your fridge or freezer are still good. Open the door and shut it with a dollar bill in it.
When you try to pull it out, there should be a little tension - you can't just pull it straight out.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Range Hood Filters

All the steam and splashes from cooking makes range hoods surprisingly gunked up. Every couple of months you'll want to replace them. If you have metal ones, just take them out and wash them with soap and water. Charcoal and paper filters just need to be replaced.