What to do When a Kenmore Freezer Isn’t Making Ice

If your Kenmore freezer isn’t making ice, it is not the end of the world, but you kind of want the icemaker you paid for to actually make ice. However, there are actually a few problems that can cause ice not to dispense, so it is important to know what to check. Your first step should be to run a …

Free Tours of Union Depot in St. Paul

If you love trains and local history, you’ll want to take a closer look at Union Depot. You can enjoy a free tour every other Tuesday at 11 am. Learn more about this important transportation hub and gathering place. Background on Union Depot: Union Depot was a major railroad station of the twentieth century. At its peak, there were as …

How to Replace Your Whirlpool Refrigerator’s Crisper Cover Frame

Your Whirlpool refrigerators drawers and shelves can break over time. The most vulnerable part is the crisper cover frame, which supports the weight. If you notice a crack in the frame supporting the bottom glass shelf and the drawers beneath it, order a replacement frame. That crack can grow until it can no longer support the glass or it wedges …

How to Replace Your Samsung Refrigerator’s Water Filter

Every filter goes bad eventually. Once the indicator light on your Samsung refrigerator turns on or your water starts to taste bad, it’s time to change to replace the filter. Different refrigerator models use different filters, but part #DA29-00003G applies to most Samsung refrigerators. Order the replacement part and follow these steps to install it: 1. Unplug your refrigerator and …

How to Replace Your Bosch Dishwasher’s Drain Hose Connector to Stop Leaks Under the Sink

The drain hose connector connects the drain hose to the air gap or garbage disposal under the sink. If it cracks, wastewater will start to leak under your sink. Repair the problem as soon as possible by ordering a replacement drain hose connector, which is part #00088403 for Bosch dishwashers, and follow these quick steps. 1. Unplug your dishwasher. Before …

How to Replace Your Frigidaire Washer’s Dispenser Drawer

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The dispenser drawer in your Frigidaire washer holds the detergent, bleach, and fabric softener so the machine’s cycle can release them at the right time. But if your dispenser drawer develops a crack or no longer locks into place, it might not be able to dispense the liquids at the right time. They might also leak into the inside of …

How to Replace an Electric Stove’s Burners

While it will not be an everyday occurrence, your oven’s burners will sometimes stop working and need to be replaced. Unfortunately, replacing these elements on an electric stove is not very obvious. This guide should help give you a good idea of where to start with replacing these elements if and when it becomes necessary.  Step 1: Obtain the correct replacement parts …

5 of the Best Bakeries in Minneapolis

There’s something about cold weather that makes baked goods taste even better. Warm up with a cup of coffee and your favorite treats at any of these 5 best bakeries in the Twin Cities. Here are some of our favorites. Angel Food Bakery + Donut Bar: It’s the coolest urban bakery in the country according to Thrillist. Angel Food Bakery has also …

Avoiding Oven Damage By Not Using An Oven’s Self-Clean

There has been a lot of backlash against the self-clean function of most ovens in recent years. While no one really wants to get down on their knees and scrub that oven furiously, it is probably your best option. From an appliance repair perspective, self-cleaning an oven is just as inadvisable as it is from a health and safety standpoint. …

Cleaning a Bosch Dishwasher Filter

After it has removed food from your dishes when washing, your dishwasher will catch it with a filter located in the bottom of the tub. However, filters come in two different flavors. A self-cleaning filter will actually break down food particles so they can be washed away. However, a lot of Bosch dishwashers, especially older ones have manual filters in …