Three Spectacular Summer Events in the Twin Cities

You’ve survived another long, cold winter of treacherous driving, parking restrictions, and back-breaking shoveling! Summer in the Twin Cities is the reward, in part for its many festivals and events. Here are three:  Minneapolis Aquatennial, July 24 – 27, 2019, Minneapolis A Twin Cities mainstay since 1940, the Minneapolis Aquatennial “is the official civic celebration of the City of Minneapolis”. Events include: …

How Do I Know If My Oven Needs a New Element?

If you have difficulty cooking food in an oven, a faulty element could be to blame. However, there is an assortment of reasons why this appliance might fail to heat your meals. Follow these steps to diagnose the problem: 1. Select “bake” to test the bottom element or “broil” if you want to check the top unit. Set the thermostat …

How to Replace a Washing Machine Belt

If your washing machine has stopped turning, then it is very likely that the belt that aids in turning the drum has manifested a problem. In some cases, the belt may have simply slipped out of position while other cases may see it snap from wear and age. If you believe that the belt is responsible for a washer that …

Why Does My Dishwasher Smell So Bad?

Does your dishwasher smell bad even after many vigorous cleanings? Does the smell get worse when it runs? Can you just not get it to go away? While many people mistake a smelly dishwasher for a cleaning issue, it could also mean that a repair may need to be made. Clogged Filter The first suspect before making any repair is …

Clearing Out a Frozen Drain Hole Causing Your Freezer to Leak

Nothing ruins your day faster than walking into your kitchen and finding that your refrigerator has manifested an unruly little puddle in front of it. While leaking in a refrigerator can be caused by many reasons and may need repair, if the puddle is more situated under your freezer, the most common cause is that the drain hole or tube is …

Get a Cultural Experience This Summer in Our Area

Sometimes, it is easy to get so caught up in our own lives that we forget that the world around us is full of diversity. With several great festivals in our area, here’s a look at a few opportunities to learn a little more about a culture that is not your own (or to better embrace your own ethnic roots) …

5 urban waterfalls in Minneapolis – St. Paul

Love waterfalls? Minnesota and its surrounding cities have many urban waterfalls for you to check out.  Here are five to start with: Minnehaha Falls: Minnehaha Falls is one of the most well-known waterfalls in Minneapolis.  Located in Minnehaha Park, one of the oldest parks in the state, Minnehaha Park’s main attraction is a 53-foot waterfall.  The waterfall is in the middle of …

Replacing the Defrost Heater in Your Side By Side Refrigerator

If the freezer section of your side by side refrigerator is building up with frost, it means that your defrost is no longer functioning. While this can be caused by a number of issues with the defrost or the evaporator, one of the causes could be that the defrost heater coil is malfunctioning. If you have determined this to be …

How to Replace a Thermal Fuse in a Wall Oven

The thermal fuse in your oven, similar the one in your dryer, is put in place to keep you safe. If the oven grows too hot, the thermal fuse will trip. Once done, the flow of power is interrupted and your oven will not longer heat. Most often, the self-cleaning cycle of your oven may actually trip this thermal fuse. …

How to Level A Washing Machine

If your washing machine is constantly going out of balance, creating loud noise and excessive vibration, a cause may be that the machine itself is not level. Just a slightly not level machine can be a detriment to the inner workings, but this is an easy fix. Checking a Washing Machine For Level These symptoms can be caused by other …