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 …

3 Best Baby Stores in the Twin Cities

Any parent knows that no matter how minimal you try to be, babies require a lot of stuff. It’s a good thing that shopping for them is usually much more fun than buying snow tires. Here are 3 of our favorite baby stores in the Twin Cities. Teeny Bee Boutique: Kristie Case, the owner of this baby boutique, is a …

Why Your Ice Maker is Overflowing

When an ice maker stops dispensing ice and you check it only to find a huge sheet of ice, you have a problem. Even if you make the effort to thaw that sheet of ice away, chances are it is going to come back the next time your ice maker does its job. As you thaw the ice, you need …