Don’t Let a Dirty Washing Machine Stop Your Clothes From Getting Clean

Do the clothes coming out of your top load washing machine smell worse than they did going in? If the answer is yes, your washer is in need of a good cleaning. Over time, a build-up of leftover detergent, hard water deposits, and even mold and mildew can leave the inside of your washing machine in an unpleasant state. Unfortunately, …

Are You Unknowingly Damaging Your Refrigerator?

Your refrigerator is the hardest working appliance in your home, which is why proper care is crucial to keeping your fridge from bowing out earlier than its predicted 13 to 20 year life expectancy. Unfortunately, premature breakdowns are often caused by repeated owner neglect or misuse. If you’re concerned your actions or inaction is damaging your appliance, please keep reading …

Ways You May Be Damaging Your Dishwasher

A dishwasher seems like a pretty simple appliance. However, the way you use it makes a big difference. Often, simple actions in your dishwasher can lead to premature wear, and a need for early repairs. Unfortunately, there are some very simple actions that may in fact be hurting your appliance that you don’t even realize. Using the Wrong Detergent The …

4 Must-Try Ice Cream Shops In The Twin Cities

Winter will be upon us before we know it, so beat the heat (or embrace the cold) and check out these awesome ice cream shops. Grand Ole Creamery A St. Paul establishment, the Grand Ole Creamery, has been serving up award-winning ice cream for 33 years. With 31 daily flavors, coming often is a must. They have expanded to Minneapolis and …

4 Impressive Twin Cities Hikes

Minnesota may be the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but the hiking trails are not far behind. The Twin Cities has a plethora of trails, in and around itself, allowing you to submerge in the fresh air, blue skies, and greenery without having to go too far. Here are just a few to get you started. Afton State Park This State Park is …

Everything to Check to Troubleshoot an Ice Maker

Has your ice maker stopped making ice? Considering that is the one function of the ice maker in your freezer, you have a problem that needs to be solved. However, when this happens, there can only be so many things responsible. It is best to make a list and run down through it in order to check the working parts. …

How to Check the Inlet Screen For Clogs in a Washer

Have you noticed that your washer doesn’t fill with water or is slow to fill with water? There are a handful of different reasons for it. One such reason is a clogged inlet screen. When hot or cold water is pumped into your washer, it should be pretty clean. However, on the off chance that it isn’t and there are …

What to do When a Dishwasher Door is Leaking

Have you noticed a puddle of water immediately under the dishwasher door? This is worrying, and there can be a dozen different ways your dishwasher can leak. In order to discern where the water is coming from, you must clean this puddle and play the waiting game. If the water does not come back until you use the dishwasher and …

When Should You Replace the Electronic Control Board in Your GE Electric Range

The electronic control board in your GE Electric Range model JBP81BKBB provides your oven’s bake and broil functions with voltage to heat up. While not the most common culprit behind a non-heating oven, a faulty control board should be considered a possibility once you’ve tested more likely components, such as the bake or broil element, or a tripped thermal fuse. After you’ve …

How to Replace the Water Filter Housing in Your Frigidaire Refrigerator

The water filter housing in your Frigidaire refrigerator model FRS26RLECS has a very easy job, it encases and protects your appliance’s water filter. Although its job is simple, a damaged filter housing can cause two very common malfunctions. The first issue it can lead to is a leak inside your refrigerator, and the second issue is an interruption of water flow to …