Grill Safety Precautions

The summer always consists for the backyard barbecue as we move into the last few weeks of the summer make sure you continue to follow grill safety precautions to protect you home and keep your family safe.

GrillHere are some important grill safety precautions everyone should adhere to:

  • Only use propane and charcoal BBQ grills outdoors.
  • Grills should always be away from the home and deck railings .
  • Grills should not be under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill area.
  • Remove grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
  • NEVER leave your grill unattended.

Why is my dishwasher making loud noise?

Bosch Dishwasher Inside

Have you have noticed your dishwasher making loud noise during the wash cycle? Even if the dishwasher is cleaning your dishes properly unusual noise or noises during the wash cycle is something you should look into troubleshooting as soon as possible.

Dishwashers that make a loud noise or a grinding noise is common. Reasons for this noise include:

  • Hard food particle fell into the bottom of the dishwasher. Lodging itself inside of the gears or pump of the dishwasher. To correct you would need to take the dishwasher apart to find and remove particle.
  • Wash impeller blades have broken off or chafing the sides.
  • Drain impeller may be broken or cracked.
  • The motor and pump assembly may need to be replaced due to wear and tear.
  • The drain pump may need to be replaced or cleaned

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We are Back!

To the public at large. We apologize for our long hiatus. We are back starting today providing meaningful content for all you do-it-yourselfers. Stay tuned for future post and as always look back at some of our past post which contains useful and valuable information.

Tips for Adding Major Appliances to Your Home

Simple purchasing tips can have a major impact on your long-term satisfaction

We want to arm you, the consumer, with some helpful hints when purchasing some major appliances. After all, the informed consumer is the best kind and we aim to give a little more insight for you when deciding what new addition to your household you will buy. We will start with some tips for purchasing the best dryers, and how those tips will provide you with a new member of the family for many years to come.

Though you can hang wet clothes to dry indoors or even put them outside on a sunny day, most would agree that a dryer speeds up this process considerably, and a good dryer can add even more, making a dryer a much needed major appliance within the home. So let us begin with some useful tips to help aid the drying process, and allow for your wallets to not feel so light afterwards.

The most important thing to remember, and probably the most forgotten as well, is that the dryer consumes the most electricity in your household and so buying a dryer that saves the most energy is a must, especially if you are on a tight budget. Be aware of the Energy Guide Labels and make an informed decision regarding what will save you the most energy. Be wary!

Stocks get Smashed, yet Whirlpool Shines

Thanks to a housing lift, Whirlpool beats all odds in third-quarter earnings

Stocks were taking a beating on Tuesday, after disappointing earnings appeared from the likes of DuPont, 3M and UPS, yet amidst the slaughter that ensued arose a light of hope that one industry, housing and home appliances, out of all the industries, continues to show steady improvement in a market that continues to only look bleak at best.

Leading the way in home appliances is Whirlpool, who rallied 5.6%, after comfortably beating Wall Street estimates for its third-quarter earnings, and more importantly, raising Whirlpool’s overall forecast. Chairman and CEO Jeff Fettig said Whirlpool is reaping the benefits of “cost saving programs and positive trends in U.S. housing,” and that Whirlpool is “well-positioned for global industry demand recovery.” Whirlpool has been making strides over the last year, and they are now seeing the benefits in their monetary gains. But why? How is Whirlpool surviving in an economy that seems to be floundering?

The answer is simple. Currently we are seeing a great time for homeowners to purchase homes, therefore making the home appliance industry one that is a necessity. Despite a shrinking economy, one sign of “growth” has been the increased housing market. Interest rates are low, and housing inventory is continuing to decrease, leaving a trail for property owners and companies throughout the “housing food chain” to continue to reap the benefits of a housing comeback. Therefore, the home appliance industry is a marketable one, and is one that will continue to be in demand for some time. Great news for Whirlpool which has solidified itself to the point that, even if there were to be a housing market recession, it would be able to hang around long enough to sustain life given its current financial status.

Fact remains, Whirlpool dominates the home appliance industry, and it just so happens that the home appliance industry is one of the few shining through in a bleak market forecast. Whirlpool is here to stay, and as long as we keep living in houses, we will continue to need the goods and services they provide.

How to Diagnose a Noisy Refrigerator

Nobody likes a noisy refrigerator. It’s loud, obnoxious and disturbs the serenity that you should always have when partaking in food related activities.

So below are some simple diagnosing methods that should keep you from wit’s end.

But first, ask yourself one question: where is the noise coming from?

Is the noise coming from inside the refrigerator?

  1. If it’s coming from inside, the problem is most likely the evaporator fan motor. To check, take the evaporator cover (in the back or bottom of the freezer) off. Once you’ve removed it, you should be able to see the fan and verify that it’s noisy. If the fan is noisy, you should replace it.
  2. If it’s not the fan, and the noise is coming from the freezer, then there may not be much of a problem. At times there will be a groaning noise coming from the freezer from when the compressor has just cut off. So no worries there!
  3. If the noise is coming from inside the fresh food compartment, the only thing it could possibly be is the defrost timer, which is located near the control – and again, you should replace it.

Is the noise coming from outside the refrigerator?

  1. The compressor and condenser can cause a very noisy refrigerator. Take the back off the refrigerator and make sure nothing is in the fan. If there isn’t anything in the fan, unplug the refrigerator then unplug the fan motor. Next, plug the refrigerator back in. If the noise is gone, in this case, the fan is bad and need to be replaced. If the noise doesn’t stop then the compressor is bad.
  2. If the compressor is bad, you might want to consider resigning to gritting your teeth every time you go near your fridge or consider getting a new refrigerator. (As it were, compressors are very expensive.) But if it’s noisy when it cutting off, the problem is the compressor. If the noise is coming from the front of the refrigerator, it’s the defrost timer and it should be replaced.

No one should have to be subjected to a bad kitchen or food experience. If your refrigerator is noisy, give it a quick check up and a little TLC, and hopefully you can nip the problem in the bud.