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
APWagner.com has wash and drain impellers, motor and pump assembly, and drain pumps for dishwashers available for purchase.
Sometimes in the summer you can forget to change your refrigerator water filter. Remember your refrigerator water filter should be changed every 6 months. One of our more popular water filters is the MWF refrigerator water filter by General Electric.
You can also find additional water filters available for for purchase here.
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.
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!
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.
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?
- 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.
- 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!
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.
Some time after Whirlpool filed an official complaint against competitors, “dumping” is still continuing and is now a major threat
I wish there was some way to put a positive spin on the practice of “dumping,” however this tactic, used in competitive selling of appliances, really has no sweet spin or happy ending but rather employs an “unhealthy” sense of competition and only serves to hurt the consumer in the end. For those caught unawares, “dumping” occurs when you have two or more producers competing for sales, but one will sell a product abroad for a ridiculously low price to steal customers and business away from the other producer. You may be thinking that lower prices means good news for you, however the opposite could not be more true.
Whirlpool claims to have been the victim of this for quite some time, and this time is not unique except that the potential costs are more apparent now than ever. Whirlpool understands that, despite its pushes to promote American manufacturing, everyone else might not always play as fair leaving prices undercut and consumers left wanting. I suppose that the true test for Whirlpool will be how long they can wait out this practice. Whirlpool’s major competitors have been accused of this practice for some time and Whirlpool knows that their accusations could possibly not yield any results that would benefit them.
This, then, leaves Whirlpool playing the “waiting game.” How long can Whirlpool last? If they can continue to hold out, then “dumping” will eventually hurt Whirlpool’s competitors and will allow for consumers to see that Whirlpool is engaging in practices that promote the interests of the consumers as well as the manufacturers.
Consumers, ASSEMBLE! It is now that matters most in product purchasing. However, terrible practices will continue to carry on if you do not take a stand. Remember, just because you may see cheap prices does not mean that those prices are meant to benefit you and only you. There is a price to pay for every price that is cut, and Whirlpool’s competitors are not focused on benefiting the American consumer. I urge you to pay your respects only to corporations that will pay you the proper respect.