How to Clean a Whirlpool Washing Machine

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It may sound like a contradiction, but washing machines also need to be washed and cleaned sometimes. If you are noticing stale, musty smells coming from your washer or mold in the washer, cleaning your Whirlpool washer should resolve the issue. When you think about it, there is a lot of dirt, grease, and other debris, plus washing detergent that …

How to Clean a Front-Load Washer

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Perhaps the biggest problem with a front-load washer is how easy it is for mold and mildew to form in the rubber door gasket. Along with the gasket, the washer also requires a deep clean to remove detergent and fabric softener residue and to clean the washer of debris that can affect the washer’s performance. Many washing machine manufacturers recommend …

How to Clean a Dryer Vent

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Dryer vents are often overlooked when it comes to household cleaning. Most dryer manufacturers recommend cleaning the dryer vent at least once a year, more often if the dryer is used more than once or twice per week, whereas the dryer’s lint filter should be cleaned after every dryer cycle. When the dryer’s filter or vent is clogged with lint, …

Can You Use Regular Dish Soap in a Dishwasher?

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If you’ve suddenly found yourself out of dishwasher powder or tablets, you might be tempted to just pour some regular dish soap into your dishwasher and hope that does the job. But this would be a big mistake, as regular dish soap can cause all sorts of problems and probably won’t even wash your dishes. In this article, we will …

How to Reset a Maytag Washer

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If you need to reset your Maytag washer, usually due to an error code, power surge, or stuck cycle, the easiest method is to disconnect the power. However, depending on the model and the type of Maytag washer, several other methods may work better.  Determining the method that works best for your washer will depend on the washer’s age, whether …

How to Repair a Washing Machine Not Draining

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If you want to know how to repair a washing machine not draining, you’re in the right place. In this article, we will give you step-by-step instructions for how to find the cause of the problem and fix it. There are three main causes of a washing machine not draining: a faulty or blocked drain hose, a faulty or blocked …

How to Defrost Your Freezer (in 7 Steps)

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On the face of it, defrosting the freezer is a simple process; you just need to remove all the items from the freezer and then turn it off. However, to make sure you do not damage the freezer and to reduce the time it takes, we recommend reading this guide before you pull the plug out. The benefits of defrosting …

How to Fix Whirlpool Washer E1/F9 Error Codes

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A Whirlpool washer E1 or F9 error code (FP with some models) means that the washer is taking too long to drain (typically, over 8 minutes). If you have this error code, Whirlpool recommends checking that the drain hose is not kinked or clogged and that you are using a high-efficiency (HE) detergent, as it will reduce suds that may …

How to Repair a Microwave Door that Won’t Open

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Microwaves are one of the most used appliances people have in their homes. Sometimes they can malfunction, which requires them to be repaired or in some situations replaced. One of the main problems people have with their microwaves is when the door won’t open. When this happens, you are unable to use your microwave and might end up with food …