9 Reasons Not to Use Bleach to Prevent Mold After an Appliance Leak

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When an appliance breaks, sometimes water damage is the ultimate result. Even after you repair the appliance, the damage to the floor, walls, and nearby materials from flooding water comes with its own challenges. As appliance repair pros, we know a lot about dealing with the aftermath. Water damage can have devastating effects on your home, from rotting the materials …

6 Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Washer Running

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While your washer isn’t going to live forever, every appliance has the potential of reaching its maximum lifespan with diligent maintenance done to it. However, engaging in regular appliance maintenance is not only going to help your washer stay running longer, but it will help make repairs more few and far in between over that span as well. Unfortunately, washers …

6 Easiest DIY Repairs for Your Washing Machine

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It’s a proud moment when you fix something at home instead of calling a repair technician. Whether you’ve just snaked the sink or revived the toaster, anyone would feel that warm rewarding sensation of a job well done. One of the things about DIY home repairs is that it’s hard to stop once you’ve started. You can keep building your …

How to Replace Your Washer Water Inlet Valve

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The water inlet valve on your washing machine is the gatekeeper for water flow. When the water lines are connected, the inlet valve controls whether water is allowed to flow into the washer during the fill and wash cycles. It is usually located in the back of your washer near the fill hose connections, for obvious reasons. However, when your …

Why Your Washer is Leaving Residue on Your Clothing

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Did you open up your washer, all ready to grab yourself a hunk of damp clothing to toss it in your dryer only to find that everything feels a little weird? If your clothing is slimy, sticky, or has visible residue on it, then they aren’t clean. Rather, they are clean, but they aren’t rinsed. There are circumstances in which …

How to Replace a Check Valve in Your Front Load Samsung Washer

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Your front load Samsung washer model WF206AN is equipped with a small component called a check valve. The valve is located at the end of the drain pump’s discharge port. Its purpose is preventing wastewater from flowing back into your washing machine. If you open your washer door at the end of a drain cycle and find dirty water inside the inner …

How to Replace Your Frigidaire Washer’s Drain Pump When the Tub Won’t Drain

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Your washing machine moves a lot of water during every washing cycle. The drain pump pushes that water out during the washing and spinning cycles. But if your tub still has dirty water in it after the cycles are complete, there are two likely causes. Either the drain pump filter is clogged (and you can clean it by following these …