APPLIANCE TIP OF THE DAY

I’m feeling kind-of generous so today is a two for one tip, enjoy!

1. Some dishwashers have an an air gap to prevent waste water from backing up into the washer. This air gap collects bits of waste, so cleaning must be done regularly.

2. When having a new appliance installed, make sure it can be removed easily for servicing. Flexible hook-ups for dishwashers and gas ranges can mean less labor cost when repairs are necessary. Also, leave an extra electric cable when installing electric wall ovens and cook-tops. This also will minimize the time a technician needs to spend and reduce the cost to you!

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TIP OF THE DAY

One of the most common WASHING MACHINE repair problems is the washer not draining after its cycle. This is completely preventable problem!

Any items that may come apart like rugs,  or that have strings even small items can ruin the pump of a washer. Costing you hundreds of dollars in repairs and service fees!

Always try to use a mesh bag for small items. Check the pockets of all clothing Before loading the washer. Overloading causes premature failure of major components. Before loading your washing machine, it is very important to check all the clothes pockets.

Leaving items like coins, nails, screws, pens, etc, in your pockets, can damage your clothes and your machine. It is not uncommon for drain pumps to fail prematurely because of a foreign object getting stuck in the impeller. A forgotten fountain pen can destroy your favorite shirt and your favorite machine too!

Always check your pockets!

Always check your pockets!

Never Make an Impulse Buy

Admit it—you almost bought a car once because it had really great cup holders.

You can avoid similar behavior in an appliance showroom by making a list of your priority features (“energy efficient,” “lifetime warranty”). Staple it to a list of competing showrooms and Web retailers so you can comparison shop for the best model with the best combination o features at the best price.

Don't throw your money in the dump!

Don’t throw your money in the dump!

Wait for a sale if you can; they say fall is the best hunting season because showrooms are trying to clear space for next year’s models. Whenever you go, ask a friend with a level head to come along.

FUN FACT OF THE DAY

Today’s dishwashers can be traced all the way back to Josephine Cochrane’s 1886 hand-powered machine.

Josephine Cochrane with her new invention

Josephine Cochrane with her new invention

Her creation made its debut at the 1893 Chicago’s World’s Fair.Cochrane’s invention had nothing to do with saving time or protecting her supple hands. You see, Cochrane, as the granddaughter of John Fitch, the inventor of the steamboat, was filthy rich.

She had never washed a dirty dish in her life! Cochrane only invented the modern dishwasher because her servants kept chipping her fine china!