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How To: Fix A Dishwasher Not Filling With Water (Pump Motor)

How To: Fix A Dishwasher Not Filling With Water (Pump Motor)

Remember the days when you had to wash the dishes in the sink by hand? Neither do I. Very few households are without a dishwasher these days. So when it stops working you start to realize just how good you had it. I had a 17-year-old dishwasher that understandably wasn’t cleaning dishes very well anymore. So when Sam told me his parents were throwing out their 8-year-old dishwasher that wasn’t filling with water, I figured why not try to fix…

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Home Improvements: Bathroom

Home Improvements: Bathroom

So here I am again talking about home improvements. The other week I posted about my kitchen makeover project. Today I will talk about how my bathroom project went. Just like the kitchen makeover I had a small budget to work with. Lucky for me, it’s a small bathroom. Happy Wife Since I was replacing the floor in the kitchen and hallway, I wanted to continue with the same flooring in the bathroom. It was also time for a new…

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How To: Repair Maytag Washer With Error Code F21

How To: Repair Maytag Washer With Error Code F21

Here I am again talking about how to repair my appliances that are starting to fail. This time it’s my Maytag front-load washer that stopped draining water mid cycle. The error code ‘SUDS’ is displayed after the machine stops, followed by ‘F21’. The ‘SUDS’ code simply means there is an excessive amount of suds in the washer during its cycle. This can be caused by too much detergent, or because HE detergent is not being used. Another cause could be…

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Home Improvements: Kitchen Makeover

Home Improvements: Kitchen Makeover

Like most homeowners, I’m always looking to improve my home. Upgrade to the latest and greatest to make my home the best it can be. Plus, it’s also fun buying new things. Now, those of you who know me well, may have a confused look on your face. In fact, my wife is likely screaming at her phone “If that were true, why do you always fix old broken things instead of getting me a brand new…[insert expensive item here]?”…

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How To: Repair Your Squealing Dryer

How To: Repair Your Squealing Dryer

Does your dryer sound like the alien screaming in ‘Independence Day’? You know the scene I’m talking about. Where the alien has Data (Brent Spiner) in the glass operating room, and it starts screaming at Bill Pullman causing him to get a migraine? Well, before you go and spend a fortune on a technician, or buy a new dryer, I’d like to explain how to repair it yourself for a fraction of the cost. The Squeal Warning: If you have…

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How To: Remove Pet Stains from Carpet

How To: Remove Pet Stains from Carpet

If you own pets, you know all too well about stains on the carpet. So what works to get them out? My wife and I have tried many different products… well, more her than me, but nothing seemed to work. I decided to do some online research. What I found were many of the same home remedies. Baking soda, vinegar and water. I figured I’d try it out and see if it actually works. Besides, it can’t make it look…

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How To: Fix Your Broken Coffee Maker

How To: Fix Your Broken Coffee Maker

We all love our coffee in the morning, or at least us normal people do. So what happens when you wake up, start the coffee maker and come back ten minutes later only to find no coffee brewing? If you’re like me you get very angry, but before you throw the coffee maker across the room lets figure out if we can fix it. First Things First Go to your nearest Tim Horton’s or favorite coffee shop and get that…

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How to: Replace a Desktop Power Supply

How to: Replace a Desktop Power Supply

So here we are, getting everything ready for our blog. Everything is coming together slowly, but we’re working hard and getting closer to the big release day. What can go wrong right? Well how about pushing the power button to your computer one day and nothing happens? Not gonna lie, I swore at the old beast, but I’ve been in this situation before and can fix it rather easily. As a bonus I have a topic for my first ‘How…

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