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How to Replace Washing Machine Inlet Valve

There’s another great repair article over at acmehowto.com about replacing the inlet valve on your washing machine.

Of course, never attempt such a repair yourself without following all safety precautions, like unplugging the washer.

First it discusses what exactly an inlet valve is, and what can happen if the valve is blocked or if its solenoid isn’t functioning.

It discusses how to identify it, where on the washing machine to find it, and how to disconnect it.  It gives advice on the hoses, the terminals, and the wiring.  Once the valve is off, it tells you how to connect the new one and make sure it’s working properly.

If you need to replace your washing machine’s inlet valve, read this article.

Do It Yourself Home Appliance Repair Requires Easy Access to Appliance Parts

Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place for all your appliance part needs.

Whether it’s Arcoaire, Comfortmaker, Luxaire, Air Ease, Century, Concord, Janitrol, Tempstar, Ducane, Lennox, Weatherking, Amana, Armstrong, or any other part you need for your washer, dryer, furnace, air conditioner, dishwasher, microwave, or any other appliance, you’ll find it right here at Superior Appliance Parts.

Sit back, relax, take a deep breath, enjoy a sip of your favorite beverage, stop by our online store, and purchase the part your appliance needs…it certainly isn’t going to fix itself!

Looking for a Discontinued Appliance Part?

It’s not impossible to find discontinued appliance parts.  In fact, it’s extremely easy.  Whether you need discontinued parts for a refrigerator, dishwasher, AC or heating unit, an ice machine, a washer or dryer, or a grill, you have plenty of options.

Many Appliance Parts stores online allow you to search for parts.  However, if a part you’re looking for is discontinued, chances are you won’t find it in any online search.  Don’t fret!  Unless you really want to.  Fretting is optional.

All you need to do is contact the Appliance Parts store directly, either via e-mail or phone.  Most stores have connections to discontinued parts or might have suggestions for where to look.  They may also be able to recommend a substitute from a current model for the same brand as the part you need.

With any luck, your Appliance Parts store can locate a suitable part for your DIY home appliance repair project.

Preparing your Furnace for Winter

Winter is almost upon us, so now is the time to check your furnace to make sure it is in prime condition. It isn’t easy to dial a repairman on the phone when you are shivering from the cold.

Before you begin, flip the breaker for your furnace in your home’s electrical panel to avoid the risk of electric shock. Also, make sure the gas valve is turned off.

First, take a vacuum (with a pole attachment) and clean all the relevant sections of your heating system: The main compartment of the furnace, the blower blades, the air intake vents.

Second, check the fan belt. If there are signs of wear and tear, replace it.

Next, replace the filter. In fact, it would be best to buy extras and replace the filter once every month or two during the winter months to avoid dust buildup.

The fourth step is to inspect the sheet metal duct system for possible damage. The various temperatures of the air pushed through the ducts throughout the year inevitably make the metal expand or contract. Duct tape is the obvious choice to fill in any cracks.

Finally, flip the breaker back on, turn the gas valve back on, relight the pilot (if necessary), and adjust the thermostat temperature to test the system.  If everything is in order, you are ready for the winter!

Part Warranty

Limited Part Warranty:
Parts carry a limited 1 year warranty from the date of purchase. Electrical parts carry a full 30 day warranty from date of purchase, they must be returned within 30 days as a defective item for an exchange only. These parts must accompany the original packing materials. They must be returned first for inspection for damage, power surge failure, misuse or improper installation. If this is found, the warranty would not apply. No refund would be given. Parts that have found to be defective after the 30 day period for up to 1 year from the date of purchase will be replaced at a charge to the customer of 50% off the purchased price. Shipping and handling charges will be additional.

Non Electrical Parts:
Non electrical parts carry a full 30 day warranty from date of purchase, they must be returned within 30 days as a defective item for an exchange only. They must be returned first for inspection for damage, misuse or improper installation. If this is found, the warranty would not apply. No refund would be given. Parts that have found to be defective after the 30 day period for up to 1 year from the date of purchase will be replaced at a charge to the customer of 60% off the purchased price. Shipping and handling charges will be additional.

No longer available parts. Parts that are no longer made or available carry no warranty and are sold as is.

Wear and tear items do not apply for any warranty. Drip pans, Cleaners, hoses and other parts that wear with use