How to Replace Washing Machine Inlet Valve

There’s another great repair article over at 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… Read More

Sears Introduces Smart-Motion Laundry

Sears has introduced the next generation of their Kenmore and Kenmore Elite laundry machines. These new washers feature so-called ‘smart-motion’ technology.  Smart-motion, of course, has nothing to do with the big gov’ment conspiracy that some people think the smart-grid technology represents. No, in this case, smart-motion refers to the drive motor that controls the speed and agitation of the washer… Read More

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,… Read More

Washing Clothes with Plastic Pellets

A recent article from the magazine Popular Science introduced a new concept in laundry: Using about 10% of the water currently used for washing clothes, not to mention a fraction of the detergent, the prototype washer from Xeros includes two nested drums. The inner drum contains the clothes.  The outer drum contains nylon beads.  The polarized molecules in the nylon… Read More

Woman’s Day Giving Away Electrolux Washer and Dryer

Woman’s Day magazine is giving away a 27″ Electrolux Front-loading Washer and Dryer. The Washer and Dryer are energy-efficient and come in four different colors.  They retail for about $3,600. If you’d like to enter this contest, click here.  There is no purchase necessary to enter, but entries must be received no later than January 9, 2010. Good luck.

How a Washing Machine Works

Suppose you read yesterday’s article about repairing your washing machine and said to yourself, “Repair my washing machine?  Are you kidding me? I don’t even know how a washing machine works!” Well, comes to the rescue again, this time with a tutorial on exactly how your washer makes your clothes smell like flowers.  Or a fresh mountain spring.  Or… Read More

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… Read More

Gifts That Keep On Giving

Major appliances aren’t usually thought of as obvious gifts during the holiday season.  Nevertheless, an interesting trend is developing this year. Stores like Sears, Home Depot, Lowe, and others offered promo packages on Black Friday for major appliance sets, mostly for laundry pairs.  Severe discounts were offered for Electrolux, LG, Amana, Maytag, Duet, and more brands. The gambit worked–according to… Read More

Do You Smell Something?

Today, I read this fascinating article which ran a few weeks ago over at Consumers of some of the newer energy-efficient front-loading washers are experiencing mold in the rubber gasket which seals the door. In a top-loading washer, any condensation usually evaporates.  In a front-loading washer, however, water might collect on the bottom of the rubber gasket, which could… Read More

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