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

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

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

How to Repair a Washing Machine

I found a great article on how to troubleshoot and repair a standard washing machine.  As the article’s introduction points out rather succinctly, there are a lot of parts and pieces to a washing machine, which makes diagnosis of a particular problem difficult. The article covers basic checks, cleaning the washer, disassembling it, checking the various parts to the machine… Read More

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