The first full day of winter, and Man it’s cold. Three days ago it was 75 degrees and this morning it’s 5. If you’re in Minnesota I know that you’re thinking stop whining already hey, but you must admit that is an extreme change over one weekend. It catches people by surprise – “Surprise! it’s December 22, and it’s Cold!” – It probably shouldn’t but it does.
It’s a big money day for plumbers. Anyway…
How to Thaw your Frozen Pipes – Click on the link for more information on what to do when the water doesn’t flow, and how to keep your pipes from freezing if they haven’t already.
Winter Time Home Maintenance – Maintenance is the key to avoiding expensive repairs, and keeping your home values high – And there are some things that are best done in the Winter time.
It’s really easy to repair the slipping agitator clutch on many washing machines – $6 in parts, a couple simple tools, and this how to article could save you an appliance repair bill. Anyone can do it, and you might even get your clothes washer fixed quicker by doing it yourself.
“The agitator in my washing machine isn’t agitating!”
Fixing our broken Kenmore Elite top loading washing machine (apparently similar to Whirlpool, Roper and Inglis) turns out to be a really simple 10 minute job. Seriously, if your agitator is slipping don’t call a repairman for this, a twelve year old could probably do it. It’s so easy that I would recommend that if you don’t have a socket wrench and extension (the only tools required) that you buy one rather than call an appliance repair man just to change the agitator clutch. Also, the parts were only $6.