Category: appliance repair

How to Replace a Dryer Heating Element

How to Replace a Dryer Heating Element

Hello, all! It’s time again for another installment of “Hey! The Dryer’s Not Working!” In this episode, the dryer sneakily gave every appearance of drying our clothes, tumbling happily and making heavy, thumpy dryer noises. Alas, when the end-of-cycle beep sounded and we opened the […]

Replacing a Heat Pump Condenser Contactor

Replacing a Heat Pump Condenser Contactor

Three weeks ago, I had never even heard of a “heat pump condenser contactor”, and now here I am writing a post about it! What happened three weeks ago? Well, my husband came home to find that the temperature downstairs in our house was around […]

The Pay Off

The Pay Off

Monday night, we were watching TV when we heard the washing machine go beep … beep … beep … beep. That’s the noise that it makes when something is wrong. When I went to check it, I found that the cycle had finished, but the […]

Frugal Fix-It Weekend

Frugal Fix-It Weekend

This weekend, I got a lot accomplished. While that may not sound like a big deal to you, it is a big deal for me. You see, usually I head into the weekend with a long wish list of Things I Want To Get Done. […]

In Hot Water

In Hot Water

As it turns out, my optimism about the improved water heater efficiency was short-lived. The next day, I went to shower and ran out of hot water! I came downstairs, and the water heater had no power. My first thought was that the circuit breaker […]

Thank You, 2014

Thank You, 2014

This post was originally published December 31, 2014. As we count down the final hours of 2014, some will be happy to see the old year end. For me and for my family, however, 2014 was a very good year. So many positive things happened […]