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How to remove and reinstall Whirlpool direct - drive washer cabinets
How to replace the (#285753) Whirlpool washer direct drive coupler
Why I'm not selling the #285753A Whirlpool washer drive coupler yet
How to replace the (#3363394) Whirlpool washer pump
How to replace Whirlpool/Kenmore (#285770) dual action agitator 'dogs'
Washer drive belts (More than you ever wanted to know!)
Diagnosing overflow problems
How to repair the "no advance" Kingston Model 60 timer
A quick fix for Whirlpool & Kenmore washer brake lockup problems
Washers and fill screens
Washer fill valve installation tips
How to correct a Whirlpool-made washer's bad spin vibration
Why I still can't recommend front load washers

Wringer Washers
How to identify your Maytag wringer washer
When Was Your Maytag Wringer Washer Manufactured?
How to bypass Maytag wringer washer rubber bulb foot pedals
How to replace the Maytag wringer index slide #A4332

When your dryer runs, but doesn't heat
Testing for 240 volts to your dryer - without a voltmeter
Thermal fuses - What they are and how to test and replace them
How to replace the Whirlpool/Kenmore #279816 thermal kit
How to replace your Whirlpool-built 29 inch (wide) dryerís belt
Gas dryer ignition system details
Beware dryer vent hoods with screens
How to replace Whirlpool, Kenmore, Roper, & Kitchenaid dryer elements
How to repair, clean and lube that noisy Whirlpool or Kenmore dryer
Quiet that awful squeal in your Whirlpool-built dryer
Your dryer lint filterís Public Enemy #2: fabric softener sheets

Diagnosing the 'no heat' electric oven
Gas oven 'glowbar' igniters - how they work, how to replace them
Converting your gas range from natural to LP gas
How to adjust your oven's temperature

Solving your refrigerator's drain problems - for good!
Laying refrigerators down when moving
The fastest refrigerator defrost method yet!
Save $ by cleaning you refrigerator's condenser
How to add 10 years to the life of your door gaskets
Problems with frost-free refrigerators in cold rooms
Testing compressors - not as hard as you think

How to make your own refrigerator compressor test cord
Icemaker tips: a baby bottle's the handiest tool... 
If the freezer door pops open when you close the fresh food door... 
Every refrigeratorís built-in system diagnostics tool

Remove dishwasher rust stains - easily & cheaply
Ground fault circuits (GFI) and dishwashers

Easily test your microwave's cooking wattage

A sizing chart - how to select the right size dehumidifier
Dehumidifiers and cool basements
Testing electronic-control dehumidifiers in low humidity (a bit technical)

Room Air Conditioners
A sizing chart - how to select the right size window air conditioner

Vintage Sunbeam Mixmaster Mixers
How to calibrate your vintage Sunbeam Mixmaster's speed
A Mixmaster (model 10, 11, or 12) running "high-only", no speed control
Where to find your vintage Sunbeam Mixmaster's model number
Oiling and maintenance of your vintage Mixmaster
What year was my old Mixmaster manufactured?
Is food-grade grease necessary in vintage Mixmasters? See FAQ
Differences in Vintage Sunbeam Mixmaster Beaters

Really Handy Tools
15 (or more) uses for a Wetvac
The non-contact IR thermometer - great tool!
Power screwdrivers
The 'snap-around' ammeter
The needle oiler - a 'must-have' in your toolbox!
Lifesavers: hose pinch-off pliers!
Refrig condenser cleaning brush - great for those really tight ones

Miscellaneous & Fun Stuff
Ohm's law calculation chart
Use your digital camera or camcorder to test remote controls
Make your own glass cleaner - better & cheaper!
A good bird 'suet cake' recipe (OK, it's off-topic, but birds love this stuff)
How to keep ants out of your hummingbird feeders
The many uses for good old WD-40
Modern American sayings (110 so far!) originating from the King James Bible (pdf)
Knowledge of the Holy, by A. W. Tozer (pdf) - a must-read for CHRISTians!
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