Front Load Washers – some facts before purchase Part 2

Written by Donald Grummett

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Can you do a cold-water wash? Yes, of course. If you need to wash delicates (lingerie or blouses) or other items in cold water go right ahead. For everyday (bedding, whites, permanent press) washing thoughrepparttar hot or warm wash, followed by a cold rinse will giverepparttar 148274 best overall results.

This problem has been recognized by manufacturers. Many are now adding a temperature sensor that will mixrepparttar 148275 hot and cold water to compensate forrepparttar 148276 ground water effects.

Lastly, poor washing practices can lead to odours from these machines. Do not leave wet clothes in them overnight. Do not allow dirt or grim to build up aroundrepparttar 148277 door or rubber boot whererepparttar 148278 clothes are inserted. It may even be a good idea to leaverepparttar 148279 door open slightly after usingrepparttar 148280 washer. This allowsrepparttar 148281 interior to dry. If there are small children in your home then wiperepparttar 148282 interior dry when finished washing – then lockrepparttar 148283 door.

Also, it will be to your advantage to properly measure laundry products when using this type machine. Followrepparttar 148284 manufactures suggestions about amounts and types of products. If unsure, contactrepparttar 148285 manufacturer. Most have a customers service department or website that can answer all your queries.

It is my experience that North Americans tend to be sloppy washers. That is, we do not read instructions (men are much worse than women), measure, or use much care about household activities. Therefore, using a front loader washing machine may require a rethinking for consumers.

So if a front load washing machine is in your future be prepared to re-learn a few laundry practices. A small effort and an open mind will result in many years of trouble-free washing. And welcome torepparttar 148286 21st century.

Copyright 2005 by Donald Grummett. All right reserved. Donald Grummett has been in the trade over 30 years as a technician, business owner, and technical trainer. Visit to learn more invaluable information about your appliances.

Checklist: Do I Need to Replace My Chimney Cap?

Written by Susan Penney

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4.Arerepparttar sides of your chimney caps clogged? The mesh or screen sides of your chimney caps may get clogged with leaves or other detritus forced intorepparttar 148190 mesh by very high winds. More frequently, chimney caps’ mesh can get clogged with soot and creosote, especially if you are using unseasoned, green firewood. This clogging is most common in chimney caps designed with smaller mesh holes for use in wildfire prone areas. Ifrepparttar 148191 mesh sides of your chimney caps are clogged, your fireplace’s or woodstove’s draft will be reduced, leading to poor performance or even to a chimney fire.

When you head up torepparttar 148192 roof, take along a metal tape measure, paper, and pencil. In case you find you need new chimney caps, you will haverepparttar 148193 tools at hand to measure your flues or chimney crown for their replacement chimney caps.

Susan Penney appreciates simple ways to make our homes renewing spaces for our families. She invites you to visit for fireplace accessories to serve your fire-less or your fire-filled fireplace.

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