Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Cleaning a Dehumidifier

Name: Mike

City: St. Clair Shores

Inquiry Type: Appliance repair question

Comments: Joe you have help me out several times . I have a Whilpool model: AD25BSRO dehumidifier that is freezing up. Any ideas?

Hi Mike, 
Thanks for your note. Take the dehumidifier to the car wash and pour the water through it. Let it dry for a few days in the sun. It needs to be cleaned every year.
Joe Gagnon

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Leveling a Top Load Washer

Name: Monika

City: Clinton Township

Inquiry Type: Appliance repair question

Comments: Hi, Joe,
I have a Maytag top load washer, about 10 years old; it works wonderfully, except for it's constant desire to talk a 'walk'. We have leveled it time and time again. It works okay and then starts to shimmy and shake all over again. I have to open the lid, rebalance the load, and keep doing that until the load is completely done.  This all started a couple of years ago, around the time that one of the 'fins' on the lower part of the agitator inside the washer broke off. Could this be related? According to the two servicemen who have taken a look, it is not related. One thought we might have a 'snubber ring' problem, the other disagreed. We're researching online to see if it could be the springs or another situation. Hubby and I are handy with tools, and are ready to tackle whatever you suggest.

Your help is much appreciated!  Love your show!

Hi, Monika,
Thanks for your note. I don't know exactly what model you have but if it is the old style Maytag with 2 belts, here is the common problem. The four legs have a locking nut outside and inside the frame. These nuts will work loose after years and must be re-tightened. The washer must be leveled using a level and all the lock nuts secured.
Joe Gagnon