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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

LG debuts a really big capacity front loader

Front load washers can be smaller than traditional top load washing machines, and often are. But LG is promoting a new front loader that will have a 5.1 cubic foot capacity, which is the industry's biggest size at this point.

If bigger is better, and you'd like to wash more clothes per load and therefore save a little time, then this might be for you.

I don't know anything about the size of the unit, so you might want to measure your existing space if you are considering this model, but that's always true.

Check it out here: http://www.dealerscope.com/article/lg-debuts-turbo-wash-washer/1

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 11:37 AM
Categories: LG, Washer, Clothes

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Concept washing machine floats in mid air and cleans with dry ice... buhwhaaaa?

The Orbit, a concept washing machine, uses no water to clean clothes... but that's not nearly the coolest thing about it.

Read more here: http://www.digitaltrends.com/lifestyle/what-is-this-crazy-waterless-washing-machine-concept/

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 10:43 AM
Edited on: Wednesday, March 07, 2012 3:57 PM
Categories: Appliances, Washer, Clothes

Thursday, December 09, 2010

DIY Washer Maintenance - Keep washing your clothes efficiently!

Four times a year, Service Care TV & Appliance Repair in Birmingham, Alabama publishes a reminder to do maintenance on your appliances and electronics items. Right now, the only people receiving these maintenance reminders are people who have "Liked" us on Facebook (see lower right). I thought it would be a good idea to post them here as well (in case you just stumble on in).

Please consult the user manuals for your products, and follow the directions for care & maintenance of your products. There is always a risk of electrical shock when operating or maintaining electronics and appliances, and you should contact a qualified service provider (like Service Care!) if you feel uncomfortable doing this work yourself.

Washer maintenance

  • If you want maximum water flow into your washer:
    • Turn off the water.
    • Disconnect the hot and cold water hoses from the back of the washer.
    • Remove the in-line water filters (a.k.a. intake screens) from inside the hose end.
    • Take to hardware store and ask for replacements (flat screened washers ok if they fit).
    • Put replacements in hose ends, reconnect and hand-tighten.
    • Turn on water, makes sure no drips, and you're good to go.
    • Tip: Don't clean the screens, replace them. Putting old ones back in can be messy and bad.
  • Check your water hoses. If they are bent, damaged, worn, bulging, cracked, or in any other way suspicious looking, replace with stainless-steel braided water hoses. (Rubber water hoses last about 5 years, steel about 2x as long).
    • Failure to do this yearly will lead a bad case of "House Lake".
  • Make sure the washer drain hose isn't sharply bent, creased or otherwise crimped. If it's old with bad flow, replace it.

If you feel you do need television or appliance service in the Birmingham Metro Area please do not hesitate to contact Service Care by phone at 205-956-3777 or by email at service@servicecare.net. You can also send us messages via our website at www.servicecare.net

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 11:37 AM
Categories: DIY, Washer, Clothes