A Guide to “Going Green” in Honor of Earth Day

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“Going Green”, or leading a more environmentally friendly lifestyle to protect the environment and sustain natural resources,  is a lifestyle many of us may enact on a regular basis–or we at least try our best to do so. Changing your lifestyle completely to do this, however, can be difficult.  Many of us know the basics, like the importance of recycling, turning off our lights when we leave a room, and trying to reduce the amount of waste we create.

What you might not be familiar with is how to use your appliances in the most efficient way possible.  Not only do these methods save electricity, water, or natural fuels, they can save you money as well. There are ways to change the way you use all of your main home appliances in order to be more “green”, and you can start doing them right away.  With Earth Day less than two weeks away on April 22nd,  this is the perfect time to make these small changes in honor of your planet.

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Front Load vs. Top Load Washer

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The sales associate slowly backs away as you argue with your mother in the middle of the appliance store. You try to tell her that the front load washer is the best choice and she counters that argument by telling you about how long the family has relied in the top load washer. This has been a pretty controversial subject ever since the front load washer made a comeback in the early 2000’s.

Well, we are here to share a little secret with you…

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Samsung Washer Recall Information

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At 1st Source Servall, we try to keep our readers and customers informed when it comes to appliance recalls to ensure your safety. You can find past posts on recalls here, or an up to date list on the CPSC website.


November 4, 2016 – Samsung has officially recalled 34 top-loading washing machine models due to risk of damage and potential injury from impact after receiving 733 reports of excessive vibration or the top detaching from the chassis. Continue reading

Why Isn’t My Washer Spinning? | How to Replace the Drive Belt in a Top Loading Washer

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You load the washer, let it fill, and then….nothing.  No one ever wants to have to deal with a broken washing machine, so when the washer isn’t working right many people automatically start to dread that they will have to call in the repair man, or worse yet replace the entire appliance.  Luckily, this isn’t always the case.

If your washer won’t spin at all or is making a squealing sound during the spin cycle, it may mean your Drive Belt is broken or damaged.  This is something you can easily fix yourself.  Today we have a step-by-step guide to Replacing the Drive Belt in most Top Loading Washers.

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