How to get holiday food stains out of your favorite clothes

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The Holidays are all about getting together with the family to celebrate and enjoy their company. With that celebrating involves lots and lots of food. Yum! But, what is worse than getting a huge stain right on your favorite shirt in the middle of eating that delicious Holiday dinner? 1st Source Servall is here to help. We will be listing tips for removing those annoying stains before they set into your favorite clothes forever.

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Product Pick of the Week: Dishwasher High-Limit Thermostat and Heating Element

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Ever wonder why your dishwasher isn’t drying your dishes? Two of the main reasons why this happens is that either your dishwasher has a faulty high-limit thermostat or a faulty heating element and that’s why we’ve made both our Picks of the Week.

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How to Defrost a Freezer

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We expect our freezers to be cold and keep our food frozen.  But if your freezer is starting to look like the Arctic tundra, aka ice or frost has begun to accumulate on the shelves or sides of your freezer, it’s time for a manual defrost.  This is more common with older models, but can happen with newer frost-free models too.  Not sure how to defrost your freezer?  No problem.  Today we’ll walk you through how to do just that. Continue reading

Why is My Water Heater Popping?

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Water heaters typically are popping due to the minerals in hard water which settle together at the bottom of your water heater over time. The minerals make that popping noise when they hit the side of the tank. It is completely normal to have this build up over time if you do not use a water softener. Although this is very normal, it is something to keep an ear open for. If your heater is popping louder than a coffee maker sputtering, you may want to follow these steps to flush your water heater tank of the remaining sediment.

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How To Replace the Door Seal on Your Gas Dryer

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Have you noticed that your dryer is taking a long time to dry? There are a few different reasons this could be happening, and one of them is that your dryer door seal needs to be replaced. The dryer door seal is the seal around the inside of the door of your dryer that helps keep the heat within the unit. Here are step-by-step instructions for repairing a Maytag (Whirlpool) Dryer (model number MGDC300BW1) by replacing the door seal (part number W10389572).

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HELP! MY DISHWASHER WON’T HEAT! | How To Change a Dishwasher Heating Element

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Although there are several factors that could be affecting your dishwasher heating, the most common part associated with dishwasher temperature problems is the heating element. Even in high quality parts it is common for the wires to burn out. You can use a multimeter to assess whether or not a part needs to be replaced – this measures element resistance, which should be between 15 and 30 ohms. A reading above 30 means the element needs to be replaced.

Luckily this situation is a fairly simple and relatively inexpensive fix (compared to the cost of hiring a handyman).  Here is a step-by-step guide for this doable DIY dishwasher fix. You will need a new heating element, a multimeter and a basic toolset.

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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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