Kitchen Appliance Connection Points

Introduction

Everyone has to design their kitchen or utility room to suite their circumstances but when my kitchen came up for renewal in 2003 I made specific use of the considerable space behind my pan drawers. I discarded my pan drawer carcase back panel and brought together many of my kitchen appliance connection points onto this large area of wall space behind the drawers, as shown in the featured image. Continue reading “Kitchen Appliance Connection Points”

Removing A Bra Wire From A Washing Machine

Introduction

“Oh no! I’ll have to spend the rest of the day removing a bra wire from a washing machine now!”

The exclamation above probably describes how you felt if you ever heard a “tick, tick, tick” when your washing machine rotated slowly followed by a loud rasping sound when it speeded up.

Here is the featured image if you cannot see it.

removing a bra wire from a washing machine
Mangled Bra Wire

It can be very expensive to pay someone for removing a bra wire from a washing machine. The wire normally gets caught under the heating element which is situated at the bottom, between the inner drum (the one you can see through the door with all the holes) and the outer drum which surrounds it and holds the water. The wire can lie dormant and not touch the inner drum, but if you know it’s in there then that’s worrying. It can catch on the holes of the drum in such a way that it sticks through one, in which case you can probably grab it with your pliers and pull it out. If it pops through a hole while it is whizzing around it could do serious damage to the parts it is caught on, between the drums, or it could puncture the hose connecting the outer drum to the pump.

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Cleaning the Washing Machine Filter, Soap Drawer, Door Seal, etc.

Every two weeks I am reminded by my PIM (Personal Information Manager) that I should be cleaning the washing machine filter and every four weeks I am reminded to attack any mould I find in the washing machine. Well today (Tuesday when the machine is not usually required) was the day for both. So you’re in for a full description. Continue reading “Cleaning the Washing Machine Filter, Soap Drawer, Door Seal, etc.”