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How to Change the Light in an Autometer 2431

The Auto Meter 2431 is a 2-1/16 inch traditional mechanical water temperature gauge for automotive applications. It has a chrome bezel, black face and red needle. The 2431 displays water temperatures from 140 degrees Fahrenheit to 280 degrees Fahrenheit utilizing a temperature sender and 6-foot sens

The Big Switch-Off

All Australian households will run on more fuel-efficient CFL bulbs by 2010, using around 20 per cent of the electricity to produce the same amount of light. But we want to know more than simple statistics. What we need are viable alternatives to old favourites.

Human Body Car Engine

On the record, do not be alarmed with the title. Why I named this article as such is simply because my analogy with the digestive system and nutrition can be correlated with the car engine. What am I talking about?

How to Tell an Electric Dryer from a Gas Dryer

Clothes dryers come in a multitude of power capabilities, load size possibilities and with varying power consumption. Depending on current market influences, either an electric or a gas dryer will save more money over the other. The only difference with gas and electric dryers is in cost of operatio

An Ingenious Way to Filter Your Water

The Pen uses wavelength UV waves, which destroys the DNA of microbes in seconds. Without functional DNA, microbes simply can't reproduce or make you sick. The pen itself only weighs 3.6oz with the batteries in the device. This is something that is not only convenient but also light weight, so y

How to Replace a Garbage Disposer That Has a Sink Seal

Since the introduction of in sink garbage disposals, the fastening systems have become greatly simplified. The most challenging step in the process is making sure the new disposal mounts to the sink as part of a water tight seal.

My Washing Machine Fills up After the Final Spin

When a washing machine fills with water after the final spin, it usually indicates a problem with the water valve or drain. Although the situation may initially seem dire, you can address it yourself. Do some preliminary investigative work to see what’s causing the drum to fill again, and then

How to Change the Rubber Ring on a GE Front Load Washer

A GE front load washer has a tub that sits parallel to the floor. When the tub fills with water, the only thing holding the water back is the seal between the door and the tub. The seal should be cleaned regularly to keep the plastic from deteriorating. Over time the seal may deteriorate, no matter

Waste Oil Burner Troubles Avoided With Proper Maintenance

Waste oil burners are handy but can give you LOTS of problems if you are not diligent in the maintenance process. I will give you two things you absolutely need to do in order for your system to run smooth and problem free. Find out what they are.

How to Fix a Jammed Garbage Disposal

1Turn the garbage disposal on and off quickly and check to see if it has power. If it hums, the power is on but the impeller is jammed. Move on to step 3. If it doesn't hum, it may have overheated and tripped a circuit breaker. Move on to step 2.2Restore power to the machine. Most...

Get a Hamilton Beach Coffee Grinder If You Hate Cleaning Up

Coffee grinders are one of the most essential kitchen appliances for a coffee lover, because these have a great effect on the taste, smell, and quality of every brewed cup or pot of coffee. Choosing the best grinder for you doesn't just boil down to answering the question, "Which is the be

Furnace Maintenance and Care

The nights are becoming chilly and the leaves are changing colors. You find yourself reaching for a jacket before heading to work in the morning and Halloween decor is cropping up everywhere. That's right-fall is here! And closely on the heels of fall comes winter.

How to Repaint Refrigerators

Appliance paint makes it possible to change the appearance of a refrigerator and avoid having to purchase a new one. This paint is specially formulated for metallic surfaces and it can withstand both hot and cold temperatures without peeling or cracking. The refrigerator must be cleaned and treated

How to Fix a Rusty Dishwasher Rack

A rusty dishwasher rack can be a problem. Although it will not cause a dishwasher to malfunction, the rust can stain dishes and the dishwasher's interior. Often, the first reaction to a rusty rack is to replace it. A new rack, however, is an expensive special order item. Inexpensive products that al

How to Change the Orifice of a Propane Kenmore Dryer

The orifice on your Kenmore propane dryer controls the flow of gas to the burner. The size of the opening on the orifice is specific to the type of gas, meaning that if your dryer is propane, you cannot use a natural gas orifice because the gases operate under different pressures. If it is your inte

How to Clean the Eyes on an Electric Stove

The stove is subject to more wear and tear than any other kitchen appliance. Even the most skilled cooks occasionally experience pots that boil over and foods that spill or drip from utensils and lids. These accidents leave debris on the "eyes" of the stove, or burners. If you have an electric stove

Heat Things Up When It Gets Too Chilly

Some places may be too cold, or go through cold seasons, and may need warming up. If this is the case, you may need a central heating system. Its primary purpose is to make a house or building warmer during cold temperatures.

Safety Tips for a Propane Space Heater

Propane space heaters are a popular way to heat indoor and outdoor areas of a home because of their portability, but there are a few safety factors to keep in mind when you are heating your home.

Defrost Whirlpool Refrigerator Procedures

You should defrost your Whirlpool refrigerator once every year. The Whirlpool book gives this timeline. This is a process that allows you to remove all ice or water from the refrigerator. You will need to do this if you are moving, changing refrigerators, or going on a long enough vacation to turn y