0. Introduction
1. Refrigerator Tuneup Tips for Summer
2. Replacing Your Refrigerator Water Filter
3. Icemaker Troubleshooting Flowchart
4. Getting a Handle on Appliance Power Usage
5. GE Refrigerator Muthaboard Concession Letter
6. Maytag Dishwasher Recall
7. Hepme, Lawd, Hepme!

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0. Introduction

Blasting at you like a hot, gritty sirocco outta the dusty deserts of
New England, it's the summer issue of Appliantology. Movin' on...

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1. Refrigerator Tuneup Tips for Summer

Just in the nick o’ time for summer, here are gen-u-wine Samurai Tips®
for keeping your refrigerator chillin’ in the summer heat... and keeping
your beer tooth-crackin’ cold:

http://fixitnow.com/wp/2010/06/26/refrigerator-tuneup-tips-for-summer/

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2. Replacing Your Refrigerator Water Filter

Did you know that your refrigerator water filter should be changed every
three to six months? Yes, my purified grasshoppers, it is true.

As the filter removes the impurities from your water, it not only
becomes saturated with those very impurities, but it is transformed into
a veritable metropolis for bacteria. These little creatures multiply and
grow to such an enormous extent that they actually begin to clog up the
filter with their dead corpses. New little bacteria babies begin living
and feasting on the rotting corpses of their fallen parents and cousins,
clogging the filter, causing low water pressure, and the resulting
hollow ice cubes.

At this point in the filter’s life, millions of dead and living
bacteria, the mixture variously called scum or puss, normally not
visible but in extreme cases may cause the ice cubes or water to appear
cloudy, begin sloughing off and traveling with the water to your
icemaker or dispenser. As you use the ice, you ingest these little
creatures where they attempt to make their new home deep inside your
intestines. Gads!

Come now, let’s avoid this unpleasantness and replace your refrigerator
water filter today:

http://fixitnow.com/wp/2010/04/24/when-was-the-last-time-you-replaced-
the-water-filter-in-your-refrigerator/

TIP: After you replace your water filter, you need to run a gallon or
two of water into a bucket to bleed any air bubbles introduced with the
new filter - once the air is out, the dispenser will work consistently.

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3. Icemaker Troubleshooting Flowchart

Here’s a quick and easy troubleshooting flowchart that’ll hepya track
down problems with your Whirlpool-built icemaker (applies to all
icemakers except GE, LG, and Samsung):

http://fixitnow.com/wp/2009/10/24/troubleshooting-flowchart-for-the-
whirlpool-built-modular-icemaker/

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4. Getting a Handle on Appliance Power Usage

Wondering how much that old refrigerator in the basement is costing you
each month in your power bill? Or any other appliance for that matter?
Well, let the wonders cease with the spiffy, easy-to-use Kill-a-Watt
meter:

http://fixitnow.com/wp/2003/06/11/appliance-tip-of-the-day-appliance-
power-usage/

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5. GE Refrigerator Muthaboard Concession Letter

This has to be one of the most frequently axed questions I get in my
email. Unsuspecting GE owners are having big problems with their
expensive GE refrigerator and heard the rumor that there’s a special
deal to get the muthaboard replaced. Well, you heard right! Welcome to
Rumor Central-- where rumor becomes reality:

http://fixitnow.com/wp/2010/04/12/ge-refrigerator-muthaboard-concession-
letter/

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6. Maytag Dishwasher Recall

Finally, something NOT about refrigerators! Maytag recently announced a
big ol’ recall on their dishwashers. Read all about it ratcheer:

http://fixitnow.com/wp/2007/02/02/maytag-announces-massive-dishwasher-
recall/


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7. Hepme, Lawd, Hepme!

Buy appliance parts from us and help support this site:

http://parts.fixitnow.com

Even though parts ordered through Fixitnow.com are delivered
taco-pronto, I know sometimes you can't wait for the part because you
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helped you troubleshoot the problem, you can still support Fixitnow.com
by making a love-offering to my flavorite charity-- The United Samurai
Beer Fund:

http://beer.fixitnow.com

"Because a mind is a terrible thing to not be wasted."

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Your pal,

Samurai Appliance Repair Man
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