Monday, 3 April 2017

Washer Repair Queens NY

In Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, we repair and service all brands and models of washers. If your washer doesn't get cold or hot water, doesn’t spin or you have any other problems, simply call our toll free number and we will take care of rest, returning your washer to perfect working order. Call us any time for a same day appointment for your Queens, Brooklyn or Bronx washer repair. We will work with you to set the washer repair appointment for a time that is most convenient for you.

If you prefer, you can email us as well for an washer repair appointment in Brooklyn, Queens or Bronx. In the email please include your name, phone number, zip code and brief details of the problem that you are experiencing with your washer. As soon as we receive the email we will contact you, so that you can schedule your washer repair appointment in Queens, Brooklyn or the Bronx.

We service and repair all washer brands and models:

  • Maytag
  • Magic Chef
  • Montgomery Wards
  • Hotpoint
  • Jenn Air
  • Kenmore
  • Kitchen Aid
  • GE
  • Whirlpool
  • Speed Queen
  • LG

The information below will help you to become more familiar with your washer. It will also help you to use your washer in the most effective and efficient ways. This way you will be able to save money on utility expenses and to extend the life of your washer.

IMPORTANT: Do not try to use your own skills and get involved in any washer repairs that you are not familiar and experienced with. Ninety-nine percent of the time when you repair washer you deal with water and electricity and if you don’t know what you are doing this could be a dangerous mix. It could literally kill you! Do not take chances with your safety. The information below is strictly for educational purposes. We strongly encourage you not to getting involved with any washer repairs on your own. All washer repairs demand experience and professional training with gas or electrical systems and can become very dangerous if you don’t have the knowledge for repairs. For professional help washer repair in Queens, Brooklyn or the Bronx call us any time at:


When replacing a prior washer, do make sure you use the new washer hose connectors which come with the washer. Do not reuse the old washer hoses from your old washer. The hose connectors are your washer life line to the hot and cold water you need to clean clothes. The water taps at the other end of those washer hoses are turned on high. If a hose bursts, your house will be flooded.

Some retailers remove the hose connectors from the washing machine box and sell them as parts. You bought new hose connectors as part of the washing machine. Demand that the retailer give you new hose connectors. You paid for them. If you install the washing machine yourself, do read the installation instructions and the service manual carefully. If you have the washing machine installed by an appliance repair technician watch him careful. He can teach you a hundred things while he is installing the machine. You want to take special care to learn how to open up and does minor service oil the equipment.

• You are causing undo strain on all the mechanical washer parts.
• You are not permitting enough water to wash through the clothing. While cleaning, this means that enough detergent is not getting to the clothing to do a good job. While rinsing, it means that enough clear water is not getting to the clothing to rinse away the washer detergent.
• You are causing a tremendous amount of extra wear and tear on
your clothing. The cloth should be rubbing against water, not rubbing other clothing.
• You are reducing the service life of your washer by three or four years.
Instead of overloading the washing machine, make a practice of washing under loading the machine. All it is costing you is a little extra water and a little extra time. For the cleanest, brightest clothing, a good rule of thumb is: two loads are better than one. Use the hottest water your fabric will allow. The hotter the water, the more active your detergent will be. The more active the detergent, the less you have to use and the cleaner your clothing will be.

Check the washer water cycle temperature. Never let the warm water cycle be lower than 100" F. Any lower and your clothes won't clean. Adjust the hot and cold water valves to provide the proper hot water input. You will have to recheck the temperatures and readjust the water every winter. Hopefully you have taken this advice and gotten a machine with manual controls, usually dials for the type of wash, etc. No matter what type of washer controls you have, follow this rule: Never move the dials while the machine is running. Switching the washer from one setting to another during the cycle will give the machine a "nervous breakdown.” Even with washer mechanical dials it is easy to get in trouble. Controls go bad quite often and it is almost always the fault of (lie consumer. Never turn the washer dials fast. Never turn the dials backward you are sure to break something. My advice on moving a washer from one location to another is simple: Don't Well, maybe that is a little drastic.

What I mean is that if you want to move a washer from here to there, you really should take about 24 hours off to think about it. Once a washing machine is leveled and set up, moving it to another location can cause big problems after reinstallation. When moving washer to your new home, remember, to function properly the washing machine must be very solid and perfectly level. Jarring the machine while moving, could upset the delicate balance of the machine and break some parts.
Above all: Never lay a washing machine on its side just a second of that is enough to break washer stability parts or plastic tub parts that will ruin the washer and cause flooding in the laundry room.
One final note about washing machine operation.
Washing machines are usually located in basements. Basements are the areas in the house most prone to be damp or flooded.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

10 Elements of Today's State-of-the-Art Kitchens

The first things people think of when it comes to state-of-the-art kitchens are appliances, with good reason; new technology and appliances go hand in hand. Laying them out for maximum cooking efficiency along with clever new organization strategies will give you a restaurant-inspired workspace. With a busy-cooking holiday season upon us, let's take a look at some state-of-the-art kitchens and 10 elements for the cookspace of your dreams.
1. Restaurant-style ranges and cooktops. There's nothing like a wall longer than the span of your arms full of cooking goodness: a multi-unit range with a combination of gas burners, a griddle, a wok burner and a fryer or steamer. Overhead there's a full-length hood to provide maximum ventilation coverage, a pasta filler and the wall rail for gadgets and utensils. A cook's dream.

2. Modular cooktops and ovens. Flexibility is at the forefront of cutting-edge kitchen design these days. All the state-of-the-art appliance companies are now offering 15"-24" cooking modules that fit into the countertop on their own or side-by-side to create a custom cooking environment.

3. Dedicated task stations. It's not just about the work triangle anymore. State-of-the-art kitchens are designed more like restaurant kitchens, complete with a clean up station, a prep station, a hot station and computer station.

4. Commercial-style and high-efficiency refrigeration. Refrigerators and freezers are going modular, too. More companies are coming out with separate all-refrigerator and all-freezer options, as well as the glass door/stainless interior units beautiful enough to make you fall in love with an appliance. Combo units are raising the bar on keeping food fresher longer while conserving energy.

5. Universal design. Product design is becoming more thoughtful and taking into account how people age with their homes. Everything from faucets to raised dishwashers are being designed for easier use by people of all ages and needs.

6. Gorgeous and functional ventilation. Hoods are breaking out of the basic box they've been in for years. We're seeing wilder and more imaginative designs, both modern and vintage, that get the very important ventilation job done.

7. Flexible small appliances. Not in the market for a complete state-of-the-art kitchen overhaul? Not to worry, appliance companies are coming out with more fun small appliances and gadgets to make cooking more enjoyable every day.

8. Cutting-edge organization. The kitchens of today are nothing like the ones from even 10 years ago, when you would consider yourself lucky to find roll-out shelves in cabinet. Today there is every form of organizational gadget, including magic corners, pull-out pantries, spice organizers and waste bin and recycling organizers, just to name a few.

9. Stylish workhorse sinks. The new sink designs coming out everyday are truly reinventing the infamous mousetrap. Offset drains, integrated cutting boards and multi-level interiors are just some of the options in sinks, which are available in all sorts of stunning shapes and sizes.

10. Convenient, hands-free faucets. Designed with universal design in mind as well as today's focus on hygiene and food prep, this commercial-inspired product has finally found its way into the home, and I think it's just a matter of time before it's available in all faucets.
 contemporary kitchen by Harrell Remodeling Harrell Remodeling
This awesome restaurant-style range for the home even has what's called "a Salamander" in restaurant kitchen-speak, but Blue Star calls it "a broiler with raised griddle."
 contemporary gas ranges and electric ranges by AJ Madison AJ Madison
Blue Star 60" Pro-Style Gas Range with 6 Open Burners
This commercial-style 60" range is what I would have in my ultimate dream kitchen if I had the room. This terrific range comes with a professional-style raised griddle broiler where you can both broil and fry simultaneously, restaurant-style.
 contemporary kitchen by Sutton Suzuki Architects Sutton Suzuki Architects
A 60" double-oven range from Wolf, matching all-refrigerator, all-freezer units from Subzero, and island prep station complete with Sharp microwave drawer in the island make this kitchen state-of-the-art.
 contemporary cooktops by Sub-Zero and Wolf Sub-Zero and Wolf
Wolf Induction Cooktop
2. Modular cooktops and ovens. This induction cooktop is all one needs to boil water in record time.
 contemporary cooktops by Sub-Zero and Wolf Sub-Zero and Wolf
Wolf Stove Steamers
Modular steamer units can be used for more than just steaming veggies; they're great for noodle dishes and soups, and they keep food warm while serving.
 contemporary  by
Talk about state-of-the-art : This induction cooktop is built into the surface of the Pyrolave countertop. Brilliant!
The wall steamer oven is another cutting-edge appliance that reflects how people's eating habits and concerns over healthy food are becoming a way of life.

3. Dedicated task stations. Modular cooking stations have been seen in ovens and what I call "tall walls" for some time, but they're becoming sleeker and more integrated. Microwaves, ovens and warming drawers can be stacked or separated.
 modern ovens by
Warming Drawers by Miele
A wall oven and warming drawer is the first thing I put outside the work triangle if I don't have room to fit everything within it. As I tell my clients, you don't stand in front of a wall oven and work at it; you put something inside and walk away. A separate wall-oven cooking station often makes a poorly laid out kitchen work again.
 traditional kitchen by Venegas and Company Venegas and Company
I'm a big fan the tall wall. Get all of these appliances in one spot to it make the other parts of the kitchen feel more open and airy. Here you have a double oven, microwave drawer, TV and wine refrigerator all tucked nicely into to one station.
 contemporary kitchen by modern house architects modern house architects
Another tall-wall station holds a pantry, coffeemaker and refrigerator in addition to the ovens and microwave. This wall is quite the workhorse.
4. Commercial-style and high-efficiency refrigeration. State-of-the-art appliances often combine a commercial sensibility and a focus on efficiency, with both brawn and beauty thrown in.
 modern kitchen by Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly, Inc. (CKD, CBD, CR) Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly, Inc. (CKD, CBD, CR)
If you have room for separate refrigerator and freezer units, it can make for a much better layout. We go into the refrigerator a dozen times a day, but the freezer doesn't need to be right in the middle of the work triangle.
 dishwashers Miele
5. Universal design. Once you see a raised dishwasher, you will wonder why dishwashers were ever designed to be placed down to the floor. If you have the room to do this, it's wonderful for those with bad joints or knee problems. Universal design is in the forefront of state-of-the art design.
 contemporary kitchen by Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC
6. Gorgeous and functional ventilation. Ventilation is one of those things that's gone from functional to sexy in no time.
 7. Flexible small appliances. Countertop appliances are a great way to get the state-of-the-art function and style into your kitchen when you're not in the market for a remodel.
 contemporary kitchen by Glenvale Kitchens Glenvale Kitchens
8. Cutting-edge organization. From silverware and dishes to trash bins and recycling, product designers are constantly on the hunt for new ways to make products more functional, stylish and helpful to those who use them.
 contemporary kitchen by The Furniture Guild The Furniture Guild
Dedicated trash and recycling bins did not exist in kitchens 20 years ago.
 contemporary cabinet and drawer organizers by Amazon Amazon

Wall rail systems are another great way to add state-of-the-art organization to your kitchen.
9. Stylish, workhorse sinks. I own this sink and I'm absolutely in love with it. The offset drain and integrated drainboard, cutting board and mise-en-place dishes make it one of my favorite pieces in my kitchen.
 contemporary kitchen sinks by Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab
If you have a small space and want your kitchen sink to do more than the typical tasking, try out a work station like this. It's like a mini restaurant kitchen all in one little sink.
10. Convenient, hands-free faucets. I believe that some day all faucets will have some form of smart-touch technology. It just makes so much sense. How many cooks out there wish they had three hands most of the time? Especially when cleaning or seasoning a chicken?
 contemporary kitchen by Bruce Johnson & Associates Interior Design Bruce Johnson & Associates Interior Design
If you can integrate a few of these items or the whole slew of them, you'll be happier for it when cooking. Designers are constantly thinking about how to make the products they design better and more beautiful, and many become what's known to us as state-of-the-art.