Time to let the air out of that cool beach ball. Oh, rats. It has one of those safety valves you have to pinch. This will take forever. Wait, here’s a great idea!
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How to Use a Wood Screw that’s too Short
You’re working away, building whatever it is you’re building, and ready to screw this piece of wood to that one and… oh, rats. The screws are, like, half an inch too short! Countersinking, my friend! Countersink!
How to Fix a GE Washing Machine Drain Pump
You’re washing your swimsuits in your newer top-loading GE washing machine – the kind that senses the size of the load for you. It washes and washes, but then, when it comes time to rinse and spin, it just stops. It looks like it’s running, but it’s not doing a darned thing. That’s because it’sContinue reading “How to Fix a GE Washing Machine Drain Pump”
How to Unjam a Shredder
Grum, grum grum goes the shredder until gru…it stops dead. Or the shredder just keeps on running and running and running… Here’s how to fix it.
How to Reset a Circuit Breaker
Fifteen seconds ought to be long enough to warm the syrup in the microwave. You push START, and the whole kitchen is plunged into stone-age darkness. What happened?
How to Coil an Extension Cord
How come this extension cord is always all tangled up? It’s like some sailor was practicing his knots with it!
How to Tell if an Extension Cord is Bad
You plug your groovy 90’s boom box into the extension cord, but it doesn’t work. Is it the boom box power cord, the extension cord, or the boom box itself?
How to Fix a Push-Button Plug
Uh oh, that thing you plugged into the wall plug won’t work. Let’s keep calm and sort this out.
How to Replace a Light Switch
If the bulb in the bathroom doesn’t blink on, but it works in a different lamp, chances are that the switch has gone bad.
How to Strip a Wire
Stripping a wire means removing a section of the insulating plastic cover to expose the electrical conductor underneath. Here’s how to do it.