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          DRSNews back issues:
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Note: You'll find many of the tips that have appeared in the DRSNews on the How-to articles index page 


5-02   Whirlpool Recalls: Microwave and Dehumidifier
Birds in Dryer Vents
Dehumidifier Tune-up
Cleaning Refrigerator Condensers
6/7-02   Refrigerator Door Seal Lubrication
Room Air Conditioner Sizing
Old Freezers & Child Entrapment - still an issue
7/8-02   Whirlpool Thin-Twin Stack Laundry Safety Recall
Icemaker Water Lines - Plastic or Copper?
Refrigerators: Temperature Testing Methods
Beware Emails Asking You to Delete Files!
8/9-02   14 (and counting!) Uses for the Mighty Wet-vac!
Your Best Lightning Protection (Still: Unplug!)
Before You Scrap That Microwave, Grab the Magnets
Cool Software Dept - AI Roboform Form Filler 
10-02   Easy Range Hood Filter Cleaning (Honest!)
Microwave Cooking and Health - 'Radical' Ideas?
Make Your Own Glass Cleaner - Better & Cheaper!
11-02   How to Test Your Microwave Oven's Wattage
The 'No Heat' Dryer
The 'Busyness Demon' - A Short Story
12-02   Range Burner Tune-up, Electric and Gas
Baby Bottles and Icemakers (huh?)
1-03   Clothes Dryers in Cold Laundry Rooms
Have a Power Sander? Save Those Old Sneakers!
A 'Net-Ready' Refrigerator from LG Appliances (Why?)
2-03   'Low-tech' Washer Tank Leak Patches
Testing Dehumidifiers in Low Humidity (a bit technical)
Wet-vacs and Household Drain Clogs - Eureka!
3-03   The 'No-Heat' Electric Oven
Every Refrigerator's Built-in Diagnostic Tool
Thoughts While Shoveling Snow (Antarctic Ice Cores)
4-03   Beware Screened Dryer Vent Hoods!
Loose Circuit Breaker Conn.'s - Prevent. Maintenance
Miscellaneous Dept: More Really Cool Resources  
5-03   ‘Clutch your belt!’ – Top Load Washer Drive Systems  
Handiest Tools Dept: the Snap-around Ammeter  
6-03   Rolling Your Own: Cutting Room AC Filters
Dishwashers and Message Whiteboards (…huh?)
New! Common Appliance Parts on Sale on Ebay!
A Quick Word About Electric Dryer Motors
7-03   Use Your Digital Camera to Test Remote Controls
Perils & Pitfalls of Prewashing Plates in Palmolive!
Kelvinator Brand Name to be Retired
8-03   ‘The Power of Eights’ – Brightening Dull Dig. Displays
Fast and Simple Window A/C System Diagnosis
Your Refrigerator And ‘HHH’ Weather – Quick Tips
9-03   Drying Sneakers With Your Refrigerator (huh?)
Urgent: Your New Refrigerator’s Door Seals
GE Profile Washers and Rubber Throw-Rug Backing  
10-03   Motivating’ Lazy Retractable Cords
Winterize Your Washer for Cold Storage – Fast!
A Dryer Lint Filter’s Enemy #2: Fabric Softener Sheets
11-03   ‘Who Turned Off the Lights?’ – Freezers & Electronics
Why Your Electric Dryer Runs When There’s No 240V
Cleaning Long Dryer Vents – Fast and Easy!
12-03   When Your Dryer Wheezes ‘I can’t Breathe!’
Gas Oven Ignition - a ‘Crash Course’  
1-04   Dirty Dishes? Check This First
Check This Second
A Simple Little Tool for Installing Valve Screens
2-04   Diagnosing Washer Overflow Problems  
A Few of the Handiest Tools I’ve Ever Met  
3-04   DRSNews Back Issues are (Finally) Posted!
The No-Heat Gas Dryer
How to Convert a Gas Dryer to LP  
4-04  Beware Using Refrigerators in Unheated Rooms
Rare and Unusual Parts & Manuals on the Website
Easily Removing Dishwasher Rust Stains
5-04   How to Convert Your Gas Range to LP
Replacing Your Electric Range's Bake Element
6-04   Summertime - Can Your Refrigerator Breathe?
Send me a Testimonial - I'm Offering Bribes!
Reminder: Saving Your Refrigerator Door Seals

Filter Your Computer's Air with AC Foam
A 'Squeak' in the Night - Refrigerator Hinges


When Your Frost-free Refrigerator Isn't
A Neat Upholstery Cleaning Tip to Try
How to Grow Good Corn (Not too far off-topic!)


Why There's a Pair of Nylons in My Toolbox
Are Your Sockets Thrown in a Box? Chain 'em!
Solving Your Refrigerator's Drain Problems


How to Calibrate Your Oven's Temperature


Electronic Control Range Error 'F' Codes


Top 6 Ways to Start a Dryer Fire


Washer Installation Tips
2 x 6 Wood Blocks and Dryer Vents


Whirlpool Dishwasher Recall #1: Motor Problem
Whirlpool Dishwasher Recall #2: Bad Elements

4-05   Why I Don't Recommend Front Load Washers
'Tall Tub' Dishwashers - Worth the Extra $?
5/6-05   Easy Cure for Whirlpool Washer Brake Lockup
Next Month: Tool to Test Your Dryer's Airflow
7-05  Fast and Easy Washer Fill Valve Screen Cleaning
A Simple Tool to Test WPL/KM Dryer Airflow

Cool Tool Dept: Upholstery Foam for Over-Range Microwaves 
Time to Lube Your Refrigerator Door Seals Again!

9/10-05  A Ground Fault Interrupt (GFI) Can Save Your Dishwasher 
An Old Codger's Change of Heart (Sort of)
Yet Another Use (#16?) For that Trusty Old Shop-Vac
'Evacuating' Nuisance Bees!
11-05 GFI Receptacles and Gas Ranges - Incompatible!
Clear Dishwasher 'Over-suds' With Your Cheese Grater
12-05 Flickering Christmas Lights - *Inside* Your Microwave!
Making Sure your Range is Ready for All Those Cookies
1-06 Replacing Your Water Heater Element? Use Your Vac!
How to Cure That Falling 'Shin-Killer' Dishwasher Door 
2-06 Curing Spin Vibration in Whirlpool-built Washers
From the 'Cool Websites' Dept
3-06 Test for 240V to Your Dryer - Without a Tester
That Awful Squeal in Whirlpool & Kenmore Dryers
4-06 The Many Uses for Good Old WD-40!
5-06 Sixty Uses for Common Salt 
Peregrine Falcons Feeding their Young - LIVE online!
6-06 Replacing the Whirlpool-built 29 inch (wide) Dryer Belt
Testing Refrigerator and Freezer Compressors
7-06 Use Your Computer Scanner to Easily Make Gaskets
It’s Refrigerator Maintenance Season Again!
8-06 How to Make a Refrigeration Compressor Test Cord
DRSNews Back Issues Available to Subscribers
9/10-06 Your Dryer’s Thermal fuse: 
What it does, How to Test it, Where to Find it
11-06 Quick, easy way to carry a car battery, etc
Tips for the frugal (like uses for your dryer lint!)
12-06 Update: GFI Circuits Aren't Saving Tall Tub Dishwashers!
Refrigeration System Recharging Basics - Part 1
Send These Folks a Christmas Card - To Cheer them Up!
1/2-07 Next issue: Refrigeration System Recharging Basics
    Part 2: Leak Testing & Repair
Food for Thought: Is There a Boulder in Your Road?
3-07 Refrigeration System Recharging Basics
    Part 2: Leak Testing
Over 2 Million Maytag Dishwashers Recalled
4/5-07 Refrigeration System Recharging Basics
    Part 3: Leak Repairs
Trading Crosses
6-07 Refrigeration System Recharging Basics: A Disclaimer
Fresh Recalls:
    A GE Dishwasher Problem You Should Know About
7-07 Annual reminder: Refrigerator maintenance time again!
Appliance Glossary project: what do you think?
Yet another recall [sigh]. GE Gas ranges this time...
8-07 Simple alarm system - that you probably already have! 
Appliance Glossary project: what do you think? 
Want to work online? Read this first:
‘The 7 Signs of a Scam’, by Sharon Davis
9-07 The Calypso washer - a sad story
10-07 New Whirlpool-built Oven Element Problems  
11-07 Tributes to Our Men and Women in Uniform
Replacing the Whirlpool/Kenmore Direct-drive Washer Gearcase
1/2-08 Repairing the Whirlpool/Kenmore washer gearcase, Part 2
3-08 Top 10 Dishwasher Installation Mistakes
4-08 Appliance Installation Quick-Tips, Part 1: Washers & Dryers
5/6-08 Installation Quick-Tips, Part 2: Refrigerators
7-08 Installation Quick-Tips, Part 3: Your New Range
It's Refrigerator Maintenance Time Again!
The Glossary of Appliance Terms
8-08 Window Air Conditioners: Cleaning & Basic Diagnostics
9/10-08 A Quick Test for Frontload Washer Main Bearings
12-08 A Website Full of Vintage Christmas 'Wishbook' Catalogs
That Oil Leak From Under Your Whirlpool Washer
Another Address for Your Christmas Card List
1/2-09 How to Calibrate Your Oven's Temperature
Faster and More Convenient Computer Shutdown
3-09 How to Remove the Cabinet From Whirlpool-built Washers
On the Lighter Side
Maytag Refrigerator Recall Due to Fire Hazard
4/5-09 Parts Lookup Finally Available on the Website (whoo-hoo)!
GE Recalls Dual-Fuel Ranges
Miscellaneous Ramblings
7-09 Revisited: Whirlpool-built washer brake lockup
It's July - must be refrigerator maintenance time again!
9/10-09 Little Computer Utilities I can't do without
The Illustrated Dictionary of Appliance Terms
11-09 On a personal note: 'Think maybe it's time to retire...
A common dryer control thermostat that causes trouble 
12-09 Vintage 1933-1988 Christmas 'Wishbook' Catalogs Online
A Gas Dryer That Heats - Sometimes
An 'Interesting' CHRISTmas Decoration!
1/2-10 How to Use Electrical Boxes to 'Tame' Washer Springs
How to Repair and Prevent a Common Problem With Your
Front Load Washer
4-10 Who Made Your Sears Appliance?
Vintage Refrigerators - They Really Look Cool, But...
6-10 Correction From Last Issue's 'Who Made Your Sears Appliance?'
How to Build your Own Compressor Test Cord
Just in: Maytag Recalling some 1.7 Million Dishwashers!
7/8-10 The Most Popular 'How-To' Articles Posted - Index
It's mid-Summer Again - Time to Lube Those Refrig Seals...
Lyme Disease Resources
10/11-10 Replacing an Icemaker Module - A Quick and Easy Job
From the 'Favorite Computer Shortcuts' Dept
Lyme Disease Resources
12-10 Beware some generic Whirlpool dryer idler pulleys
Don't buy a dryer heating element - until you're sure
Handy Lyme disease resources



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