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Archive for June 20, 2013

RPWF Water Filter from GE

In recent years, when someone called needing a water filter for a GE or Hotpoint refrigerator our sales team knew immediately what they were looking for 99% of the time. That’s because almost all the General Electric built refrigerators either used the MWF filter or the MSWF filter. But we knew such simplicity wouldn’t last forever. GE has brought a new filter to market, mainly in their premium bottom-freezer models: the RPWF.

RPWF Water Filter

If you landed here searching for this filter, click the following link for price and availability: RPWF water filter.

The RPWF filter catches all the normal toxins and turbidity just like you’d expect a high quality filter to perform.  It wipes out chlorine and dangerous metals. It also serves to protect your family’s water and ice from 98% of 5 trace pharmaceuticals (a growing concern): Ibuprofen, Atenolol, Fluoxetine, Progesterone and Trimethoprim. 

GE recommends replacing this filter every 6 months. This is not a bad idea. To help you remember when it’s time to replace your water filter, you can include it in your regular routine of changing the clocks (if you’re in an area with daylight savings time) or you can use the seasons as a reminder. It is possible, if the water in your area is very clean, that you could go longer than 6 months inbetween changes… I like to make my mistakes on the safe side though!

Thermal Fuse Dyer & You

Most of us have used dyers, but how many of us really know it generates hot air? Just like any other piece of electrical appliance, these too are made up of numerous small components that work in perfect harmony with each other, to give you a continuous supply of hot air. Thermostats and thermal fuses are two important parts of dyers. These parts are installed in this gadget to ensure the user’s safety. Therefore, it is imperative for every homeowner to maintain the thermal fuse dyer, as well as its thermostat of their dyer to ensure safety of their home and family members.

A dryer basically uses of a blend of heat as well as airflow to produce hot air that helps dry up our clothes. The heating element in the dyer generates heat. The heating element of the dyer is actually controlled and regulated by a sequence of thermostats. Therefore, if at all the thermostats of a dyer are defective; this in plain simple words means- disastrous is in waiting! In juxtaposition with the in-build thermostats, these gadgets also use thermal fuses as a safety tool. To detect extreme levels of heat, there are a few models of dryers that even have two thermal fuses.

Whenever the hi-limit thermostat fails to cut off the power supply to the heating element, the element becomes extremely hot. It is in situations like these when the thermal fuse of the dyer blows off and cuts down the entire power supply to the dryer. You must understand the fact that under no circumstances, you can reset the fuses that have blown off; the only alternative at hand is to replace these fuses as well as the hi-limit thermostat of the dyer. Always use proper replacement fuses and thermostats. In case you feel that your dyer has any problem, then you can easily check at home.

But in order to exterminate the chances of being electrocuted, you must disconnect the appliance from the power source, before doing any such examination or repairs.  In case you are not too sure how to handle the repair and replacement work of your dyer, then it is best not to be adventurous and call a professional handy man instead.