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I have a white cotton blouse that I tried to get nicotine stains out of. A lot of the stain was removed, but you can still see yellow. Can I dye the blouse black to cover it?
What are these little black bugs crawling in my bed and coming from outside my window? They are small and black and there's a thousand of them just by the window and on my curtains and bed.
I have a Yard Machine riding mower. My husband was mowing the yard. When he was about half done the mower backfired and shut off. We haven't been able to crank it since. It only backfires.
My Kenmore washer is not spinning the clothes out all the way.
The element is not heating up to produce steam. There is no clogging. It sprays, but only cold water.
What is a good remedy to stop my cat from peeing on my son's bed. I have my 2 boys in the same room and she continually pees on my one son's bed. Very frustrating otherwise she is a great cat.
I accidently washed and dried a pack of gum with my clothes and now there are streaks and spots of gum all over them. Help!
I cleaned the carpeting in an outdoor cat shelter with a strong solution of bleach, water, and a little laundry soap. The bleach smell is still very strong and the carpet doesn't seem to be drying even though I blotted it dry.
I have a bat living in the 2nd floor bathroom exhaust vent over the tub that goes from the shower vent to the outside wall, 5ft. A bat bit through the plastic cover for the vent on the outside wall and is living in the tube.
My boyfriend is turning 17 in 12 days and he likes to play football. What can I get him for his birthday? He's a really sporty guy with a great personality that's always by my side!
I tried to wire a new light in my closet and I don't know what I did but it popped and the lights in bathroom and bedroom and one plug socket on the same wall as closet don't work. I checked the breaker and it is not tripped.
I bought a unic 4in 1 Silian machine. It stiches fine at first, but suddenly it gets struck and does not stitch. Now I find and fixed the bobbin, but the stiches are not coming. Please reply to me with a solution.
I'm turning 17 in like 2 or 3 weeks and I'll throw a party with my friends, but I still have no idea what I want it to look like. So, I'm open for any suggestions. Since it'll be in November and it's cold the party will be inside.
During delivery does a placenta come out after each pup or only once? and how will I know if she's having trouble like the pup is backwords or stuck? how long do I wait before I know something is wrong?
My mother passed away when me and my (Downs syndrome) brother were young. I was 13 years old and my brother 15. I never even knew of the possibility of survivor benefits until I was in my 20's.
My ex is on Social Security Disability. I receive a monthly payment from Social Security for back child support. He recently went to jail.
I'm planning on becoming a freelance graphic designer. I'm almost to my end of university. With my degree I hope to achieve clients that can believe and trust in me. To start off I need a company name.
My washer will pump water out, but will not spin. Once I get it to spin it will spin two or three times then quit. I replaced the lid switch and it still does the same.
I would like to know how to get yarn donated. I am making prayer shawls for cancer patients, please help me with this project to help others.
The plug hole and plug is very rusty on my bathroom sink even though I replace the plug every week, rust appears as soon as water connects to plug.
Where can I find Kraft roka blue cheese spread in a 30 mile radius of zip 11209?
I got my top denture in May. Now it is too wide and cutting into my cheek. Is there anyway I can fix this myself? I can't afford to go have it relined or get a new set at the moment and my jaw is so sore I can't put my dentures in.
My dog has been house trained for a while. She came into her first heat about two weeks ago; she just started peeing in the house and outside. She is peeing a lot, everywhere.
I have a Kenmore top freezer refrigerator unit. The power is on, however my refrigerator is not getting cold.
On a night out I managed to ruin my favourite white tee. Long story short, I had a wristband on that bleeds when it gets wet; the wristband bled bright red dye all over my white shirt.
The border is vinyl and it sticks to your fingers in small pieces and you cannot get off your fingers.
I have a Toast Master bread machine, Model #1197s. When I hit the start button it will not start.
It's my daughter's birthday soon and she's 15 and we don't know what to do for it. Any ideas?
I don't want to play babyish games. So what shall I play? My party is in my house.
My mom made this when I was a kid. It had peas, mushrooms, onion, bread? and buttermilk.
We have got a 9 week old puppy (Boxer) she is really good throughout the day and we have had very few accidents. But when it comes to bedtime and we put her in her cage (large) which we have split half bedding...
We found a dead mouse in the frame under the back seat of our BMW x5. It is in a very small hole. How do we get it out and how do we get rid of the smell?
Wood stove pellets at $5 for a 40 pound bag make a very nice cat litter. The pellets are made from hard wood so they last much longer than the pine pellet litter made for cats.
It was my fool attempt to cleaning out my facial hairs in order to make my face smooth and more fine than before, but sadly it turned worse. Now it is not smooth, but it is more rough and has more ingrown hairs.
Looking to open a salvage grocery store in New Hampshire, and would like to know if anyone has any info on reputable suppiers in the New England area. Thank you!
I have a Simplicity Denim Star machine. I cannot get the needle to go all the way down with the foot pedal or manually. I opened the area with the arm that the thread goes through and noticed a metal wire...
I bought a new bobbin case (verified for the correct one) for my Singer 6104. When I hold it in with my finger it sews fine, but when I put the lever over it that holds it in place it locks up.
I have two teal walls and two that are a linen color, like a dark cream. What colour of curtains should I get?
I am making primitive Xmas ornaments and would like to cut some stages. Can I mix Elmer's glue and instant coffee and brush it on the ornaments? Or can you suggest another easier alternative?
How do I remove the smell of spilled gasoline from my car carpet?