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Roof with damaged shingles.

Roof Repair for Low Income Homeowners?Low income homeowners often can not afford the cost of roof repairs. Searching for agencies or organizations that might help with the costs may be their only solution. This is a page about roof repair for low income homeowners.


Man sitting on couch looking through phone book in flooded room with water up past his ankles

Finding Plumbing Repair Assistance for...This is a page about finding plumbing repair assistance for low income homeowners. Having working plumbing is a necessity. However, some families can not afford the cost of hiring a tradesperson to make the necessary repairs.


A repair man fixing a leaky roof.

Finding Home Repair Help for Low Income FamiliesThere are times when household repairs just can not wait until you have the money to complete the project. This page is about finding home repair help for low income families.


Close up of a roof being installed

Finding Roof Repair Assistance for Seniors?Many senior citizens are living on fixed incomes that often are insufficient to meet the maintenance needs of their homes. This is a page about finding roof repair assistance for seniors.


Man repairing plumbing under sink

Finding Plumbing Repair Help for Low Income Homeowners?This is a page about finding plumbing repair help for low income homeowners. Plumbing repairs may be too expensive for many low income homeowners. However they are quite necessary for health and even safety. Finding a source of assistance to reduce the costs can help.


Woman Using Scunci Steamer

Scunci Steamer Doesn't Steam?A clog or a faulty heating element are the most likely reasons your Scunci steam has stopped steaming. This is a page about Scunci steamer doesn't steam.


A pair of eyeglasses on an open laptop.

Removing Anti-Reflective Coating from Glasses?When the reflective coating on your eye glasses is damaged you may need to remove it. This is a page about removing anti-reflective coating from glasses.


Cleaning shiny counter top with a cloth

Restoring the Shine on a Formica CountertopOver time with normal usage and constant cleaning, your Formica countertops can look dull and worn. This is a page about restoring the shine on a Formica countertop.


Riding Mower Cutting Grass

Riding Mower With a Kawasaki Engine Won't Start?You can't mow the lawn when your mower won't start. Trying to find the cause of it not firing up is a process. This is a page about a riding mower with a Kawasaki engine that won't start.


A truck towing a vintage popup camper.

Repairing a Popup CamperThis is a page about repairing a popup camper. In order to be able to use a compact camper trailer, it must be able to lift up easily, and keep the rain out.


Troubleshooting a Riding Lawn Mower That Won't StartMowing the grass is one of the rites of summer, but now your mower won't start. There are many things that can cause a riding mower to refuse to fire up. This is a page about troubleshooting a riding lawn mower that won't start.


Man fixing Circuit Breaker

Not Getting Power But Circuit Breaker Was Not TrippedElectrical problems can be difficult to diagnose, especially when it isn't a simple case of resetting the breaker. This is a page to troubleshoot the issue of not getting power but the circuit breaker was not tripped.



Close up image of a plastic shower base with a crack in it

Repairing a Crack in a Plastic Tub or ShowerWhen you are not able to replace a damaged tub or shower a repair to the cracked area may be a solution. This is a page about repairing a crack in a plastic tub or shower.


Sofa Bed

Repairing a Sofa Bed FrameThis is a page about repairing a sofa bed frame. The frame on a sofa bed can become damaged from use.



Troubleshooting Electrical Circuit ProblemsWhen the breaker is not tripped, but your circuit is not working, it can be a serious problem. It may be best to consult an electrician. This page is about troubleshooting electrical circuit problems.


Riding mower on trailer.

John Deere Riding Mower Won't StartYou can almost hear the grass growing as you sit there trying to start up your uncooperative riding mower. This is a page about John Deere riding mower won't start.


Craftsman Riding Mower Won't Start

Craftsman LT 2000 Riding Mower Won't StartThere are a number of reasons a mower won't start. Diagnosing the cause is the first step to making the necessary repair. This is a page about Craftsman LT 2000 riding mower won't start.


Wood Table Finish

Repairing Wood Table Finish?This is a page about repairing wood table finish. When the lacquer or vanish coating is damaged on a veneer or solid wood table top, there are numerous ways to fix it.


How to Fix Damaged Surfaces of Wood Furniture - small chest of drawers with bottle of oil soap, furniture pen, and rag on top

How to Fix Damaged Surfaces of Wood FurnitureWood furniture can get damaged in a number of ways. This is a page about how to fix damaged surfaces of wood furniture.


Repairing Wind Chimes

Repairing Wind ChimesWind and sun can wreak havoc on your wind chimes. This is a page about repairing wind chimes.


Finding the Model Number on a New Home Sewing Machine

How to Find the Model Number on a New Home Sewing Machine?It's necessary to locate the model number on sewing machines, for repair parts and other information, but it can be difficult on older models. This is a page about how to find the model number on a New Home sewing machine.


Paper Towels

Fixing a Toilet Clogged By Paper Towels?One or two paper towels might easily flush down the toilet, however if someone puts a larger number down it will probably clog the plumbing. This is a page about fixing a toilet clogged by paper towels.


Electrical Wiring Diagram for John Deere Mower

Electrical Wiring Diagram for John...This is a page about find a electrical wiring diagram for John Deere mower. John Deere mowers are an expensive investments, so being able to repair them can be useful. Having an electrical diagram allows you to work on it yourself.


Steam Mop

Repairing an H2O Steam MopFinding replacement parts and making repairs to small cleaning appliances is possible, but sometimes daunting. This is a page about repairing an H2O steam mop.


Man on Riding Lawn

Cub Cadet Riding Lawn Mower Won't StartTroubleshooting the reason your mower won't start is a process that hopefully gets you back to mowing soon. This is a page about Cub Cadet riding lawn mower won't start.


Worn Faux Leather Upholstery

Repairing Faux Leather Upholstery?This is a page about repairing faux leather upholstery. Leather-like furniture covering can be a challenge to repair when damaged.


Close-up of Kenmore Sewing machine needle

Repairing a Kenmore Sewing MachineThis is a page about repairing a Kenmore sewing machine. Kenmore sewing machines, made for Sears, are found in numerous households. When your machine begins to preform badly or stops sewing altogether it is time for repairs. Some can be done by the owner and others may require the services of a professional repair person.



Refrigerator's Ice Maker

Refrigerator's Ice Maker Leaking WaterIf your refrigerator ice maker is leaking water, the first step is to locate the source. This is a page about refrigerator's ice maker leaking water.


clogged toilet

Fixing a Toilet Clogged By Feminine Pads?This is a page about fixing a toilet clogged by feminine pads. A feminine pad that is flushed down a toilet will quickly clog the plumbing.


Removing Condensation from Inside a Watch

Removing Condensation from Inside a Watch?This is a page about removing condensation from inside a watch. Condensation can build up inside a watch that is exposed to water or extreme humidity.


Carpet Shampooer

Bissell Carpet Shampooer Isn't...The possible causes for the malfunction of your shampooer may be solved by a simple home fix rather than an expensive professional. This page offers suggestions for troubleshooting a Bissell Carpet Shampooer.


Patio Swing

Replacing the Canopy on a Patio SwingTime and the elements can take their toll on the fabric canopy of your outdoor swing. Rather than purchasing an entirely new swing you can replace the canopy. This is a page about replacing canopy on a patio swing.



Poulan Pro Riding Mower Won't StartWhy a mower won't start up can sometimes be a mystery. This is a page troubleshooting a Poulan Pro riding mower that won't start.


Isopropyl Alcohol

Isopropyl Alcohol Stain on Wood FurnitureThis is a page about isopropyl alcohol stain on wood furniture. Alcohol spills on wood furniture can damage the finish.


Craftsman Riding Mower

Craftsman Riding Mower Won't StartIt is very frustrating to roll out your mower to cut the lawn only to find that it won't start. This is a page about Craftsman riding mower won't start.


3 green bathroom throw rugs

Repairing Bathroom Throw Rugs with Crumbled Backing?There are a few products you can purchase to replace rubber backing on a deteriorating throw rug. This is a page about repairing bathroom throw rugs with crumbled backing.


dashboard light array

Dashboard Lights Going Off and On?This is a page about dashboard lights going off and on. Having a short in the electrical system of your car can be difficult to figure out the problem and a challenge to repair.


old photo

Removing a Photo Stuck to GlassThis page is about removing a photo stuck to glass. It is a challenge to remove a photo without ruining it from glass when it is old or has gotten wet.


Black plastic eyeglasses on a white background.

Repairing Scratches on Polycarbonate LensesIt is frustrating when you find scratches on your lenses. Learn how to fix scratches on glasses with these DIY eyeglass scratch repair tips.


Closeup of Janome sewing machine

Repairing a Janome or New Home Sewing...This is a page about repairing a Janome or New Home sewing machine. Some problems with your sewing machine can be fixed at home by making adjustments or replacing parts.


Old sewing machine

Repairing Handwheel on a Singer Sewing Machine?The handwheel needs to move freely for proper sewing and can develop a problem when the machine is not set properly and gets jammed. This is a page about repairing handwheel on a singer sewing machine.


The base of a riding lawnmower.

Bypassing Safety Switches on a Riding Lawnmower?Safety switches on lawn mowers are there to protect you from injury. However, for repair purposes it may be necessary to bypass or disable the safety switches on your riding lawnmower. After repair always, return all safety switches to full functionality before using your riding lawnmower again.



Spray Bottle

Repairing a Spray Bottle?This is a page about repairing a spray bottle. Many home cleaning and other products come in convenient spray bottles. Occasionally these sprayers can become clogged or stop working properly.


A window with water condensation.

Getting Rid of Condensation Between Glass WindowsMoisture can build up in-between the two panes of glass in dual pane insulated windows when the seal fails. There is controversy over replacing or repairing the window. Read about other homeowners' advice and experiences here.


Repairing a lawn mower.

Poulan Pro Push Mower Won't Start?Anytime your mower won't fire up, you will need to do some sleuthing to determine the cause. This is a page about Poulan Pro push mower won't start.


Riding Lawnmower

Murray Riding Lawnmower Won't StartTroubleshooting a non-starting riding mower can be a process. This is a page about Murray riding lawnmower won't start.


Woman Getting Ice From Refrigerator

Troubleshooting a Kenmore Refrigerator Ice MakerDetermining the reason that your refrigerator ice maker is not working can be a challenge. This is a page about troubleshooting a Kenmore refrigerator ice maker.


Toddler looking in open toilet

Plastic Ball Stuck in ToiletThis is a page about plastic ball stuck in toilet. Having a small round item such as a ball stuck in your toilet can be a repair headache.


table damaged by cleaner

Fixing Wood Furniture Damaged by Household...Using the wrong cleaner on your wood furniture may result in damage to the finish and the wood below. This is a page about fixing wood furniture damaged by household cleaners.


A bottle of blue Dawn.

Use Dawn Detergent to Unclog a DrainCooking grease and the residue from shampoos and conditioners can clog your drains. Many people have success breaking up the clog with Dawn. This is a page about use Dawn detergent to unclog drain.


Ice Maker

Ice Maker Not Dispensing IceSometimes your refrigerator ice maker makes ice, but does not dispense it. This is a page about ice maker not dispensing ice.


Light Bulb Socket

Light Bulb Socket Sparked and Smoked?This is a page about light bulb socket sparked and smoked. Certain electrical problems are more disturbing than others and may require quicker action to determine the cause and make repairs.


John Deere Riding

John Deere Riding Mower Keeps Stalling?This is a page about fixing a John Deere riding mower that keeps stalling. There could be a number of reasons for your riding mower to stall, especially if it is the first time you are using it for the season.


Sofa bed with a metal frame.

Sofa Bed Frame ReplacementSometimes the frame for your sofa bed becomes damaged beyond repair. Finding a new replacement frame can be a challenge. This is a page about sofa bed frame replacement.


A woman pressing buttons on the console of a front loading washing machine.

Unlocking the Door on a Maytag Front Load Washer?Front loaders have a locking mechanism to avoid opening the door during a washing cycle but occasionally, this lock will be activated accidentally. This is a page about unlocking the door on a Maytag front load washer.


Silver and black riding lawn mower against mown grass background

Riding Mower Keeps Shutting OffThe lawn is in desperate need of mowing and your mower keeps shutting off. This is a page about riding mower keeps shutting off.


Hot coffee mug on wood table.

Removing Heat Marks from FurnitureYou have just enjoyed a steaming cup of hot coffee. When you move the cup, to your dismay there is a heat mark on the table. This is a page about removing heat marks from furniture.


closeup of knob

Repairing a Nelco Sewing Machine?These vintage machines imported in the late 1950s from Japan were well made and can still be found stitching away in many homes. This is a page about repairing a Nelco sewing machine.


Tinted eye glasses on white.

Tinting Eyeglasses at Home?Some people try to tint their own eyeglasses at home to save money at the optometrist. However, this can cause eye damage as the dyed glasses will not protect your eyes from the sun.


Blue faux leather sofa that is peeling.

Faux Leather Sofa Is Peeling?If you have furniture with vinyl or another material that resembles leather, you may find that it will crack over time. This page has solutions for a faux leather sofa is peeling.


kitchen range and cabinets

Removing White Steam Marks on Wood...This is a page about removing white steam marks on wood cabinets. Heat can sometimes damage the finish on your kitchen cabinets leaving unsightly white marks.


Closeup of Chrome

Painting Over ChromeThis page is about painting over chrome. When you want to paint instead of polishing this metal surface, there are a few things to keep in mind.


A box of baby wipes.

How to Unclog a Toilet Clogged by Baby Wipes?Before calling a plumber try a plunger or a plumber's snake to dislodge trapped baby wipes in your toilet pipes. This is a page about how to unclog a toilet clogged by baby wipes.



Kenmore Elite Icemaker Not Dumping Ice?If your ice maker has stopped dropping ice, it may just be stuck and need some minor repair. This is a page about Kenmore Elite icemaker not dumping ice.


Pushing the start button on a microwave.

Power Goes Out When Using MicrowaveThis is a page about power goes out when using microwave. If your power goes out when you turn on your microwave the breaker is getting overloaded. It is best to have an electrician look at the issue.


Ironing Polyester

Removing Shiny Iron Marks on Polyester Clothing?This is a page about removing shiny iron marks on polyester clothing. The shiny marks left on polyester clothing by a too hot iron are quite likely scorched or melted synthetic fibers.


bedroom light switch

Power Out in One Room?This is a page about power out in one room. Trying to determine the cause of a power outage in one room can be confusing especially if the breaker has not tripped.


A bed in a bedroom.

Electric Blanket Error Codes?This is a page about electric blanket error codes. An electric blanket is an easy way to stay warm during the winter months. If your blanket is not working, checking the error code can help you troubleshoot the problem.


Antique sewing machine on a sewing table with thread.

Value of an Antique Singer Sewing Machine?Sewing machines have been around for over 100 years and there are many old-fashioned ones that can be still found for sale. This is a page about the value of an antique Singer sewing machine.


Patio Umbrella

Refurbishing a Faded Patio UmbrellaSun and weather can fade the colors on your patio umbrella. You don't necessarily need to buy a new one, you may be able to refurbish the one you have. This is a page about refurbishing a faded patio umbrella.


Refrigerator Door Handle

Fixing a Refrigerator Door HandleThis page is about fixing a refrigerator door handle. You may be able to repair or find a replacement when you have a broken handle on your appliance.


Gray carpet

Fixing Matted Down CarpetUse over time or even heavy furniture can leave sections of your carpet looking flat or matted down. A carpet rake can help a lot in fluffing up the nap or pile. This is a page about fixing matted down carpet.


A riding mower on a green lawn.

Toro Riding Mower Won't Start?It is exceedingly frustrating to get set to mow the lawn and have your mower refuse to start. This page addresses the possible reasons why your Toro riding mower won't start.


Dishwasher with an open door.

Dishwasher Not Releasing Soap?It is really frustrating to open the dishwasher only to discover that the soap dispenser did not open during the wash cycle. This is a page about dishwasher not releasing soap.


Black Spots on Mirror

Fixing Black Spots on MirrorsOver time mirrors can develop black areas. This page is about fixing black spots on mirrors.


Icemaker Ice

Icemaker Not Dumping IceBefore you call the repair service, you may be able to troubleshoot and repair an in-freezer ice maker that makes, but doesn't dump the ice cubes. This is a page about icemaker not dumping ice.


view of bobbin

Bobbin Case Stuck on a Singer Sewing Machine?If the bobbin has become stuck on your Singer sewing machine, you may need to have it repaired professionally. This is a page about bobbin case in singer machine stuck.


glass canister and gasket

Finding Replacement Parts for Jars and Canisters?It can be difficult to find the right sized gasket or closure for an older glass container or cookie jar. Here are tips for ordering a replacement for a vintage or family treasure.


Woman getting ice from fridge.

Refrigerator's Ice Maker Not Making IceThis is a page about a refrigerator's ice maker not making ice. Your refrigerator's ice maker may stop making ice, requiring you to troubleshoot the cause before it can be repaired.


Close up of riding lawnmower cutting grass.

Riding Mower Won't Restart After Hitting Something?The impact of hitting or running over something with your riding mower may cause damage to the flywheel key, keeping you from restarting the mower. This part can be purchased and replaced to get your mower back up and running. This is a page about what to do when your riding mower won't restart after hitting something.


Sewing Machine

Sewing Machine Needle Won't Stay Threaded?This is a page about sewing machine needle won't stay threaded. It is always frustrating to begin a sewing project only to have your machine stop working properly.


Damage caused by Murphy's Oil Soap on a wooden cabinet.

Wood Cabinets Damaged By Murphy's Oil Soap?If the finish on a cabinet is compromised it is possible for cleaners such as oil soaps diluted with water to seep under it. If this has happed to you there are some ideas for solutions in this page.


Bleach Stains on Red Shirt

Removing Bleach Stains From ClothingAccidentally getting bleach on clothing will damage the dye and leave a discoloration often referred to as a bleach stain. This is a page about removing bleach stains from clothing.


Hoover Carpet Cleaner

Repairing a Hoover Carpet Cleaner?This is a page about repairing a Hoover carpet cleaner. If you are handy and have a bit of patience, you may be able to make the needed repairs to your carpet cleaner.


removing riding mower wheel

Removing a Wheel from a Riding Mower?This is a page about removing a wheel from a riding mower. Whether replacing a tire, doing maintenance, or making repairs, you may need to remove the wheels from your riding mower.


Replacement Canopy for an Outdoor Swing

Making a Replacement Canopy for an...This page is about making a replacement canopy for an outdoor swing. When the awning for an outdoor swing gets torn or tattered you may be able to fashion a new canopy.


Sewing Machine Needle Not Catching Thread

Sewing Machine Needle Not Catching ThreadIt can be very frustrating if your machine is not sewing properly. This page is about sewing machine needle not catching thread.


A worn brown leather sofa.

Touching Up Worn Spots on a Leather SofaWith use, a leather sofa can develop worn spots that differ in color and finish from the rest of the piece. This is a page about touching up worn spots on a leather sofa.


A worn pink blanket.

Restoring a Childhood Blanket?Restoring a beloved childhood blanket is an important project. If you do not want to cut it apart and remake it anew, consider backing it with a piece of fabric and sewing the two pieces together to reinforce the childhood memory item. This is a page about restoring a childhood blanket.


A washer full of clothes and water.

Washer Does Not Spin Water Out of ClothesHaving a washer full of wet clothes because it is not spinning all of the water out is frustrating. This is a page about washer does not spin water out of clothes.


Red Craftsman riding mower.

Riding Mower Won't Start Without Gas In CarburetorOnce you have at least identified a temporary fix for your mower issues, now you can concentrate on repairing it. This is a page about riding mower won't start without gas in carburetor.


Frigidaire logo

Frigidaire Refrigerator Ice Maker Not WorkingThis page is about repairing a Frigidaire ice maker. Ice makers are very handy when they are working properly.


Dark wood dining table with chairs.

Fixing a Wood Table With a Nail Polish Remover StainNail polish remove can stain your wooden furniture if it gets spilled. Because it may have attacked the finish, it can be difficult to remove the stain. This is a page about fixing a wood table with a nail polish remover stain.


closeup of sewing machine foot and needle

Sewing Machine is Breaking or Bending NeedlesThis is a page about sewing machine is breaking or bending needles. Having a needle break or bend right in the middle of a sewing project can be very frustrating. Knowing how to troubleshoot the cause and make the repair would get you back to work.


A man pulling the starter cord for a lawn mower.

Lawn Mower Starter Cord Won't PullIf the pull cord on your mower gets stuck, you may be able to open up the mower and repair or replace it yourself. The other option is to find a repair shop. This is a page about lawn mower starter cord won't pull.


Riding Mower

Riding Mower Battery Won't Hold a Charge?This is a page about riding mower battery won't hold a charge. How can you get the lawn mowed when the battery won't hold a charge? Perhaps a bit of troubleshooting will help you discover the cause and make repairs.


pan with lid

Removing a Lid Stuck on a PanThis is a page about removing a lid stuck on a pan. Sometimes a vacuum will be created inside your covered pot. If this happens you may be unable to remove the lid.


Stuck Light Bulb

Removing a Stuck Light BulbThis page is about removing a stuck light bulb. You need to be careful not to break the glass when removing a stubborn bulb.


Riding Mower

Repairing a MTD Riding MowerThis is a page about repairing a MTD riding mower. Many things can go wrong with your riding mower. If you can diagnose the problem and are handy, you can make many of the repairs yourself.


Electric lawn mower cutting grass

Mower Battery Hooked Up to Wrong Terminals?Mistakes happen and hooking up battery cables on your mower to the wrong terminals is unfortunate, but possible. This is a page about what to do if you hooked up your mower battery to the wrong terminals.


Photo of a woman with a broken sewing machine that won't go in reverse.

Sewing Machine Won't Sew in Reverse?This is a page about sewing machine won't sew in reverse. It can be very frustrating when your sewing machine is not working properly. It may be time to take it in for repair.


Prescription Sunglasses

Removing the Tint from Prescription SunglassesThis page is about removing the tint from prescription sunglasses. Sometimes the tint color of your glasses is not the way you want it.


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Pair of faded blue jeans hanging in front of door

Dyeing Blue JeansThis is a page about dyeing blue jeans. You can dye jeans to darken the color or perhaps change it a bit.


Patching Screw Holes in Walls - finished project

Patching Screw Holes in WallsThis project shows how to patch a hole in your wall, after removing a screw, properly before painting over it again. It is cheap and easy to do and it doesn't take very long to do.


Tablecloth for Reupholstering a Chair - chair with reupholstered seat

Tablecloth for Reupholstering a ChairDo you have any extra tablecloths you don't need? The tablecloths could be turned into upholstery fabric for your chairs! You could save money versus buying fabric by the yard. This is what we did for the chair seats!


A torn up side to a couch.

How to Fix Cat Scratches on CouchWe adopted a cat last year and she went to town on our new sofa, scratching it until it looked like a shag carpet. We tried deterrent sprays, laying blankets over the spot, and finally the sticky paper the eventually got her to stop.


Refinishing a Wooden Playground - like new

Refinishing a Wooden PlaygroundWe bought this playground 13 years ago for our 2 oldest kids. We recently decided to refinish it, instead of buying a new one, for our 5 yr old son.


Repairing Clothing Snags - snag isolated against a paper towel

Repairing Clothing SnagsKnit fabrics are very easily snagged. Here is an easy way to repair the snag using an unusual tool - a dental floss threader. Here we show the process on two men's shirts.


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A stuffed red lobster with a black eye patch covering where an eye is missing.

Stuffed Animal Eye PatchIf you have a beloved stuffed animal that loses an eye, an eye patch might be the best solution. Learn how in this short video.


A refurbished grill.

How to Fix Any GrillI created this video blog on how to fix a BBQ grill. I found this grill on the side of the road and it looked nice enough to be fixed. I use it for camping now.


Fixing a Lawn Mower That Won't StartWe have a Craftsman mower (with a Briggs and Stratton engine) that we have not taken very good care of.


A clock being repaired with a new movement and hands.

How to Replace a Clock MovementIf you have a favorite clock that has stopped working, it's relatively simple to purchase a new movement as a replacement. Learn the technique with help from this step by step video.


A tent pole elastic that has been repaired.

How to Fix a Tent PoleMany tent poles are attached with elastic, which can break with rough usage. Learn how to fix it in this short video.


A screen shot from the video blog telling how to fix any lawnmower

Fix Any LawnmowerI created a video blog on fixing a mower. It is a step by step process. It was much simpler than taking a thousand pictures and typing all that I wanted to say.


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Cardboard underneath a couch cushion.

Free Fix for Sagging SofaOur older sofa and loveseat were losing support. There are sofa supports for sale at about $25 each. However, I used a large box, cut it in half, folded it and placed it under the cushions.


Using a bread tag to fix a flip flop.

Fix for a Broken Flip FlopFlip flops can break at any time. Carry a bread tab with you. If the toe portion comes out, put it back in the hole and attach the tab on the sole side of the flip flop. This will secure it.


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Unsticking Two Stainless Steel PotsThis way is easier than the hot water and ice method. Fill the under pot with water by finding a way to put the water in through the rim. When you have a nice quantity, bring the pot to a boil. The steam will push out and up the pot at the top. That's what worked for me.


A piece of cardboard that was inside the Swiffer WetJet.

Getting A Swiffer WetJet WorkingBrand new Swiffer and I couldn't get it to work until I looked closely and realized there was cardboard paper around the border of where the bottle fits. Pull out the bottle, then the paper on the side of where the bottle sits, then put the bottle back in the Swiffer. It should now work perfectly.



A stereo cabinet.

Restoring a Vintage RCA Stereo Cabinet?My grandfather recently passed and I'm looking to restore his RCA stereo cabinet. The left speaker is blown so I'm replacing the speakers. But the 8 track doesn't work (it sounds like its trying to play but it's struggling to wind and it makes loud noises/vibrates when you change tracks) and the record size switch is stuck. Would anyone be able to tell me if the 8 track is salvageable or if there's replacements out there? if there's any manuals/schematics available? Or the best way to go about fixing the other issues? The model number is VTT300W serial number 424310322.


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Repairing A Sewing Machine Presser Foot Lever?Hi, I have a Kenmore 158.15251. The lever in the back of the machine that lowers or lifts the presser foot is moving freely without moving the presser foot. Seems like it is loose. How can I fix this?


A vintage chest of drawers.

Repairing an Imperial Painted Chest?I inherited this painted chest. It was made by Imperial in Grand Rapids, MI, I think after 1962. What would be the best manner to correct the damage and condition issues? Would restoring it affect the value? Thank you.


A ripped hole in a piece of fabric.

How to Fix Burnt Holes on Fabric?Can you plz help me. I was ironing my clothes and it got torn. I tried fixing it but then I saw another hole like this. Please help me and guide me how to fix this. Should I buy another fabric for my back and let the tailor stitch the whole dress again.


A bowl stuck in a stainless steel saucepan.

Stainless Steel Bowl Stuck In Saucepan?How do I get a stainless bowl out of a saucepan? I have tried the oil method but have had no luck.


The typewriter not working correctly.

Canon AP 350 Ribbon Problem?The ribbon seems to be lifting up as the daisy wheel is moving. We've pulled the daisy wheel out to look at it and there's no reason this should be happening. Perhaps there is something we're missing. We made sure all the settings on the typewriter are correct to match the ribbon cassette. Nothing seems to be working to fix this issue. Thanks for any insight that you may be able to provide.


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