Exploring Cuban Culture in Miami’s Little Havana and Beyond

After the dictatorship of Fidel Castro rose in Cuba in the late 1950s, a number of Cubans left their country and resettled in Miami. At first, they thought it would be a temporary home, but those same immigrants ended up staying for generations and leaving a lasting impact on what has become one of Florida’s most exciting cities. Cuban culture …

What is Wrong With Your Dryer Door?

Dryers are simple machines that are essential to modern household comfort. When the door is closed and power is connected, your dryer creates heat and spins clothing so that it dries in an even and fluffy manner. Repairing the drum or the heat can be quite challenging but sometimes a problem with your dryer is caused by the door itself. …

How to Remove or Replace Your Microwave Door

For most microwave owners, the microwave is basically one continuous part. Except, of course, for the plate that sometimes needs to be removed to wash off some boiled-over soup or oatmeal. But every now and then, you may have a reason to remove the microwave door. Some microwaves have doors that can be reversed for the benefit of lefties or …

What to Do When Your Gas Cooktop Has Weak Flames

When it comes to cooking, many prefer the power of a gas cooktop to provide even heating to many of their favorite dishes. However, one of the most frustrating problems that a gas cooktop can manifest is a flame that is uneven or very weak. Even when on the highest setting, that flame doesn’t get any stronger than it would …

Replacing Your Maytag Stove’s Glass Cooktop

Glass or ceramic (also known as smooth-top) is a popular choice in kitchens these days. When they are regularly cleaned and well cared for, they make a great overall kitchen design even better. People have more choices than ever, whether they want a smooth-top range or countertop cooktop. According to Consumer Reports, electric cooktops like the Maytag MER8700DS1 Stove Cooktop have …

How to Fix a Loud GE Refrigerator

An obnoxiously loud GE refrigerator model GSS25JFMWW is a clear indication a component in the appliance is damaged or malfunctioning. Locating the area where the sound is most prominent will help you discover which part is causing your refrigerator’s noise level to increase. If the sound is loudest near the bottom rear of your refrigerator, a faulty condenser fan motor is the …

How to Get Your Kitchenaid Microwave’s Turntable Turning Again

Has the turntable in your Whirlpool and Kitchenaid KHMS2040WSS0 microwave stopped turning? If so, the problem may be as simple as the turntable motor. Read on for more information about how to replace this important part of your microwave unit. Before replacing your turntable motor Before ordering replacement parts for your microwave, you will need to confirm that the motor …

How to Replace the Drain Solenoid in Your GE Dishwasher

A dishwasher that won’t drain is a hassle nobody enjoys dealing with, especially when your day is jam-packed with work and family obligations. While there are quite a few component malfunctions that can lead to a non-draining GE dishwasher model GSD4030ZWW, a defective solenoid is one of the more common causes. However, before you skip ahead to our solenoid replacement …

Fix Your Electrolux Washer’s Banging Tub by Replacing the Front Shock Absorbers

Your washer’s tumbling/washing cycle causes a lot of movement inside the machine. The shock absorbers are part of what support the tub so it doesn’t bang against other parts or move around too much. If the front shock absorbers break, you’ll hear a lot of banging during the washer’s agitation cycle. The tub will also sag because it’s missing a …

O, Miami Poetry Festival Brings Poetry to You Throughout April 2019

There are plenty of literary festivals around the world for university professors, but the O, Miami Poetry Festival is for everybody. This year’s celebration will be the eleventh anniversary of carrying out their mission for every single person in Miami-Dade County to encounter a poem. Don’t let them down. What Kind of Festival Is This? O, Miami is different from the …