Repair Electric Kettle Lid, Hamilton Beach 40891

  We love our Hamilton Beach 40891 cordless kettle.  But by necessity, we learned a bit about kettle repair, when the lid for that kettle came apart after several years of use.  We fixed it, and so here, we share how to repair electric kettle lid on our 40891 Hamilton Beach teapot. So, we determined … Continue reading Repair Electric Kettle Lid, Hamilton Beach 40891

Fixing Noisy Window Air Conditioners, How To

Anyone living in warmer climates and seeking to cool their bedrooms, living rooms, and other small to medium-sized living spaces, has probably grappled  with the problem of noisy window air conditioners. Indeed, we’ve installed units from five to twelve thousand BTUs in our windows at various apartments, homes, trailers, and even basements, and have been frustrated by … Continue reading Fixing Noisy Window Air Conditioners, How To

Electric Baseboard Heater Noise, How to Fix

We’ve dealt with the problem of electric baseboard heater noise for a decade now in our second floor bedrooms. Baseboard heaters are great for adding to the home’s base heating (the furnace). They can fix a room always being cold.  But unless you’ve spent extra money for quiet hydronic heaters, common electric baseboard heaters tend to … Continue reading Electric Baseboard Heater Noise, How to Fix

Honeywell Thermostat Says Wait, Fix, Repair, Solve

A Honeywell Thermostat says wait due to at least four different causes.  We’ll cover those here, as well as how to solve these problems. Then later, we will add more as we run into them. Honeywell Thermostat Says Wait While Booting  To fix this wait message, simply wait, like it says, until the boot / … Continue reading Honeywell Thermostat Says Wait, Fix, Repair, Solve

Solving Belkin F9K1106 Wireless Extender Blinking Orange Light Problem

When the Belkin wireless extender status lamp blinks orange, on and off, this means that the extender has either not yet connected to the intended wireless network(s) to extend, or it is unable to connect to these primary wireless networks, for various reasons.  The primary network may have gone down, lost power, or requires a reboot.  … Continue reading Solving Belkin F9K1106 Wireless Extender Blinking Orange Light Problem

How to Reset Belkin N600 Plug In Wireless Range Extender F9K1122

Belkin has created a line of plug in wireless range extenders, including the F9K1122 Wi-Fi repeater.  These feature a hard reset button that, when pressed, erases any customized settings, and returns the extender to factory default values (restores the settings to what they were when the unit was shipped from the factory). You may also reset the … Continue reading How to Reset Belkin N600 Plug In Wireless Range Extender F9K1122

How to Wipe an iPod Nano 3 Clean

In this post, we show how to wipe an iPod Nano 3 clean, and restore it to default settings. Note though, that this routine does not delete the media files on your Nano right away.  These erase the next time you plug the Nano into a device running iTunes. How to Wipe an iPod Nano 3 … Continue reading How to Wipe an iPod Nano 3 Clean

Fixing Blowing Fuses Problem, Altec Lansing ATP5 Powered Speakers

Love these Altec Lansing ATP5 amplified speakers. But the other day, they started blowing their internal 1.6A slow-blow fuse when plugged into mains power. And, given how sweet these units sound, we couldn’t bear throwing them out without at least ATTEMPTING this Altec Lansing speaker repair. Thus, during disassembly of the subwoofer (big) unit in the … Continue reading Fixing Blowing Fuses Problem, Altec Lansing ATP5 Powered Speakers

Fixing Noisy Portable Fan Heaters

We’ve dealt with noisy portable fan heaters for three decades in many dwellings.  We had them in our bedrooms, third floor finished attic rooms, and drafty condos.  So fixing noisy portable fan heaters became a topic of high interest for us.  We wanted to learn how to fix them  for better sleep, better mood, and higher grades … Continue reading Fixing Noisy Portable Fan Heaters

How to Fix Typical Wireless Wi-Fi Router Problems

With the Wi-Fi wireless router being THE central component in most home computer networks these days, it’s common to hear discussion of common router issues and how to address them. With so many of us creating wireless networks in our homes, apartments, dorms, et al, it’s likely also, that most of us have experienced some … Continue reading How to Fix Typical Wireless Wi-Fi Router Problems