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Ask Amy: What I found after I checked my washing machine filter for the first time in 7 years

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"Oh dear. That was embarrassing!" That's what I was thinking after I checked my washing machine filter for the first time in seven years live on Facebook! 

 

Watch my video on Facebook.

 

It turns out, we are supposed to check the filters about once a month. It's the trap that collects loose coins, bobby pins, hair and other stuff that's not supposed to go into the washer. Your dishwasher has a trap filter you should check too. These appliances can get stinky if you're not maintaining them properly. I spoke with an expert to find out exactly how to keep them clean and smelling fresh.

 

 

Action Item of the Week

 

Find out where your trap is on your washing machine and your dishwasher and clean them out. You'll also make your appliances last longer.

 

The holidays are here! Don't be caught wandering around the wine aisle trying to figure out what bottle to take to your next holiday party. I asked the wine and beer experts at 5 Houston retailers to give us their 3 best wines under $10 & the best beer for the value. The full list is here. Try a new bottle. Gift one or buy a 6-pack for your hubs. No one has to know you spent less than $10!

 

I always want to hear from you. If you have a story I need to investigate, or a product I can test, send me an email at adavis@kprc.com or leave me a comment on my Facebook page @KPRC2AmyDavis.

 

Your consumer expert,

 

Amy Davis