Broken Flat Iron? Here’s an easy fix

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Broken Flat Iron.

Has this ever happened to you?

Don’t be too quick to throw away your flat iron if the plates come loose. I just about cried when this happened to mine. Granted I’ve had my flat iron for forever – and so I should with a hefty $200 price tag. I have very coarse hair and other flat irons never did the trick like this one does. So I was determined to fix it.


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I tried just about every strong hold glue I could think of, I even used glue that my husband uses on the gasket for our wood stove thinking that high heat glue would be sure to work like a charm – but it failed.

I came across this product above, JB-WELD, my saving grace!

I found it in the automotive section of Wal-Mart.

Just like it say’s on the package

“Don’t scrap it, JB-Weld it”


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Here is what you do.

Grab a piece of tin foil and squirt out an amount out of the red tube like above.


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Then squirt out an amount out of the black tube like above.


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Use a stick of some sort, I used the handle of a plastic spoon, and mix together until you have a grey mixture like above.

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Spread generously on the plate, trying to avoid the plates surface that touches your hair.


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Clamp together really tight, wipe away any excess that seeps through thoroughly. Once dry there’s no getting it off.

I left mine clamped together for more than 24 hours.

I did a little happy dance the first time I used it, worked like a charm.

I waited a few weeks before posting this because I wanted to make sure that it really worked and that it didn’t fall apart in a couple of days.

I am very happy to report that it’s been one month and my flat iron is still perfectly intact!

What to do when your front load washer will not drain

Has this ever happened to you?

So I’m washing a load of clothes when all of a sudden
I hear that dreadful beep, beep, beep.
It wasn’t to tell me that it was washed.
I know that beep, it was an error beep.

Off to the laundry room I go to look at the display. 
It was flashing nd. So I got out the manual and looked 
up the error code. 
Meaning: Your washer is not draining.
It also said: Before calling for service
check the following.
1. Turn off the unit and turn it on again.
2. Select only the spin cycle.
3. Press the Start/Pause to drain the water.
If it still does not drain, call for service.
I went through those steps, the washer hummed for 
about 10-12 mins and then the dreadful beep, beep, 
beep assaulted my ears once again.

So I did what I had to do, call for service.
This is what it sounded like when I
called for service.

~Husband, where are you?~
So the call was made, he showed up right away 
- how’s that for service?

He pulled the washer out from underneath
the counter and took the back panel off.

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You can see 2 silver clamps holding the 
drain hoses to the pump, you’ll need to slide
those down so you can remove the hoses
from the pump, the hubs used a pair of
vice grips. The clamp springs back
into shape once you let them go. 

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There will be water so have plenty of towels and a
bucket ready. Chances are there won’t be a clog in 
the hoses because they are pretty wide
anyways. From there unscrew your pump
from the washer…there is also a wire connection
that you will have to let go…ours had 2 wires, 
so just remember where the wires go…if possible take 
a picture to refer to when hooking the pump back up.

So here’s our pump.

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We took pictures of our pump from all sides before 
we started taking any screws out so that we could 
be sure we were putting it back together properly. 
Here’s what we found when we took it apart.

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I guess you could say it was my fault.
A bobby pin was preventing the pump from turning.
We were relieved though to actually find
something in the pump otherwise we’d really
have to call service because we wouldn’t
have known what to do next.

The hubs put everything back together the
same way he took it apart and I put my dripping
wet clothes back in and set it on the spin cycle.
After a few moments of fear the washer started 
to spin…such relief!

I’d like to add that this is the first time my husband 
fixed this washer (it’s the first time the washer 
broke), he had no clue really what he was getting 
into. It wasn’t that bad so I think most of us could 
do this rather than pay a technician. 

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