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What Breed is My Dog?
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Maytag Error Codes

What does the code LD mean on the Maytag 30000?

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Safety Pin and Bead Craft Projects
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Removing Stains on a Car Headliner
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Art Inspired Costume Ideas
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Jewelry Making Craft Ideas for Children
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GE Washer Won't Spin

My washer will pump water out, but will not spin. Once I get it to spin it will spin two or three times then quit. I replaced the lid switch and it still does the same.

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Finding Yarn Donations for Charity Projects

I would like to know how to get yarn donated. I am making prayer shawls for cancer patients, please help me with this project to help others.

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Caring for a Blind Kitten
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Bathroom Sink Plug Keeps Rusting

The plug hole and plug is very rusty on my bathroom sink even though I replace the plug every week, rust appears as soon as water connects to plug.

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Homemade Jack in the Box

Where can I buy the spring for it?

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Kraft Roka Blue Cheese Spread

Where can I find Kraft roka blue cheese spread in a 30 mile radius of zip 11209?

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Church Harvest Tea Theme

What theme should I use for a church harvest tea?

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Top Denture Causing Pain

I got my top denture in May. Now it is too wide and cutting into my cheek. Is there anyway I can fix this myself? I can't afford to go have it relined or get a new set at the moment and my jaw is so sore I can't put my dentures in.

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Dog in Heat Peeing Inside

My dog has been house trained for a while. She came into her first heat about two weeks ago; she just started peeing in the house and outside. She is peeing a lot, everywhere.

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Cleaning Cat Vomit Off Carpet
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Refrigerator Not Cooling

I have a Kenmore top freezer refrigerator unit. The power is on, however my refrigerator is not getting cold.

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Fabric Dye Bled Onto Dress

On a night out I managed to ruin my favourite white tee. Long story short, I had a wristband on that bleeds when it gets wet; the wristband bled bright red dye all over my white shirt.

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Removing Wallpaper Border

The border is vinyl and it sticks to your fingers in small pieces and you cannot get off your fingers.

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Bread Machine Won't Start

I have a Toast Master bread machine, Model #1197s. When I hit the start button it will not start.

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15th Birthday Ideas

It's my daughter's birthday soon and she's 15 and we don't know what to do for it. Any ideas?

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

I don't want to play babyish games. So what shall I play? My party is in my house.

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Recipe for Weight Watchers Tuna Casserole

My mom made this when I was a kid. It had peas, mushrooms, onion, bread? and buttermilk.

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Puppy Pooing in Her Cage at Night

We have got a 9 week old puppy (Boxer) she is really good throughout the day and we have had very few accidents. But when it comes to bedtime and we put her in her cage (large) which we have split half bedding...

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Removing Dead Animal Odor from a Car

We found a dead mouse in the frame under the back seat of our BMW x5. It is in a very small hole. How do we get it out and how do we get rid of the smell?

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Wood Stove Pellets as Cat Litter

Wood stove pellets at $5 for a 40 pound bag make a very nice cat litter. The pellets are made from hard wood so they last much longer than the pine pellet litter made for cats.

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Removing Facial Hair

It was my fool attempt to cleaning out my facial hairs in order to make my face smooth and more fine than before, but sadly it turned worse. Now it is not smooth, but it is more rough and has more ingrown hairs.

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Looking for Wholesale Salvage Groceries

Looking to open a salvage grocery store in New Hampshire, and would like to know if anyone has any info on reputable suppiers in the New England area. Thank you!

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Sewing Machine Needle Won't Go Down

I have a Simplicity Denim Star machine. I cannot get the needle to go all the way down with the foot pedal or manually. I opened the area with the arm that the thread goes through and noticed a metal wire...

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Machine Locks and Won't Sew

I bought a new bobbin case (verified for the correct one) for my Singer 6104. When I hold it in with my finger it sews fine, but when I put the lever over it that holds it in place it locks up.

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Curtain Color Advice

I have two teal walls and two that are a linen color, like a dark cream. What colour of curtains should I get?

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Making Fabric Christmas Ornaments

I am making primitive Xmas ornaments and would like to cut some stages. Can I mix Elmer's glue and instant coffee and brush it on the ornaments? Or can you suggest another easier alternative?

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Removing Gasoline Smell from Car Carpet

How do I remove the smell of spilled gasoline from my car carpet?

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Cleaning Dye Off a Leather Purse

I have an orange leather purse and a black leather purse faded on it. Is there anything that will take this out?

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Poem from Deceased Cat to Owner

I saw a poem from a deceased cat that told the owner to take in another cat the way she did him and take care of him and give another cat a home. Can someone find this for me?

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Edges of Sugar Maple Tree Leaves Turning Brown

Why is my sugar maple tree's leaves turning brown on the edge of the leaf?

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Value of Webster's Encyclopedic Dictionary 1891

What is the value of Webster's Encyclopedic Dictionary, enlarged and revised to 1891 by Rt. Rev. Samuel Fallows DD? It is a huge volume at 5 inches thick and 2083 pages.

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Home Repairs for Low Income Families

We need a new roof asap. My house insurance canceled us because we need a new roof. We are having financial difficulties; we are raising our grandchildren and funds are just not there.

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What is This Weed?
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Getting Rid of Fleas in the House

I recently moved in to an apartment that has fleas. I do not have any pets nor do I have carpets, its all hardwood floors. I am currently pregnant and have two small children so I would not like to use chemicals. Please help!

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Thread Pulling Bobbin Spool Out of Place

I bought a mini sewing machine. After a few uses, while stitching, the thread pulls the bobbin case up towards the needle. The bobbin case moves from its place and starts rotating with the bobbin which sticks the needle.

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Getting Rid of Pimples

What is the most effective way to get rid of pimple in just a day. All I have here is tomato, garlic, and honey. Please help me. I don't want to go on a vacation with this nasty big pimple in my nose.

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Sponge Cake with Crushed Peanut Frosting

My grandmother made a sponge cake and the frosting was butter and then covered with crushed peanuts.It sounds simple enough, but I do not know if she used salted or unsalted butter.

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Using a LP Refrigerator While Driving

Can you run you fridge on LP gas while traveling down the road?

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Value of a RCA Victor Record Player/Stereo
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Sewing Machine Needle Won't Move

I was giving my aunt's Kenmore sewing machine. It's a 1800 model. I used it to make a dress and vest, but now the needle won't go up and down. I thought it was the motor belt and replaced that, but it still doesn't work.

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Opening a Bent and Dent Store

I live in Missouri and need info on starting a store, suppliers, etc. Any help would be appreciated.

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Curtain Color Advice

The home I am moving into has blue carpet. My furniture is grey and I have bright red flower picture. I think this is going to be hideous.

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Salsa Chicken and Black Bean Rice

I just made the quickest, easiest and yummiest dinner, with boxed Spanish rice, salsa, chicken and black beans.

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Coffee Costume Ideas
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Living With Epilepsy
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