The Weekly Wrap-Up: Condo Edition


Upscale living, breathtaking skyline views, all while being steps away from everything North Texas has to offer – what more could you want in a condo? This week, we’re highlighting 6 stunning units that will have you daydreaming of the city life.

2011 Cedar Springs Road #307 | Harwood District | $949,999

2408 Victory Park Lane #841 | Victory Park | $507,000

5200 Keller Springs Road #1415 | Far North Dallas | $495,000

5609 SMU Boulevard #308 | Dallas | $359,000 | OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, April 18 from 1 p.m to 3 p.m.

3920 Travis Street #23 | Uptown | $350,000

2608 Museum Way #3214 | Fort Worth | $329,900

To view more spectacular homes for sale, visit ebby.com.

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Are you searching for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

4728 Stonehearth Place | Dallas | $1,599,000

4609 Augusta Drive | Frisco | $1,350,000

5327 Vanderbilt Avenue | Dallas | $1,265,900

560 S Pearl Expressway | Dallas | $849,000

5505 Ellsworth Avenue | Dallas | $729,000

135 Seaside Drive | Gun Barrel City | $725,000

To view more spectacular homes for sale, visit ebby.com.

10 Steps to Drain Water Out of a Washing Machine


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We know how annoying can be when you go to your laundry area to transfer a load of clothes from the washer to the dryer, but water remains in the washer tub even though the cycle has finished. It can be confusing, frustrating and inconvenient when this happens. You can turn on the spin cycle to see if the water will drain, but if that doesn’t help, you’re right back where you started – with a load of soaking laundry and a washer full of water.  

Why Won’t My Washing Machine Drain Water? 

There are a few possibilities why your washing machine won’t drain. that might happen. Your washer may have a clogged drain hose or the pump may be broken. A broken lid switch or belt could also be the culprit. It may even be something as simple as the hose being jammed. Whatever the reason, the water will need to be drained from the washing machine before any work or diagnosis can be done. 

What Does the Drain Function on a Washing Machine Do? 

It removes the water from the tub during the spin cycle. The washer pump forces water from the bottom of the machine into the drain hose. The drain hose loops to the top of the machine, and then down to the drain, enabling the tub to fill. When the water reaches the bend in the hose, it goes out of the drain. 

How to Drain Water Out of a Washing Machine 

If you have water in your washer that hasn’t drained, you have a couple of options: 

One is to bail it out, but that can be a time consuming and tedious process. It can also be hard on your back to bend over to reach the bottom of the tub repeatedly. An easier way is to let the drain hose and gravity do the hard work for you. Here are some of the things you’ll need to have on hand for the task: 

  • Bucket
  • Screwdriver
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Sponge and towels
  • Clamp 

Step 1 – Turn off the power 

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Unplug the washer from the outlet or turn off power at the circuit breaker or fuse box. While not mandatory, it’s also a good idea to turn the hot and cold water connections to the washing machine just to be safe.  

Step 2 – Locate the drain hose at the back of the washer 

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First, look to see if it is bent or kinked, which may be blocking the water flow. If that’s the case, simply straightening the hose may fix the problem. If the hose has no visible bends or kinks, then disconnect it from the drain, unscrewing with a clamp attached if necessary. Be sure to keep the hose higher than the washer tub until you’re ready to empty the water.  

Step 3 – Prepare your bucket and drain hose 

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Get the bucket in place and drop the hose lower than the washer tub into the bucket. If the bucket fills, raise the hose above the washer tub until you can empty the bucket and start to fill it again. If the water doesn’t flow freely, the filter may be blocked, which you’ll need to clear before continuing. 

Step 4 – Check for and remove all clogs in the drain hose 

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Once the water has drained, check the hose for a clogged piece of clothing or a soap blockage. Loosen the clamp that connects the hose to the bottom of the tub and inspect the inside. If you see something clogging the hose or a clog where the hose connects, remove it with your pliers and reconnect the hose. 

Step 5 – Check for deeper clogs in the drain or beyond  

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If the hose is clear, there may be a clog in the drain or beyond, which means you’ll likely need to use a plumber’s snake to clear it.  

Step 6 – Inspect the washer pump 

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Check the washer pump, to see if it has a clog or a broken impeller, belt or a leak. Refer to your manufacturer’s instructions for a diagram of your unit’s pump location and parts. In most cases, you’ll notice an unusual noise when the washer is operating that indicates a bad pump, or leaking may also be a sign. If you have a bad pump, you’ll need to replace it or call a qualified service technician for help. If you replace it yourself, be sure to purchase the same pump model.   

Step 7 – Inspect the washing machine lid switch

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To see if the lid switch is working, depress it by hand. If you don’t hear a click, it may be broken and need replacing.  

Step 8 – Inspect the washing machine for damaged belts 

To see if damaged belts are causing your drain problem, unscrew the access panel and check the main belt and the pump belt. Refer to your manufacturer’s diagram to locate these parts. 

Step 9 – Check to see if your configuration includes a washing machine drain vent 

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A drain vent allows air in which can help prevent a vacuum that could hamper water draining properly from the machine.  If there is a gap around the drain hose where it enters the drain, you may not need a vent. You should have a vent if building codes require one or if your washer is more than four feet from the vent stack for proper draining. 

Step 10 – When in doubt, call a service professional for help 

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If you’ve drained the water from your washer and inspected the hose, pump and lid switch and still can’t pinpoint the problem, you’ll probably need to call a professional plumber or washing machine service technician for help.

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Are you searching for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

1718 Wisteria Way | Westlake | $4,299,900

953 Cipriani Drive | Frisco | $1,395,000

6629 Gaston Avenue | Dallas | $1,385,000

5008 Bellaire Drive | Plano | $1,200,000

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, March 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

4849 Northshore Drive | Frisco | $899,900

158 Santa Monica Drive | Gun Barrel City | $750,000

10023 Windledge Drive | Dallas | $699,900

14910 Grayport Drive | Dallas | $649,000

4637 Stone Oak Drive | Carrollton | $589,000

7210 Spring Valley Road | Dallas | $569,000

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, March 21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

1211 Valley Ridge Drive | Keller | $465,000

To view more spectacular homes for sale, visit ebby.com.

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Are you searching for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

1808 Watermill Court | Plano | $1,999,000

4010 Chama Street | Prosper | $935,000

5709 Club Hill Circle | Dallas | $899,500

7216 Stonetrail Drive | Dallas | $899,000

3304 Hartford Lane | Frisco | $775,000

10118 Caribou Trail | Dallas | $770,000

7310 Crane Drive | Sachse | $399,900

9600 Livenshire Drive | Dallas | $399,900

3304 Townsend Drive | Dallas | $399,000

To view more spectacular homes for sale, visit ebby.com.

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Are you searching for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

2204 Plantation Lane | Plano | $4,650,000

5300 Deloache Avenue | Dallas | $3,150,000

4919 Swiss Avenue | Dallas | $1,995,000

2834 Elliott Road | Sherman | $1,120,000

3109 Shadow Drive W | Arlington | $1,100,000

230 Oak Tree Drive | Waxahachie | $975,000

1921 Mountain Creek Lane | Prosper | $750,000

3815 Killian | Frisco | $639,900

985 Lazy Brooke Drive | Rockwall | $549,900

7016 Redstone Lane | Plano | $499,000

5200 Keller Springs Road #1415 | Dallas | $495,000

To view more spectacular homes for sale, visit ebby.com.

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Are you searching for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

5716 Seville Court | Plano | $2,499,000

5207 Buena Vista Drive | Frisco | $1,400,000

981 VZ County Road 2711 | Mabank | $1,375,000

854 Creekridge Drive | Dallas | $750,000

6900 Cannon Falls Drive | Plano | $725,000

304 Reata Road | Keller | $679,900

248 Mockingbird Lane | Heath | $595,000

661 Broderick Lane | Prosper | $589,000

2408 Victory Park Lane #841 | Dallas | $535,000

13621 New Castle Drive | Farmers Branch | $390,000

To view more spectacular homes for sale, visit ebby.com.

The Weekly Wrap-Up


Are you searching for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

3815 Branchfield Drive | Dallas | $3,295,000

6810 Mimosa Lane | Dallas | $2,195,000

14816 Bellbrook Drive | Addison | $1,877,000

6006 Lupton Drive | Preston Hollow | $1,200,000

1316 Lincoln Court | Allen | $850,000

2088 Holt Way | Grapevine | $790,000

227 Loon Bay Drive | Gun Barrel City | $610,000

4242 Lomo Alto Drive N81 | Highland Park | $535,000

13920 Alden Lane | Frisco | $449,900

1902 Newport Avenue | Dallas | $385,000

To view more spectacular homes for sale, visit ebby.com.

A Pop of Coral


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Perfect for Your Wardrobe and Your Home

From fashion week runways to home décor and luxe lifestyle accessories, it’s no wonder Pantone’s Living Coral is the 2019 Color of the Year.

 

This dreamy hue, in shades of orange and pink, looks stunning anywhere and everywhere, so we’ve pulled together some of our favorite coral must-haves this season.

 

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Mask III + IV framed print

 

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Vienna sofa in velvet blossom

 

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The Shay Geyer Collection des fleurs pillow in Shay blue & coral

 

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Diptyque roses damascena scented candle

 

Floral Bouquet

Ranunculus and tulips in vase

 

See the full story in our spring/summer issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living.

Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living


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The 27th edition of Grand Vie features some of D-FW’s premier luxury properties for sale and offers a plethora of inspiring editorial content, including “At Home with Cary Deuber,” a Q&A with Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Dallas star; “Weekend Getaways: Austin,” offering tips for a visit to Texas’ most-Instagram-able city; “Houses of Art,” highlighting some of the top cultural events of the season; and special sections for lake, farm, ranch and recreation properties. Also in the spring/summer edition: Partner and designer at IBB Design Fine Furnishings, Shay Geyer, shares advice for revitalizing your kids’ room this summer.

 

The luxe publication is direct-mailed to approximately 50,000 high-net-worth households in Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and Tarrant counties. Charity and event placement is also a significant part of the Grand Vie distribution strategy – placing luxury homes listed by Ebby Halliday and Williams Trew in front of North Texas’ luxury home-buying audience.

 

To view the digital version of Grand Vie, visit grandviemagazine.com. To learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its Associates and all of the homes available for purchase in North Texas, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.