When It's Time For Stovetop Or Oven Range Repair

Many things can go wrong if you have an electric or gas oven range unit or stovetop unit that doesn’t work efficiently. It is best to diagnose the most obvious reasons first. If you can’t figure it out, contacting a team of professionals might be on your “to do list” for today. Electric Ovens or Stovetops The bake element is on the bottom of the oven, and it operates 90% of the heating options.

What Are The Pros And Cons Of The 3 Common AC Compressor Types?

The compressor in an air conditioning system pressurizes refrigerant, then pumps that refrigerant out into the condensing coils. The coils then change the refrigerant into liquid, pass the liquid inside the house to the evaporator coils, and the evaporator coils then change the liquid back to gas to provide the cooling needed for your home. When choosing a new air conditioning system, it’s important to know what type of compressor is in the system and to understand the pros and cons associated with that vital part.

3 Basic Rules Of Keeping Your Front-Load Washing Machine Odor Free

A front-load washing machine is an appealing option when you want to break away from the more traditional top-load design, but some models do have their quirks. One of the biggest complaints owners tend to have with front-loading washing machines is the fact that they can develop a bad odor–a bad odor that seems to linger inside of the washing machine and even on clothing after it has ran through a wash cycle.

How The Average Homeowner Can Replace The Fan Motor On A Whirlpool Refrigerator

A humming or buzzing sound coming from your refrigerator typically means one of the fans on your refrigerator is no longer working properly. There are two fans on a typical home Whirlpool refrigerator. One is located in the freezer and is called the evaporator fan, and the other is located at the bottom of the refrigerator and is called the condenser fan. You can tell which fan is going bad by isolating the sound.

Electric Stove Burner Control Switch – Problems It Can Cause And How To Test It

One small part on your electric stove can be causing you a number of problems. This part is called the burner control switch. Here, you will learn what problems this switch can cause and how to test it to learn if it needs to be replaced. What problems can a burner control switch cause? Burner only works intermittently Burner indicator doesn’t illuminate Burner works only on high A single burner doesn’t work How do you test the burner control switch?

Four Mistakes To Avoid Making With Your Clothes Dryer

When you move away from home and into your first apartment or a dorm at your college, one of the things that will take some adjustment is getting used to using appliances – especially if you didn’t do your own laundry at home. While you can figure out how to use the clothes dryer, for example, by following the instructions on the machine or in the owner’s manual, there are a number of tips and tricks to which you won’t necessarily be privy.

How To Replace A Belt On An Electric Whirlpool Dryer

If you attempt to dry clothes in your electric whirlpool dryer, and they still remain wet, try replacing the belt. When a belt breaks, the drum will no longer turn  to dry clothes properly. You should be able to replace a dryer belt yourself. Here are some tips to replace the belt in an electric whirlpool dryer.  Prepare to Work For this project, you need: work gloves screwdriver

How To Fix It When Food Gets Stuck In Your Dishwasher Bottom

One of the more irritating things that can happen with your dishwasher is when food gets stuck in the bottom. It’s important to fix this issue as quickly as you can because otherwise food particles could be distributed across your clean dishes later on if you don’t. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do in order to relieve the situation even if the food down there is very resistant to cleaning.

Rust In The Dishwasher: Three Places Where It's Common

Rust can be a problem any time you’re using a machine that puts metal in close proximity to moisture. For example, it can develop in your dishwasher and cause both dishwasher components and cookware to wear out prematurely. Rust in the dishwasher is typically found in any of three areas. The following are three of the most common reasons why rust develops in the dishwasher, as well as some ways to combat the problem:

How To Replace A Refrigerator's Broken Defrost Heater

Did your refrigerator lose its ability to defrost and you’ve determined that the problem is a faulty defrost heater? Replacing the part is fairly simple and doesn’t even require any special tools. You do want to make sure the refrigerator is fully cleaned out ahead of your project, however, to ensure you have working room and that the food won’t spoil while the power is off. Note that you should consult your owner’s manual ahead of the part replacement to make sure the directions don’t differ for your particular make and model.

Strange Sounds Your Dryer Might Make And Why

The last thing a homeowner wants is to hear an unusual sound emerge from an appliance in their home. For something as vital as a dryer, it is normal for you to start to panic when you hear it making strange noises. Fortunately, there is no reason for you to despair. Technically, there are only two real reasons why your dryer is suddenly making a wheezy buzzing noise: electrical or mechanical.

How To Disassemble Your AC Condensing Unit To Check The Fan, Fan Motor, And Condensing Coils

Has your central air conditioning started cycling on and off even though you can hear it start up properly? Does the fan in the condensing unit seem to spin slower than normal or make a loud noise while spinning? All of these problems can be signs of problems in the condensing unit – namely in the fan assembly and the closely related condensing coils.    Checking the fan assembly and coils for problems is a fairly straightforward process with little risk if you turn off the electricity – either at the fuse box or the circuit breaker– and work carefully.

How To Replace The Temperature Control In A Refrigerator

If your refrigerator runs constantly or never gets food cold enough, check the temperature control. The temperature control, or cold control, maintains the coolness inside the unit by controlling the amount of electricity going to the compressor based on settings. Sometimes, all it takes is an adjustment of the dial to fix the issue, but when that fails, you will need to replace it. Here are some tips to replace a refrigerator temperature control.

Keep It Cool: 3 Tips To Keep Your Refrigerator In Tip Top Shape

When it comes to kitchen appliances, you probably use your refrigerator the most. Because you use it so much, you want to make sure you keep it properly maintained. There are a few reasons you should keep your refrigerator in good condition. For instance, a well-maintained refrigerator will last longer and use less energy. Here are three simple steps you can take to keep your refrigerator running smoothly. Clean the Interior