Do Appliance Recalls Have An Expiration Date?

Be it from customer complaints, extra manufacturer testing, or a new standard put in place to protect consumers, it is possible that someday one of your appliances may be recalled. It is the duty of the manufacturer to try and make contact with appliance owners to make them aware of this recall. However, doing this for other items, like vehicles, …

How to Tell If a Thermal Fuse is Blown in Your Dryer

In vented dryers, lint buildup causing dryer fires can be a real worry. As such, modern dryers come with several safety measures. One such measure is the thermal fuse. This fuse detects dryer temperature. If the air is getting dangerously hot, the thermal fuse will trip to shut off the heat. While this can prevent fires, the thermal fuse is, …

Why is Your Freezer Leaking Water?

A freezer is designed to hold frozen goods and keep them frozen. While there are many things that could potentially become liquid inside a freezer, they will all (or most) ideally stay in solid frozen form until you choose to thaw them. Even the water running into the freezer to make ice is controlled, contained, and becomes solid before it’s …

How to Get Rid of Extra Suds in a Washing Machine

If you have extra suds from a wash cycle in your washing machine, the good news is that they are pretty easy to remove. The bad news is that extra suds aren’t supposed to be there in the first place. Washing machines are designed to use detergent very efficiently, while it does create some suds to wash your laundry, those …

How Do You Clean The Coils on Your Refrigerator?

Everyone knows how important it is to clean the coils on your refrigerator. They dissipate heat from the refrigerator to keep the interior cool. If they get cover in dust or pet hair, that serves as an insulator and makes that job more difficult. However, while everyone knows that they should clean them, not everyone knows how to actually clean …

What Causes a Dishwasher Spray Arm to Not Function?

Many dishwashers use at least one spray arm in order to effectively clean your dishes. While the spray arm seems like it is a moving part, really it isn’t much different from a hose. It doesn’t use a motor to rotate, but rather rotates using the pressure of the water. Due to this, spray arms actually don’t malfunction that much …

How to Remove the Agitator on Your Top Load Washer

Unlike the front load model of washer that uses motion and gravity to agitate your clothing, top load washers enlist the aid of an extra part – the agitator arm. This is a simple piece that sits in the center. It moves with a motor or pulley and its fins encouraging the clothing and water to move, thus creating the …

What Do Odd Smells Coming From My Oven Mean?

An oven is generally a pretty smell-free appliance. As such, if you are experiencing smells coming from it, strong enough to make you take note, then there is an issue. Luckily, there is only a small handful of smells that can manifest, so tracking down the issue is pretty simple. Burnt Food Smell This smell is easy, and usually not …

When Should You Replace the Thermostat in Your KitchenAid Oven

As your KitchenAid oven model KSGG700EWH heats up, the thermostat inside the oven cavity sends voltage to the oven fan. When the appliance begins to cool, a properly functioning thermostat will cease sending voltage, meaning the fan will stop spinning. A symptom of a faulty thermostat is not cutting off power to the oven fan, which causes the fan to continue operating …

Fix a Leaky GE Refrigerator by Replacing a Cracked Drain Tube

The drain tube in your side-by-side GE refrigerator model GSS25LGMBB runs between the drain trough and the drain pan. Puddles found at the back of your refrigerator may indicate the drain tube is cracked. Replacing the tube is a fairly easy repair that should take as little as an hour to accomplish. Appliance Repair Safety Tips Before you start repairing your refrigerator, …