Why Is It Recommended to Avoid an Oven’s Self-Clean?

Any appliance repair technician will stress cleaning and maintaining your appliance. However, it seems a little counterintuitive that some will also recommend not using the self-clean on your oven. This doesn’t mean that you should avoid cleaning your oven altogether, but rather it means you shouldn’t take the easiest avenue in doing so. What is Wrong With an Oven’s Self-Clean? …

What Could Be Wrong When a Dishwasher Only Fills

You load up your dishwasher and you hear it filling, that is always a good sign. Unfortunately, it appears to fill just fine, but after the water stops flowing, so does everything else. Your dishwasher fills with water and then nothing else happens. There is no noise or no attempt to wash your dishes. It still drains fine when you …

How to Replace the Spark Ignition Switch on a Maytag Gas Stove

While your Maytag gas stove burns gas as fuel, it uses an electric spark for the initial ignition. The spark ignition switch is what will trigger that spark. However, if your gas burners are not lighting, then it is likely that the spark ignition switch is the part that is malfunctioning. It is no longer sending the correct signal that …

The Most Common Dryer Problems to Investigate First

You are probably not preparing for an upcoming dryer problem. It is most likely that you already have a problem and are wondering what is wrong with your appliance. While every appliance problem comes with specific symptoms, there are a few common issues that can manifest in a dryer. If your dryer is having issues, see if they match any …

What is Making Your KitchenAid Dishwasher Stink?

Is your KitchenAid dishwasher a little smelly? Even if it is just a smell, a bad stink is not really something you want near your freshly washed dishes. It isn’t so much that the smell permeates them, but rather that it is caused by something that could be contaminating them. The stinkier your dishwasher is, the more you should consider …

4 Reason Your Washer Leaves Clothing Wet After Washing

Well, of course, all your clothes should be wet after washing. However, there is a difference between damp and sopping wet after a wash. If your clothes are still dripping after a wash in your washer, here are 4 reasons why. Using an Extension Cord This is an innocent one. If the cord didn’t reach the outlet, you may have …

How to Clean Between the Glass on Your Oven Door

Have you scrubbed both sides of your oven door only to find that the glass still dirty? Don’t continue to grind at the glass. Your issue is most likely not the outside of the glass, but rather the inside of it. Oven doors aren’t typically one solid sheet of glass. For better insulation, they are typically two sheets of glass …

How to Replace a Faulty Water Supply Valve On Your Refrigerator

Though a water-using part, the water supply valve on your refrigerator is an electrical component that uses solenoids to control the flow of water. While it may open and close when signaled by the control board for years, it is possible that the build-up of water minerals or faulty solenoids will someday prevent it. This can result in either a …

Does the Room Temperature Affect My Refrigerator?

Chances are, your kitchen will never reach a particularly extreme temperature due to the HVAC system in your home, and this is what keeps your appliances safer. This means that your refrigerator sits at a relatively even temperature all its life and often lives to its maximum lifespan. However, what if you were to put a refrigerator in a place …

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, …