How Long Does an Ice Maker Take to Make Ice?

If you only use your ice maker once or twice to fill a glass per day, you might not notice how long it takes your ice maker to refill. However, not only does knowing how fast an ice maker should be producing ice help you plan for guests and parties, but it can also give you a good indicator if …

Trekking Cincinnati’s Heritage Brewing Trail

There is no question that Cincinnati enjoys its brews. The city is awash with everything from small-batch crafts to big-name labels. However, what you probably don’t know is that this city is historic for brewing. The Over-the-Rhine neighborhood isn’t just where you go to drink the beer and eat an eclectic collection of food to go with it, it is …

How to Replace the Check Valve in Your GE Dishwasher

The drain hose assembly in your GE dishwasher model  GSD4020ZBB includes a check valve. The check valve stops wastewater from re-entering your dishwasher through the drain hose. If the water in your dishwasher is draining, but then backs up once the drain pump turns off, you are most likely dealing with a faulty check valve. Replacing the check valve in your …

Carrier and Bryant Announce Heat Pump Recall

With winter upon us, you will likely be relying on your heat pump more frequently to keep you and your family comfortable. If your home has a Carrier or Bryant heat pump, it is then important that you are aware of a recall of some of these units that can pose a fire hazard. If you have a Carrier Greenspeed …

ASKO Dishwashers Recalled For Potential Fire Hazard

Have you purchased an ASKO dishwasher between October 2016 and July 2019 for your home? Then you may need to locate the model number on the inner left side of your dishwasher and cross-check it against the long list of model numbers that belong to recalled ASKO dishwashers.ASKO North America is recalling these Slovenia made dishwashers sold in the United …

Repairing an Oven That Won’t Work After Self-Clean

If you have used the self-clean on your oven and found that once it was done, the door to your oven won’t open and when you touch the display, it is not working. This is part of the dangers of using self-clean. It uses high heat in order to literally burn away grease and debris. Unfortunately, this high heat can …

Enjoy the CCCC – Cincinnati Cavalcade of Custom Cars Show This January

No reason to shiver out in the cold this January when you could head inside and enjoy a literal cavalcade of custom cars at the annual Cincinnati Cavalcade of Custom Cars Show. Taking place on the 10th through the 12th of January in 2020, all custom car junkies need to do is to head down to the Duke Energy Convention …

How Long Does an Electric Dryer Last?

The electric clothes dryer is a comparatively reliable appliance. On average, this machine lasts approximately 10 to 14 years. Its lifespan will vary depending on several different factors: Operation Any appliance lasts longer if you only use it occasionally. Usage differs based on the size of your family and how often you like to wash your clothing. You might extend …

How to Test a Heating Element In Your Oven For Function

If you have an electric oven, it uses coils to produce heat. It is important to remember that your oven uses two coils to heat up, a bake element that does most of the work on the bottom and a broil element on top. This means if one fails, your oven will be cooler to different degrees. Typically both your …

How to Test If The Moisture Sensor in your Dryer is Faulty

Most modern dryers, while also having a timed dry setting, use a moisture sensor to create a sort of flex dry setting that one can use. Using a moisture sensor, it senses when your clothing is dry enough and ends the cycle instead of just running on a set timed cycle. However, if the moisture sensor no longer works then …