Diagnosing a Faulty Heating Element in Your Electric Oven

In order to produce the heat that cooks your food, your electric oven uses heating elements. It uses a broil element that you can typically see at the top of your oven tub and a bake element at the bottom that may be hidden under a protective metal covering. Most oven owners only believe that they have one heating element, …

Maytag Front Load Washer Door Lock Error

If you own a Maytag Front Load Washer Model MHW5500FW0 and your washer is reporting the error code FSE1, you need to replace your Door Latch Assembly.  The replacement part no. is WPW10443885.  The following instructions will walk you through the necessary steps. For this repair, you will need a small flat blade screwdriver, a T20 Torx driver, a rubber ended clamp, …

What is Causing an Oven to Smoke?

Is your oven smoking like your chimney? Well, that is understandably worrying, but it probably doesn’t mean there is a serious problem. You can usually get to the root of why an oven is smoking rather quickly. However, if you need it to stop, consider checking all these potential causes first. Food and Grease Even if you are very careful …

What Does the Key Stuck Message Mean on Your Electrolux Dryer

On your Electrolux dryer, in many instances, when there is a problem it will throw out an error code to let you know. However, the real problem with error codes is that you rarely know exactly what they mean, just that there is a problem somewhere that needs taking care of. If your Electrolux dryer is suddenly throwing out the …

Why Your Dishwasher Isn’t Using Soap With a Working Dispenser

If your dishwasher is not using soap during the wash, then it is not likely producing clean dishes either. The detergent used in your dishwasher is crucial in removing food particles from your dishes. However, when your dishwasher isn’t using detergent, your first suspect should always be the actual soap dispenser in the appliance. At times, the detergent dispenser in …

How to Activate Diagnostic Mode on a Frigidaire Refrigerator

Your Frigidaire refrigerator comes with an electronic control panel that allows you to adjust various settings in the freezer and refrigerator compartments. This is handy when it comes to setting the exact temperature in your freezer and refrigerator compared to the old “Cold, Colder, Coldest” knobs that resulted in some trial and error when it comes to temperature adjustment. However, …

What to Do When Your Oven Door Won’t Close?

Do you notice that your oven is hemorrhaging more heat than usual? Can you see that it is not closed properly? Does the oven light stay on even when the door is closed? These are all signs that your oven door isn’t closing as it should. Not only does this lead to the potential for burns due to escaped heat, …

Solving Squeaky Dryer Problems

If your dryer squeaks while running, it makes laundry day significantly less enjoyable. This squeaking, also described as chirping, usually only has one cause. It means that the drum rollers are worn out. These rollers help keep the dryer drum stable as well allow it to rotate smoothly and without noise. However, as they make frequent contact, they can wear …

Two Great Summer Events in Our Area

Whether you’ve lived in or around Cincinnati your whole life or you’ve moved here more recently, you likely know that Cincinnati is a great place to live. While there are a variety of great things to do on an ongoing basis, here’s a look at two events you may want to enjoy with your family this summer. Egypt: The Time …

How to Replace a Chopper Blade in a Kitchenaid Dishwasher

If your dishwasher has begun to make a distinct grinding noise or even a humming noise that is louder than normal, it is only natural to panic a little. What could possibly be going out? Will you be able to fix it? While these noises can be a sign of something more serious, there is one place that you should …