How to Replace a Damaged Air Vent Gasket in Your Whirlpool Dishwasher

Your dishwasher’s air vent, which is located in-between the appliance’s inner and outer door, is equipped with a small rubber gasket. The gasket creates a seal that prevents water from leaking out of the vent and onto your kitchen floor. After years of use, the gasket can begin to break down. If you find a small puddle on the floor …

Emerson WiFi Thermostats Recalled Due to Fire Risk

Staying on top of household recalls is critical for homeowners in order to ensure their safety. Now that winter is upon us and homeowners will be using their furnaces more frequently, it is important that you are made aware of a recent recall involving Emerson branded thermostats that can pose a fire hazard. Here is a quick overview of everything …

Removing Mold From A Front-Load Washer Seal

Compared to their top-load brothers, front-load washers have a very unique problem. As they need to be water tight to prevent leaks during the wash cycle, they come with a plastic door gasket in the front of the washer. Unfortunately, this gasket can be prone to a big problem – mold. It isn’t just that water can have problems quickly …

Dryer Taking Too Long to Dry Clothes? – Look to the Vent

For years, your dryer has faithfully dried your clothes, but that is not the case anymore. Now instead of doing it in one cycle, you need to run two dryer cycles to get your clothes all the way dry. This is a problem, but it may not mean something in your dryer is actually broken. It can mean there is …

4 Unusual Things to Do in Cincinnati

There are people that are perfectly fine just staying on the beaten trail, even when they have lived in a city their entire life. They go to the same shops, the same restaurants, and are perfectly fine with it. Then there’s you! You want to know Cincinnati intimately, as the weird big city that it is. If you want to …

Replacing a Detergent Dispenser in a Bosch SHS5AV52UC Dishwasher

If your Bosch dishwasher is turning out dirty dishes consistently, one cause could be that it is not actually dispensing detergent as it should be. Not only will you find dirtier dishes, but it is likely that when you do open the detergent dispenser, you will find the detergent from the last wash still inside. This is a big sign …

Troubleshooting Why Your Freezer is Producing Foul Flavored Ice

There is nothing more refreshing than a cold drink served over ice fresh from your freezer. Yet, nothing ruins that quicker than bad tasting ice. It makes for a bad tasting drink. Luckily, of all refrigerator problems that one can have, fixing bad flavored ice is relatively easy. However, you have to be able to accurately pinpoint the cause in …

Why an Oven Isn’t Heating to the Correct Temperature

Sautéing and stewing is more about feel and taste than necessarily accurate temperature, but when you use your oven to cook, you depend on precision. An oven set to a specific temperature allows you to correctly estimate when that chicken is going to come out perfectly cooked and juicy instead of horribly dry or horrifyingly undercooked. If your oven is …

Replacing a Primary Water Inlet Valve in an LG Refrigerator

The primary water inlet valve in your LG refrigerator is responsible for bringing in water from the water source and sending it where it needs to go throughout your refrigerator. As such a crucial piece of your refrigerator, if it is faulty, it can manifest a number of problems. One of the biggest issues is that it will leak and …

How to Replace the Thrust Spacer in Your Roper Washing Machine

The thrust spacer, which is also referred to as a retainer ring, sits between the top half and lower half of your washer’s agitator. Due to normal wear and tear, the small plastic ring can wear out. When this occurs, your Roper washer model RTW4516F will exhibit certain symptoms, such as, the upper agitator not agitating enough, or your machine may emit …