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, …

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 …