When is a Refrigerator Too Old?

All appliances have a maximum lifespan. Typically, appliances have a maximum lifespan between ten and twenty years. However, when they reach these ages, it doesn’t mean they will just implode suddenly. Often you can keep an appliance working for long after that maximum lifespan. It is the same with a refrigerator. It will get to about 15 years old, and …

How to Fix a Broken Light in Your Oven

A broken light isn’t exactly the biggest impediment to your oven’s function, but it can be annoying. Every time you need to check for that golden brown doneness, there will be no light to help you. That means you need to take out the food, examine it, and put it back in. All of this is done while your oven …

Why is There More Lint Showing Up in the Lint Trap

A lint trap is a crucial part of your dryer. With the air circulated around your dryer, the lint that comes naturally off your clothing is caught in the trap. This prevents it from moving further into the system, clogging it up, and ultimately starting a devastating fire from the heat. However, if you are washing the same clothes every …

What to Do If You Use Too Much Detergent in the Dishwasher

The more dishes you wedge into your dish racks, the dirtier those dishes are, the more soap they need to get clean, right? Wrong. Your dishwasher is designed to use a set amount of detergent specifically formulated for the appliance. When you use more, you create problems. There are two things that can happen when you use more detergent than …

How to Level Out Your Washing Machine

Having a level appliance doesn’t seem so important when there are much larger issues that can manifest. However, if you let any appliance fall out of level, it can be responsible for manifesting these greater issues. If you have a washer that is tilting, you need to worry about it even if you don’t have a dryer to stack on …

Why Does Your Dryer Keep Tangling Your Clothes?

While not necessarily an obvious symptom that something is wrong, if you open your dryer and consistently find your long-sleeved shirts or sheets all tangled up in a wrinkly ball — something is wrong. Tangled clothes can happen on occasion, but more than every other load is not normal. So what is malfunctioning that causes tangled clothes? The Dryer Isn’t …

Why is Your Dishwasher Not Heating Up?

When your dishwasher cleans dishes, it uses hot water. When your dishwasher dries dishes, it uses radiating heating. Even if your dishwasher is connected to the hot water line in your home, it also uses a heating element to heat the water to the exact temperature it needs to be. That heating element also helps produce heat to dry the …

What is Causing a Washer to Overfill?

Over years of use, you get pretty familiar with how full your top load washer gets with water. This makes it pretty obvious when it is overfilling. Furthermore, if there is water spilling out over the top, that is a pretty obvious sign too. Of course, a washer overfilling is a very dramatic situation, but it is usually one your …

Why Your Refrigerator Keeps Freezing Everything

Frozen food in you your freezer? Great! Frozen food in the fresh food compartment of your refrigerator? Not so great. If your refrigerator compartment is freezing food, it is not always an indicator that something is broken. In fact, a few adjustments may solve the problem. Yet, there are a few real problems that can cause this symptom as well. …

How to Remove and Replace the Light in Your Oven

Your oven light is a small bulb hidden in the far upper corner of the oven compartment. It’s easy to take for granted, using only when you need to check on a cake or pizza until suddenly it’s gone. With the oven light, You can get a much clearer view of the inside of your oven when it comes time …