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 …

How Do You Clean The Coils on Your Refrigerator?

Everyone knows how important it is to clean the coils on your refrigerator. They dissipate heat from the refrigerator to keep the interior cool. If they get cover in dust or pet hair, that serves as an insulator and makes that job more difficult. However, while everyone knows that they should clean them, not everyone knows how to actually clean …

What Causes a Dishwasher Spray Arm to Not Function?

Many dishwashers use at least one spray arm in order to effectively clean your dishes. While the spray arm seems like it is a moving part, really it isn’t much different from a hose. It doesn’t use a motor to rotate, but rather rotates using the pressure of the water. Due to this, spray arms actually don’t malfunction that much …

How to Remove the Agitator on Your Top Load Washer

Unlike the front load model of washer that uses motion and gravity to agitate your clothing, top load washers enlist the aid of an extra part – the agitator arm. This is a simple piece that sits in the center. It moves with a motor or pulley and its fins encouraging the clothing and water to move, thus creating the …