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 …

What Do Odd Smells Coming From My Oven Mean?

An oven is generally a pretty smell-free appliance. As such, if you are experiencing smells coming from it, strong enough to make you take note, then there is an issue. Luckily, there is only a small handful of smells that can manifest, so tracking down the issue is pretty simple. Burnt Food Smell This smell is easy, and usually not …

When Should You Replace the Thermostat in Your KitchenAid Oven

As your KitchenAid oven model KSGG700EWH heats up, the thermostat inside the oven cavity sends voltage to the oven fan. When the appliance begins to cool, a properly functioning thermostat will cease sending voltage, meaning the fan will stop spinning. A symptom of a faulty thermostat is not cutting off power to the oven fan, which causes the fan to continue operating …

Fix a Leaky GE Refrigerator by Replacing a Cracked Drain Tube

The drain tube in your side-by-side GE refrigerator model GSS25LGMBB runs between the drain trough and the drain pan. Puddles found at the back of your refrigerator may indicate the drain tube is cracked. Replacing the tube is a fairly easy repair that should take as little as an hour to accomplish. Appliance Repair Safety Tips Before you start repairing your refrigerator, …

Is a Faulty Thermistor Causing Your GE Refrigerator to Run Too Hot or Too Cold?

Your GE refrigerator model SSL25KFPBS is equipped with three thermistors. Two are located in the freezer compartment, while the third is found in the fresh food compartment. All three thermistors monitor the temperature inside your appliance and then send their readings to the refrigerator control board. A faulty thermistor in the fresh food compartment can lead to temperatures that are too hot …

Is it Time to Replace the Detergent Dispenser in Your Frigidaire Dishwasher?

During your dishwasher’s wash cycle, the detergent dispenser door opens to release the soap needed to clean your dishes. A broken dispenser may not open, meaning soap won’t get added to the hot water in your appliance. If the wash cycle is lacking soap, you’ll be left with dirty dishes. In order for you dishes to get cleaned, you’ll need …

How Close Can You Put a Refrigerator to the Wall?

Every kitchen in the way it is designed has a space for the refrigerator. It is a key appliance in every kitchen. However, the space it uses has changed over the years. Due to increased need for capacity, the appliances have gotten larger, but specific alcoves for the appliance has stayed the same size in older homes. In order to …

Why Your Washer Spins But Will Not Agitate

Your washer seems to work as normal. It fills, it drains, it wrings the water out with a spin cycle, but when it comes time to do the actual washing with agitation, there is none. The agitation is what actually washes your clothing. It facilitates natural rubbing that removes soil from the fibers of your laundry. While soaking and rinsing …