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 …

What to Check When A Dishwasher Has a Faulty Dry Cycle

If you enjoy taking clean dishes out of a dishwasher and drying them by hand, the dry cycle isn’t that crucial to the process. The issue comes when you forget about those dishes for a day or two, and they dry naturally. Instead of clear glass, everything is covered with water spots and maybe even an opaque film. These are …

What Causes a Dryer Squeak?

While your dryer does make some noise during normal function, that noise should never be squeaking. Even small squeaks that you can ignore should not be ignored because they are a symptom of a problem. However, as to what problem they indicate, there can be a few. Dryer Belt Does your dryer squeak with the rhythm of the drum turning? …

What Causes a Burner to Click After Ignition?

When you light your gas stove burners, a small amount of gas is released and spread under the burner cap. A sparking ignition then lights that gas. When the ignition is creating a spark, you will hear an audible clicking sound. However, after the gas is lit, the click will stop as the ignition sparks stop. One of the many …

What Is Causing Your Ice to Taste Bad?

If you enjoy your drinks frosty cold and with an accompaniment of ice, there may come a day when you are in for a nasty surprise. That ice-cold water many not taste clean and cool, but rather it tastes distinctly funky. While you may worry that it is your water, all it takes is a little investigation to discover that …

Signs the Drum Bearings Are Going Bad on Your Dryer

While you may be familiar with the motor, belt, and pulley system that turns your dryer drum, most are less familiar with the smaller working parts that allow it to turn. One of the more important pieces is the drum bearings. The bearings will allow the pulley to turn when activated by the belt and motor. While these bearing are …

How to Safely Replace a Convection Fan Motor

Replacing a convection fan motor is somewhat basic for most oven repair. This tutorial, however, pertains specifically to the KitchenAid Double Oven Electric Range, model #KFED500ESSOR.  Before we examine how to remove and replace the convection fan motor, we should discuss a few dynamics of the convection oven style of cooking that you may or may not know.  What is a Convection …

What to Check When The Freezer Works But the Refrigerator Doesn’t

For most people, their refrigerator is both a refrigerator and a freezer, the two in one combination is handy, but can lead to a unique problem where one section is the proper temperature but not the other. One of the many ways your refrigerator and freezer can malfunction is that you find the freezer works as designed, but the fresh …