Troubleshooting Your Refrigerator

The refrigerator is an essential appliance in your home. So, when it is having issues, it can be a major source of stress. Before paying for maintenance (or worse- a whole new unit), check for the following common problems and see if you can make an easy fix on your own instead! Please note- always unplug your appliances before doing any work on them! Continue reading

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Old Towel Hacks!

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Always looking for a good hack when it comes to old items in the home? Well you’re in luck. Below will be multiple hacks when it comes to old towels within the house!

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How to Fix a Sagging Oven Broiler Drawer That No Longer Slides

Oven Drawer Glide for a Frigidaire Range

If your oven’s bottom broiler drawer is no longer easily opening or closing, or is sagging to one side or is sagging downward, then you may need to replace a drawer glide.

Rear Broiler Drawer Glide part number 3051163

Rear Boiler Drawer Glide. Part number 3051163 Used on these Brands: Electrolux, Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Sears, Tappan, White-Westinghouse

An oven drawer glide supports the drawer and allows it to slide easily in and out of the oven cabinet. Over time or from use, this part can break, leading to a crooked or uneven oven drawer that no longer slides in and out. Fortunately, this is a very easy repair to do and all you will need tool-wise is a flat head screwdriver and a new drawer slide part for your oven.

 

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  1. Open and remove the oven drawer from the range cabinet. You may need to lift up on the drawer while pulling on it in order to remove it.

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Cleaning Silver

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It seems that everyone has some sort of silver within their house, but does it ever get to where the silver doesn’t have that shine like when newly bought? Don’t worry, to clean the silver in your house takes a lot less energy and money than people think. Most of the items that can clean the silver are already in the house. Read below to see what items can clean the silver!

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Reasons Why a Gas Stove Keeps Clicking and Sparking

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A gas burner that continually clicks or sparks is not only annoying, it could be a sign that the gas range is headed towards a breakdown.  Here are some things to try to stop the clicking noise, along with some parts to check that might be causing the problem.

WARNING: Before attempting to work on any appliance, make sure that all power (electricity) and utilities (water and gas) have been turned off and/or disconnected on the appliance. Read more

Make Sure the Knobs and Burner Area is Dry

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Wet sponges from cleaning and over flowing pots can dampen the ignitor on the range. Unplug the stove and remove the burner grate, cap and head. Use a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol in order to clean the spark electrode ignitor and to dissolve any liquid on the part. Let it dry completely before attempting to use the burner again.

Liquid from cleaning and from cooking can get into the stove and be the cause behind the burners continuously making a clicking sound. Make sure the area around the stove knobs, which houses the spark ignition switches and the area around the burner, next to the spark electrode ignitor are completely dry before attempting to use the stove top burners again.

 

If a pot over flowed or spilled on the burner, turn the gas burner off and let the area cool down. Remove the grate, burner cap and burner head to access the spark electrode ignitor. The spark electrode ignitor provides the spark that lights the burner flame and sits near the burner head.

 

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Like the spark electrode ignitor, water can also get into the switches, either from cleaning by the stove knobs, or from overflowing boiling pots on the stove top. Turn off power to the stove and allow the switches to dry out to see if that solves the problem.

Use a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol in order to clean the spark electrode ignitor and to dissolve any liquid on the part. Continue reading

Dish washing Detergent v. Dish Soap!

 

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Dishwasher detergent and dish soap are the same thing. Wait, no they aren’t, that’s why one says dishwasher and the other says dish. But what’s the difference? Both of their product goals are to clean the dishes. Below are the reasons why maybe these different cleaning products shouldn’t be intermixed with one another.

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Storing Glasses!

 

 

Kitchenware on a wooden shelfHave you ever wondered if there was a way to store your cups in a cabinet? Well the answer is that there is no right way. It is based on personal preference. Sure there are pros and cons of doing one way or the other, but overall, it is was fits your household the most.

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Electric Oven is Locked- How To Unlock The Door On An Electric Range

electric oven will not unlockIf your oven door won’t open when you pull on the door’s handle, it could be due to an error code, power loss, or an issue with a part. Here’s how to troubleshoot this problem and get your oven door to open again.

First, if you are running a self-cleaning cycle, then the oven door should remain locked until the cycle is complete and the oven has cooled down.

Why the Oven Door Locks During the Self-Cleaning Cycle

If a self-cleaning cycle is in progress, then the oven door will lock for safety reasons.  Temperatures inside the oven during a self-cleaning cycle can reach 900 degrees Fahrenheit.  During the cycle, the oven door will remain locked until the cycle is complete and the oven has cooled down slightly. If you are running such a cycle, it’s best to Continue reading