We all know that horror, when you see a flashing code on your appliance. It’s an error code and it means something is wrong. But, it’s a number and a letter and you have no idea what it means. So, in order to fix this problem, here is all about appliance error codes. Continue reading
We put our clothes in the washer expecting them to come out smelling beautiful. Nothing is worse than the clothing coming out still smelly! If this happens to you, your washer probably needs to be cleaned. We are here to help by giving you a step by step list to making your washer and clothes smelling pretty again. Continue reading
As much as we love it when our air conditioner blows frigid air on a hot summer’s day, a freezing air conditioner, or one showing ice build up on parts of the AC unit is actually a bad sign. If your air conditioner has ice forming inside or anywhere around it, that generally means that there is an issue with the unit.
Here are some easy DIY steps to solve your freezing air conditioner problem. Continue reading
There is nothing more frustrating than having to clean up after your appliances. A leaky dishwasher can be the result of several factors. Even small leaks can cause structural damage to your flooring in your kitchen. Repairing your leaky dishwasher through a repairman can be expensive and stressful- unless you consider yourself handy, then repairing your dishwasher can be an easy process. It is important to Continue reading
As the years pass, we all develop a long term relationship with our appliances. They are incorporated in our every day, basic routines so it is important to keep them in good shape. Major appliance malfunctions and issues can be easily avoided with just a little TLC (tender, loving, care).
This kind of TLC does not require the work of a professional handyman. Rather, these are simple appliance maintenance tasks that you can do yourself with little investment and no prior appliance experience. Continue reading
A noisy washer can indicate something as simple as an unbalanced load or a metal buckle from clothing hitting the drum when washing, or else a more serious problem from a defective washer part. Determining the causes behind a noisy washer might take some time and some parts that are causing the noise are incredibly time-consuming to reach and replace. Here are some things you can check and some parts that might be causing noise from your washing machine.
One simple thing you can do is run your washer without anything inside (so an empty load). This will allow you to listen to the appliance at work. It might also indicate that the problem is not with your washer, but with a particular load of laundry. However, if you do notice an unusual noise, try to take note at what part of the cycle you hear it as this might give you a clue as to what part could be causing the noise.
While your washer is off and empty, spin the tub or drum by hand. If you hear a lot of noise or there is a lot of back and forth wobbling movement, this might indicate a problem with the drum’s support parts or bearing.
Drain pump or pump and motor assembly
Noise during or after the spin cycle could indicate a problem with the drain pump or pump and motor assembly (depending on your model). The drain pump pumps the water out the machine before and during Continue reading
An electric range burner that no longer heats, might not mean there’s a problem with the surface heating element, the problem could also be with another part on the stove.
Try removing the heating element and switching it out with another element of the same size. Does the heating element work in its new location? Then this could indicate that the Continue reading
A gas stove burner that makes a clicking sound when the gas burner is turned on might be caused by moisture or dirt interfering with the surface burner ignitor, also known as an ignitor electrode or a spark ignitor.
The surface burner ignitor electrode is located on the burner and emits a spark that ignites the gas on the burner creating a flame. Overflowing pots, grease and other cooking debris can interfere with the spark. Try cleaning the surface burner ignitor electrode and the area surrounding it with a tooth brush, or a nylon scrubbing pad to remove any dirt or grease covering these parts. Allow the parts to dry completely before assembling and testing the gas stove burners again.
A persistent clicking sound could also indicate Continue reading
It may have happened to you – you place a plastic container or utensil in your dishwasher and it falls on to the heating element of your dishwasher and melts, leaving behind a mess. How do you remove the melted plastic from the heating element in your dishwasher?
You could try scrapping the still melted plastic off of the element. Use extreme caution if you choose to do this, as them plastic will be hot as well as the element and you could possibly burn yourself. You might Continue reading
Fixing some electric stove problems doesn’t necessarily require a lot of skill or time, just the right know-how and parts. Here are some repairs you can do yourself.
- Before starting any repairs, be sure to unplug your appliance.
- It’s also a good idea to use a multimeter to test any part to make sure it is in fact bad and the cause of your problem.
- To find a part for your electric stove, find the model number on your stove and enter it into the part search box.
Burners not heating. Adjust or replace the surface burners.