Dryer not heating up – How to fix no heat in dryer

Dryer not heating - How to fix a dryer that does not heatIf your dryer is no longer getting hot or producing heat, it might be due to any number of parts or it might mean that your dryer vent simply needs cleaning or a combination of the two. Here’s what to check, including what you should check first.

Clogged Dryer Vent

A restricted dryer vent will prevent air from properly circulating within your dryer’s drum. You dryer will get very hot within a short period of time, causing another part on your dryer like the high limit switch, thermostat or the thermal fuse to Continue reading

How To Replace The 3 Most-Repaired Parts On A Dryer

Some dryer parts are replaced more than others due to use and wear and tear. Here are the top three most-repaired parts on a dryer according to sales from our website.

3 MOST-REPAIRED PARTS ON A DRYER

Thermal Fuse –  The Thermal Fuse is designed to act as a safety switch, disconnecting the flow of current in case of a malfunction that may lead to the appliance overheating or even a fire.  Once the part has been used/activated, it needs to be replaced. If there is no heat in your dryer or your dryer won’t start, you may need to Continue reading

How They Really Work: Gas vs. Electric Stovetop and Oven

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Some of the best memories arise around the stove in your kitchen. When it comes to choosing the right range for your home, it is important to know how the unit functions to get the best possible use. Although gas ranges can save you money in the long run, you might find that electric ranges are more efficient. In our next blog, we will provide you with the information you need to choose the right range for your home. First, let’s check out some of the major components of a gas and electric range and how they work:

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Why Is My Dryer Taking So Long?

If your dryer has been taking longer than normal to get your clothes dry, it may be a sign that there is a problem with your appliance.  Luckily, with the help of a few troubleshooting tips, you can usually get your dryer working efficiently again in no time.

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The most common causes of a longer than normal dry time are:

  • Excessive Lint Buildup
  • Inefficient Dryer Venting
  • A Faulty Thermal Fuse or Heating Element Continue reading

How to remove melted plastic from your dishwasher

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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