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

Why does my refrigerator no longer cool?

Why-does-my-refrigerator-no-longer-coolNothing can ruin a summer faster than a refrigerator that is no longer cooling. If your refrigerator feels warm or the temperature indicator lets you know that your refrigerator is warmer than it should be, here are a few thing to do in order to fix it yourself.

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

Clean the condensor coils

Check the condensor coils on the bottom or back of your refrigerator. Depending on your refrigerator’s model, these coils could be located at the back of your refrigerator or underneath covered by a toe or kick plate. You may need to pull out your fridge and access it from behind to reach the coils.

These coils help cool and condense the refrigerant. Overtime, the coils can become coated with pet hair, dust and dirt which prevent them from releasing heat efficiently. Use a coil cleaning brush and vacuum to remove any buildup on your coils and see if it helps cool your refrigerator.

Sometimes there is a fan that helps blow air over the coils. Make sure it’s clean too and working properly.

Check for heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils

This will require removing the panel inside your freezer to visually inspect, but another indication is frost buildup on the inside of your freezer walls and ceiling. This can indicate a problem with Continue reading