Signs Your Dishwasher Heating Element is Faulty

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While your dishwasher may be hooked up to the hot water line, every dishwasher uses a heating element to heat the wash water up to the appropriate temperature. Found in the bottom of the tub, you may recognize the heating element if you have an electric oven as they serve the same function, in a way. However, there may come … Read More

How to Repair an Oven That Heats Unevenly

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If you have pulled out food from your electric oven and found that it is unevenly baked, it can certainly be a problem you can live with, but only for a while. Someday soon you will tire of having to make sure you rotate your food and wish your oven just worked the way it used to. The good news … Read More

How Close Can You Put The Refrigerator to the Wall?

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These days, modern kitchens are designed so that everything from the appliances to the dishtowels has a sleek space. This means that sometimes new appliances can end up tightly wedged into those spaces if they may be slightly larger than the appliances they are replacing. For those who have a kitchen designed with a refrigerator alcove, this can lead to … Read More

How to Test a Moisture Sensor in a Clothes Dryer

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It used to be that dryers functioned purely on timed settings. You would choose a cycle and it would run for a predetermined time. Modern dryers still have that, but the default setting is now a cycle that lengthens and shortens based on how wet the actual clothing is. This is thanks to the addition of a moisture sensor. This … Read More

When to Replace a Gasket on a Washing Machine

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As a water-using appliance, your washer comes with a plastic gasket around the edge. In front load washers, this piece of pliable plastic forms a seal when the door is closed, preventing any of the wash water that is touching it from escaping. Unfortunately, any seal, over time, will begin to age. When that happens, you need to replace the … Read More

How to Stop a “Walking” Washer

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A walking washer is a common issue in which your washer vibrates with so much motion that it starts to move. It literally starts walking out of position and can get as far as the plug and hoses let it. Obviously, if it starts unplugging itself and yanking the drain hose out of proper position, this is an issue. Of … Read More

Don’t Let Oven Misuse Ruin Your Appliance

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How you use your range oven on a day-to-day basis can have a lasting effect on its overall performance and lifespan. Unfortunately, most range owners don’t realize their actions are potentially harming their appliance. While normal wear and tear is unavoidable, constant misuse will accelerate that process, meaning components will malfunction at a much faster rate. Luckily, learning how to … Read More

Is a Faulty Timer Stopping Your Frigidaire Dryer From Completing a Dry Cycle?

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Your Frigidaire dryer timer controls quite a few components in your appliance. The two most important being the drive motor and the heating element. When your timer is malfunctioning your dryer can present a number of symptoms including not starting, not heating, or stopping mid-cycle. If you suspect the timer in your appliance is faulty due to the motor shorting … Read More