Are Dryer Sheets Bad For Your Dryer?

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For some, fabric softening comes from a detergent put in the wash, but for others, they depend on using dryer sheets. However, there is a long-standing debate on whether dryer sheets are bad for your dryer or not. Obviously, if they caused a lot of harm very quickly, we wouldn’t use dryer sheets as often as people do. However, dryer … 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

Why Your Dishwasher is Not Cleaning Your Dishes

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No one likes to open their dishwasher and find the dishes are still dirty. A dishwasher is meant to be a time-saver. A dishwasher that leaves your dishes dirty is a major headache. If your dishwasher isn’t getting your dishes clean, here are several items to check. Water Inlet Valve Water enters the dishwasher when the water inlet valve is … Read More

Can You Repair a Broken Microwave Display?

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Is the display or control panel on your microwave having issues? Do the buttons just not respond? Is the display not showing anything or is what it shows deformed in some way? These are issues, and they can be highly disruptive ones at that. However, if your display or control panel are having issues on a microwave, can you actually … 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

How to Replace a Fuse in a Microwave

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Microwaves, as we so often forget, are dangerous appliances. Even when unplugged they can hold a lethal charge in the capacitors. Because the appliance needs to amplify power in order to function, it does come equipped with quite a few safety features. One such feature is a fuse. Your microwave may have different fuses, but they serve the same purpose. … 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