How To Spot And Replace A Broken Bake Element


If you are experiencing difficulty with your stove where food is not being heated to the full temperature setting you have designated, there is a chance you will need to replace the bake element. This is a fairly easy repair you can do on your own. Here are the signs that the bake element is broken and how to replace it. Note The Food Condition There are two large metal elements in a stove.

25 November 2015

How To Easily Fix A Broken Freezer Door Seal


The food in your freezer should stay frozen, and ice should not build up at a fast rate. If either of these two things are happening in your freezer, it is probably because the seal around your freezer door is compromised or damaged. Luckily, you can easily fix this problem yourself. Purchasing The Supplies You are going to need to purchase a replacement seal for your freezer. Measure the width of the seal that is currently in your freezer.

14 September 2015

Tips For Troubleshooting Your Electric Stove And Oven


Many problems that you may experience with an electric stove can quickly be identified and resolved. Below, you will find a quick troubleshooting guide to assist you in finding the problem so that you can make the repair: Stove and Oven Don't Work at All There are five things for you to check when the entire unit stops working. Check for a tripped breaker. Check for a loose plug – make sure that it fits into the outlet snugly.

12 August 2015

Protect Your Garage Refrigerator From Summer's Heat


Refrigerators weren't meant to be used in extreme temperature conditions. In places with high heat, refrigerators can use 50% more energy than refrigerators in locations with moderate temperatures. While many homeowners keep an extra refrigerator in their garage, these conditions can cause mechanical problems and early decline of the appliance. These tips will help you lessen the burden on your garage refrigerator and protect it from summer's heat, so you can avoid necessary refrigerator repair.

26 June 2015

The Dos And Don'ts Of Maintaining Your Front-Loading Washer


So, you recently purchased a front-loading washer, which is a design known to be more efficient and gentle on clothes than traditional top-loading washers. Still, in order to protect your new washing machine from premature wear and to ensure your clothes are cleaned properly every time, there are a few things you need to know about taking care of a front-loading clothes washer. DO Take Measures to Prevent Mold and Mildew

27 May 2015

Dishwasher Won't Drain Completely: Troubleshooting This Common Problem


Is your dishwasher failing to drain completely? If so, your first response may be to pick up the phone and contact an appliance repairman. However, before you shell out the big bucks on professional repairs, you should know that this common problem can often be repaired on a do-it-yourself basis without the need for any specialty tools or advanced skills. Below you will learn more about how you can troubleshoot this problem yourself and ultimately get your dishwasher back up and running as quickly as possible.

21 March 2015

Bring Outside Heat To The Inside: An Outdoor Wood Furnace Saves Money In Winter


Heating bills can go way up in the winter, especially if your climate stays cold or freezing most of the time. To help with this problem, you can put an outdoor wood furnace outside to heat the inside of your home. Learning How It Works An outdoor wood furnace works by opening the door, putting wood in it, starting a fire, and then closing the door. Once the door is closed, a fan turns and stokes the flames to heat the water.

19 March 2015

3 Tips To Make Your Dishwasher More Efficient And Free Of Grit Or Residue


Dishwashers can save hours of time each week that would be spent hunched over a soapy sink. But even higher end dishwasher appliances need some help from the owner to clean dishes as efficiently as possible. And this attention can also prevent problems that could cause grit or residue to end up on your dishes. Here are a few tips for making your dishwasher as efficient and clean as possible.

26 February 2015

Stop Paying Sky High Air Conditioning Bills


Do you find yourself cringing every time you open your monthly energy bill and discover just how much running your central air conditioning system is going to cost you? If so, you should know that it is possible to lower your cooling costs without sacrificing the comfort level in your home. In fact, the simple tips below will allow you to quickly reduce your cooling costs without making any large investments in the process.

20 February 2015

How To Troubleshoot Your Space Heater


Space heaters are a great way to warm up the room you're in without having to turn on your main heating source. They are also perfect if you don't have heat inside your home, but don't want to go through the cost of having it installed. While space heaters are sturdy and reliable appliances, they will occasionally need maintenance just like other appliances. Here are some common issues and repairs to help you troubleshoot your space heater.

19 February 2015