My Stove Burners Won’t Heat Up | Troubleshooting an Electric Range

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Many people can list off pros and cons for both an electric range and a gas range. What works for some people doesn’t always work for others; but they both do the same thing: cook your food.

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How to Clean your Glass Stove Top

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A Glass Top Electric or Induction Stove is often viewed as the epitome of smooth, sleek, and modern looking appliances. With the heating elements below the glass surface, cleaning out drip pans, scrubbing coils, and balancing wobbly pots are all troubles of the past.  And with that flat surface, clean up is a breeze…or is it?

Truth is, glass cook-tops are notorious for scorch marks and burnt on stains.  If you don’t know how to care for them, they can seem like a cleaning nightmare.  But, with the right tools and cleaners you can skip the elbow grease and keep your Glass Cook-top shining like new.

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My Ice Maker Still Won’t Make Ice | How to Replace an Ice Maker Yourself

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If you went through the troubleshooting tips we shared the other day and are still experiencing issues with your Ice Maker, such as ice cubes that are smaller than normal or if it isn’t producing ice at all, it may be time to replace it.

Today we have a step-by-step tutorial on how to replace an Ice Maker Assembly with an Internal Storage Bin yourself.  You can find the replacement for your refrigerator model here.  

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More Dishwasher Help | Tips to Keep your Dishwasher Running Right

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Now that you’ve mastered loading your dishwasher, (if you don’t know what we’re talking about, click here), we’ve got a different set of quick tips for you today to keep it running right and potentially save you time and money.

Make sure your dishwasher is clean

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Is there a “Right” Way to Load a Dishwasher? | Tips for Loading your Dishwasher

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Is there really a “Right” way to load a dishwasher?  The answer is…sort of.    Unfortunately, we don’t have a perfect universal arrangement for you today.  What we do have are a  few tips to get the best wash out of your dishwasher.

Stop Pre-Washing Your Dishes

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My Washer Won’t Drain Properly

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“The laundry never ends”. A common thought when someone is doing their laundry. Then you go to change the clothes over from the washer to the dryer and see the washer is still completely filled with water. Awesome, now the laundry’s never going to get done. But before getting super discouraged, here are a few reasons why this could be.

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Why does my ice taste bad?| 4 Reasons Your Ice Might Taste or Smell Bad

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You go to the refrigerator, grab yourself a drink and a glass of ice from the ice maker, only to find that it doesn’t taste the way you expected it would.  Yuck.  Every now and then, the ice from your refrigerator’s ice dispenser may start to taste or smell a bit…funny.  Today we’re going to share with you the 4 Most Common Causes of Bad Tasting Ice.

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You’re Probably Overdue | When and How to Change Your Air Conditioner’s Air Filter

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Last week we talked about keeping your dryer hot, so this week we’re sticking with the theme of keeping things cool.  With the height of summer upon us, an air conditioner is often the way most of us try to beat the heat.  But, much like cleaning the lint screen  in a dryer, there’s something we all have a tendency to forget: changing the air filter

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My Ice Maker Won’t Make Ice. Why?

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If your ice maker isn’t working properly, ice cubes are super small or it’s not making ice at all, there’s no need to immediately think you need a new one. Here are a few do-it-yourself methods you can do at home before calling a repairman or going to the store.

  1. Water Supply Line: make sure that the water supply line is receiving water to make the ice.
  2. Check the Fill Tube to see if it’s frozen. If your fill tube is frozen, this is usually caused by ice that has backed up. An indication would be smaller ice cubes than normal that keep getting smaller.
  3. Check the water line: The water line is found entering the back of the freezer. The water shut-off valve is located behind the refrigerator or under the sink. Turn this off, unscrew the copper line, turn on the valve and see if water pours out.
  4. Check the tap valve: the tap valve connects the ice maker’s water supply to the water pipe. A bad tap valve will cause problems between where the ice maker’s supply tube and the water pipe connect.
  5. Check the solenoid: It’s possible that the solenoid may be broken or not receiving power. Make sure the refrigerator is unplugged, and then flush out the sediment screen with water.

Make sure to check out our ice maker parts on our website!

Why Isn’t My Dryer Heating Up? 5 Areas To Check on Your Dryer.

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If your dryer isn’t heating up like it used to, there are 5 areas to check.

  1. Proper Voltage
  2. Heating Element
  3. Thermal Fuse
  4. Thermostat
  5. Timer Motor

Proper Voltage: There are three ways to see if the proper amount of power is making it to your dryer.

(1) Making sure the dryer is properly plugged in.
(2) Check the circuit breaker to see if all the breakers are correct.
(3) Check for fuses in your fuse panel.

Heating Element: Once your heating element breaks, it is not fixable and will need to be replaced. It is possible to test your heating element by setting your multi-meter to the Rx1 resistance scale. Take each probe and place it at the end of the element.  If the results come back with infinite resistance, you will need to replace your heating element.

Thermal Fuse: Like the heating element, the thermal fuse is not repairable and will need to be replaced if it is broken. You will have to test the thermal fuse to see if it is working properly. To test the fuse, remove the wires that are leading to the thermal fuse. Take your multi-meter again and set it to the Rx1 setting. For best results, test the thermal fuse at room temperature, resulting in a reading of zero. If you test the thermal fuse when it is heated, a reading of infinity will be produced.

Thermostat: Dryers contain many thermostats to help control the internal temperature. Dryer thermostats are about an inch and a half long, oval shaped, and are connected to two wires. Remove these wires and use your multi-meter to test the thermostats. There should be results of either zero or infinity. If you do not receive either of these results, you need to replace the component.

Timer Motor: The dryer’s timer motor regulates the length of time that power is directed at each component. To find the motor, find the timer assembly. They are located behind the control console panel. Remove the wires from the motor. Set the ohmmeter to the Rx1 setting. A proper reading for dryers falls in the 2000 to 3000 ohms range. A proper reading can be found in the dryer’s owner manual.