Product Pick of the Week: Refrigerator Water Inlet Valves

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Having trouble with your ice maker?  Or maybe your water dispenser is running slow?  There might might not actually be a problem with either, directly anyway. Often times the source of the problem is the Water Inlet Valve. This one little valve has a lot of control when it comes to what makes it through your refrigerator’s water lines, and when there’s a problem it can stop your dispenser and ice maker in their tracks which is why we’ve made it our Pick of the Week. Continue reading

Product Pick of the Week: Dryer Temperature Parts

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Thermistors, Thermostats, Thermal Fuses, Thermal Cutoffs… with so many parts monitoring the temperature of your dryer  it can get a little confusing.  Although they may all sound similar, each part serves a different purpose, working to make sure that your dryer is running safely and efficiently.

In this Product Pick of the Week, we’ll be talking about some of the most common temperature sensing and monitoring parts in your Dryer and share with you a few signs that they may need to be replaced.   Continue reading

Does this part work? | Using a Multimeter to Test for Continuity

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Sometimes it’s easy to identify what part needs to replaced on your appliance because you can see the damage:  a torn gasket, a broken hinge, a cracked drawer.

But when it comes to electrical components like fuses, thermostats, switches, heating elements, and circuit boards it can be a bit trickier because you can’t just look at the part and see that it needs to be replaced.

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Digital Multimeter with Temperature Probe – DM10T

The best thing to do is to test them with a volt-ohm, or multimeter.  Multimeters can be found in both digital and analog formats and allow you to quickly and easily check that the part is operating at the right resistance or has continuity.   Continue reading