Why won’t my range oven heat up?

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Going to heat up your oven to start cooking dinner and you realize your oven is not heating up?! Oh no! Don’t fuss too much; there can be many different reasons as to why your oven is not heating up. There could be problems with the bake element, control board and other parts of your range oven. We are here to pinpoint which parts of your oven could be the cause of this problem.

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4 Ways to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Smoothly this summer

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Summer weather has begun and it’s starting to become difficult to stay cool through long warm summer days. Along with the summer weather, we see our utility bills become relatively higher. Wouldn’t it be amazing if there were ways to keep your house cool while keeping the amount of your bills down?

Luckily, we have four helpful ways to keep your air conditioner running efficiently without racking up your bills. By following these tips, you can tune up your AC unit and make sure it runs as smoothly as possible.

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Why Won’t My Dishwasher Dry My Dishes?!

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Having a dishwasher becomes very convenient when you don’t want to stand around washing and drying dishes after a big meal. However, it becomes very inconvenient when your dishwasher doesn’t heat and dry your dishes when it’s supposed to. Here are some reasons your dishwasher may not be heating and drying and how you can fix this problem.

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The Secret Workers Of Our Appliances-Thermostats

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Since it is winter time checking your home’s thermostat is almost a daily activity. Even though we only really check our furnace’s thermostat to make sure our homes stay cozy and warm. Our major appliances have to use more than 8 thermostats a day! So let’s take a moment to learn about all the thermostats that keep your appliances running smoothly and that make your life easier!

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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

Legionnaires Disease | Keeping You and Your Air Conditioner Safe

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Today’s blog post is a little different from some of our previous posts in that it is not entirely appliance related.  Legionnaires Disease, caused by a bacteria that survives in water and water systems, has been in the news lately in relation to air conditioner units, most recently Evaporative Condensers and Cooling Towers in HVAC systems in large buildings such as office complexes.

In light of recent events, today we’re going to share some information with you on what you can do to keep you and your unit safe with a few recommendations from OSHA and highlight some basic maintenance tips.

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