How to Replace Refrigerator Thermostat Control

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Refrigerators have several vital functions that work together to make a useful appliance. In addition to cooling coils, air circulation, and the defrost cycle, your refrigerator also responds to the thermostat control. Or it should. The thermostat control allows you to decide how cold the fridge and freezer are. Do you want your fridge cold enough to freeze milk or …

4 Reasons Why Your Dryer Won’t Tumble & How to Fix Them

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Dryers have a few distinct functions that work together. They heat, they tumble, and they channel hot moisture-filled air out of your clothes. But when one of those three functions stops working, your clothing stops getting dry. If the dryer stops heating, then the other functions simply flop wet clothes around for half an hour with very little effect. Without …

3 Oven Temperature Problems that Can Be Repaired

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The oven in a home is part of the house’s unique personality. Each of us learns to work with the oven we’ve got, as they often come with the house itself. Some ovens run a little hot or cool, some cook better on the right or left sides. These variations, while normal, are inconvenient. They can even throw off your …

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Oven Maintenance

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Ovens are an essential part of the home. They’re older than electricity, older than natural gas. Ovens in the home have existed before we could smelt metal, we had ovens made of clay and rock and earth. Fortunately, home ovens are no longer made of clay, and you don’t have to stoke them with coals.  Electric and electric-gas ovens today …

How to Deal With a Leaking Dishwasher Soap Dispenser

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Every dishwasher model is a little different. Some dishwashers have digital controls, some have a mechanical dial or push-buttons. Some are free-standing, most are built into cabinets. But the one thing all dishwashers share is the soap dispenser. The cup and lid may be built differently, but there is always a closable cup in the door that fills with soap …

How to Replace the Helix Lock Plate in Your GE Refrigerator’s Ice Maker

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The ice maker in your GE refrigerator model DSS25KSRSS is made up of a number of intricate mechanisms that ensure your cup is filled with either cubed or crushed ice every time you activate its lever. Unfortunately, it only takes one damaged part to interfere with the ice maker’s ability to dispense ice. If your appliance is making ice, but no ice …

How to Open the Front of Your Front-Load Washer

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Maintaining a front load washing machine is more complex than a top-load washer. A top-load washer holds water in a vertical drum and spins on a horizontal axis, perpendicular from gravity. A front-load washer has to hold water behind a heavy rubber boot seal and spins the drum vertically both with and against gravity. Front-load washers offer many benefits, from …

How to Fix a Malfunctioning Ice Maker in Your KitchenAid Refrigerator

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Who doesn’t love the convenience of an ice maker? Unfortunately, like any other mechanism, your KitchenAid refrigerator model KSCS25INSS00 ice maker can malfunction, meaning you’re left trying to pinpoint the component causing the issue. If you’re dealing with an iceless, ice maker, there’s a good chance either the control module or the ice maker thermostat is faulty. Luckily, replacing the broken part …

How to Replace Your Maytag Dryer’s Auto-Dry Sensor (Cycling Thermostat)

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Every dryer has more than one thermometer. These temperature sensors are designed to keep the heating process safe. Without these sensors, the dryer is at risk of overheating and even starting a fire. This is why your dryer often defaults to not heating if one of the thermometers or thermostats ceases to function. The auto-dry sensor, however, is a unique …

7 Ways to Fix Microwave that is Too Loud

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The microwave is supposed to make noise. No microwave is silent and all microwaves create a soft roaring sound as the food cooks. The high-powered magnetron and the spinning plate both contribute to the sounds that your microwave makes. However, most people know the difference between a normal microwave noise and the unusually loud sound of a microwave when something …