Dishwasher Controls Flash and Blink and Dishwasher Won’t Start

Dishwasher Controls Flash and Blink and Dishwasher Won't StartA dishwasher with flashing controls that refuses to start might have an easy fix – it could have the child lock or control lock turned on, or a delay wash option selected which will not allow the dishwasher to start.

Whether the dishwasher is made by Whirlpool, Maytag, GE or LG, many of them have child locks that prevent the dishwasher controls from being activated when the child lock is active. To clear the lock, try pressing the control lock for four seconds to disable, or consult the owner’s manual on how to clear.

The delay wash allows the dishwasher’s cycle to run during a later time. To cancel delay wash, simple press cancel/drain to cancel the delay cycle and then press start or resume the cycle. If that does not work, consult the owner’s manual or search on the internet for “how to cancel the delay wash function.”

If neither of these options works, the control panel might be displaying an error code or fault code. Use the internet to search for the error code, plus the make and model of the dishwasher, to find the meaning behind the code along with possible solutions. Or, consult the dishwasher’s owner’s manual.

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Dishwasher is Not Drying Dishes

Dishwasher is Not Drying Dishes If your dishes are coming out of your dishwasher wet after the heat dry cycle is complete, then there could be a problem with the heating element, high limit thermostat or even how the dishes are loaded.

Electrolux Dishwasher Heating Element 154825001

Electrolux Dishwasher Heating Element 154825001

Heating Element

Some dishwashers have a visible heating element located at the bottom of the tub which helps heat the air inside the dishwasher to evaporate water and dry the dishes. If your dishes are coming out cold and wet immediately after the heat-dry cycle, then there may be an issue with the heating element.

To do this, you will need to remove the dishwasher from under the counter in order to access the heating element terminals located under the dishwasher. This will also Continue reading

Fixing a Noisy Refrigerator

Fixing a Noisy Refrigerator

The evaporator fan and motor and the evaporator coils are exposed once the plastic panel inside the freezer portion of a top-freezer refrigerator is removed.

A refrigerator that is noisy or loud could be caused by a problem with the one or more parts. Here’s how to troubleshoot.

GE Evaporator Fan Blade Part Number: WR60X10208 Evaporator Fan Blade for refrigerators.

Condensor or Evaporator Fan Blade

A buzzing sound could be cause by a fan blade hitting ice or another object when in operation. Both the evaporator fan – located in the freezer portion of the refrigerator and the condenser fan – located underneath or behind the refrigerator – have blades, so listen for where the sound is emanating from in order to trouble shoot it.

If the sound is emanating from the freezer and the evaporator fan, it might be due to Continue reading

Are Dryer Sheets Bad For My Dryer?

Are Dryer Sheets Bad For My Dryer? The short answer is no, dryer sheets are not bad for your dryer and it’s all a matter of preference on whether you choose to use them or not. They do however; leave a coating behind on some surfaces that need to be cleaned. Neglect this cleaning and it could affect your appliance.

How Do Dryer Sheets Work?

Dryer sheets do several things, they help neutralize static charges, soften fabrics and can leave a scent on dried laundry. The tumbling action of the dryer drum helps the sheet to work its magic. As the sheet comes in contact with items inside the dryer drum it deposits a fabric softener on those items.

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Used on these Brands: Electrolux, Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Tappan This part can be used on some Electrolux brand Dryers. The Lint Filter traps lint and debris from the exhaust air flowing out of the dryer drum. Dimensions: 1 x 18 x 22 inches

Clean the Lint Filter Screen

Over time and from many uses, dryer sheets can leave a coating on the dryer’s lint filter screen which can prevent proper air flow inside the dryer. To fix this, simply Continue reading

Electric Oven is Slow to Heat or Not Reaching the Correct Temperature

Electric Oven is Slow to Heat or Not Reaching the Correct Temperature An electric oven is slow to heat or not reaching the correct temperature most likely has a problem with the heating element. However it is also possible that the oven’s internal temperature is off. Some ovens have a dial that can be adjusted or calibrated. Other models have an electronic control board which regulates the ovens temperature that can be altered in order to provide a better baking experience. Here’s how to do this.

WARNING! Before attempting to work on any appliance, make sure that all power (electricity) and utilities (water and gas) have been turned off and/or disconnected on the appliance. Read this before you start any repair.  

How to Test Your Oven’s Temperature

Get an oven-safe thermometer and place it in the middle of the center rack. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, Continue reading

Improve Your Dishwasher’s Performance, Here’s How

How to Improve the cleaning power of your dishwasherYou dishwasher needs cleaning and maintenance in order for it to get your dishes as clean as possible. Dirt and food particle can accumulate inside your dishwasher leading to problems with its performance and dirtier dishes. Here’s what you should be cleaning.

Clean and Check the Gasket Seal around the Dishwasher

The gasket or seal that surrounds the dishwasher door helps prevent any small leaks from your dishwasher. Food, detergent and dirt can build up here, so be sure to wipe around the door using a warm soapy cloth. Check the door seal for any rips or cracks which could lead to small leaks. Order a new door gasket seal using the model number of your dishwasher from www.EveryAppliancePart.com.

Use Affresh or Lemi Shine to Clean the Inside of the Dishwasher

Gets rid of smells and hard-water mineral stains and build up with a dishwasher cleaner like Affresh or Lemi-Shine. These cleaners also remove detergent residue which can affect the cleanliness of your dishes.

Clean the Filter

Food gets trapped in the Continue reading

Prevent Lumpy Pillows and Comforters with This Dryer Hack

Prevent Lumpy Pillows and Comforters with This Dryer HackKeep pillows and comforters fluffy by using wool dryer balls during the dryer’s cycle.

The wool dryer balls help prevent down-filled items from becoming lumpy and are said to help prevent static cling and wrinkles, soften fabrics and help speed up the drying process. As a bonus, they contain no chemicals and can either be made or purchased online.

How to Make Wool Dryer Balls

Add a few drops of essential oils to the dryer balls to add a pleasant scent to your dried laundry.

Be aware that these dryer balls eventually breakdown after so many tumbles in the dryer, so they will need to be replaced.

If you do not have any dryer balls on hand, a clean, new tennis ball might due. However, test the ball first to see if the color may bleed on to your item. Be mindful of the heat level you use in your dryer as that may cause color to transfer from the tennis ball to the item being dried. To be safe, use a low heat or no heat cycle.

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