Monthly Archives: April 2015

Deciding whether to fix or ditch your broken appliance

WhentoRepairorreplaceyourapplianceMaybe your oven is not heating up as quickly as it used to, or your dishwasher stopped working. How do you know when to repair or replace your appliance? Here are some factors that will help you decide.

Research your repair

Before calling the repairman, use the internet to try to figure out what could be wrong with your appliance. It might be a small fix, or even just a matter of cleaning your appliance, or a part on your appliance — something you can do yourself. Also consult your appliance’s owner’s manual for things like fault code displays and solutions to common problems. If you no longer have your owner’s manual, use your appliance’s model number to find a digital copy online.

Some repair jobs are very simple, Continue reading

Removing Melted Plastic from a Dishwasher Heating Element

Whirlpool Dishwasher Heating Element W10703867

Whirlpool Dishwasher Heating Element W10703867

It happens — a plastic food container lid or a cooking utensil falls out of the top rack of your dishwasher and lands of the heating coil. It happened to blogger Jean of “Yikes Money.” She wrote a good tutorial on how to she removed the melted plastic from her dishwasher’s heating coil and it might help you.

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Why is my dryer not drying?

Why is my dryer not drying?

If your clothes dryer is no longer getting your laundry completely dry, it might not be your dryer’s fault. You might want to take a look at your washer.

Your washer might not be Continue reading

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