Monthly Archives: March 2018

Refrigerator freezer is not defrosting, or your refrigerator is not cooling

Refrigerator Freezer Frosty or Refrigerator is not Cooling defrost thermostatIf your refrigerator freezer is not defrosting, or your refrigerator is not cooling, it could be due to a bad defrost thermostat.

The defrost thermostat detects the temperature of the evaporator coils inside the freezer portion of a refrigerator.  Cold air from inside the freezer is then pushed into the refrigerator. When the temperature of the evaporator coils drops, the defrost thermostat turns on and allows power to flow to the defrost heater. The defrost heater then melts the frost and ice off of the evaporator coils, allowing the proper temperatures to be maintained in your freezer and refrigerator.

If the defrost thermostat stops working, then the defrost heater never turns on and melts the frost on the evaporator coils. This can cause the coils inside the freezer to ice up and stop producing cold air.

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Can You Leave Wet Clothes in the Washer Overnight?

Opps, you forgot to put the clothes in the dryer and left them in the washer overnight. So what should you do? Give them the old smell test and if they smell ok, dry them as you normally would.

According to the Whirlpool Institute of Fabric Science, wet clothes can Continue reading

How to Replace a Gas Range Top Burner Ignitor

Gas-Range-Top-Burner-IgnitorIf your gas burner is not lighting, then it might be due to a defective top burner ignitor. This gas oven part creates the spark to light the surface burner. Continue reading

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