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Helpful Tips – Dishwasher Not Cleaning, Moving a Refrigerator and How Crisper Drawers Work

Helpful Tips – Dishwasher Not Cleaning and Moving a Refrigerator and How Crisper Drawers Work Here’s some helpful appliance-related tips we are seeing from around the web.

Prevent Dishwasher Problems – Clean Your Filter!

Is your dishwasher not cleaning as well as it once did? Before you call an appliance service tech, try cleaning the dishwasher filter first. Check out this dirty filter from JASCO Service Techs in Philadelphia.

That is a lot of buildup on a dishwasher filter! Be sure to regularly clean your dishwasher filter to avoid any problems. If your dishwasher filter is missing or cracked, you can replace it with a new one from our website.

Cleaning your filter will not only help your appliance to do its job, it can also prevent any bad dishwasher smells too.

Be sure to check, clean and change the filters on all your appliances such as your AC filter, water filter in the refrigerator, the range vent hood filter and the over the range microwave filter.

Helpful Tips on How to Move a Refrigerator

Moving house can seem overwhelming, especially when you are moving appliances. Here’s a helpful step-by-step guide on how to move a refrigerator from The Spruce. It has some helpful reminders like allowing enough time for the refrigerator to Continue reading

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How to Fix Appliance Scratches

appliance touchup paint

Appliance touchup paint

Cover up scratches, gouges and marks on your appliance with perfectly matching, blending appliance touch up paint. Appliance touch up paint comes in a variety of colors to match your appliance’s finishes. Colors include black, white, almond, bisque and more.

If you have a stainless steel appliance, use Scratch-B-Gone to remove it. Scratch-B-Gone can remove scuffs, fine scratches, light scratches and deep scratches and gouges chemical stains, heat scorching and rust from stainless steel appliances, sinks and grills. It works great to remove spot scratches and marks – no need to redo the entire surface.

Use your appliance’s model number to find the correct color for your appliance or give us a call for help at 800-285-5833. Where you will find your appliance’s model number.

 

Add Appliances to Your Spring Cleaning

Vacuum Crevice Wand Attachment

Vacuum Crevice Wand Attachment

Be sure to add cleaning out your clothes dryer to your spring cleaning check list. Experts advise you do this twice a year to get rid of dangerous lint build-up which can be a fire hazard and also cause your dryer to perform poorly.

Make the job easier by using a crevice cleaning vacuum attachment that can help you reach inside your dryer, and underneath the drum. You can also Continue reading

How to Thaw a Turkey

How to Thaw a Turkey - Defrosted turkey in panThanksgiving is almost upon us and many people will be buying a frozen turkey to cook and serve on Thanksgiving Day. If you plan on buying a frozen turkey, you’ll need to defrost it in the refrigerator and allow 24 hours for every four to five pounds.

Be sure to place the unwrapped turkey in a pan (breast side up) to contain any dripping from the defrost process. Place the pan on the lowest shelf of the refrigerator which is the coldest place in your fridge where all meats should be stored.

You can even see if your refrigerator veggie or crisper drawer can Continue reading

How long do appliances last?

How many years can you expect to get out of that washer, dryer or refrigerator? The average life expectancy for a dishwasher and microwave oven is about 9 years, while you might get 18 years out of a gas range. Of course, the amount it is used can also factor into life expectancy, but knowing the average lifespan of an appliance might help when determining if you should repair or replace your appliance.

Here’s a chart using information from the National Association of Home Builders/Bank of America Home Equity Study of Life Expectancy of Home Components.

how long do appliances last?

According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) many consumers replace their appliances long before they wear out due to styling, technology and consumer preference.

Should I Buy All Stainless Steel Appliances?

Modern Kitchen with Stainless Steel AppliancesIs stainless steel still the best finish option when it comes to buying new appliances? It all depends on taste and how long you plan on staying in your home.

Frederickrealestateonline.com writes, “…studies are still showing that stainless steel has the most popularity. Stainless appliances will be a safe choice for at least another 5 or 10 years. If you want to play it safe, choose stainless.”

Meaning, that if you plan to do a kitchen remodel and are Continue reading

How to fix a slow-filling washer

Washing Machine water inlet valve, used on some front load washers.

Washing Machine water inlet valve, used on some front load washers.

A slow filling washer can be caused by a clogged screen either on the end of your washer fill hose or on the water-inlet valve, a part inside your washer.

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.  

Turn off the water and disconnect the fill hoses from the back of the washer where the washer hoses connected. You can try cleaning the fill valve screens on the hoses (if they have them) before hooking them up and seeing if this improves how much and fast water fills the washing machine.

If this does not solve the problem, then Continue reading

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