Category Archives: Appliance Parts

Why Does My Gas Stove Keep Sparking?

Why Does My Gas Stove Keep Sparking?A gas stove that continuously clicks or sparks, even after the burner is lit, is an annoying problem that might have an easy solution. Here’s how to trouble shoot.

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.  

The spark electrode igniter on a Gas Range Stove top

The spark electrode igniter or surface burner igniter can be seen clearly on this gas range stove top after the burner grate, burner cap and burner head have been removed.

 

Clean the Spark Electrode Igniter

The spark electrode igniter (also called the surface burner igniter) sits next to the burner head on top of the stove top. This part is covered by the burner cap and might also be obstructed by the burner head. When the knob is turned and the burner is engaged, it emits a spark of electricity in order to ignite the air and gas mixture flowing from the burner head in order to create a flame.

Grease, water from overflowing pots, or even an extra wet sponge used in cleaning the stove top area can lead to the spark electrode igniter getting wet, which Continue reading

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Clothes Dryer Will Not Start

clothes-dryer-will-not-startNothing is more frustrating than having a load of laundry to dry and finding out the clothes dryer is dead and cold.  If your dryer will not start, here are a few parts to check to see if you can fix the problem yourself.  Luckily, many of these parts are easy to check and replace with a little know how.

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.  

Dryer Push to Start switch Electrolux 131469000

Start Switch

The start switch completes the circuit when the start button is pushed. If the dryer does not start, check this switch for continuity and replace it if defective. Depending on your Continue reading

Dark Oven? Replace the Light Bulb, Here’s How

Dark Oven? How to Replace an Oven Light Bulb

If the light bulb inside the oven has burned out, replacing it can be very easy with the right part. Find the light bulb for your oven, using your oven’s model number on our website. Only perform this repair on a completely cold oven to avoid the risk of being burned.

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.  

Open the oven door and look for the light bulb or the lens that covers the light bulb. Remove any Continue reading

Broken, Cracked or Missing Gas Stove Grate? How to Replace a Gas Range Stove Top Burner Grate

Broken, Cracked or Missing Gas Stove Grate? How to Replace a Gas Range Stove Top Burner GrateThe stove top burner grate provides a durable surface for cooking on the gas burner. When one of the grates is cracked, broken or missing, this can impact your ability to fully utilize your gas range.  Replacing a grate is as easy as lifting up the old grate and replacing it with your new O.E.M. grate from our parts website.

Be sure to only perform this replacement on a range or stove that is cold to avoid any risk of being burned.

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Gas Range Does Not Ignite – Fixing a Gas Burner That Won’t Light

Gas Range Does Not Ignite – Fixing a Gas Burner That Won’t Light If the burner on a gas range is not lighting, it could be caused by a dirty burner or a defect in one of the following parts below.

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.  

Clearing debris from a gas range burner's port holesClean the Burner

Try cleaning around the spark electrode to make sure that electricity can properly flow and ignite the gas from the burner. Make sure burner holes on the burner itself are not clogged. Use a metal pin to clean the ports of grease and debris from cooking and spills.

Allow the parts to dry completely before reassembling and trying to ignite the gas burners again.

Spark-Switch WB24X10143

Spark Ignition Switch

The spark ignition switch provides Continue reading

What’s the Purpose of a Vegetable Crisper Drawer?

What_s-the-Purpose-of-a-Vegetable-Crisper-DrawerYou may not think much about the crisper or veggie drawers in your refrigerator, but they do serve a purpose – they control humidity and keep your produce from drying out.

The website “The Takeout,” spoke to representatives at Whirlpool and Samsung for the article about how crisper drawers keep your produce fresh.

“In the regular shelves of your fridge, humidity diffuses into the air or gets sucked into a fan,” according to an article on The Takeout.

In a crisper drawer, that humidity is contained, to keep your leafy greens and thin-skinned produce fresher for a longer period of time.

Samsung Refrigerator Crisper Drawer Part Number DA97-06441E

Samsung Refrigerator Crisper Drawer Part Number DA97-06441E. Shop for more Samsung Refrigerator Parts. 

How to use the Crisper Drawer Humidity Dial Settings

Some models of refrigerators come with crisper drawers with humidity dial settings. The dial controls how Continue reading

How to Fix an Oven Door That Will Not Unlock

How-to-Fix-an-Oven-Door-That-Will-Not-UnlockIf your oven door won’t open when you pull on the door’s handle, don’t panic and don’t try to force it open. Instead, try the following suggestions below, as it could prove an easy fix for this frustrating problem.

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.  

First, make sure the oven is not in a self-cleaning cycle. An oven’s self-cleaning cycle can get incredibly hot, reaching temperatures of up to 900 degrees Fahrenheit, in order to carbonize dirt and food spills so that they turn to ash. The whole cycle could take several hours including a cool down period. It’s only after your oven is sufficiently cool that your oven door will unlock.

Some ovens allow you to run a shorter self-cleaning cycle or to cancel the cycle. Try pressing the cancel/off key to cancel the cycle. Allow the oven to cool before attempting to open it.

For ovens that are locked and not in a self-cleaning cycle, try Continue reading

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