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.
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Clean 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 Ignition Switch
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You 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.
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
If 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.
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.
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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
A refrigerator that is freezing foods can ruin fresh produce and the texture of your other foods stored inside your fridge. Here are some things to do and parts to check in order to fix this chilly problem.
First, check the temperature settings on your refrigerator. The optimal temperature settings should be around 38° to 36° Fahrenheit. If your refrigerator does not display a temperature setting, use a freestanding appliance thermometer to get an accurate reading inside your fridge.
If your refrigerator has numbers for its temperature control settings, try adjusting the settings. Usually, the lower the number on the control, the colder the temperature is set inside the fridge. Try going up one number in the settings to see if that prevents your food from freezing inside your fridge. Allow 24 hours for the changes to take affect inside the refrigerator.
Electrolux Refrigerator Damper Control Assembly 241600906
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The damper looks like a vent and is located on the side of the refrigerator. It allows cold air from the freezer to enter and cool items inside the Continue reading
Here’s a great tip for summer: After camping or spending time outside, toss dry clothing into a dryer on high heat for 6 minutes to kill any ticks.
It turns out ticks are sensitive to dryness and high heat. If the clothing items are wet, run the dryer cycle for a longer cycle time. This is according to research done by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, “The recent research found that drying time can be significantly reduced if clothes aren’t washed first, as ticks are extremely sensitive to dryness.”
The researchers tested washing items of clothing in cold, warm and hot water. It found that many of the ticks survived the wash cycle and took a longer time to die in the dryer afterwards.
Imagine the shock you would feel if your oven door suddenly exploded in your kitchen. That’s what happened to Johnsie Mason of on Wadmalaw Island, S.C.
According to her story on WCBD, “Mason just finished cooking a pizza in her oven and decided to run a self-cleaning cycle. Sometime between the end of the self-cleaning cycle and the cool down, the oven door glass exploded leaving glass across her kitchen.”
An appliance repair person interviewed in the story said the glass shattering was probably due to Continue reading