Category Archives: Appliance Parts

Electric Oven is Slow to Heat or Not Reaching the Correct Temperature

Electric Oven is Slow to Heat or Not Reaching the Correct Temperature An electric oven is slow to heat or not reaching the correct temperature most likely has a problem with the heating element. However it is also possible that the oven’s internal temperature is off. Some ovens have a dial that can be adjusted or calibrated. Other models have an electronic control board which regulates the ovens temperature that can be altered in order to provide a better baking experience. Here’s how to do this.

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.  

How to Test Your Oven’s Temperature

Get an oven-safe thermometer and place it in the middle of the center rack. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, Continue reading

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Improve Your Dishwasher’s Performance, Here’s How

How to Improve the cleaning power of your dishwasherYou dishwasher needs cleaning and maintenance in order for it to get your dishes as clean as possible. Dirt and food particle can accumulate inside your dishwasher leading to problems with its performance and dirtier dishes. Here’s what you should be cleaning.

Clean and Check the Gasket Seal around the Dishwasher

The gasket or seal that surrounds the dishwasher door helps prevent any small leaks from your dishwasher. Food, detergent and dirt can build up here, so be sure to wipe around the door using a warm soapy cloth. Check the door seal for any rips or cracks which could lead to small leaks. Order a new door gasket seal using the model number of your dishwasher from www.EveryAppliancePart.com.

Use Affresh or Lemi Shine to Clean the Inside of the Dishwasher

Gets rid of smells and hard-water mineral stains and build up with a dishwasher cleaner like Affresh or Lemi-Shine. These cleaners also remove detergent residue which can affect the cleanliness of your dishes.

Clean the Filter

Food gets trapped in the Continue reading

Refrigerator Water Dispenser Not Working – Unfreezing a Refrigerator Water Line

When water is not dispensing through the refrigerator door, the water line might be frozen. This is a very common problem that occurs in side-by-side refrigerators. Here’s how to troubleshoot this problem and how to get your water flowing once again.

Before attempting any fixes, make sure the water supply is not shut off, either to the house or the refrigerator.

Check to see if the ice maker is making ice. If ice is being made, chances are water is still flowing into the refrigerator and the problem lies with the water line to the dispenser.

Items to have on hand before attempting this repair:

  • Towel and small bucket
  • Help from another person
  • Hair dryer or heat gun
  • Syringe with tubing attachment and hot water.

First, remove the Continue reading

Washer Stops Half Way Through the Cycle

Washer Stops Half Way Through the Cycle- How to Fix and Parts That Could be Causing ItHaving a washer stop mid-cycle is a frustrating experience. First, make sure the circuit breaker has not tripped and turned off power to the machine. If that checks out, try testing 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.  

Washing Machine Lid Switch Assembly

Washing Machine Lid Switch Assembly

Lid Switch Assembly

The lid switch prevents the washer from spinning when the lid is open. Over time, the lid switch assembly could become faulty and stop the washer mid-cycle. Use a multimeter to test the lid switch for continuity and replace if it has no continuity.

Location of a Replacing the lid switch actuator on KitchenAid washer.

Sometimes it’s a part on the lid of the washer, the lid switch actuator that is the problem. The lid switch actuator sits inside the Continue reading

Reasons Why Your Clothes Dryer is Not Heating

Reasons Why Your Clothes Dryer is Not Heating

Reasons Why Your Clothes Dryer is Not Heating

If the clothing in your dryer is still wet and cold after the cycle finishes and it takes additional time to fully dry your laundry, then your dryer might not be heating. A dryer that is no longer heating could be caused by a problem with 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.

Thermal Fuse

The thermal fuse is a safety device that shuts off the dryer when it detects dangerous levels of heat inside the dryer. This is done to prevent fires and also to prevent damage to the dryer’s motor. If the thermal fuse is blown, it might be the reason why there is no heat in your dryer. This part cannot be repaired and will need to be replaced. Test the thermal fuse for continuity and if no continuity exists, replace the thermal fuse.

If the thermal fuse is the reason for there being no heat in your dryer, then this might be caused by Continue reading

How to Remove a Broken Appliance Light Bulb Stuck in a Socket

How to Remove a Broken Appliance Light Bulb Stuck in a SocketRemove a broken appliance bulb from the socket even when the glass breaks by using this simple method.

First, cut power to the appliance to avoid the risk of electric shock by turning power off at the breaker.

Be sure to wear gloves when trying to remove a broken bulb. If the broken bulb is in the refrigerator, clear out a space and place paper or a small box down to catch any shards. The same goes for the oven, make the job easier by removing the racks and laying down paper or a box to catch any small shards.

Remove the bulb using a pier of pliers. Insert the pliers into the bulb and grab by the filament and twist counter clockwise.

If the filament breaks, then insert the end of the pliers into the broken base of the light bulb and open the ends wide till each tip is touching an opposite side of the base. Turn counter clockwise to remove the broken light bulb base.

Find a replacement refrigerator light bulb or oven light bulb at http://www.EveryAppliancePart.com.

The Benefits of Using a Humidifier in Winter

benefits-of-using-a-humidifierAdding a humidifier to your home can help increase the moisture levels in your home’s air and help alleviate some common winter-time problems like dry skin, cracked lips and dry sinuses. It also can help protect your home as well.

Whether you use a warm mist or cool mist humidifier, they all work to add moisture to the air. Here are some of the benefits of using a humidifier in your home.

Better Skin

Adding a humidifier and moisture can improve dry skin, eyes and cracked lips. Dry air can also aggravate eczema and other chronic skin conditions. Using a humidifier might improve these conditions.

Better Health

Adding a humidifier can also help soothe sore throats, dry nasal passages and ease symptoms of the cold, flu, asthma or allergies. Added moisture can also prevent bloody noses caused by dry air.

Better for Your Home

Dry air can cause wood furniture and fixtures to shrink, split and crack.  Adding moisture will help protect these items inside your home. It can also help keep the soil in potted plants from drying out due to lack of moisture.

Better for Your Bank Account

Moist air feels warmer and might prevent you from constantly bumping up the heat in winter.

Humidifier Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

Clean the humidifier every three days. Unplug the machine and empty the tank of old distilled water. Check the manufacturer’s instructions on how to clean the appliance. Honeywell recommends weekly cleanings of the humidifier using white vinegar to remove scale deposits and a diluted solution of bleach and water to disinfect their humidifiers.

Use only distilled or demineralized water in room humidifiers.  Tap water contains minerals that can leave deposits inside your humidifier and promote bacterial growth.

Whole House Humidifier Replacement Water Pad Part Number A12PR

Whole House Humidifier Replacement Water Pad Part Number A12PR

For whole house humidifiers, replace the water pad (also called a water panel, evaporator pad, humidifier or water filter) once per heating season. Dust, scale and mineral deposits can clog the mesh in the water pad, which can restrict air flow through the pad. Find a replacement humidifier water pad at http://www.EveryAppliancePart.com.

 

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