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
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. Learn more about Appliance Repair Safety.Air Damper or Damper Control Assembly
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
If 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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If your refrigerator is warm or sweating, or you notice sagging or cracks on the refrigerator’s seal surrounding the door, or your door no longer closes tightly, then you may need to replace the door seal or gasket on the refrigerator. Here’s how to replace this part.
- Depending on your refrigerator’s model and which door gasket you are replacing, you may need to complete remove the door from the fridge. This could involve removing the hinges, the harness hook ups to in-door water dispenser, and possibly the water line going to the in-door water dispenser.
- Open the refrigerator door and or lay it flat on the floor to inspect the seal, also called a gasket, to see how it is attached to the door. Some door gaskets snap into place, others are held in place by a series of tiny screws surrounding the door. If you see any screws, you will need to remove them before removing the seal from around the door.
- Soak your new gasket in warm water or possibly lay it out in the sun to remove any wrinkles and ease any compression the gasket may have experienced due to packaging or shipping. Lay your new gasket over the old gasket to make sure it is about the same size.
- Remove the old gasket by cutting it using a steel wire cutter wire. Be careful not to cut the door liner. Once your first cut is made, pull on the old gasket to remove it from the door frame. Cut the gasket entirely and pull it off the door frame.
- Install the new replacement refrigerator door gasket using your fingers to press the gasket into place along the refrigerator door frame.
- Replace any screws holding the gasket into place.
Repairing a Refrigerator Door Gasket So That It Has a Tight Seal
If you have flipped the door on your refrigerator and have notice that there is no longer a tight seal on your refrigerator door when you close it, here is how to fix this problem.
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If your refrigerator is warm, but your freezer is cold, check to see if your refrigerator’s defrost thermostat is working. Check your refrigerator’s evaporator coils. If you notice Continue reading
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If your ice maker keeps freezing up, it could be due to a faulty water inlet valve. The valve could be letting a trickle of water flow inside the line and into the tube, causing the water to freeze up inside the line or tube. Try to thaw the water fill tube or line. Test the water inlet valve using a multimeter and replace, especially if this problem is reoccurring.
Find a replacement Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve for your Refrigerator.
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