Refrigerator is Freezing Food or is Too Cold

Refrigerator is Freezing Food or is Too Cold 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.

Refrigerator Cold Control Settings Inside of Fridge.

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

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

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Use Your Dryer To Kill Ticks on Your Clothing

Kill-ticks-in-your-dryerHere’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.

 

Preventing Oven Door Explosions

preventing-oven-door-explosionsImagine 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

Oven Hot but Turned Off – How to Fix

Oven Hot but Turned Off – How to FixAn oven that is hot or still heating even when turned off can be a scary, confusing problem. However, there are a few parts that may have become faulty and could be causing this problem. With a little know-how, you can fix a Frigidaire, GE, Maytag, Kenmore or Whirlpool oven that is not cooling down even when the oven is turned off, yourself. Here are some parts that could be causing this problem.  Replacing one or more of these parts could solve the problem of an oven staying hot, even when it is turned off.

First, disconnect any power going to range or oven either by flipping the breaker that supplies power to the oven or unplugging the appliance. Wait until the oven is completely cool before attempting any repairs.

Temperature Sensor

Samsung Oven Temperature Sensor

Samsung Oven Temperature Sensor – This range oven temperature sensor measures the oven temperature.

Most modern ranges that have an electronic control will use a temperature sensor inside the oven to monitor the temperature. If the sensor Continue reading

Why Do Plastic Items Never Dry In My Dishwasher?

Why Do Plastic Items Never Dry In My Dishwasher?

When you open your dishwasher to unload your newly cleaned dishes, why does it seem that plastic containers, plates and glasses are still wet? The answer has to do with heat absorption, evaporation, and the design of modern energy-efficient dishwashers.

Metal, glass and ceramic items absorb and hold more heat during the washing cycle and also hold in the heat for a longer period of time. The lingering heat also helps to Continue reading

Electric Oven is Not Heating Up – How to Fix

If your electric oven is no longer heating, there may be a problem with the bake or broil element, temperature control thermostat, temperature sensor, or control board.

Troubleshooting an electric oven that does not heat can seem complex, but there are some easy things to check first that do not require a lot of expertise, or time spent disassembling or testing parts. We will take you from the easiest and most-common elements and parts to check, to the more complex parts in order to fix your range that does not heat.

Although your electric stove might be a Frigidaire, LG, Samsung, Maytag or Amana, many of these appliances will contain the same types of parts that work in the same way – no matter what the brand. However, you should always go by the model number located on your appliance when looking to replace a part.

When looking to how to fix an oven that no longer heats, here are a few parts you should check out.

Whirlpool-Range-Bake-Element-WP74003019

Whirlpool Electric Range Bake Element Part number: WP74003019

Bake or Broil Element

The bake or broil element provides the heat inside your oven. Sometimes you can observe the element turning red when turned on. If your oven Continue reading

Make Your Clothes Last Longer with the Right Washer and Dryer Settings

Make Your Clothes Last Longer with the Right Washer and Dryer Settings Choosing the right settings on your washer and dryer can help reduce the added stress each item goes through every time you wash and dry it. Learning the best laundry settings will help preserve your favorite items of clothing and help all your laundry look it’s best.

Preparing the Laundry for Washing

Always read and follow the care instructions on the label.

Sort the laundry by color and fabric type to make sure that delicate items are not put on the same cycle as items with sturdier fabric.

Turn pockets inside-out to prevent items like candy and lip balm from being included in your wash cycle.

Turn items inside out to help preserve their color.

Use this sorting time to exam each piece for stains that might need to be pre-treated. Although, the ideal time to treat stains is as soon as they happen to minimize the stain and prevent it from setting into the fabric.

Washing Machine Settings

“Always opt for the Continue reading

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