Tag Archives: Appliance Parts and News

‘Tis The Season To Do A Thorough Cleaning

Moving your large home appliances can be such a hassle when trying to deep clean your home.  Just getting your appliance to move is one thing, but then there’s the frustration of trying not to scratch your nice hardwood or tile floors.  Here at Every Appliance Part, we love to keep our homes clean, and anything that will help make that easier, is going to be tested and tried to the fullest extent.

Recently we discovered the greatest invention ever: Glide N’ Guard.

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This nifty little pack contains six interlocking tracks made of a

special polymer plastic which allows you to simply slide your appliances in and out of their designated spots in the kitchen and laundry room.  The thick plastic guards your precious floors from scratches and scrapes, while easing the process of moving your appliance out of its spot to clean behind it (or to dig out that chew toy your pup lodged underneath it).

Luckily, this pack is inexpensive, and definitely worth the small investment.  Save your floors (and backs) from expensive repairs by trying this product out.

Let us know what you think!

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Brace Yourselves, The Freezer is Leaking!

How do you know when you need to replace your freezer door gasket?

You may need to replace your freezer door gasket if the freezer is constantly running, there is a frost buildup around the door, or the door doesn’t seal properly.  Replacing the gasket can fix all of these problems simply.

Here is a handy link on how to do it, step by step.

Call Every Appliance Part for help on which gasket fits your freezer (or refrigerator)!

Vintage Making a Comeback!

Here at Every Appliance Part, we are loving the look of vintage appliances in updated kitchens.  The traditional style appliances alongside today’s clean and contemporary fixtures really makes a kitchen pop.

What do you think about vintage styles? Would you bring a vintage appliance into your kitchen?

Let us know what you think!

Squeaky Clean Efficiency

An important part of your dishwasher’s efficiency is how well you take care of it. There are several ways to ensure it maintains it’s peak performance.

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One of the main arguments about using dishwashers is whether or not to rinse off your dishes before putting them in.  I will always suggest rinsing off your dishes; this makes it easier for your dishwasher to clean dishes, and prevents clogging in the bottom of the tub from food debris left over from your meal.

Running your dishwasher through a cycle without anything in it will clean out it’s pipes.  I like to use a bit of vinegar in the wash tray to make sure everything is squeaky clean.  It may not smell too good, but it will do the job and lengthen the life of your appliance.

One of my main problems is always overloading the dishwasher.  I like to pack it all in to minimize the amount dishes I might have to do by hand.  This, however, never works out in my favor.  There’s almost always some sort of food residue left over on my plates and bowls. Making sure your dishes are loaded properly, and spaced out will ensure that your dishes will all get clean (and no residue). Image

For further information on dishwasher efficiency and maintenance visit here.

If you need to replace anything on your dishwasher, make sure to visit our site, and give us a call to help you find what you’re looking for.

Top Loading Disaster

Washers  have become a necessity in modern day homes.  When they break, it can be a real pain to figure out what went wrong.

Just this week, my washer decided not to go through the spin cycle after rinsing. No matter how many times I tried, it would not spin out and drain the tub.

After some investigating, I came to figure out that the timer itself was broken, making the washer miss the spin cycle.

One of the contacts on the inside of the timer had burned out, and wasn’t making contact.

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Luckily, timers are an easy (but sometimes not so cheap) thing to fix.  All you have to do is unscrew a couple screws on the top control panel, and pull the panel towards you to pop it off.  Then, you’ll be able to see all the electronics that control your washer.  The timer control is the weird shaped “box” behind the selector knob.  All you have to do is pull off the selector knob off of the front of the panel, as well as the skirt that’s behind the knob, and pop the timer off of the back after you unplug it from the electrical plug.

Make sure not to lose any screws or knobs in the process.

Then all you have to do is pop the new timer back into place, plug it back in, put the selector knob and its skirt back on the front, and reassemble the control panel.  Replace the screws, and you are good to go!

If you have any questions about what timer works with your model washing machine, call us, and we will be happy to help you out!

Happy Washing!

Clean Your Dishes, Not Your Floor

If you’ve been having problems with a leaky dishwasher, your problem may be solved with an easy fix.  Often times after a couple years of use, the gasket that seals the dishwasher door shut and prevents it from leaking will dry rot, or lose its ability to seal.  This will make your appliance leak while its running, making for a watery mess to clean up.

Luckily, all that needs to be done (in most cases) is to replace the door gasket.

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Just rip out the old one and remove the residue on your appliance from the left over adhesive.  Dry fit the new gasket into the same place as the old gasket to make sure it is the right length before you apply the adhesive.  If it’s too long, you can easily trim it to make it fit.  The next step is to apply the adhesive to the track where the gasket goes, and push the gasket into place. The adhesive will take about 24 hours to completely cure, and you’ll need to keep your dishwasher shut during this period to make sure it stays in place. After it cures, you’ll have a leak proof dishwasher again!

If you have any questions about what gasket is used with your appliance, give us a call!

Stuck? You’re in Luck!

Dishwashers, when they’re functioning properly, are the most helpful and time saving appliances in the kitchen.  These guys are the cleaning powerhouses that keep your dishes sparkling. When your dishwasher breaks, it can be frustrating having to clean dishes by hand while you’re trying to find the parts you need.

One common dishwasher problem is a broken roller adjuster.  The roller adjuster is the guide that keeps your dishwasher racks sliding in and out of the tub smoothly. When these break, often times it is a struggle to pull out the racks to load or unload the appliance.

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Luckily, this is another easy fix.  All you’ll have to do is pull out the broken rack, take a few screws off of the adjuster, and replace it with the new one! Just remember where the adjuster was so you can put the new one in the same place.
If you have any questions about what adjuster is compatible with your appliance, give us a call! We are always happy to help answer any questions.

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