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Dishwasher Controls Flash and Blink and Dishwasher Won’t Start

Dishwasher Controls Flash and Blink and Dishwasher Won't StartA dishwasher with flashing controls that refuses to start might have an easy fix – it could have the child lock or control lock turned on, or a delay wash option selected which will not allow the dishwasher to start.

Whether the dishwasher is made by Whirlpool, Maytag, GE or LG, many of them have child locks that prevent the dishwasher controls from being activated when the child lock is active. To clear the lock, try pressing the control lock for four seconds to disable, or consult the owner’s manual on how to clear.

The delay wash allows the dishwasher’s cycle to run during a later time. To cancel delay wash, simple press cancel/drain to cancel the delay cycle and then press start or resume the cycle. If that does not work, consult the owner’s manual or search on the internet for “how to cancel the delay wash function.”

If neither of these options works, the control panel might be displaying an error code or fault code. Use the internet to search for the error code, plus the make and model of the dishwasher, to find the meaning behind the code along with possible solutions. Or, consult the dishwasher’s owner’s manual.

How to Fix an Oven Door That Will Not Unlock

How-to-Fix-an-Oven-Door-That-Will-Not-UnlockIf 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.

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.  

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.

For ovens that are locked and not in a self-cleaning cycle, try 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

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