Here are some helpful appliance-related tips we are seeing from around the web.
Dishwasher Settings to Try
Your dishwasher comes with other cycles other than normal and Real Simple goes over some situations in which you might want to use these alternative cycles.
Use the sanitize cycle to kill any germs on items, like when a family member is ill. This cycle gives a final 155 degree water rinse in order to kill germs.
Use the heavy wash to clean crusty, baked-on dishes and the top-rack cycle to clean lightly soiled items like glasses from a party. Read about more Dishwasher Settings to Try.
Ice Maker is Making Hollow Ice Cubes
An ice maker that produces hollow ice cubes that shatter and melt quickly is an annoying problem. CNET.com offers some solutions in their Continue reading
You may not think much about the crisper or veggie drawers in your refrigerator, but they do serve a purpose – they control humidity and keep your produce from drying out.
The website “The Takeout,” spoke to representatives at Whirlpool and Samsung for the article about how crisper drawers keep your produce fresh.
“In the regular shelves of your fridge, humidity diffuses into the air or gets sucked into a fan,” according to an article on The Takeout.
In a crisper drawer, that humidity is contained, to keep your leafy greens and thin-skinned produce fresher for a longer period of time.
How to use the Crisper Drawer Humidity Dial Settings
Some models of refrigerators come with crisper drawers with humidity dial settings. The dial controls how Continue reading
Your sheets might seem clean, but consider this fact from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, “the average adult person may shed up to 1.5 grams of skin in a day. This is enough to feed one million dust mites!”
In addition to sweat, skin oils, and saliva, your bed sheets could be harboring millions of dust mites and if you have allergies, this could be making them worse. To get rid of these mites, consider changing or washing your bed sheets once a week.
Here are some tips to get the cleanest sheets. 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
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
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