DIY Appliance Repair & Maintenance Tips

Dishwasher inlet valve

Repair professionals understand that just a few components are responsible for most appliance problems.

With dishwashers, the water inlet valve is always a prime suspect. When your dishwasher goes rogue, expect to find the inlet valve in the subsequent police lineup.

An air conditioner condenser

In essence, the condenser is a simple device whose basic function is to expel heat, in most cases, it shares a housing with the compressor and they both comprise the Condenser Unit. The compressor receives the refrigerant in gaseous form at room temperature and increases the pressure which in turn increases the temperature. The hot […]

Appliance temperature controls

What’s a Thermostat? All heating and cooling devices contain at least one thermostat, otherwise, they wouldn’t know when to stop heating or cooling. A thermostat simply controls whether a device is operating or not, it doesn’t control the rate of cooling or heating. Turning the thermostat down to its lowest setting will not make the […]

Exposed air conditioning unit

Compressors for air conditioning units are one of the main components of your home’s cooling system and represent a significant cost. Call us for a price and up-to-date cost of repair, replacement, or installation. Your air conditioner is one of those essential devices during hot summer days. Keeping the indoor temperature at an acceptable level […]

Emptying the dryer

From Rocks to Bosch: A Brief History of Clothes Drying In simplest terms, a dryer extracts water from clothing, either in a liquid or gaseous state. Huh? We may have lost you already. But that’s just a highfalutin way of saying there are three ways to dry your wet laundry. You can force the water […]

A woman loads the washer

How to Extend the Life of Your Washer Most washing machine owners want to make sure that their machine lasts as long as possible and performs well. With a bit of regular washing machine maintenance, you can prolong the life of your appliance and prevent damage that would require repairs or worse, a replacement. Over […]

Nine key on a keyboard

Regular Refrigerator Maintenance Promotes Energy Efficiency Your refrigerator is a household appliance that needs maintenance to be energy efficient and save you money. Additionally, regular refrigerator maintenance will help extend the life of the appliance. However, if your refrigerator is over 15 years old, you may benefit by upgrading to a newer model to take […]

Repair equipment

Refrigerator Parts: Why They Matter No matter how old or new your refrigerator is, parts can break overtime or wear out with use. It’s important to know how refrigerator parts function in order to inspect and replace or repair the parts. Some replacements can be complete by spending the afternoon with as a DIY project, […]

Ice crystals

Your Refrigerator Doesn’t Run & the Light Doesn’t Come on Ensure that your refrigerator is plugged in tightly Check your fuse box for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker Check the outlet to see if it has current Examine the power cord for any damage If the refrigerator is plugged into an extension cord, […]

Coin washer slide

Why Washer Coin Slides Get Stuck More than 30,000 coin-operated laundries dot the landscape of the USA. They generate upwards of $5 billion in gross annual revenue. That figure doesn’t include communal laundry facilities in apartment complexes and other multi-unit residential buildings. Coin-operated washers and dryers are big business. Considering the sheer number of coins […]

Making a summer appliance checklist

Spring is the season for deep cleaning, but we tend to focus more on scrubbing baseboards than on tasks that keep our home functioning. So with summer here, it’s the perfect time to tackle those cleaning projects you didn’t quite get to during spring. To get started, tackle the items on our home maintenance checklist […]

Opening the freezer door

Your Freezer’s Running But Not Freezing. What Next? When was the last time you thought about the freezer? Chances are you never do or never will — until something goes wrong. Modern freezers are so reliable that we find it unsettling when they don’t work as designed. It’s a mystery as puzzling as UFOs and […]

Kitchen knives

The dishwasher is a beloved kitchen appliance in many homes, it’s quite the magical machine! You load it with dirty dishes, flip a button, and they all come out clean. This appliance has eliminated one of the biggest struggles in the kitchen: the mess of pots, pans, plates, cutlery, and more associated with cooking. Unfortunately, […]

Maytag repairman

All About Maytag Washers: More Than You Ever Wanted to Know Maytag and its parent company Whirlpool make two types of washers: top-loaders and front-loaders, each requiring a different troubleshooting approach if those washers begin to leak. Because Whirlpool owns Maytag and manufactures both brands in the same factories, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair are almost […]

Refrigerator ice

A DIY Guide to Fix an Overactive Ice Maker One problem in some older Frigidaire refrigerators is an ice maker that won’t stop producing ice once its ice bin reaches capacity. Any appliance can break down with age or extended use. Plus, just like cars, new appliances today are more reliable than they were even […]

Ceramic stovetop

Shopping for an Electric Cooktop When shopping for an electric range, a buyer’s most impactful decision is cooktop type. Not brand. Certainly not color. Not even appliance size or the number of available burners. Most ranges use traditional coil technology or a smooth, glass-ceramic surface for stovetop heating. Each cooktop type holds advantages and disadvantages. […]

Broken washer

At some point, every appliance you own will need repair or replacement.

A top-loading washer might last 10-13 years, and their front-loading brethren have even shorter lifespans. Frequency of use is a factor. The average American family does over seven loads of laundry per week.

A dryer has a similar lifespan of 10-13 years. For dishwashers, it’s usually even less....

Water fountain

The fridge is leaking. Can you DIY the repair? Like most people, you take your fridge for granted. You open the door, help yourself to a snack, and close the door again, repeating the exercise several times throughout the day. The refrigerator is the one appliance you never have to think about. Ol’ reliable. It […]

Tankless water heater

Tankless water heaters are an excellent way to save on your energy bills, free up space in your home, and make your carbon footprint a little smaller. But while they come with many benefits, things do go wrong from time to time. And since these water heaters are different from traditional water heaters, the solutions […]

Freezer with frost buildup

Freezer compartments and standalone freezers make it easy for you to store food long-term and keep your grocery bill down. But, to perform their job properly, these widely used major appliances must receive regular maintenance. Here are three low-stress freezer maintenance tips that will help you keep it going strong and avoid an expensive repair […]

A woman cleans the fridge

A working refrigerator is essential for the smooth function of your household. In fact, even a small malfunction in this workhorse appliance can lead to significant disruption of your normal routine. Fortunately, with these 5 quick tips, you can greatly decrease the odds that you will experience unexpected problems if you establish and carry out […]

A kitten naps on an electric heater

When choosing a heater for your home, there are several factors to consider. Do you have a gas hookup? What is the climate like in your area? How big is your home? This article will compare gas and electric heaters and help you decide which one is right for you. The Cliff Notes Gas heaters […]

Range with hood

3 Tips for Maintaining & Cleaning Your Range Hood When your kitchen fills with smoke and steam, you automatically turn to your range hood and flip it on. The range hood uses its fans to quickly pull the smoke right out of your kitchen. This clears the air, improves your cooking experience, and protects your […]

Clogged kitchen sink

Often times, we think of our garbage disposals as the ultimate food removal system. Anything that can fit down there is fair game, and if it doesn’t fit? We might stuff it down there anyway and flip the switch in the hope it gets the job done. Certainly, garbage disposals are durable and practical, and […]