Why Doesn’t My Oven Maintain Temperature?

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When you start your oven, it goes through a preheat cycle for about roughly ten minutes to bring your oven up to the set temperature. Once reached, the heating elements will turn off and the temperature will naturally drop over time as the oven loses heat. When the temperature gets low enough, the thermometer in your oven will sense it …

How to Replace Your Freezer-Above-Fridge Door Handle

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Refrigerator door handles do not last forever. With great appliances like a reliable classic fridge model, it’s not surprising if the fridge outlasts its own handles. Especially if you have small children or accident, prone residents. If your fridge and/or freezer door is damaged and in need of replacement, the good news is that this is an easy fix. For …

Fixing A Microwave Door That Won’t Close

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Due to the high heat waves that a microwave uses to heat your food, all microwave models require the protective door to be closed before the microwave will begin operation. If your microwave door will not close, your microwave is effectively useless because it will not start. At times, your microwave door will close, but if it is not latching …

How to Balance a Washer That Vibrates Excessively

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If your washer has started making loud noises and vibrating excessively during the washer cycle, it can be a sign that something is wrong. However, both these symptoms can also be caused by something much simpler – an out of balance washing machine. Typically, if you have a shaking washing machine, so much so that it may even walk itself …

Clothes Still Damp? Troubleshooting Your Dryer

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Having a clothes dryer is one of the great luxuries of modern life. Most of us don’t think of it that way because we so often view the ‘basic’ appliances as more of a right than a luxury. But when your dryer suddenly stops working correctly, we’re suddenly reminded about how much of a hassle it would be to hang …

How to Handle a Misbehaving Dishwasher

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The dishwasher is one of the biggest luxuries available to modern homeowners, second only to the washing machine. While you still do your scrubbing and pre-wash stages, our dishwashers ensure that each dish that goes through comes out the other side of a wash cycle sparkling clean and safe to eat off of. All it needs is a lot of …

Why Won’t the Dryer Start or Heat

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Thermal Fuse The thermal fuse is a common component that will fail for a dryer. This component will be discussed in greater detail further down. Start Switch  If the start switch takes a nose dive, the dryer won’t begin its cycle at all. This switch is located in the control panel. Set your multimeter to Ohms and test for continuity. …

Customize Your KitchenAid Dishwasher with a Front Panel Kit

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Decorative panels can make your dishwasher fit seamlessly with your kitchen’s style. If you want your kitchen to have that custom feel, you can add the paneling yourself to matching KitchenAid models. This is only available for specific model numbers. Order a custom panel kit (for model #KDTE204EPA) and follow these steps to install it. 1. Partially uninstall the dishwasher. …