Replacing the Door Catch Kit in Your Dryer

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Slam that dryer door a little too hard or awkwardly? Well, when you do, you risk doing damage to the door catch kit. This door catch kit is made up of two parts, the strike on the body of the dryer and the catch on the actual door. The strike is inserted into the catch and helps to hold the …

Replacing The Lid Hinges on Your Top-Load Washer

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The lid hinges are designed to last probably longer than the lifespan of your top-load washer, and they are not something you think about. Yet, accidents happen. If the lid was pushed back too far, slammed too hard, or otherwise jostled is a way other than designed, the lid hinges can become damaged which will impede the lid’s ability to …

How to Stop a Foaming Dishwasher

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If you are new to using a dishwashing appliance, there is a particular event that can happen – foaming. If you walk into your kitchen and discover your dishwasher is full of foam or even leaking soap foam, then action needs to be taken. This is caused by one thing – using the wrong product in the dishwasher. Dish soap …

How to Test a Defrost Timer

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All modern refrigerators now come with a built-in timer that turns on the defrost. This melts the frost on the evaporator and prevents it from building up inside the actual appliance. However, if you notice that frost is starting to build up, then a malfunction may be happening not with the entire defrost system, but with the timer. If you …

Why Your Over the Stove Microwave Turns On Randomly

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Have you ever been cooking something on your stove only to have the microwave overhead turn on randomly? We will be honest, it’s not ghosts and usually, it is not actually a malfunction either. Over the stove microwaves, depending on the model you have, will have the potential to turn on by themselves if the right circumstances are met. What …

Why a Refrigerator Light Keeps Going Out

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Having to replace a refrigerator light bulb every few years is something you should anticipate having to do. However, having to replace a refrigerator light bulb every few weeks because it burns out or even explodes? Well, that’s not normal and is a sure sign that you have a problem. If your refrigerator light bulb keeps going out or has …

How to Remove Items From a Dryer Lint Trap

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The lint trap in your dryer is meant to catch the ambient lint that comes off most dried clothing. However, other items can also find their way inside. This is less likely in dryers with lint traps in the front, but if your model has a top accessible lint trap, then items can find their way inside. Ever wonder what …

How to Replace an Outer Dishwasher Door

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The outer door of your dishwasher is the face of the appliance. It is there to look nice, but it is also there to protect the more sensitive parts inside of it. Over time, you might manifest a few dents or cracks in the exterior door of your dishwasher. This doesn’t mean you need to replace the whole appliance, however. …