Are Dryer Sheets Bad For Your Dryer?

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For some, fabric softening comes from a detergent put in the wash, but for others, they depend on using dryer sheets. However, there is a long-standing debate on whether dryer sheets are bad for your dryer or not. Obviously, if they caused a lot of harm very quickly, we wouldn’t use dryer sheets as often as people do. However, dryer …

Why Your Dishwasher is Not Cleaning Your Dishes

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No one likes to open their dishwasher and find the dishes are still dirty. A dishwasher is meant to be a time-saver. A dishwasher that leaves your dishes dirty is a major headache. If your dishwasher isn’t getting your dishes clean, here are several items to check. Water Inlet Valve Water enters the dishwasher when the water inlet valve is …

Can You Repair a Broken Microwave Display?

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Is the display or control panel on your microwave having issues? Do the buttons just not respond? Is the display not showing anything or is what it shows deformed in some way? These are issues, and they can be highly disruptive ones at that. However, if your display or control panel are having issues on a microwave, can you actually …

How to Replace a Fuse in a Microwave

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Microwaves, as we so often forget, are dangerous appliances. Even when unplugged they can hold a lethal charge in the capacitors. Because the appliance needs to amplify power in order to function, it does come equipped with quite a few safety features. One such feature is a fuse. Your microwave may have different fuses, but they serve the same purpose. …

How to Check a Front Load Washer’s Drain Trap

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Is your washer having some problems draining properly? This is a common issues that can have a number of causes. However, before you start shopping for replacement drain motors or looking up appropriate standpipe adjustments, there is one super easy culprit you can check with very minimal disassembly – the drain trap. Many front load washers have a drain trap …

How to Discharge the Capacitor on a Microwave

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When it comes to microwave repair, it is generally recommended that you leave the repair of this small appliance to the professionals. Unlike other, larger appliances, even if you unplug a microwave, it can still hold a deadly charge in its capacitors. The amount of power needed to fuel a microwave is a lot, so it typically stores up power …

How to Replace a Baffle in Your Dryer Drum

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The baffles attached to the inside of your dryer drum aren’t just for show, they actually play a role in drying your clothes. As the dryer drum rotates, the baffles fluff your clothing. Although a loose baffle isn’t a major malfunction, it can cause a few irritating issues, such as a loud rattling noise or snags in your clothing. A …

Troubleshooting Hollow Ice Cubes

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If your freezer comes with an ice maker, you may one day encounter a problem where your ice cubes end up hollow. This in and of itself isn’t necessarily a problem, but it can result in the ice cubes sticking together and generally means you get less ice per cube. This can be caused by a number of issues that …