Is a Gas Smell From Your Oven a Problem?

Anytime you smell that distinct smell of gas in your home is cause for concern. However, if you only smell it when you turn your oven on, it may not be as big of a concern. Yet, you will still need to investigate why this is happening. A gas smell coming from your gas oven isn’t normal and it can …

Why a New Dishwasher Installation Isn’t Draining

Did you recently purchase a new dishwasher only to discover that after its first use, water is sitting at the bottom? Whether you installed it yourself or had a professional team out to do it, if your recently installed dishwasher isn’t draining, it is due to a missed step during the installation. This is a step that is easy to …

Why Did My Maytag Top Load Washer Stop Mid-cycle?

Most of us program our washing machine, then walk away, confident that when we return our clothes and linens will be damp–not dripping wet–and clean. If you’ve been unpleasantly surprised to find your Maytag top load washer stopped mid-cycle, full of water, first check to make sure the washer is plugged in and receiving power. If the washer has power and the …

Why Is There Water Under the Drawers in My Refrigerator?

If you look under your empty crisper drawers in your refrigerator and see standing water, that is not normal. In fact, other than perfectly explainable condensation after a refrigerator has been open too long, there should be no moisture inside this appliance at all. So if there is enough moisture for water to be standing underneath the bottom drawers, you …

What You Need to Know About Whirlpool’s Glass Cooktop Recall

It was announced that Whirlpool was recalling a wide range of glass cooktops that are sold not only under their Whirlpool brand, but under their owned brands of KitchenAid and JennAir as well. These glass cooktops that use radiant or radiant downdraft heating feature touch controls that have a chance to activate on their own. According to the 133 reports …

Go Fly a Kite This Winter at the Minneapolis Kite Festival

When you think of kite flying weather, you think of beautiful green rolling hills and swift spring breezes, right? Well, it turns out that winter breezes are a lot better for getting your kite in the air, which is why the Minneapolis Kite Festival is held in January. Once Lake Harriet freezes over, kite flyers take over the ice to …

How to Replace the Light Bulb in an Oven

The oven light seems like an inconsequential part, but it plays a pretty important role. You will find out just how important it is when it goes out. When there is not a light present in your oven, your primary difficulty will be seeing how done your food looks. You will need to keep the oven door open longer to …

What to Check When Your Dishwasher Door is Leaking

When your dishwasher is leaking, it is important that you do your troubleshooting quickly to prevent an appliance problem from turning into a home problem as the water creates mold and other water damage. However, while there are several parts in a dishwasher that can leak, if you have deduced that the water is coming from your door, here is …

3 Steps to Take When Your Whirlpool Washer Won’t Drain

Like all appliances, your washing machine may stop working from time to time. It’s frustrating when you’re trying to wash your laundry, but you’re faced with a washing machine that won’t drain. If your Whirlpool washing machine is not draining, here are three potential causes to check for. To ensure your safety, always disconnect the washing machine from power before …

What Using Too Much Detergent Does to a Washing Machine

It’s an educated guess, but you are probably using too much detergent in your washing machine. It’s true, there might be some who think that more detergent equals cleaner clothing, but usually it is more of an issue of detergent manufacturers telling you to use more than you need. Obviously, if you use more, you need to buy it more …