How to Promote Good Airflow in Your Fridge and Freezer

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Most people know that refrigerator maintenance involves wiping down the shelves and changing the water filter. Not everyone realizes that fridges can also be maintained by how you fill them. Ever notice how sometimes the fridge seems colder than others? It has to do with how cold air flows through the fridge and freezer from the condenser coils. Today, we’re …

Do Washer Hoses Need Replaced?

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As with most appliances, your washer is designed so that most of the working parts have the same lifespan. This means while you may need to make some replacements, everything will usually last the same amount of time. There is one caveat to this when it comes to washers — the hoses. The hoses in your washer are quite sturdy, …

How to Clean a Dirty Front Load Washer Gasket

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The gasket of the washer doesn’t seem like one of those parts that get very dirty, and yet, it is exposed to an endless torrent of moisture. Front-load washers are great appliances. They can wash your clothes using less detergent and less water, but they do have a bit of a flaw when it comes to the gasket. As the …

Why Does My Dishwasher Take So Long to Wash?

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The act of dishwashing in the appliance seems like it would be a pretty expedient thing. It washes, it rinses, and then it dries. The whole act together can actually take sort of a long time. You can expect most dishwashing cycles to take at least an hour and a half. However, if your dishwasher does run longer than that, …

How to Balance a Washer

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Have you walked into your laundry room because your washer was on its spin cycle and creating a ton of noise? Did the washer vibrate so hard it appeared to be moving? This is an incredibly common problem with washers over time. What is happening is that your washer has fallen out of balance. When this happens, the force of …

Why Does Your Dishwasher Stink?

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Have you opened up your dishwasher only for a funk to waft up from it? As an appliance charged with washing your dishes, the dishwasher should also be pretty self-cleaning. As such, if you are smelling something awful from the inside, it is not part of normal function. The good news is that bad smells in your dishwasher can only …

How to Unclog a Washer Door Drain

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If you have a front load washer, it comes equipped with a pretty extensive door gasket. This plastic piece functions as a seal to keep water from leaking out. However, the way it is designed means that it features a hollow area in the center where wash water can end up. Because this wash water needs to be removed, the …

How to Replace a Bake Element in a Frigidaire Oven

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If you have a Frigidaire electric oven, then the interior is heated by two heating elements. The element on the top that is easily visible is the broil element. The element on the bottom of your oven, typically covered by a metal protective plate, is the bake element. While both are used, the bake element does a large bulk of …