How To Test A Dryer Timer


If your dryer isn't advancing, a faulty dryer timer could be the reason. The timer rotates the cam switches through the gear set telling the dryer when to start and finish a cycle, which subjects the motor to high electrical surges causing the contacts to wear. Before you replace the dryer timer, test it to ensure it is the malfunctioned part. Prepare to Test the Timer You will need a towel, a Phillip's screwdriver, needle-nose pliers, and a multimeter.

25 May 2018

An Appliance Guide


If you need to replace one or more of your home appliances, then you may be thinking of trying to save yourself some upfront money and going with used appliances. They are easy enough to find, as you can find ads for used appliances online, on local billboards, and in the local papers. However, you should consider the following benefits of going with brand new appliances over purchasing used ones from a private party:

25 January 2018

How To Deep Clean Your Ventilation Hood


A ventilation hood above your stove is a great appliance to have to help get rid of food odors while cooking and to take out the humidity while cooking. At the press of a button you can turn on the fan to suck out those odors, steam and humidity to get rid of them and send them right up the vent and out of your home. The downside to a hood vent is the amount of grease and dust that clings to the vent.

30 October 2017

Central Air Conditioner Cooling Problems


Has your central air conditioner recently stopped releasing cool air? Did you make sure the thermostat is set at a cool temperature to eliminate it being the problem? If you have been unable to get cold air for the system no matter how low the thermostat is set, there might be several things wrong. The fastest way to determine the type of repairs that are needed is with assistance from an HVAC contractor.

14 August 2017

Tips For Keeping Your Clothes Washer Clean For The Most Efficient Clothes-Washing


Even though your washing machine is constantly running water and detergent through its interior as it cleans your clothes and linens, your machine can often become dirty with  mildew and residue from detergent. This can cause your machine to work less efficiently. Here are some tips to help you clean the interior of your washing machine so it can clean your dirty laundry. Clean Your Top-Loader If your washing machine loads from the top, it is not as air-tight as a front loader machine, but it can still get a build-up of mildew and other residues.

22 May 2017

Cleaning And Maintenance Tips For Your Front Loading Machine


No matter what type of washing machine you have, it's important to keep it cleaned and maintained in order for it to do it's job properly and efficiently. Most newer machines actually have a clean washer cycle that helps clean your machine for you. You can add bleach to the detergent bin, or add a cleaning pack specifically made for cleaning your machine. If you don't have this cycle, you can still clean your machine yourself.

7 April 2017

Don't Give Up On Your Wood Burning Stove: 3 Home Heating Solutions


Many homeowners love the look of a beautiful wood burning stove. It's a great way to heat your home, as well as provide a nice bit of ambience. However, if you're not very experienced with operating wood burning stoves, then you might not end up with the warm house that you expected. The fire might be a bit dull, or maybe the fire is fine, but you're simply not getting the heat you should be getting from the unit.

7 April 2017

How To Test A Washing Machine Motor


If your washing machine fails to start or makes strange noises, it could be the motor. The motor operates the drum and pump. Motors should last a long time, but when they do go out, it usually is due to poor maintenance. However, just because the motor fails doesn't mean it is the problem. It is advised to perform a test to determine the actual cause of the washer not starting.

4 April 2017

Kitchen Appliances The Modern Housewife Or Househusband Should Not Be Without


Kitchen appliances used to be all about covering the basics. Cook, refrigerate, freeze, wash — that was it. Now kitchen appliances do a whole lot more. As a modern housewife or househusband, you should not be without these luxury appliances, since they provide so much more than the basics and are totally worth the cost. The "Smart" Refrigerator with Built-in TV With so many things going "smart," why not your refrigerator too?

9 February 2017