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If You Do These Things with Your Stove, You're Making Your Kitchen More Dangerous

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If you like to cook but also like to keep your cooking simple and fast, you may be taking some shortcuts in the kitchen that aren’t the best for your – and your stove’s – safety and health. While the shortcuts might be well-intentioned, they really aren’t the most effective. Wrapping Drip Pans with Foil For electric stoves, it’s common to see people wrapping the drip pans under the elements with foil.…

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Signs That Indicate That You Need A Professional To Repair Your Refrigerator

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If you want to lower your risk of completely losing all use of your refrigerator, you will need to pay attention to the following signs of trouble. This way, you will know when it is time to call in a professional appliance repair technician. You Are Hearing A Lot Of Clicking Sounds It is not uncommon for your refrigerator to make a few sounds here and there, especially when the compressor kicks on.…

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Help Your Microwave Last Longer With These Strategies

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If you’re the type of person who has a family that relies on the speed and convenience of the microwave several times per day, the last thing you want to do is find out that it has died prematurely. While you can drop the microwave off at your local appliance repair service to have the problem fixed, it’s also ideal to take some steps that will decrease the likelihood that this vital appliance will suffer a breakdown.…

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A Homeowner's Guide To Installing A New Fridge Gasket

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Refrigerators are among the most indispensable appliances in modern life. Unfortunately, a refrigerator with a worn or saggy door gasket can end up driving your energy bill through the roof. The good news is that restoring maximum efficiency is well within your grasp. Read on to learn how to detect a bad door gasket–and how to install a fresh one. Signs of Failure You don’t have to be a trained repair person to recognize the signs of an ailing door gasket.…

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Three Ways To Reduce Your Air Conditioner Usage To Lower Your Utility Bills

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Running your air conditioner through the day and night when it’s hot outside can make the interior of your home a chilly sanctuary, but you’ll feel anything but cool and calm when your next utility bill arrives and is higher than expected. Regular usage of your air conditioner can boost your bill, but it’s possible to adopt different strategies that can limit your air conditioner usage and help you save money.…

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How To Replace The Water Inlet Valve On A Washer

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If your washing machine doesn’t fill or fills slowly, it is time to replace the water inlet valve. The water inlet valve joins the hot and cold water lines from your house to the back of the washer. Here are some tips to replace the washing machine inlet valve. Prepare to Work To make this repair, you need: work gloves Phillips screwdriver bucket camera or labeling tape needle-nose pliers channel lock pliers replacement valve Check your owner’s manual for the specific inlet valve model you need.…

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Tips For Maintaining Your Refrigerator

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Keeping your kitchen appliances in top condition helps them last longer and prevents premature repairs. Your refrigerator is no exception to this. The following maintenance tips can help you keep this necessity of the kitchen in peak condition. Tip #1: Keep the Coils Clean The coils on the back of the fridge, called the condenser coils, work constantly to whisk away heat so the fridge can stay cold. Dust, dirt, and animal hair collect on these coils and make it more difficult for them to do their job.…

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Troubleshooting A Clothes Dryer That Has A True Appetite For Your Socks

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If you are like most people who are responsible for the laundry in their home, you may crack a joke at some point about your clothes dryer eating the socks, because the mates just seem to disappear somewhere between the wash cycle and folding.  However, if your clothes dryer does seem to truly have a voracious appetite for small laundered clothing articles, you really do have a big problem on your hands.…

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Dishwasher Disasters: Things That Could Damage Your Dishwasher

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If you’ve just gotten a new dishwasher and want to keep it shiny, new and, above all, operational, you’ll need to be a little careful about the things that you place in it. Too often, people just load their dishwasher with everything they’ve got, turn it on and hope for the best. But the worst that can happen isn’t just some food spots stuck on dishes – it’s actual physical damage to the machine.…

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Refrigerator Door Switch – Is It Causing Your Problems?

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Are you having troubles with your refrigerator? One small element that can cause a few different problems is the door switch. Below, you will find a list of the problems that little switch can cause and how to test the switch to determine if it is the culprit. What problems can a bad refrigerator door switch cause? The light doesn’t turn on when you open the door even after replacing the light bulb.…

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