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Refrigerators, in some ways, have changed quite a bit since 1835, when the “father of the refrigerator” (Jacob Perkins) received a patent for a vapor-compression cycle. While modern refrigerators certainly have more features and capabilities, many of the essential components...
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A dishwasher air gap is part of the necessary plumbing required when installing a dishwasher. Local plumbing code typically requires an air gap to ensure sewage backup does not contaminate your dishwasher. But what is a dishwasher air gap, and why...
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If your dishwasher not cleaning top rack dishes has become an issue, it can be a messy and frustrating problem. There are several possible reasons why the dishwasher top rack dishes are not getting clean. Dishwasher Not Cleaning Top Rack?...
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A dryer that takes too long to dry clothes uses too much time with too little efficiency. Why is my dryer leaving clothes damp? Overloading can restrict airflow, elongating drying times. Determine why your dryer takes forever to dry with...
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During this busy season of entertaining, our ovens play a vital role in holiday success. What are some winter oven DIY maintenance tips to get it in tip-top shape? Cleaning the range top, as well as the oven’s interior and...
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If you think appliances are just a part of your daily routine, think again. These everyday work horses can take center stage as creative Halloween costumes on the big night. What are some DIY Halloween appliance costume ideas? From a...
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When your home is too hot or too cold, it’s all too easy to suspect an HVAC malfunction. But will a bad thermostat cause a heater not to work? Yes, thermostat issues are just as likely to cause heating or...
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How often should you change your HVAC filter? Replacement is recommended every 3 months to facilitate optimum performance. But what are the different types of HVAC filters and which is best for your home’s needs? While fiberglass filters are inexpensive...
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While the quiet hum of the dryer can be considered soothing, there’s nothing calming about a dryer that squeals, squeaks, and thumps. Why is my dryer making noise while running? The drive belt may be loose, creating a screeching sound...
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As a safety precaution, and to guard against leaks, a dishwasher won’t operate if the door isn’t properly closed. While it may require just a simple adjustment, sometimes a faulty part can keep the door from closing. How do you...
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