Reasons Your Washer Stops Mid-Cycle

When a washer malfunctions, you might anticipate that it will just stop working altogether one day. It simply will not turn on at all. However, more frustrating is when a washer actually does start and may even seem to go through the cycles but actually stops in the middle. It can leave soapy clothing, standing water, and a really frustrating …

Why a Refrigerator is Running All the Time

In order to keep food cold, your refrigerator will work to maintain a constant temperature through the production of cold air. Like an air conditioner, you can expect to hear your refrigerator kick on for a cycle every now and then. However, if you have been in your kitchen all day and noticed that your refrigerator has not really shut …

How to Replace a Faulty Belt Switch in Your Maytag Dryer

Some Maytag dryers are equipped with a safety device called a belt switch. The switch senses whether the drive belt is intact or broken. If the belt breaks mid-cycle, the switch turns off your dryer and keeps it off until the damaged belt is replaced. Like any other component in your appliance, the belt switch can malfunction causing your dryer …

How to Replace an Automatic Oven Door Lock Assembly (At the Back)

There are two kinds of oven door locks. Some ovens have a lever-latch that allows you to manually lock the oven during long cook sessions. We’re not talking about this kind of oven door lock. Today, we’re here to talk about the automatic oven door lock that closes the oven during self-cleaning procedures and other oven functions. This is the …

How to Fix a Dishwasher Door That Won’t Close or Latch

Like many appliances, your dishwasher requires the door to be both closed fully and latched in order to perform a wash cycle. The dishwasher door is specifically designed so that when closed, it will not let any of the splashing symphony of water out into your home and has sensors in place to make sure this happens. So not only …

10 Ways to Repair a Refrigerator Door that Won’t Close

Your refrigerator is the single most important appliance in the home. You can survive without AC or hot water if you have to. You can even go without cooking hot meals. But food preservation is an absolute requirement of modern life. It’s one of the reasons it’s so alarming when your refrigerator door stops closing all the way. Perhaps it …

Exploring Cuban Culture in Miami’s Little Havana and Beyond

After the dictatorship of Fidel Castro rose in Cuba in the late 1950s, a number of Cubans left their country and resettled in Miami. At first, they thought it would be a temporary home, but those same immigrants ended up staying for generations and leaving a lasting impact on what has become one of Florida’s most exciting cities. Cuban culture …

What is Wrong With Your Dryer Door?

Dryers are simple machines that are essential to modern household comfort. When the door is closed and power is connected, your dryer creates heat and spins clothing so that it dries in an even and fluffy manner. Repairing the drum or the heat can be quite challenging but sometimes a problem with your dryer is caused by the door itself. …

How to Remove or Replace Your Microwave Door

For most microwave owners, the microwave is basically one continuous part. Except, of course, for the plate that sometimes needs to be removed to wash off some boiled-over soup or oatmeal. But every now and then, you may have a reason to remove the microwave door. Some microwaves have doors that can be reversed for the benefit of lefties or …

What to Do When Your Gas Cooktop Has Weak Flames

When it comes to cooking, many prefer the power of a gas cooktop to provide even heating to many of their favorite dishes. However, one of the most frustrating problems that a gas cooktop can manifest is a flame that is uneven or very weak. Even when on the highest setting, that flame doesn’t get any stronger than it would …