What to Do When Your Ice Maker Stops Dropping Ice

Your ice maker is an appliance of convenience. Sure, you don’t need perfect, fresh ice on demand but it sure is nice to have. It feels inherently luxurious to set your glass into the fridge door and receive a few select cubes of ice. Unfortunately, ice makers don’t always work the way we expect them to. In concept, the ice …

How to Prevent Your Freezer from Building Up Frost

Freezers are supposed to be cold, but they’re not supposed to build up layers of fluffy frosty ice on the walls and everything stored in the freezer. If it’s starting to look like your freezer is getting freezer burn worse than a loosely packaged leftover, then something has gone wrong. It’s not that your freezer isn’t creating cold, it is. …

Why Aren’t Your Dishes Coming Out Clean?

Dishwashers are supposed to free you from the worries of having to wash your dishes by hand. Sure you may give them a quick rinse or even a soak, but no need to scrub and dry when your dishwasher can do the hard work. Unless it doesn’t. There are few things more frustrating than a dishwasher that won’t get the …

Gas Stove Maintenance Tips

Most homes do not have natural gas lines or gas stoves, but there are still millions of modern homes that do. In fact, it’s often a random roulette whether your next house, rented or purchased, will come with a gas stove. So if you find yourself with a gas stove and no idea how to take care of it, know …

Maytag Washer Won’t Drain? How to Unclog Your Washing Machine Drain Hose or Pump

Not everything we wash is entirely washer-safe. Socks and other small unmentionable articles of clothing can sometimes get sucked right into the washer drain hose or stuck in the pump. When this type of clothing forms a wad, the water stops flowing which, in effect stops the water draining from your washer. This can be a real problem and the …

How to Fix Your Oven When the Oven Racks are Too Small

This is one of the biggest appliance repair mysteries on the internet. Why, oh why, do some ovens seem to come with racks that are about 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch too small for the tracks on the oven walls? People who bake notice that their racks don’t sit right and that baked items come out uneven. Those who often rearrange …

6 Best Places for Kids and Families to Volunteer in Miami this Summer

Your kids may be happy that school is out for the summer in Miami, but how do you fill up all those extra free hours? Volunteering is one way to have fun while you help others in our local area. Here are 6 of our favorite places for kids and families to volunteer. Camillus House: Since its early days as …

How to Replace an Ice Maker Mold

The mold in your ice maker is what determines the size, shape, and quality of the ice produced by your fridge. If your ice is big or small, if it’s round or squared or rounded slices. The ice mold is at the heart of your ice maker because it is where the ice is made. So if something goes wrong …

How to Fix a Refrigerator Light that Won’t Come On

You open your refrigerator door and the light doesn’t come on. Normally, this would mean that there’s a power outage or your fridge plug has been kicked, but you can still feel the cold and hear the hum of the fridge so you know it’s working. If you have a freezer light or an ice maker, you can even test …

How to Replace Your Dishwasher Door Latch

The dishwasher door latch is essential to the functioning of your dishwasher. Without it, your dishwasher may not close and seal, causing leaks, Or if the latch sensor is broken, your dishwasher may falsely believe it is still open when it is closed and refuse to start. Or you may simply have a broken latch that feels loose to the …