Where to Find the Model and Serial Number on a Whirlpool Dishwasher

Maintaining your home appliances, you will often need to know specific details about the “make and model” of your machines. This information is vital to know, whether you’re hunting up a replacement part or trying to download the user’s manual for instructions on installation or DIY repairs. In the appliance world, “make and model” is actually your model number and …

How to Fix a Sparking Electric Stove

Unlike gas stoves where gas is released and then ignited by a spark to produce a flame, your electric stove functions by using electricity to heat up self-contained coils. In gas stoves, you expect to see some sparking as it ignites, but in electric stoves, sparking is nothing but bad news for you anytime you see it. Whether you have …

What to Do When Your Ice Maker Ice Tastes Bad

The ice maker in refrigerators is one of the greatest marvels of modern living. No ice tray mess, no waiting for the cubes to harden or trying to knock them out of the tray. No picking up bags of ice at the store. Just clean perfect cubes rolling out of the dispenser every time. Of course, this luxury comes crashing …

9 of Miami’s More Obscure Attractions

Every city has those great attractions that you can read all about highlighted in the Zagat guide, and they are in there for a reason. They are great attractions for the city, but you will also find that a city is so much more than just tourist destinations. Every city has weird and wonderful secrets that are well worth exploring, …

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 …