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1). Thermostats and Your Safety – Dryer Maintenance
Have you ever thought about how hot your dryer gets? Thermostats and thermal fuses are put in dryers for your safety and if you don't maintain them, you could be putting yourself, your house, and your family at risk.

Your dryer uses of a combination of heat and airflow to dry your clothes. The heat generated in your dryer is produced by a heating element controlled by a series of thermostats.

2). Dishwasher Detergent Cup – A Sticky Situation
Detergent tends to build up over time and you may find that one day the detergent cup won't open. The detergent acts like glue, sealing the cup. Your dishwasher's detergent cup is located on the panel, inside your dishwasher's door. Grab your sponge and a bucket of warm water and clean the detergent cup inside and out. If this doesn't fix your problem, read on.

3). Make it Start with a Door Switch – Dishwasher Repair
You wouldn't even know your dishwasher had one until it isn’t working. These little switches are tucked inside the control panel of your dishwasher and most times are a part of the door latch. The door latch pulls the door securely to the main body of your dishwasher and prevents water from leaking during a cycle. If your dishwasher doesn't start, it could be due to a faulty door switch.

4). Washer Woes: Part 2 - How To Replace A Water-inlet Valve
Getting your clothes clean is all about water temperature and choice of detergent. If you have trouble regulating your washer's water temperature, your water inlet valve may be at fault.

This article follows up on the first article: Washer Woes: Part One – Water Temperature. If you’ve already read Part One and are still having problems regulating your washer's water temperature, read on to learn how to examine, test, and replace your water inlet valve.

5). Washer Woes: Part 1 - Water Temperature
Washing your clothes in cold water is great if you have cold-water detergent, but regular detergent is designed to work best with warm or hot water. If the water temperature of your washing machine is not properly regulated your clothes may not be getting as clean as they should.

Understanding how your washing machine regulates water temperature can help you determine if your washing machine is working properly.

6). Tumbling Troubles – How To Get Your Dryer Working Again
When you place clothes in your dryer and turn it on you expect to hear the gentle thump, thump, thump of the clothes tumbling. But rather than hearing the sound of clothes tumbling, all you hear is the hum of the dryer's motor – something's not right.

Your dryer's drum tumbles clothes in order to increase the flow of air circulating around and through them.

7). Drying Your Clothes In A Dryer Is Not Always Faster Than Hanging Them Outside To Dry
Clothes put out on a clothesline to dry have a wonderful fresh air scent. Unfortunately doing this isn't an option for many people, but perhaps the only option for others. If you rely on a dryer to dry your clothes, it's inconvenient when things go wrong. It can cost you a lot of money either to repair your dryer or if your dryer takes longer than it should to dry your clothes.

8). My Dishwasher is Not Starting - What Can It Be?
The dishes are in the dishwasher and you close the door. You hit the start button and nothing happens. What now?

First make sure the dishwasher is getting power. Check your fuse box for blown fuses. If you have circuit breakers, check to see if they are tripped. Make sure the dishwasher's plug is secure in the outlet.

If power is not the problem, take a closer look at some of the electrical parts of your dishwasher.

9). Dishwasher Belt – Don't Let It Slip
You have an older dishwasher and it's serving you well. Let's make that was serving you well. See, the problem is… fixing it. If your dishwasher has stopped filling or draining all of a sudden or has its moments when it will work and when it won't - check the belt.

The belt connects the motor to the pump using pulleys. When the motor rotates in one direction the pump fills the dishwasher.



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