APPLIANCE TROUBLESHOOTING & HELPFUL TIPS
What makes my oven smell so bad when it is cleaning itself?
The smell is caused by the grease and food that your oven is burning off. When possible, it is a good idea to create additional ventilation in the kitchen when cleaning your oven, perhaps by opening windows and/or doors.
Why would my washer be using cool water during the warm cycle?
Your washer is actually combining hot water and cold water to create the warm water and during certain times of the year cold water gets colder. So, during the colder months, you can expect your warm cycle to run cooler. You might also want to check to see if there is anything blocking the hot water coming into your machine.
Can I put my refrigerator all the way up against the wall?
Yes you can, as long as there is not a metal grid on the back of it. If there is, you should make sure you leave 1" of space between the unit and the wall.
Is it bad to use softener sheets?
Softener sheets won't cause any damage to your dryer, but they can lead to clogged lint filters or the coating of your moisture sensor. If you use them, be sure to periodically clean the screen of your lint filter and wipe off your sensor.
My dishwasher will not drain, what do I do?
Be sure there is no blockage in the filter system or in the air gap. The air gap is a vent located on top of the sink. It is connected to the dishwasher and required by some local codes. Also check for a kink in the drain hose.
How can I remove odors from inside my refrigerator?
For severely embedded smells, turn off the refrigerator and remove everything from inside. Wash the refrigerator walls, bins, drawers and shelves in a 50/50 vinegar and water sollution. Then rinse them in a 50/50 solution of lemon juice and water. This will remove most of the smell from the plastic, but not all.
Put everything back into the refrigerator except the food. Go to the pet store and purchase activated charcoal. Place charcoal in the bottom of paper bowls (one or two bowls for the freezer and one or two for the refrigerator sections).