How to Replace a Microwave Diode

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If you are trying to heat food in the microwave, but it keeps coming out just as cold as when it went in, one of the most common causes is a faulty diode. Other causes include a defective magnetron, a faulty high-voltage capacitor, or a defective door switch. To work out if the diode is to blame, the diode should …

How to Fix a Dryer That Won’t Shut Off

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If your dryer is not shutting off, then it’s more than likely one or more components are faulty and need to be repaired. Thankfully, most components are quite easy to check and then repair if necessary. Simply follow our step-by-step guide below to find the cause and then fix it. Check the Door Switch Start by checking the door switch …

Cleaning a Drip Pan on a Maytag Refrigerator

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It can be off-putting to have a bad smell coming from your refrigerator. If you are having odor problems with your Maytag refrigerator, this guide will help you figure out what could be causing the problem and what you can do to fix it. The following models of Maytag refrigerator are covered by this guide: 12001294 12001302 ERCQ24-001A/P55420-3C ERCQ30-001A/P55420-4C ERCQ36-001A/P55420-5C …

5 Reasons Why Your GE Refrigerator is Not Defrosting

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The following troubleshooter is for a GE top-freezer refrigerator, model #GTS16DTNRWW, however, the principles are the same for similar brands and models. Warning Before beginning work on any appliance, unplug it from its power source. You will need a pair of gloves to protect your hands from sharp edges. Any work performed on an electrical appliance could be hazardous to …

How to Disassemble Your Oven Door

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Is your oven door broken? You may need to replace the oven handle or fix the broken oven door glass. Your oven door may have a big dent in it, or you might just want to clean the in-between space of the open window. The oven door has become the focus of many different repair and maintenance tasks, but most …

Why Your Laundry Room is Covered in Lint

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Dryers generate lint much in the same way that an engine generates electricity. The drum spins and lint comes out. Of course, that lint comes from your clothes – loose threads and fibers that are knocked loose in the tumble. In order for the dryer to remove moisture from your clothes, it tosses the laundry around in a rush of …

How to Replace Your Oven Heating Element

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Oven heating elements are the heart of an oven. Without the elements, nothing heats and food cannot be cooked. Often, before an element dies entirely it will stop cooking evenly. You can see this when half or portions of a heating element glow while others are dark. If your oven struggles to reach temp or if your heating elements are …

How to Change the Light Bulb in Your Microwave

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The light in your microwave is surprisingly important. Because the microwave can only cook closed, the light is your only way of tracking how well your food is cooking. In many cases, the light is essential to spot when food is done, like when oatmeal is about to boil over or when your food begins to simmer. So when that …