Hot Spot Hunting: Troubleshooting Warm Spots In Your Central Air

With the late summer heat flourishing, your central air conditioning is being tested to its limits right now. If you find a spot in your home that seems consistently warmer than the rest, it may mean that the air flow in the system is inefficient or blocked from that particular vent. Here are a few things you can check to narrow down the source of the problem before you call an AC technician.

Breaking Down Three Common Misconceptions About Your Dishwasher

Appliance repair technicians hear misconceptions about various home appliances all the time. Here are three about your dishwasher set straight for you. #1 Water In The Bottom Of The Dishwasher When your dishwasher finishes cleaning your dishes, you may see a little bit of water sitting in the bottom of your dishwasher. Many people wrongly believe that any water sitting at the bottom of their dishwasher means that it is broken.

5 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Washing Machine

Here are five tips designed to help you get the most out of your washing machines while also preventing your washing machine from breaking down. Make Heavy Loads Smaller Some loads of laundry are heavier than others. For example, if you fill your washing machine up with beach towels verses a load of t-shirts, the beach towels are considerably heavier when dry and when wet. When you have to wash loads that are particularly heavy, such as loads of beach towels or blankets, wash smaller loads so that you don't strain your washing machine under all the additional weight that those types of loads present.

Unless You Remove Dryer Lint In All These Ways, You Aren't Fully Getting The Job Done

When it comes to preventing issues with your dryer, one of the simplest tasks you can do is make sure that there's no buildup of lint. This job, however, involves more than just removing the lint screen and cleaning it out before each time you use the dryer. Lint can accumulate in different areas, potentially risking overheating the machine and even leading to a fire in severe cases. To avoid having to schedule a preventable dryer repair call with your local appliance repair service, here are some other important ways to remove the lint from in and around this machine.

How To Check A Thermal Fuse On An Electric Dryer

If your dryer runs, but it isn't heating, test the thermal fuse. The thermal fuse is a small safety device that cuts off the dryer when it reaches a set temperature. Unlike a thermostat, they don't reset themselves, which means they need replacing. Federal law requires thermal fuses on all dryers. Here are some tips to test for a burned thermal fuse on an electric dryer. Locate the Thermal Fuse