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Tuesday, May 26, 2009
If the oven won't heat to the proper temperature or heats the food unevenly, the problem could be a bad oven door gasket. The easiest test to determine if your oven needs a new door gasket is to slowly wave your hand around the door, being careful not to touch it, while the oven is turned on. If you can feel heat on your hand, the gasket probably needs replacement.
Replace it with a new gasket made for the brand of range that you own. It is easy to find the correct gasket by using our handy search on top or clicking here.
On most brand ovens, the door gasket is located on the frame of the oven, and the door closes against it. This door gasket is generally friction-fit in a channel and can be replaced even by a novice. In other oven units, the oven door has two sections, and the gasket is not mounted on the door frame, but is installed between the front and back sections of the oven door.
Don't try to replace this type of gasket without the help or advice of a professional service repairman.
Replacing a frame-mounted door gasket on your oven:
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Whirlpool Replacement Ice Maker is a replacement ice maker to replace factory installed ice makers in a wide-range of Whirlpool and Roper, Kitchenaid, Amana, and most Kenmore refrigerators.
Item model number: RIM943
Whirlpool 4317943 replaces Whirlpool part numbers 4211173 and 978556. Compatible with the following models:
Whirlpool Refrigerator Part - Compressor Start Device Kit for Side-by-Side Refrigerators 8201799
Genuine Whirlpool FSP Compressor Start Kit for use on 20, 22, 25, and 27 Cubic foot Side-by-Side Refrigerators
The following tools are needed for installation 1/4" Nut Driver Standard Screwdriver
Whirlpool Ice & Water Filter - Ice & water filter. This is manufacturer part 8171413. This filter fits all Whirlpool and KitchenAid water filtration system refrigerators manufactured with the water filter system built inside the refrigerator.
Whirlpool 8171413, WF-1, NL200, KDW5 & Kenmore 9002 Ice and Water Filter
Interior Ice and Water Filter fits side-by-side Whirlpool refrigerator models
Replacement cartridge for the WFI-NL200 system. This replaces the old filter, number 2204326, that may be listed in your Use and Care Guide.
or best results, replace every 6 months.
Replaces Sears Part numbers 46-9002, 9002
Original Part Number: 8171413
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Use the link below to read the entire press release by GE.
GE Press Release
Louisville, Kentucky – GE Consumer & Industrial announced today that it is introducing a program that will provide the next step in home energy cost savings for consumers while helping utility companies better manage the demand for energy during peak energy usage times.
''Now that ENERGY STAR® appliances are recognized by 75 percent of American consumers, the next step is to reshape when energy is being used,'' said Kevin Nolan, Vice President Technology for GE Consumer & Industrial. .............
This particular press release caught our eye because of one statement - 75% of Americans now recognize the phrase Energy Star. This is a far cry from a few years ago and really highlights the awareness that not only the major appliance companies have worked to achieve - but also the media and small little blogs like this one!
The more we cumulatively talk about ways that we can save money while helping conserve energy, the more people will pass along the word. This has been proven time and time again. As a matter of fact, it is the American public that pushes major companies to rethink the way they manufacturer, market and build products.
Hurray to GE and the Utility companies and Hurray to the American consumer. Each day we get one step closer to a greener, more energy efficient America!
Monday, May 4, 2009
Everything seems to be going well - when all of a sudden, it seems that your dishwasher is taking forever to wash the disshes. If your dishwasher's cycle times are too long - there are three things to look at:
Your dishwasher may be the type of dishwasher that pre-heats the water. If so, and if the water entering the dishwasher is cool or icy-cold, the heater may take up to half an hour to heat the water.
To avoid the wait time on these types of dishwashers, increase the incoming water temperature before turning on the dishwasher. Do that by running the kitchen sink faucet until the water runs hot. Or increase the temperature of the hot water at the hot water heater. (this will increase the temperature throughout the house)
Warning! To lessen the risk of scalding, don't set the hot water heater temperature higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
Check the Dishwasher Timer
Dishwasher timers don't often fail. But if every other part of the dishwasher seems to be working properly and the timer knob seems to be stuck in one place--doing one function continuously--the dishwasher timer may be at fault. Dishwasher timers can't be repaired. If yours is defective, replace it.
Many dishwashers heat the wash and/or rinse water to a higher temperature, as the cycle calls for it. In these cycles, the dishwasher pauses after it has filled with water, waiting for the water to reach the pre-set temperature. What happens next, depends, as follows:
On some units, the pause is timed and the unit continues after the allotted time.
On others, the cycle can't continue until the water reaches the higher temperature.
If you have this type of dishwasher and the water isn't being heated (say, because of a problem with the heating element or thermostat), after the unit stops at the heating cycle, it never
continues. When you repair the heating-system problem, the "cycle problem" is fixed too.
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