Major Appliance Repairs

Major Appliance Repairs

Clothes Dryer Repair

dryer Major Appliances Repairs“Is my shirt dry yet? I’m gonna be late!” This Fix-It Guide on clothes dryer repair tells how a clothes dryer works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple step-by-step instructions for how to disassemble a clothes dryer, and how to service the drive belt and idler pulley. It also refers to other Fix-It Guides on electrical cord repair, switch repair, motor repair, appliance controls repair, heating element repair, and others.

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Clothes Washer Repair

Major Appliances RepairsThis Fix-It Guide on clothes washer repair tells how a clothes washer works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple step-by-step instructions for how to disassemble a direct-drive washer, how to disassemble a belt-drive washer, how to service the pump, how to test the water level switch assembly, and how to service the water inlet valve. It also refers to other Fix-It Guides for electrical cord repair, appliance controls repair, motor repair, and switch repair.

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Convection Oven Repair

Major Appliances RepairsConvection ovens cook from the outside in rather than from the inside out as microwaves do. Meats, especially, look like they were cooked in a conventional oven, only faster. This Fix-It Guide on convection oven repair tells how a convection oven works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then directs you to simple instructions for how to disassemble a convection oven. It also refers to Fix-It Guides on electrical cord repair, appliance controls repair, heating element repair, and motor repair.

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Dishwasher Repair

Major Appliances RepairsThis Fix-It Guide on dishwasher repair tells how a dishwasher works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives  step-by-step instructions for how to access dishwasher controls, how to check dishwasher detergent dispensers, how to clean the spray arm(s), how to test a dishwasher heating element, how to test and replace the door latch and switch, how to test the water inlet valve, how to test the drain valve mechanism and solenoid (if so equipped), how to inspect the dishwasher float and float switch, how to test the dishwasher pump and motor assembly, how to service a dishwasher door springs and cables, and how to replace door gaskets. It also refers to other Fix-it Guides for further repairs.

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Electric Cooktop Repair

Major Appliances RepairsThis Fix-It Guide on electric cooktop repair tells how an electric cooktop works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple step-by-step instructions for how to check a plug-in burner element, how to check and replace a wired electrical burner, how to test an electrical burner switch, how to change an accessory fuse, how to replace a malfunctioning clock/timer, and how to test and replace a faulty control panel receptacle. This guide also refers to other Fix-It Guides for electrical cord repair and electrical receptacle repair. You can also refer to the Gas Cooktop Fix-It Guide, the Electric Oven Fix-It Guide, and the Gas Oven Fix-It Guide.

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Electric Oven Repair

Major Appliances RepairsOvens have become more sophisticated, but you can still perform several electric oven repairs. This Fix-It Guide on electric oven repair tells how an electric oven works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple step-by-step instructions for how to test and replace an oven element, how to test and replace the temperature control, how to test and replace an oven selector switch, how to calibrate oven temperature, how to service an oven door, how to replace oven gaskets, and how to replace door-mounted gaskets. Also see the Electric Cooktop Fix-It Guide, the Gas Oven Fix-It Guide, and the Gas Cooktop Fix-it Guide .

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Electric Water Heater Repair

Major Appliances RepairsWho used up all the hot water?! This Fix-It Guide on electric water heater repair tells how an electric water heater works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It gives instructions for how to troubleshoot a thermostat, how to test and replace a heating element, how to test and replace a high-limit cutoff, how to drain an electric water heater tank, how to test and replace a relief valve, and how to replace a drain valve. It also refers to heating element repair and electric service panel repair.

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Gas Cooktop Repair

Major Appliances RepairsBecause there are no moving parts to speak of, a gas cooktop is usually trouble free. This Fix-It Guide on gas cooktop repair tells how a gas cooktop works, what can go wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives instructions for how to disassemble a gas cooktop, how to relight a pilot light, how to clean a pilot light, how to adjust pilot height, how to check and replace igniters, how to clean burner ports, how to adjust a burner’s air shutter, and how to check and replace the internal range plug.

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Gas Oven Repair

Major Appliances RepairsGas ovens require little maintenance. This Fix-It Guide on gas oven repair tells how a gas oven works, what can goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple step-by-step instructions for how to relight an oven pilot, how to clean an oven burner, how to adjust an oven flame, how to check and replace an oven spark igniter, how to check and replace a glow bar, how to service an oven door, how to replace oven gaskets, and how to replace door-mounted gaskets.

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Gas Water Heater Repair

Major Appliances RepairsWhy isn’t there any hot water? This Fix-It Guide on gas water heater repair tells how a gas water heater works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple step-by-step instructions for how to light a pilot light, how to  clean the pilot orifice, how to service a thermocouple, how to replace a thermocouple, how to test and replace a relief valve, how to replace a drain valve, how to test and maintain the flue and vent, and how to drain a gas water heater tank.

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Refrigerator Repair

Major Appliances RepairsYour refrigerator keeps your food cooled or frozen to safe temperatures–usually. This Fix-It Guide on refrigerator repair tells how a refrigerator works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple step-by-step instructions for how to test and replace door gaskets.This guide also refers to electrical receptacle repair, electrical cord repair, and motor repair.

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Water Softener Repair

Major Appliances RepairsIf your home has a water softener you know that they are virtually trouble free. Here’s how to fix their few quirks. This Fix-It Guide on water softener repair tells how a water softener works, what can go wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple step-by-step instructions for how to clean the injector, how to flush the brine line, and how to clean the brine compartment. This guide also refers you to electrical receptacle repair and motor repair for specific problems.

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Whirlpool Bath Repair

Major Appliances RepairsThere’s nothing like a warm, relaxing whirlpool or spa bath at the end of a difficult day. This Fix-It Guide on whirlpool bath repair tells how a whirlpool bath or spa works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple step-by-step instructions for how to clear a blocked water intake, how to replace a jet, how to test and replace a heating element (spas and hot tubs), and how to replace a pump union gasket. This guide also refers to swimming pool repair, and heating element repair for specific problems.

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