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Basic Troubleshooting For Dryers

Occasionally, you can experience problems with your clothes dryer. In some instances, you can use basic troubleshooting to diagnose what is wrong with your dryer and make repairs. If your dryer is on the fritz, here are some simple steps you can take.    The Dryer Turns Off Before It Is Finished Dryers are equipped with a safety feature that is designed to turn off the dryer if it becomes too hot. Read More 

How An Average Homeowner Can Replace The Gas Valve On A Furnace After A Flood

The recent floods in Texas and elsewhere have brought to light the need to inspect your furnace as soon as the water recedes. Furnaces are typically placed in the lowest part of the home that is most susceptible to flooding waters, and most or all it can get swamped. There are some parts that are not designed to get wet at all, and if they do, you should replace them before you start using the furnace again when it gets cold outside. Read More 

Questions To Ask When Shopping For Used Appliances

When a home appliance breaks down, you might feel a churning in your stomach upon seeing the cost of new models at your local home appliances store. If your budget for such expenses is a little tight, it's worthwhile to think about the used market. Many stores specialize in used appliances that you can buy for a fraction of what the same appliance would cost you new. While shopping at a reputable retailer will increase the chance that you're happy with the product you buy, it's useful to ask the salesperson a series of questions to help you feel more comfortable purchasing the used appliance you need. Read More 

How To Tell If You Need A Compressor Replacement In Your Refrigerator Vs. Something Else

Modern refrigerators can last several years without experiencing any problems. However, that does not mean you should not do what you can to maintain them. An HVAC contractor is typically the person that will help you with refrigeration maintenance and repair. If you notice that your refrigerator is having a problem and does not seem to be keeping things quite as cool, you may need a compressor replacement. Here is how you can tell if the compressor is the problem or there is something else going on with your refrigerator. Read More 

Should I Hire Someone To Fix My Washer And Dryer, Or Replace Them?

When an appliance breaks down unexpectedly, you need to be able to assess whether you should hire a professional to fix it or replace it.  All kinds of factors come into play when answering this question, so here are a few good points to consider. Check for a manufacturer's warranty on your washer or dryer Before you go about trying to fix your appliance or replace it, save time and money by checking the warranty first to find out what is already covered since you purchased the product. Read More