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  • Install A "Heat Saver" Onto Your Dryer Vent Yourself

    If you're concerned about the cost of heating your home during the winter or find that your home is constantly chilly because you can't afford to heat it to the degree that you'd like, it's time to take matters into your own hands. When you run a load of wet clothing through the dryer, the appliance makes valuable heat — that is simply pushed outdoors where it's no value. The good news is that you can channel this hot air back into your home with the installation of a "
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  • How To Clean Your Evaporator Coils

    When it comes to the efficiency and temperature of your freezer, it is very important that your refrigerant system is working properly. One of the key elements to a refrigerant system is the evaporator. This article will give you a basic introduction to a freezer evaporator. It will also discuss how to simply access and service your evaporator, the coils, and fan. This is one of the easiest DIY freezer repairs for most makes and models.
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  • Follow These Safety Tips When Using A Space Heater

    Space heaters provide a great way to heat up small areas of your home at a time. You might not have central heat or just want to heat up your office while you are working. Here are some safety tips you need to follow if you have a space heater. Check For Damage on the Heater Before you plug in or turn on a space heater, make sure it is in good condition.
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  • How To Replace An Electric Oven Baking Element

    If your oven doesn't cook your cakes or casseroles fast or not at all, replace the baking element or heating coil. The bake element is about the diameter of a pencil connected to wires located on the bottom of the stove. It can wear out after constant baking. Here are some tips to replace the baking element in an electric stove. Prepare to Work For this project, you need: work gloves screwdriver slotted screwdriver needle-nose pliers replacement baking element  Unplug the stove from the outlet, or if you can't find the cord, turn off the correct breaker in the breaker box.
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  • How To Have A Hassle-Free Used Appliance Shopping Experience

    When it is time to purchase a new appliance, you may not be happy with the newest models. Often, newer appliances come with features that can make the appliance more complicated to use. If you'd like a more simplistic option, why not purchase a used appliance? But before you do so, there are a few things you should check to avoid hassles in the future. Understand What You Need Before you travel to purchase an appliance, measure the space where you will have it installed to make sure that it will fit.
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  • 4 Common Dishwasher Problems And What To Do About Them

    Many people rely on a dishwasher daily to save them the time and hassle of washing dishes by hand. Unfortunately, dishwashers can run into mechanical problems over time that could require repair or replacement. Specifically, there are a few common dishwasher problems that you'll want to be aware of, in addition to how to best handle them. Broken Latch Your dishwasher relies on a latch to keep it closed and sealed during operation.
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  • Keeping Your Washing Machine In Excellent Working Condition

    Your washing machine can last you a long time if you do things right. With just a little extra maintenance and proper preparation, you can extend the lifespan of your washer and decrease your chances of needing to have it repaired. Follow the 5 tips detailed in this article to know you are taking proper care of your washer. Set it up carefully When you are moving your washing machine to its new location you want to make sure it's empty.
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  • Increase The Air Flow In Your Dryer For Improved Performance

    You probably know that the lint trap in your dryer needs to be cleaned to prevent a fire from igniting. Another reason for keeping the lint trap clear is to keep the air flowing through the dryer to dry the clothes. Your dryer needs an adequate amount of air flow in order for it to work properly. If your clothes are not drying, it could be caused by the dryer not getting enough unrestricted air.
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  • 3 Common Dryer Problems And How To Troubleshoot Them Yourself

    Having a clothes dryer is a great convenience, but it's one that people often take for granted until they run into trouble. Few things are more frustrating than throwing a load of wet laundry into the dryer, only to return in 30 minutes and have them still be wet. If you're experiencing issues with your clothes dryer, read on to learn how to troubleshoot a few of the most common mechanical problems.
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  • 3 Signs That Your Central Air Conditioner Needs To Be Recharged

    When your central air conditioner is not keeping your house cool enough in the summer, it could be due to a shortage of coolant in the system. A shortage of coolant will prevent the system from cooling the air enough and fixing this problem usually requires getting an AC recharging. Here are three signs that your system may need to be recharged: The Air Blows As Normal, But Isn't Cold
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