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Appliance Repair Use And Care Tips

Here are some helpful appliance tips and hints to help you keep your home appliances running smoothly. These tips can help save you time, extend the life of your appliances and help them run more efficiently. Please read our disclaimer for complete details about the information we present in this section of the site.

To find tips for maintenance on a specific home appliance, choose from the list below:

Washing rubber backed mats in a washing machine

You don't want to wash rubber mats in your washing machine because the rubber backing deteriorates over time, eventually falling apart and clogging up the drain and water lines, thus resulting in a very expensive appliance repair.

Checking and replacing washing machine water-fill hoses

Hoses that burst always give a warning first, at the 90 degree turns either coming from the wall or at the washing machine connections. The hoses will form a large bubble giving the home owner a warning 99 percent of the time. Look for this situation.

When replacing the hoses:

Using Front Load Washers

Front load washing machines provide superior wash results compared to top load machines. They allow clothes to remain newer looking for a longer period of time, and save energy in the form of reduced water, detergent and electricity consumption.

Cleaning dishes more effectively in the dishwashing machine

Drying clothes more effectively

Cleaning range/stove burner drip pans

Drip pans serve a variety of purposes. From catching food and spills, to radiating heat back to the cooking surface. Patience is the key when you decide to clean drip pans. There are many different suggestions and methods for cleaning them.

All of these will work but the suggestion of ammonia can create health risks. There are also risks and hazards with the oven cleaner, so please follow the directions on the containers. Your best bet is to soak the drip pans in hot water for a while then use a nonabrasive cleaner and good old elbow grease. If time is of the essence, or you just don't want to bother cleaning them, replacements can be obtained at reasonable prices. The best thing you can do to keep drip pans clean is to clean them immediately after use or spills, once the burner has cooled.

WARNING: The last thing you want to do is wrap drip pans in aluminum foil. This is same as having bare wires exposed. It can cause short circuits, fire, or other serious problems.