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Appliance Repair Guide for Dishwashers


American Appliance Repair Guide There's nothing more upsetting than when you expect a particular outcome and are instead met with an awful surprise. When you get up in the morning for work, you expect your car to start just fine. Same with when you bite into a cooked meal and surprisingly discover that it's still cold. Our expectations help guide our attitudes and behaviors and can cause us distress when they turn out otherwise. When you go to fetch a cup from your cabinet to enjoy a glass of water, the last thing you want is to discover midway through drinking are the presence of gross particles swirling and spinning. In disgust, a person may abandon their drink or attempt...

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Should you Repair or Replace Your Broken Appliance?


Repair vs. Replace Appliances If you have an appliance that isn't working right, or isn't working at all, the first thought you may have is to replace the appliance. However, not all appliances that break require a complete replacement of the product. Sometimes, what seems like a major issue is just the need to replace a part, which only takes a few hours out of your day. Here are some options to consider when you need to decide to repair or replace your broken appliance: There are many reasons to repair an appliance rather than simply replace it. One of these reasons is your direct effect on your environment. Every appliance that is thrown out either goes to a recycling...

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Appliance Warranties


Appliance Warranties and What you need to know! You are in the market for a new appliance.  Your options are brand new or used / refurbished.  You know there is going to be some type of warranty with a brand new appliance but what is it and what, if any, type of warranty comes with used appliances? New Appliance Warranty If you purchase any brand new appliance it comes with a manufacturer warranty.  The length of this warranty is typically as little as 3 months and up to one year.  If your appliance breaks down within the time frame of the warranty, you would be covered for full repair at no charge.  This is very helpful in today’s appliance market where...

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Energy Star Appliances


ENERGY STAR APPLIANCES You are looking at rows of appliances and are having a difficult time deciphering all of the information on the display tags, labels and stickers.  One of these important stickers is the bright blue ENERGY STAR rating label.  It has been around for over 20 years but what does it really mean and can it really save you money? What is ENERGY STAR? The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created a voluntary program meant to help individuals and businesses save money while also protecting the environment through energy efficiency.  A third party is used to certify the products based on strict testing in EPA- recognized labs.  Companies can voluntarily submit their appliances to get tested.  If...

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5 Steps to Keep Your Dryer Lint Free

5 Steps to keep your dryer lint build-up free   It’s not attractive or useful but it’s always there- LINT.  In order to keep your dryer running efficiently and safely you need to take care of lint.  Lint obviously collects in the lint trap but there are other less noticeable areas that need to be cleaned as well. If you follow these steps, your dryer will run well for a long time and be virtually maintenance free.   After each cycle of drying, clean out the lint trap. Remove the trap and take out the lint by hand.  Simplify this by putting a wastebasket nearby. If you notice lint around or next to the trap in the dryer, then you...

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Reconditioned Appliances vs. New Appliances


Reconditioned vs. New Appliances Let's face it, the current economy has us all strapped for cash and we are all trying to save as much as possible. Because of this, there are many people who are considering purchasing reconditioned appliances rather than new appliances. We all enjoy having new appliances, but new items are steadily increasing in price, some to the point of being outrageous. In order to save money and still have the appliances that make our everyday lives easier, many people are purchasing reconditioned or refurbished appliances. Is this an option that you are interested in? Let's look at what reconditioned appliances really are and whether they can be trusted for your family's day to day needs. What...

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