How to Replace the Surface Element in Your KitchenAid Electric Range

The surface element in your KitchenAid electric range model KFEG500EBL is found beneath the cooktop. When the element burns out, you’ll find the cooktop burner does not produce heat. Performing a visual inspection of your stove’s surface element will tell you whether or not it needs to be replaced. If there are breaks or burn spots on the element coils, the element …

How to Replace a Flame Sensor in Your Whirlpool Dryer 338906

The flame sensor in your Whirlpool dryer model WGD4616FW works as a safety device. When it’s operating properly, it ensures the igniter is producing enough heat to ignite the gas, meaning it will only open the gas valve once the igniter has reached a high enough temperature. After the flame is lit, the sensor continues to monitor the heat coming from the …

How to Replace the Water Inlet Valve in Your Frigidaire Dishwasher

The water inlet valve in your Frigidaire dishwasher model FGBD2438PF controls the water entering your appliance. A faulty valve can cause a number of issues, such as a dishwasher that won’t fill, or water leaking from underneath your appliance. To replace the water inlet valve in your dishwasher, follow the repair guide provided below. How to Replace the Water Inlet Valve in …

How to Replace the Shock Dampening Straps in Your GE Washer

The shock dampening straps in your top-load GE washer model WHDSR316GWW decrease the movement of the tub as it spins. A damaged strap can lead to an unbalanced washer, meaning your appliance will shake or vibrate excessively during the spin cycle. The dampening straps are located in the top four corners of your washer and run between the tub and the …

Viking Range Expands Recall of Built-in Refrigerators

If you are familiar with Viking Range kitchen appliances, then you know that these products are known for their high-quality craftsmanship and durability. However, recent years have seen Viking suffer from several major recalls, including multiple recalls of their refrigerators and freezers. If you have Viking appliances in your home, one such recall you should be aware of is a recall …

How to Replace Your GE Oven’s Door Seal

The seal around the inside of your oven door stops hot air from escaping the appliance. If the seal is damaged or you can feel hot air escaping, it’s time to replace the seal. Order replacement part #WB04T10022 if you have a GE oven. Then follow these steps to replace the part. 1. Unplug the oven before starting the repair. …

How to Replace Your GE Oven’s Thermostat for More Even Cooking

Without a functioning thermostat, your oven won’t be able to heat evenly. Depending on the damage, the appliance’s fan might not turn on or off. If you want to replace the part yourself, order a replacement part #WBK20K10004 for GE model ovens and follow this procedure: 1. Unplug the oven. Every appliance repair should start with you unplugging the appliance. Because …

How to Replace Your Whirlpool Refrigerator’s Water Dispenser Inlet Valve

If your Whirlpool refrigerator’s ice maker or water dispenser isn’t working, your water inlet valve may be broken. Order replacement part #W10408179 for most Whirlpool models and follow these steps to replace the water inlet valve: 1. Unplug the refrigerator and shut off the water supply. 2. Remove the rear access panel. Move the refrigerator away from the wall and …

How to Replace the Condenser Fan Blade on a Whirlpool Refrigerator W10156818

Your refrigerator builds up heat just like your air conditioning system. And, just like your HVAC, it needs a condenser fan to pump that excess heat energy away from the appliance. But if the air inside your refrigerator feels a bit warm, the fan blade might be broken. Another common problem with fan blades is that they get noisy as they break down. If you want to replace the condenser fan blade on your Whirlpool refrigerator, order part #W10156818. …