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How to Replace the Heating Element in a Natural Gas Dryer

How to Replace the Heating Element in a Natural Gas Dryer

The heating element, or burner, in a natural gas dryer produces the flames adjacent to the blower motor that heats the interior of the dryer drum. Over time, the heating element may wear out or begin to crack, requiring replacement. You'll need the brand and model number of your natural gas dryer to......[Read More]
How to Know What Size a Propane Tank Is?

How to Know What Size a Propane Tank Is?

Unfortunately, most propane tanks are not stamped with their size. This can make determining how many pounds of propane are left in the tank difficult, and leave you wondering when the tank will run out of gas. You do not need to bring your propane tank to a filling station to determine the size. In......[Read More]
How to Test an Air Conditioner System

How to Test an Air Conditioner System

Air conditioners come in many models, from entire home units to single-room room units. Each air conditioner, however, features similar components, such as an internal fan, compressor, thermostat and control panel. Some systems even include a heater. After the installation of a new air conditioner s......[Read More]
Compare Portable DVD Players

Compare Portable DVD Players

There are numerous portable DVD players in the market. The major companies in this industry are Panasonic, Sony, Toshiba, Philips, Samsung, Coby, and GoVideo. These companies largely cater to the high-priced segment of the market, though they also have models that come under the cheap portable DVD p......[Read More]
HEPA Filters, Know What to Look For

HEPA Filters, Know What to Look For

All vacuum cleaner filters are meant to capture dust particles as they enter your vacuum and trap them so they are not redistributed back into the air. Some of these filters perform better than others... ......[Read More]
How to Use a Microwave Browning Dish

How to Use a Microwave Browning Dish

Reheated food in the microwave often ends up tasting damp and bland. Browning dishes are meant to counteract this effect. They are coated with special material that allows food to taste as if it has been reheated in an oven--retaining flavor that is normally lost in the microwave. Browning dishes ar......[Read More]
How to Fix a Food Disposal

How to Fix a Food Disposal

Food, or garbage, disposals, which are installed underneath kitchen sinks, chop up foodstuffs prior to running them down the drain. Additionally, the dishwasher may drain into the disposal. Inside the disposal, an impeller moves the food toward shredders along the side. The shredders chop the food i......[Read More]
How to Remove a Powder Coating in Your Dishwasher

How to Remove a Powder Coating in Your Dishwasher

A dishwasher cleans dinnerware and cookware automatically, using an agitator similar to a washing machine. Over time, soap residue can accumulate on the racks, sides and bottom of the dishwasher in the form of a powder coating. This can affect your dishwasher's ability to produce sparkling clean din......[Read More]
How to Flatten a Nickel

How to Flatten a Nickel

If you are interested in flattening a coin, such as a nickel, or perhaps another thin piece of metal, follow these steps to meet with success. Heating metal to the point where it becomes red hot renders it far more malleable than when at room temperature. With this temperature met, you can very easi......[Read More]
How to Troubleshoot a GE Ice Maker That Filled the Bucket Up With Water

How to Troubleshoot a GE Ice Maker That Filled the Bucket Up With Water

It's party time and your ice maker is full of water --- bad luck, but your General Electric refrigerator will need troubleshooting. The ice maker mechanism is most likely experiencing electrical or programming problems if it's unable to freeze water into cubes. You may need to call a technician if t......[Read More]
How to Check a Thermostat on an Electric Hot Water Heater

How to Check a Thermostat on an Electric Hot Water Heater

Standard water heaters have two thermostats, one near the top and one closer to the bottom. This is because the water heater also has two heating elements, and there is a thermostat for both. Most upper thermostats have a switch that removes the electrical flow to both heating elements if the temper......[Read More]
How to Troubleshoot a GE Duet Dryer

How to Troubleshoot a GE Duet Dryer

GE Duet dryers are available in both an electric model and a gas model. Both models are manufactured by the Whirlpool Corporation for GE. Regardless of which GE Duet dryer model you own, troubleshooting any problems generally involves the same methods. In fact, you can troubleshoot on your own inste......[Read More]
Comfort and Headphones

Comfort and Headphones

'Try it on before you buy it' - is something that a salesman is not going to tell when you go out to buy headphones. You too buy the headphones ignoring the possibility that these may not be comfortable. After putting them on you find them very uncomfortable, to your horror. ......[Read More]
Comparison of the Dyson DC22 & Dyson DC23 Turbine Vacuums

Comparison of the Dyson DC22 & Dyson DC23 Turbine Vacuums

Dyson's DC22 and DC23 models are both canister vacuums featuring the company's Root Cyclone Technology. The aim of this system is to maintain constant suction as the dust receptacle fills. Both cleaners have "core separators," an extra cyclonic stage, designed to separate out dust particles as small......[Read More]
Proper Care of Electrical Appliances

Proper Care of Electrical Appliances

Everyone would surely agree that electrical home appliances are prone to electrical short circuits that usually lead to fire accidents. In the study on fire incidents done in 2007, data showed that 19% of this incident was caused by electrical short circuits. Homeowners who are starting to build the......[Read More]
Create Stylish Traditional Bathrooms!

Create Stylish Traditional Bathrooms!

Add style to traditional bathrooms with designer fittings and mirrors. There are various fittings and accessories available in market which can elevate the look of your bathroom.......[Read More]
Definition of Polarimetric

Definition of Polarimetric

Polarimetry is a method used to measure the optical activity displayed by a given compound. The term “polarimetric” refers to techniques, measurements and procedures pertaining to the methods of polarimetry and can be used to refer to the “polarimetric method” generally. The ......[Read More]
Your Whirlpool LE7680XSW2 Dryer Won't Turn On

Your Whirlpool LE7680XSW2 Dryer Won't Turn On

Your Whirlpool dryer may not turn on as a result of several issues, including power supply problems, incorrect control panel settings or problems with the drying load. The best way to resolve home appliance issues is to follow some manufacturer-approved troubleshooting steps. This approach benefits ......[Read More]
Understanding HDTV Tuners

Understanding HDTV Tuners

Many people purchase HDTV tuners to go along with their HDTV. If you are not sure if you need this accessory then this article will help you understand what they are and if you need one.......[Read More]
Troubleshooting an RCA 20F424T Television

Troubleshooting an RCA 20F424T Television

The RCA 20F424T is a reasonably priced 20-inch diagonal TV with TruFlat™ Technology that reduces peripheral screen reflections and glare. The TV sports NTSC tuning capability, an on-screen clock, sleep and wake timers and broadcast stereo with two built-in speakers. It has a V-Chip for parenta......[Read More]