How To: Replace the Dryer's High Limit Thermostat

The high limit thermostat can be found in gas and electric dryers and serves as a safety feature that helps to prevent the dryer from becoming too hot when it’s running. The thermostat is designed to shut off power to the dryer’s heater when the dryer vent is blocked or clogged. The high limit thermostat on your dryer is something that does need to be replaced from time to time. Fortunately, it is a job that you can do on your own with basic tools.

How To: Remove and repair a Neff oven door

Watch to learn how to remove and repair a Neff oven door. You'll remove and replace parts on an oven door, as well as how to remove the oven door. This oven maintenance video demonstrates removal and replacement of the oven door outer glass, oven door inner glass, door hinges and door handle. Use a professional oven cleaner and ceramic scraper to remove burnt on stains from the oven inner door glass.

How To: Set the defrost timer on a True Freezer

True's Owner Maintenance Video Series shows us how to set the defrost time clock on a True freezer, and also how to cut the shipping band on the compressors of all larger freezers. The time clock is behind the grill at the base of the unit, behind a gray box. There are instructions in the inside of the lid for setting the time clock and for setting the defrost settings, and the video goes through the entire process, as well. Next, the man shows how to remove the shipping band protecting the c...

How To: Fix the lead on a Dyson vacuum cleaner

Check out this home repair tutorial video that demonstrates how to repair a lead on a Dyson vacuum cleaner. After a long period of time, the lead will get metal fatigue within it and the machine will work intermittently. Follow the step by step instructions in this domestic appliance repair video to properly troubleshoot the Dyson vacuum's switch unit. Please note that all work should be performed by a qualified person. Make sure to take the necessary precautions to ensure a safe repair of yo...

How To: Repair a broken washing machine agitator

If you have a broken washer machine and the agitator isn't working properly, this tutorial is what you'll need. In the video, you'll see how an agitator works and the parts inside can easily be replaced. It's a project that can take about an hour or two to complete and will save you hundreds of dollars in repair costs. So good luck and enjoy!

How To: Make a lamp out of a USB cable

Trick Life demonstrates how to make a lamp out of a USB cable. To make the lamp, cut the end off the USB cable, strip the wire and separate the black wire from the red wire. Attach the wire to a box using a soldering iron. Attach a six volt bulb to the wires. Insert the apparatus through the hole of a used CD or an old DVD. Insert the rest of the wire through a cylinder. Hide the wiring in the cup and glue the cup cylinder to another CD or DVD. Make a shade out of paper and attach it to the l...

How To: Replace a Dryer's Thermal Fuse

The thermal fuse in your dryer is a safety device designed to prevent the dryer from overheating. The fuse is heat sensitive and when the dryer becomes too hot it will blow. If the fuse has blown then the dryer will either stop working or there will be no heat when the drum is turning. A blown thermal fuse is simple to replace. With a few tools, a do it yourself warrior can save valuable money from being wasted on a service call. Here is a detailed set of instructions on how to replace a ther...

How To: Replace a belt on a Kirby vacuum cleaner

Once in awhile, however, you will run into the issue of having to replace the belt on a Kirby or any other type of vacuum cleaner. Even the most experienced repairmen will admit that replacing the belt on the Kirby is one of the most difficult repairs they face. However this how to video will show you how to do make this vacuum belt repair yourself. Go through the step by step process of dismantling the powerhead and swapping out the belts on the roller brush.

How To: Check a washing machine pump for blockages

Ultimate Handyman demonstrates how to check a washing machine pump for blockages. First, disconnect the washing machine from the electricity source and remove the pump. The water sucks through the inlet and is pumped out of the outlet. Check to make sure that the pump doesn't have any open circuits by attaching the leads to the multimeter. Remove the screws to look inside the pump. Remove any debris that may be clogging the propellor. Make sure the O-ring around the edge creates the seal and ...

How To: Use Induction Cooktops

Induction cooktops are a great option if you're interested in heating food faster and saving energy in the process. They operate a bit differently than other cooktops and you should understand how so, if you plant to own one. This quick tutorial will show you how to use an induction cooktop easily.

How To: Purge air from your fridge's water dispenser

If you've recently purchased a new fridge and have hooked up the line for the water dispenser, you need to get rid of any air before trying to drink water. Having excess air in the line can result in you getting more water than you may have wanted. It's easy to do and will make things easier when trying to get water. So good luck and enjoy!

How To: Identify the model number and ID tag on fridge freezer

Check out this instructional home repair video to learn how to identify and find your manufacturer's label and model number on your refrigerators and freezers. The model number is usually essential. People make the mistake of assuming that the name and number on the front panel is all you need. Many fridge and freezer manufacturers use the model number as well as the serial number. Most have the ID plate inside of the door by the salad bowl, while some hide it behind the kick plate at the bas...

How To: Fit and replace a Neff oven grill element

Check out this home repair tutorial video that demonstrates how to fit and replace your grill oven element in a Bosch and Neff. Follow the step by step instructions in this domestic appliance repair video to remove your oven grill element. Please note that all work should be performed by a qualified person. Make sure to take the necessary precautions to ensure a safe removal of the oven grill element.

How To: Remove an Oven/Cooker Door

When cleaning your oven, you'll want to take your oven door off its hinges first to give you more room to maneuver. Plus, take the door off makes it easier to clean the door itself, especially the glass areas. The following video from Nathan Cox talks about how easy it is to remove an oven door off, and it's very similar from brand to brand.

How To: Fit and replace a Hotpoint fan oven element

Check out this home repair tutorial video that demonstrates how to fit and replace a Hotpoint, Belling, Cannon, Creda, Homark, Indesit, & Jackson fan oven element. Follow the step by step instructions in this domestic appliance repair video to remove your fan oven element. Please note that all work should be performed by a qualified engineer. Make sure to take the necessary precautions to ensure a safe removal of the fan oven element.

How To: Replace a push button water filter on a fridge

Most of the new refrigerators that are being sold nowadays have the ability to provide fresh drinking water with the push of a button. This comes in handy for those who want a nice and cold glass of water quickly. In order to provide drinking water, a water filter is installed in order to catch any harmful ingredients that may be inside of the water.

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