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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: 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: Avoid having detergent residue on your clothes

If you've ever taken your clothes out of the washer and have seen white or blue residue on any of your clothes, you may have a problem with detergent residue. This can be a problem since it can stick to your clothes, even after you've dried them. It can also cause stains to develop over time and that can be a problem.

How To: Correctly fill a rinse aid dispenser

If you've never used a dishwasher before, you're about to fall in love with a machine that makes washing dishes easy. One of the main features of owning a dishwasher is it's ability to rinse the dishes to make them nice, shiny, and clean. A rinse aid dispenser is used to store a cleaning product that can prevent streaks or marks from appearing on your dishware.

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 the hinges on a Smeg oven door

Opening and closing an oven door is quite possibly, one of the most important aspects to an oven. If you aren't able to do that, then it becomes useless. One of the main reasons for it being useless is that fact that it might need some new hinges. These can easily be replaced and save you quite a bit of money.

How To: Replace both filters on a Dyson DC25 easily

If you own a Dyson DC25 and haven't replaced or cleaned the filters, then check out this video. It's important to clean the filter on your vacuum cleaner because not only does it help to keep dust and other particles out of your motor, it also makes sure that none of that stuff is spwed back out onto your floor.

How To: Clean your oven effectively

Ovens get filthy pretty quickly, and that can stink up your kitchen and your food. Watch this video for an in-depth guide to cleaning your grill with cheap household products, restoring flavor to your food and a pleasant smell and appearance to your most important food cooker.

How To: Replace the cable rewind on a Dyson DC05 vacuum

If you're having a hard time with your cable rewind on a Dyson DC05 vacuum cleaner, this tutorial should help you out. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to replace the cable rewind using a few tools. It doesn't take that long to replace and will make things much easier when cleaning up around the house. So check out the tutorial above and enjoy!

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: Replace a cooker thermostat oven

Check out this home repair tutorial video that demonstrates how to replace the thermostat in your oven. Follow the step by step instructions in this domestic appliance repair video to remove your cooker's thermostat oven. 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 your thermostat oven.

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: Fix a leaky washing machine valve

Suffering because of a leaky washing machine valve? It may be easier to fix than you think so, before calling a plumber, watch this DIY instructional video from handyman Hub Kirkpatrick. For step-by-step instructions on repairing your own leaky washing machine valve, take a look. Save money, and grief, with this handy how-to.

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: Replace your fan oven element and your fan motor

Check out this home repair tutorial video that demonstrates how to replace your fan oven element and your fan motor. Follow the step by step instructions in this domestic appliance repair video to remove your cooker's parts. 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 your fan oven element and fan motor.

How To: Mend Wall Holes Bigger Than Nails

Do you know how wonderful toothpaste is? Here's the scoop. If you've hung pictures or other thing on the wall that required a molly or anchor bolt, and you have to move them and you have holes exposed in your wall. Well "FEAR NOT", toothpaste to the rescue. You will need household items like - toilet paper, or paper towel, or paper napkin, or Kleenex tissue, a utility knife, hammer putty knife, sponge, primer/sealer, paint of your choice and of course the toothpaste.

How To: Replace your washing machine lid

Over time, the lids to a washing machine can become damaged and almost hard to use. This can be a problem especially when most lids are needed to start and stop the machine. In this tutorial, you'll be finding out how to replace the lid to a washing machine. It's pretty easy to do, will only take you a good hour to complete, and will result in a better looking and working machine. Enjoy!

How To: Replace a Bosch fan oven element

Check out this home repair tutorial video that demonstrates how to fit and replace your fan oven element in a Neff & Bosch appliance. Follow the step by step instructions in this domestic appliance repair video to remove the fan oven 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 fan oven element.

How To: Replace a Neff oven door seal easily

Just like windows and doors, using the proper insulation or seals can help prevent valuable cold or warm air from leaving your home. The same holds true for oven doors. If you have a worn or broken seal, your oven may not warm up like it should and you can be wasting energy.