Hot Home Appliances How-Tos

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: 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: Remove a Dyson dc01 vacuum cleaner filter

Check out this home repair tutorial video that demonstrates how to change the filters, prefilters and the happy filter on a Dyson DC01 vacuum cleaner. Follow the step by step instructions in this domestic appliance repair video to properly troubleshoot the Dyson vacuum's filters. 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 your Dyson vacuum cleaner's filters.

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: 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: Convert an old fridge into a meat smoker/cooker

Have an old fridge (or, like the creator of this video, easy access to a scrap metal yard)? Convert it into a meat smoker! This DIY guide will teach you how to repurpose a disused refrigerator for smoking meat. For complete, step-by-step instructions on how to make your own cooker from an old metal-body fridge or freezer, watch this free video tutorial.

How To: Repair the agitator on a washing machine

If you're having a problem with the agitator on your washing machine, this video should be able to help. Many people may not realize it, but the agitator on a washing machine, is supposed to go back and forth and not just one way. This can easily be fixed by removing the agitator and replacing a couple of pieces. Check out the tutorial above to see what you need to do in order to repair the agitator on a washing machine. Enjoy!

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: 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: Realign uneven refrigerator doors

If you are having a problem with aligning the doors to your fridge, this video will show you how to take care of the problem easily. All you really need to do is lift either side of the fridge using the right wrench and a partner. It's simple to do and will get rid of any uneven doors that are messing up the look of your home. So check it out, good luck, and enjoy!

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: Fit and replace Hotpoint carbon brushes

Check out this home repair tutorial video that demonstrates how to fit and replace your Hotpoint carbon brushes in your washing machine's motor. Follow the step by step instructions in this domestic appliance repair video to remove your Hotpoint carbon brushes. 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 your Hotpoint washing machine's carbon brush.

How To: Fix a range burner on your GE cooktop

If you're range burner isn't working properly, there may be a number of reasons for this. One of the most obvious and easiest problems to take care of, is that it might be clogged. Overflowing liquids and other food materials can get into the burners and cause them to become clogged. This leads to an insufficient working burner that needs to be fixed soon.

How To: Install lower rack wheels for a GE dishwashers

If you've recently damaged the wheels on a lower rack of a GE dishwasher, there's no need to fear. Replacing the lower wheels on the lower rack is an easy fix that anybody can complete. The wheels are important for the rack since it helps ease the strain on people's back and makes putting dishes to wash easy. If you need help figuring out which wheels you need or how to install them, check out the video above. Enjoy!

How To: Fix a collapsed volcano vaporizer

This video tutorial shows you how to fix a collapsed volcano vaporizer. Replace vaporizer tubes with new ones. Trim them to fit with fingernail clippers. Use zip ties to secure tubes to vaporizer and other tubes to prevent future collapse. In the end, you want the square tube to jab into the side.

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.

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