Hot Home Appliances How-Tos

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: 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: Replace Your Dryer's Belt

Over time, the dryer belt can become hard and brittle when the drum is turning loud noises such as squeaking, squealing or thumping noises can occur. Replacing the belt is an easy task for the do-it-yourselfer. All that’s required is a few simple tools. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you install a new belt in your dryer.

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: 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 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 an AEG fridge freezer door seal

Watch to learn how to replace an AEG fridge freezer door seal. You'll remove and replace the freezer door seal on an AEG fridge freezer. You will have a more efficient freezer and prevent energy loss if you replace a worn freezer door seal. One of many simple freezer maintenance tips that will help ensure you have the correct freezer temperature.

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: 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: 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: 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!

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