Appliances

Video: Dryer Lint Filter Maintenance

Posted on May 15, 2019 by James Florence

OAKLAND — Host, Sarah Rutan: If your dryer seems to be underperforming, it may be a symptom of neglected maintenance. Today we’re in Oakland with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Mo Spund of FixEm Appliance Repair to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Mo Spund: You know how sometimes your dryer takes too long to dry your clothes? It seems like it’s not working? Well, here’s something that you can do to maintain it yourself. That little lint filter in the front, make sure that it’s clean before and after each use. Not only is that going to help your dryer dry more efficiently, it’s going to prevent a lot of other issues from happening – Read more

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An Important Dryer Maintenance Measure

Posted on May 10, 2019 by James Florence

OAKLAND — Have you noticed that your dryer isn’t working as well as it used to? Is it taking longer to dry your clothes? Is your dried laundry full of loose lint? Believe it or not, these issues can all stem from a clogged lint filter.

When a dryer’s lint filter isn’t cleaned between loads, it can inhibit operating efficiency and result in longer drying times. Plus, when the filter is full, it can’t properly capture lint, which will instead end up all over your freshly dried clothes.

What’s more, cleaning your lint filter is an important safety measure. Every year, thousands of house fires are caused by dryers, and a good number of these result from clogged lint filters. Read more

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Why You Shouldn’t Use Your Oven’s Self-Clean Feature

Posted on May 08, 2019 by James Florence

OAKLAND — These days, most ovens come with a feature called “self-clean.” At first glance, this seems like a great feature—after all, if your oven cleans itself, that’s one less task you have to worry about. However, as convenient as it sounds, this feature can potentially cause serious problems.

When in self-clean mode, an oven will reach an extremely high temperature. In some instances, this extreme heat can actually cause the oven’s control board to overheat and burn out. Not surprisingly, this will cause the oven to shut off and become inoperable. What’s worse, since the oven door locks shut during self-clean (a protective measure to ensure no one opens it during cleaning), Read more

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Avoiding Problems When Cleaning Your Stovetop

Posted on October 30, 2017 by Mari Patrick

COTATI — Cleaning your stovetop may seem like a simple task, but if you aren’t careful, you can accidently cause problems with its functionality. In particular, you need to prevent moisture from getting into the wrong places. For example, if the stove’s burners get exposed to too much cleaning solution, they can cease to function until they dry. Additionally, if moisture gets behind the control knobs, it can potentially affect the electrical components directly behind them.

To prevent these types of problems, it’s important to use the right amount of cleaner on your stovetop and apply it correctly. Rather than spraying the cleaning solution directly onto the stovetop, spray it onto the cloth you’re using to wipe it down. Read more

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Video: How to Clean Your Stovetop

Posted on October 30, 2017 by James Florence

COTATI — Host, Sarah Rutan: Cleaning a stovetop is a simple task, but if you aren’t careful, you can run into problems. Today we’re in Cotati with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Dane Marcey of Kelly’s Appliance Center to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Dane Marcy: A common problem a lot of people have when cleaning their stoves is getting too much moisture on it. A good tip is to spray your cleaner on a rag, and wipe it down. If you spray the cleaner directly on, you can get water and moisture behind the knobs on the electrical components.

Another common issue that’ll happen is when you’re cleaning around the burners, Read more

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Video: Utility Considerations in Kitchen Remodeling

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

SANTA ROSA — Host, Sarah Rutan: When shopping for new appliances during a kitchen remodel, it’s important to consider your options in terms of utilities. To learn more, we’re in Santa Rosa with Todd Till, sales manager at Asien’s Appliance, speaking on behalf of Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Paul Gwilliam.

Todd Till: Some of the things to consider when you’re doing a kitchen remodel are utilities. The most important thing to know is what types of utilities you’re going to use. If you’re going to have gas appliances, are they going to be natural gas or are they going to be liquid propane? If you’re having electric appliances, will they be 110 volt or 220 volt? Read more

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How to Take Measurements for a Remodeling Project

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

CASTRO VALLEY — When it comes to remodeling your kitchen or bathroom, a quality kitchen and bath showroom can be a great resource. In addition to supplying a full range of material and product options, many showrooms offer the service of coming to your home and taking measurements of your kitchen or bathroom. However, if you want to save some money on your project, consider taking these measurements yourself.

Taking measurements of your kitchen or bathroom is not as complicated as it may seem. Here’s how to do it: Starting at one corner of the room, measure the distance to the next corner and write that dimension down; it doesn’t have to be exact, Read more

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