Repair Tips

Home air conditioner will not cool – outdoor unit (condenser) not running

Dec 12, 17 • News3 Comments

It is a big deal when the air conditioning goes out on a hot summer day, but there is no need to wait for help to come to you.  Many air conditioning malfunctions are not difficult to identify and repair.  The following test procedure will help you identify if the problem with your outdoor unit is the fan motor, the capacitor, or the contactor. Troubleshooting the “outdoor air conditioner unit

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Two “not so obvious” things to check that can stop all waterflow in your refrigerator.

Jun 14, 17 • News2 Comments

Here are two easy things to check when your refrigerator has both malfunctions of no water and no ice.  These are not the “broken parts” that we usually look for in the troubleshooting process. They are the icemaker supply line burst valve and the water filter.  Either one of these items can stop all flow of water in the refrigerator without being “broken.”  Other items can give these symptoms too,

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What can be wrong when a Whirlpool washer will not fill with water?

May 22, 17 • DIY Tips8 Comments

Whirlpool washers start the wash cycle by filling with water. Nothing happens when the water does not flow and the problem can be one of several things. First, a quick explanation of why we care about the water level switch when the washer is not filling and then I will detail the basic steps I use to troubleshoot any washer that will not fill. The function of a water level switch

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4 Household Appliance Myths

Nov 24, 15 • DIY Tips13 Comments

Household Appliance Myth Busting Urban myths are usually entertaining, but appliance myths are another story. These mechanical tales are passed around with the best intentions, but they aren’t based on facts, and some can be dangerous. If you buy into any one of these four household appliance myths, it’s time to bust them with a little common sense and these tips. 1. The Oven Can Heat the House Leaving the oven

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Air conditioner not cooling – outdoor unit not running

Jul 26, 14 • DIY Tips, News534 Comments

It is a big deal when the air conditioning goes out on a hot summer day, but there is no need to wait for help to come to you.  Many air conditioning malfunctions are not difficult to identify and repair.  The following test procedure will help you identify if the problem with your outdoor unit is the fan motor, the capacitor, or the contactor. Troubleshooting the “outdoor air conditioner unit

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Whirlpool dryer not heating

Jan 31, 14 • DIY Tips386 Comments

This is the most common symptom we hear on all brands of dryers. One of the appliance parts most of us suspect first is the heating element (see common Whirlpool elements below), but there are several other appliance parts on the dryer and one item that is not on the dryer that can produce the same symptom. You will save time, energy, and money if you will take a few

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Gas Furnace – Burner Goes Out

Nov 6, 13 • DIY Tips68 Comments
Flame Sensor for Lennox JS L41-130

Symptom – Burner lights off, but goes out quickly. What is it? – This symptom is often caused by a dirty flame sensor that can be easily cleaned.  Not all furnaces have a flame sensor, but if your furnace has one, it will be mounted close to the burner with the metal rod positioned in the flame.  Flame sensors vary in size (2 to 4 inches) and shape (see examples

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Ice Maker Not Working? Try these easy steps.

Sep 25, 13 • DIY Tips6 Comments
Icemaker replacement

This easy test for ice makers will quickly prove if the ice maker has failed or the water inlet valve is bad. Follow the steps below: Use a cup to pour water into the ice maker mold.   Close the freezer door and wait for two hours. If the ice maker makes cubes and kicks them into the bucket – the water inlet valve is bad. If there are no

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Save time, save money – U-FIX-IT

Sep 22, 13 • NewsNo Comments

How often have you lost three hours or more of your time waiting for a technician and then watch the repair happen in less than 30 minutes?  U-FIX-IT can help you save time and money! At U-FIX-IT we are all about helping you diagnose your appliance correctly and then providing the tech tips necessary to help your repair go smoothly and quickly.  You can choose when you work on your

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