DISASSEMBLING A DRYER

  Except for the power cord and the exhaust vent, the components that make up the dryer are contained in a sheet metal box. Each component acts independently of the others, but all are interrelated in some way. There are several different ways to disassemble the cabinet for tests and repairs, depending on the manufacturer […]

DISASSEMBLING A GAS RANGE

A gas range cabinet comes apart very easily. Here’s how: Step 1: Take out the screws that hold the panels, and pull off the control knobs. On the control panel the knobs are friction-fit; pull them straight off. Some knobs may have setscrews in the base of the knobs; back out these screws using a […]

REPAIRING A FREEZER

Whether you have a refrigerator/freezer combination or a chest-style freezer — regardless of optional lights, ice makers or other features — the cooling system of any freezer works the same. The freezer compressor squeezes a refrigerant, typically freon, then transfers it to the condenser. Inside the condenser coils, the refrigerant changes from vapor to liquid […]

3 Essential Washing Machine Tips

The five most important household appliances in everyone’s home would have to be the washing machine, dryer, refrigerator, dishwasher and oven/range. Absolute Appliance Repair has useful tips for your appliances. If you follow each of these tips, you will make fewer calls to your appliance repair service & you’ll be able to keep these appliances […]

WASHING MACHINE REPAIR

Belt Replacement Look around the top rim of the drum to see if there’s a piece of fabric wedged in between the basket and the drum. Pull it out. A piece of clothing stuck between the inner and the outer tub on your washing machine or a load that’s too large can stop the drum, […]

ABOUT HEATING APPLIANCES

What do you know about heating appliances? Heating appliances convert electrical energy into heat, which is used to toast bread, warm coffee, dry hair, or perform other helpful tasks. This heat is developed by passing current through a special wire called an element. Since the element makes it difficult for electricity to pass through it, […]

How to Clean Oven Door Glass

Go where oven cleaner can’t reach Cleaning between the glass panels of an oven door looks impossible, but all you really need to do is dissassemble the door. It’s simple. Really. Remove the panel Remove the screws that secure the front panel to the oven door frame. Note their location and store them in a […]

REPAIRING A GAS FURNACE

Natural gas and propane burn cleaner than fuel oil, and most gas furnaces present fewer operational difficulties than oil burners do. In fact, the problems that affect gas furnaces typically involve the furnace’s thermocouple, the pilot light, or some component of the electrical system. Gas furnaces and heaters have control shutoffs to prevent gas leaks, […]

SIMPLE FIXES FOR YOUR APPLIANCE PROBLEMS: GAS STOVE

If your stove burner won’t come on, the likely culprit is the spaghetti sauce that boiled over a few days ago. Use a toothbrush to clean off food spills from the igniter. On an electronic ignition stove, it’s a little ceramic nub located either on the stovetop or under the ceramic seal strike plate. Also […]

SIMPLE FIXES FOR YOUR APPLIANCE PROBLEMS: DISPOSER

Look for a reset button If your disposer won’t start, push the reset button and give it a spin. All disposers have an overload feature that automatically shuts off the power when the motor becomes overloaded and gets too hot. Once the motor cools, simply push the reset button on the side of or under […]