Blog Posts in 2018

  • How to Freshen Up a Stinky Fridge

    September 24, 2018
    No matter what the source of the odor, a stinky fridge can put a damper on even the simplest meal. If your fridge isn't doing its part to create an appetizing aroma, here are a few ways to solve the problem. Start with a Deep Clean Even if your fridge isn't stinky, periodically deep cleaning it will make sure it stays fresh. First, unplug the refrigerator and remove all the contents. Throw out ...
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  • Why Does My Washing Machine Smell Bad? 

    September 18, 2018
    The unique scent of clean linens is so beloved and calming that there are a number of products on the market today that mimic it, from candles to room sprays. Unfortunately, there is one smell associated with laundry that no one tries to replicate, and that is a musty washing machine. If you've ever asked yourself the question, “Why does my washing machine smell bad?" you're not alone. The good ...
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  • How to Clean a Smelly Dishwasher

    September 11, 2018
    Dinner leftovers are put away, the counter is wiped, and the dishwasher is running. There’s nothing like having a clean kitchen at the end of the night! So, where’s that smell coming from? Check the dishwasher. The dishes may be clean, but the appliance itself may be giving off a foul odor. Learn how to clean a smelly dishwasher with these expert tips from Mr. Appliance®. Clean the Drain Filter ...
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  • Keep Food from Dripping in Your Oven

    September 4, 2018
    Meal preparation is a messy venture for even the most experienced cooks, and the last thing you want to do is add more cleanup to the end of your meal. Once your food has been placed in the oven and the timer is set, you can get to work tackling the countertops and dishes, but if you're not careful you may have a much larger and even less pleasant chore to contend with: cleaning the oven. As your ...
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  • How to Troubleshoot the 6 Most Common Appliance Problems

    August 28, 2018
    Not every appliance problem has to come with the hassle and expense of a professional repair. In many cases, the fixes are simple enough to do yourself in just a few minutes. Before you call for help, keep your appliances running smoothly with these tips from our appliance experts. 1. Smelly Washing Machine A bad odor in your washing machine can defeat the purpose of the appliance! If you're ...
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  • Why is My Gas Stove Clicking? 

    August 21, 2018
    Gas stoves are the pride and joy of any self-respecting chef. If this is what you have in your kitchen, you’re probably accustomed to hearing a “click, click, click” when you turn the burner knob. This is the sound of the electric igniter working to light the burner. Once the flame is going, the clicking should stop. Here’s the problem: your gas stove is clicking even after the burner is lit – or ...
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  • Can I Leave a Chest Freezer Outside?

    August 14, 2018
    A chest freezer is a great addition to any home and is perfect for large families or anyone who likes to purchase or store food in large quantities. The downside to these handy appliances is their size, and for many, it can be a challenge to determine where to set them up so that they are out of the way, yet easily accessible when needed. While the great outdoors or your garage may seem like great ...
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  • What to Do If Your Ice Maker Isn’t Making Ice

    August 7, 2018
    Nothing is more frustrating than an ice maker that's not working, especially in summer months when you'd like nothing more than an ice cold glass of water or lemonade! Perhaps you're having an outdoor barbecue with friends or neighbors, or guests are coming for dinner over the weekend. Even if there's nothing special going on, you need your ice maker to work. What could possibly be the problem and ...
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  • Your Guide to the Best Ice Makers Available

    July 24, 2018
    It’s easy to take cold drinks for granted, but if you’re on the lookout for the best ice makers available, chances are you’ve had more than your fair share of room-temperature beverages. Use this guide to help you shop for the best ice machine out there. How to Determine if You Need a Standalone Ice Maker Here are the most common reasons people shop for portable ice machines: Your freezer doesn’t ...
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  • Be Aware of Safe Meat Temperatures When Grilling

    July 17, 2018
    Outdoor grilling is a favourite summer pastime, and indoor grilling is the perfect way to create healthy dishes while changing up your regular menu anytime of the year. On the other hand, it's important to cook all meat to a safe temperature to avoid illnesses. Here's what you need to know about safe meat temperatures for a happy grilling season. Get the Right Equipment An instant-read thermometer ...
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  • Why Is My Ice Maker So Slow?

    July 10, 2018
    When you press your cup against your freezer’s ice maker dispenser, you expect ice cubes to fall out on cue. But what if your ice maker isn’t making enough ice to keep up demand? There are a few common culprits that might be to blame for this problem. Work through each one until you find the solution. How an Ice Maker Works A switch inside the ice maker triggers water to flow in from the line ...
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  • Preventative Maintenace For Kitchen Appliances

    July 3, 2018
    Kitchen appliances are not only expensive investments, but they're also the ones that can cause the greatest inconvenience when they stop working. The good news is that with regular maintenance, you can help your appliances not only last longer, but also operate more efficiently to cut down on energy expenses, too! Here's what you need to know about preventive maintenance for kitchen appliances. ...
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  • Silence a Loud Refrigerator

    June 26, 2018
    When your refrigerator makes odd noises you haven't noticed before, it's important to take a little time to investigate the source of the noise. Nothing is more irritating than a loud refrigerator and you want to determine whether it may be a serious (and potentially costly) problem. At Mr. Appliance® our goal is to help you figure out what's causing the noise and how to remedy the situation! Is ...
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  • How to Defrost a Freezer 

    June 19, 2018
    Many new freezers have a self-defrost feature to keep icy buildup at bay. But if you have an older appliance, you might need to perform this task manually. Removing ice from the walls of your freezer helps it run more efficiently. It also reclaims precious freezer space, so you have more room for frozen dinners and ice cream. If it’s starting to look like the arctic tundra in there, use these ...
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  • How to Reduce Refrigerator Energy Consumption

    June 12, 2018
    Refrigerators can be the largest energy consumers in the home making it a primary target if you're looking to cut your energy expenses and reduce your environmental impact. The easiest way to reduce the energy use from your refrigerator is to replace it with a new, energy-efficient model, especially if it's more than 15 years old. The savings in energy consumption will help the fridge pay for ...
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  • The Most Power-Hungry Home Appliances

    June 4, 2018
    If your attempts at reducing your electricity usage aren't having the impact that you desire, the problem may be that you have one or more power hungry appliances lurking in your home. Inefficient appliances can wreak havoc on your budget, but the first step to resolving the issue and regaining control over monthly spending is to identify these energy hogs and replace or repair them with more ...
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  • From Our Kitchen to Yours: The Many Uses of Lemons - Make Food Last Longer and Turn Out Better

    May 29, 2018
    Lemons aren't just for lemonade! Did you know you can use them to help preserve your food, and even make food turn out better as you prepare it? Read our tips on how to help your food put its best foot forward with a little help from these yellow, citrus friends. How to Make Food Last Longer and Turn Out Better with Lemons Watch our video below! Then read more details in the full blog... ...
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  • Why Is My Washing Machine Leaking?

    May 15, 2018
    Are you concerned about the puddle of water you just found on the laundry room floor? Don’t panic – all you need is to uncover the reason why the washer is leaking and perform the required repair. Many times, a simple DIY fix is all that’s required, though you can always schedule appliance repair with a knowledgeable appliance repair technician. How to Locate the Washing Machine Leak First, make ...
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  • How to Level a Washing Machine

    May 8, 2018
    A clean, organized laundry room can be an efficient place to get chores done. However, a washing machine that vibrates excessively or shakes the entire house during the spin cycle disrupts the haven you have in mind. When the washing machine shakes, it can damage internal mechanisms and anything near the appliance, including the walls and floor. The problem is simple: the machine is not sitting ...
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  • Your Guide to Energy-Efficient Appliances

    May 1, 2018
    Energy efficient appliances are an all-around good choice. Not only will you save on your energy bills every month, but you'll also be doing your part for a greener planet. If you're thinking about making the switch to efficient appliances , here's what you need to know. Start With the Basics Energy Star is a program from the Environmental Protection Agency designed to help people make smart ...
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  • How to Clean Your Washing Machine

    April 23, 2018
    It might seem strange to have to clean a machine that does the cleaning, but over time, soap scum and detergent buildup can start causing problems. Your washing machine--and your clothing--will benefit from a periodic cleaning. From the inside out, here is what you need to know to keep your washing machine in top shape. Collect Your Materials There's no need for harsh cleaning agents here; all you ...
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  • From Our Kitchen to Yours: The Many Uses of Lemons - Cleaning

    April 17, 2018
    Lemons aren't just for enjoying in our favorite beverages, they also make an excellent household cleaner. According to Readers Digest there are 34 Uses of Lemons. Some of the most commonly asked questions include; Can you clean with lemon juice? How do I clean my counters and appliance surfaces with lemon juice? Are there homemade lemon juice cleaners? Refreshing the Refrigerator Easily remove ...
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  • Checklist Urges New Homeowners to Evaluate Old Appliances

    March 27, 2018
    Appliance inspection isn’t a high priority task for most new homeowners. But with all the work they do to make our lives easier, a quick inspection can help new homeowners avoid expensive repairs. With so much appliance repair experience, Mr. Appliance knows first-hand how a little preventative maintenance can go a long way. The important of appliance inspection was echoed in the New Homeowner ...
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  • Appliance Cleaning Tips that Can Prevent the Need for Repairs

    March 6, 2018
    It’s easy to take your kitchen and laundry room appliances for granted, but if you neglect them, you might end up with a premature appliance repair on your hands. Fortunately, a little cleaning goes a long way. Here’s how to maintain some of the major appliances in your home to help prevent repairs in the future. Refrigerator & Freezer Cleaning Tips to Avoid Repair Clean the refrigerator coils: ...
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  • Home Maintenance Schedule: Check Your Appliances!

    February 27, 2018
    Your home appliances hum effortlessly along, helping you throughout your busy life, never asking much in return. Although, the truth is that a little attention every now and then helps appliances last longer and work more efficiently, saving you money. With so much experience repairing and servicing appliances, Mr. Appliance knows firsthand how a little maintenance can go a long way. ...
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  • Do Not Attempt to Repair Your Washer Yourself

    February 20, 2018
    If your washing machine isn’t working right, you may want to try fixing it yourself. However, if you’re still not sure what’s causing the problem after some simple washing machine repair troubleshooting, you should call a professional to prevent risking more damage to your washer. Here are seven of the most common issues you might experience with your washing machine and when to call Mr. ...
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  • Broken Appliance: Repair or Replace?

    February 9, 2018
    Kitchen appliances are a major financial investment, and when one of your appliances has been underperforming or is no longer working, it can be tough to decide whether to repair or replace it. There are several variables to consider before you make your final decision based on your individual needs and circumstances, including whether you are wanting to upgrade your appliances as part of your ...
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  • How to Get Rid of a Refrigerator

    February 2, 2018
    When you think about the appliances in your kitchen that you rely on most, odds are the refrigerator is somewhere near the top of the list, if not the very first item on that list. However, like all other appliances, refrigerators don't last forever . At some point, you're going to have to replace your old refrigerator, or you're just going to want to upgrade it in order to take advantage of the ...
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  • How to Responsibly Get Rid of Old Appliances

    January 23, 2018
    Have you been wondering how to deal with your old appliances? For those of us committed to responsible recycling, directing your old appliances to exactly the right place is mandatory. For peace of mind, and the knowledge that you have done exactly the right thing for your old appliance disposal - Mr. Appliance® is always here to help. When you replace an appliance, we help you make sure the old ...
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  • Keep Clutter Off the Top of Your Dryer

    January 15, 2018
    Few people really consider whether or not they are using their dryer properly. After all, it should be pretty self-evident, right? Make sure the lint trap is clear, then toss your clothes in and turn it on. However, you'd be surprised at how many mistakes people make when using their dryer, mistakes that could result in a possible safety risk. For example, many people place their clothes on top of ...
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  • Creative Uses for Old Refrigerators

    January 5, 2018
    When an old appliance breaks, it often isn’t worth the cost to repair it. If your refrigerator has reached the average life expectancy of a fridge —or about 14 years—it may be time to replace it the next time it malfunctions. But don’t toss the broken appliance just yet! We have a few creative uses for old refrigerators that might make it worth keeping around. Pantry Have you always wanted a ...
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  • The 5 Most Common Oven Issues to Watch Out For

    January 2, 2018
    Whether you’re cooking dinner for the family on a busy weeknight or planning a fancy home-cooked meal for this weekend’s dinner guests, you don’t have time for oven issues. Here are five of the most common oven issues to watch out for and the steps you can take to troubleshoot them yourself. If you have difficulty getting your oven back up and running, remember to leave trickier repairs to a ...
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