Temperatures Washing Machine Water for Better Performance


Clothes not coming out clean? The water might be too cold. Make sure your cold washing machine water is at least 65-degrees for best detergent action.


Water coming from the cold water tap can be pretty chilly during the winter (or year-round if you have a well). According to washing machine manufacturers, if the water is colder than 65 degrees F, the additives in laundry detergent won't work as well—and powder detergents won't fully dissolve. Cold water for washing should be in the 65- to 85-degree range or clothes won't get completely clean.

To find out if your clothes are getting a good wash, check the water temperature with a cooking thermometer (one that registers low temperatures) when you do a cold, a warm and a hot wash. If the water temperature is below 65 degrees for cold water washes, boost it by selecting warm water for part of the initial fill cycle. If the warm water wash is below 85 degrees (a common problem during winter or when the washing machine is at the opposite end of the house from the water heater), try the hot water setting instead for all or part of the wash cycle. Or run the hot water tap into the laundry tub until it gets hot, then turn on the washer.

Always leave rinse settings on cold, no matter what washing temperature you choose. Cold water rinses are just as effective as warm water rinses, and you'll save a lot of energy.


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Posted by NyTech Appliance at May 21, 2014 1:19 PMCategory: Appliance Repair Service
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Repair my GE General Electric microwave Stove

How to Buy a GE Microwave

Purchasing a new or used GE microwave on eBay is easy process, as you simply conduct a search by typing the model name of the microwave into the search field located on every page of the site. To refine your search results by geographical area, or by closest match, simply click the drop-down menu at the top of the listing results page and customize the results according to your personal preference. Becoming familiar with the types of problems that a GE microwave and with solutions to those problems can save you money and can help you get your microwave back to working as it should.

General Electric (GE) microwaves are consistently dependable appliances. Highly rated by consumers and professional reviewers alike, these microwaves are an essential component in any hardworking kitchen. Most models offer speed cooking, rewarming, and food temperature-sensing features, making the GE microwave a favorite cooking tool of many. Each GE microwave model operates in different ways and may eventually malfunction, but most problems with GE microwaves are easy to diagnose and correct. GE microwaves are widely available from local big box retail outlets, and eBay is also a good place to search for a new or used GE microwave.

How to Reset a GE Microwave?

If a GE microwave seems like may not be working properly, users should begin their repair attempts by resetting the machine. A soft reset simply backs users out of the programming that is active on the display screen of the microwave. To perform one, users should press the "Off/Clear" button on the microwave's keypad for 3 to 5 seconds. A hard reset, on the other hand, should likely fix any temporary problems with the microwave's memory. Users can perform a hard reset by unplugging the machine from the outlet, waiting a minimum of 60 seconds, and then plugging the machine back into the power source and resetting the time clock.

How to Replace a Fuse on a GE Microwave?

Replacing the fuse on a GE microwave may be necessary if too much electrical current passes through the thin metal wire inside the appliance's fuse. It is important to remember that the internal parts of a microwave can produce electrical current even if the microwave is unplugged from the wall outlet.  After unplugging a GE microwave, owners can remove the screws on the front of the grill, which may be on the top or on the back of the machine. Owners should make sure to label the wires connected to the fuse before disconnecting them. After doing so, they can unclip the wires and pull the fuse straight out of the case. A blown fuse should show burn marks on the inside of the glass fuse case, and if the fuse is in fact blown, owners can replace it with a new one by pushing the new fuse into place. Then, they should reattach the wires and replace the cover. Finally, owners can plug the machine back in to reset the time clock.

Troubleshooting a Broken GE Microwave

If a GE microwave malfunctions and a user performs a soft reset followed by a hard reset, and if the machine's fuse is intact yet the problem persists, it may be necessary to troubleshoot in order to find the source of the malfunction. Owners can consult the following chart, which describes a number of potential problems and solutions. The cost of GE microwave parts often exceeds the cost of replacing the machine, so owners should consider this as they decide how to fix the problem.

Posted by NyTech Appliance at May 16, 2014 9:11 AMCategory: Appliance Repair Service
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Appliance Repair Service New York Repair vs. replace

Repair or replace

Major appliances are the cornerstones of modern life. Without these trusty devices, people would be reduced to washing their clothes by hand and cooking meals over an open fire.

It's no wonder that a broken appliance can amount to a pretty big problem in most households, and the question of whether to repair or replace these devices can even create a lot of anxiety.

When it comes to repairing appliances, every device eventually reaches a point of diminishing returns. If it's cheaper to fix an appliance than replace it, the smart money is usually on the fix. However, it doesn't make sense to fix a device that is likely to break down again in the near future or become technologically obsolete.

Considerations for repair or replace

Posted by NyTech Appliance at May 15, 2014 9:38 AMCategory: Appliance Repair Service
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How to Drain a Washing Machine That Won't Drain

Save a bundle on appliance repair bills. We show you how to unclog your washing machine so it drains and replace the pump if you need to.

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If the water won't drain out of your washing machine, either something is stuck in the drain hose or pump, or the pump is broken. Both fixes are simple if you're even just a little bit handy with tools. We’re showing the repair on a Maytag washing machine.

Start by unplugging the machine and emptying the water. Bail the water out of the tub, or you can drain the tub using gravity by placing the drain hose on the floor near the drain or in a bucket. Clamp the hose to prevent any remaining water from running out. Once the washer's empty, support the front of it on paint cans or stacked 2x4s. Shows where to find the screws that hold the front panel in place. Remove the panel and you'll see the pump.

The pump has a translucent housing, so you might even see the offending piece of clothing wrapped up in the pump. Shows what to do if the pump is clogged. If you don't see the clog in the pump or in the hose near the pump, then it could be stuck in the outlet where the hose connects to the bottom of the tub. To find out, loosen the clamp that holds the hose to the bottom of the tub and remove the hose. Have a bucket and sponge handy, though. Any water that's left in the machine will run out. When you locate the piece of clothing, pull it out with needle-nose pliers.

If nothing is clogging the hose or pump, the pump could be shot, although in most cases you'll hear noise from a bad pump, and it’ll start to leak if you don’t replace it right away. Shows how to remove the pump. Buy a new one to match. You can find a new pump online or go to your local appliance parts center. You’ll need the brand and model number for proper part identification. Model numbers are usually stamped on a small metal plate located under the tub lid or on the top, side or back of the machine. Copy down all the plate information and use it to access online parts suppliers, or take it along to the parts distributor. Install the new pump by attaching it with screws and connecting the hoses, and then reinstall the belt.

Posted by NyTech Appliance at May 13, 2014 10:34 AMCategory: Appliance Repair Service
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Replace a Belt on Washing Machine

An overloaded washing machine or clothing jammed in the rim of the washer drum can cause drive belts to slip or burn. Find the problem, then remove the belt and install a matching replacement belt.

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, which causes the drive belt to slip on the pulley and burn. So if your washing machine is running and you smell burning rubber, first shut off the washer and unplug it. Clothing tends to get stuck more often in Maytag washers, so that's what we're showing here. Check along the rim of the drum to see if there's something stuck there. After removing the item, you should replace the damaged belt. Remove the two screws located on the bottom of the front panel and swing the bottom of the panel out to unhook it from the top. Then prop the front of the washer up on paint cans so you can reach the belts. Remove the belts by starting the edge over the pulley and spinning them off. The motor is spring-loaded, so the belts will come off easily. Take the damaged belt with you to the appliance parts store to get a replacement. Reinstall the belts in the reverse order.

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Posted by NyTech Appliance at May 12, 2014 12:24 PMCategory: Appliance Repair Service
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Clean a Washing Machine Inlet Screen - How we can do it

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A washing machine that takes forever to fill may have an inlet screen clogged with mineral deposits and tiny particles of debris. The fix is simple.

Cleaning the screens is asimple job. The only tricky part is removing the screens without wrecking them (Photo 1). Don't just yank them out. Gently squeeze and twist as you pull. You'll distort the screens a little, but you can mold them back into shape with your fingers. If your screens are cemented in place by mineral deposits, you may not be able to remove them without damage. New screens are inexpensive, and are sold at appliance parts stores. Clean the screens with running water or blow out debris with an air compressor.

You may have to pick and scrape away stubborn particles with a utility knife.

Posted by NyTech Appliance at May 10, 2014 10:21 AMCategory: Appliance Repair Service
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how to de-lint a gas dryer with a front access panel Remove Dryer Lint

Thousands of dryer fires are caused by lint every year, yet they can be easily prevented with a few minutes of cleaning. Learn where lint is, how to get at it, and the best way to clean it out.


Get the lint out

Dryer fires start when built-up lint near the motor, gas burners or heating elements catches on fire. This fire can then spread to ignite lint in the vent pipe. The best precautions are to empty the lint trap after every load, vacuum behind the machine regularly, keep flammables away from the dryer, and annually clean lint from inside the dryer cabinet and vent duct. We show how to “de-lint” a gas dryer with a front access panel. Electric dryers have a heating element instead of a gas burner. If you have an electric dryer, or your dryer differs from the one shown, consult your manual for instructions on accessing the heating element or cabinet interior.The most important step in cleaning the dryer is to remove any lint buildup around the motor and gas burner or heating element. Then clean out the vent duct with a 4-in. dryer vent cleaning brush (sold at appliance repair stores, or online). The plastic ducting itself can catch on fire and set the house ablaze. If your dryer has a plastic vent ducting, replace it with a metal one.

Posted by NyTech Appliance at May 07, 2014 9:21 AMCategory: Appliance Repair Service
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Appliance Repair Five Most Common Problems With Washing Machines
Problem with Microwave. Oven Cooks Slowly or Unevenly Solution: Check the voltage at the outlet supplying power. If it is lower than 115 volts, there is a problem with your electrical service or breaker. A bad turntable motor may also be the cause. To check it, turn the microwave over onto its top. Remove the bottom grill. Set the VOM to RX1 and remove one lead from the motor terminals. Probe the terminals. If the reading is infinity, then replace the motor. The magnetron and the wave guide may also be the culprits here. They need to be serviced by a professional
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