An introduction to green cleaning products can never be complete, unless it includes Grandma’s recipes for keeping things spic and span. Cleanliness has become even closer to godliness in recent times, or so it would seem, considering that hygiene and nature seem to be irrevocably linked. [Read more...]
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Problem: Microwave won’t operate, or takes longer to cook food than times suggested in cookbooks
Microwaves are like radio or radar waves. They will pass through glass, plastic, paper and most other containers that are not of metal. Microwaves bounce off of metal and are absorbed by food. When food absorbs microwaves, heat is created because water molecules in the food bounce around, colliding with each other.
Heat is created by these collisions, much like the way your hands warm when you rub them together. For minor problems, which you can solve yourself, see the following suggestions. For other problems, check your owner’s manual or call a service technician.
What to do:
If the microwave will not operate, make sure the unit is plugged in. If it’s plugged in and still doesn’t work, the cause may be faulty wiring, a blown fuse, or a tripped circuit breaker. Check to see whether the oven door is securely closed and that the controls are set correctly. Furthermore, check the air vents to make sure they are not blocked. The oven may overheat and turn off if the air vents are blocked. Let the oven cool for an hour, then restart it. If it still won’t operate, call a service technician. [Read more...]
Problem: Clothes washer is not working, or does not work properly.
Clothes washers use three basic systems, all controlled by electricity: water fill, water drain, and drive. Before calling for service, check for the following possible problems. If the washer still doesn’t work right, check detailed appliance-repair handbooks available, or call a technician.
If the machine won’t fill, for example, the problem may be dirty water-sediment screens, defective water-mixing valve solenoids, or a defective water temperature switch.
If the water won’t shut off, the problem could be dirt inside the mixing valve, a bad waterwater- control switch, defective timer, or a short circuit. If the machine won’t agitate or spin, a faulty waterwater- control switch or agitator solenoid may be the problem. No-spin problems also may be caused by a faulty drive unit or timer. If the machine doesn’t drain, the problem may be “suds lock,” a water pump belt, or a damaged water pump impeller. [Read more...]