Archives: Appliances

How To Remove An Under Cabinet Microwave

By Todd Fratzel on Appliances

How To Remove The Microwave Without Destroying Your Cabinets Recently a reader wrote to me and asked if there was a trick to removing his under cabinet microwave. He explained that he had been prying, pulling, tugging without any success. Frankly he sounded as though he was going to hook up his truck to it…

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STOK Quattro Gas Grill

By Todd Fratzel on Appliances, Product Reviews

STOK™ QUATTRO™ 4-Burner Grill Gas grills never seem to change much they just seem to pick up more and more features like larger cooking surfaces, rotisseries, side burners and even ice chests. To say things haven’t changed much in the last 10 or 15 years isn’t an understatement. So when the folks from STOK asked…

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Kenmore Elite Front Load Washer F20 Error Code

By Todd Fratzel on Appliances

Kenmore Washer F20 Error Message Tonight we had the pleasure of hearing the Kenmore Elite HE3 Front Load washing machine beep and then flash an F20 Error Code. After doing a bit of research I quickly learned that an F20 Error Message on these washers indicates a problem with insufficient water supply. According to the…

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Mildew and Mold Smell – Front Load Washing Machines

By Todd Fratzel on Appliances

Removing Mildew & Mold Smell from Front Loader Washers Recently we started noticing a mildew / mold smell in our laundry room. It didn’t take long for me to realize that our new (6 months ago) Kenmore Elite Front Load Washing Machine was the cause of the problem. After doing some quick research we quickly…

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Front-Load vs Top-Load Washers

By Todd Fratzel on Appliances, Energy Conservation

Front Vs Top Load Washer Debate It wasn’t all that many years ago when the only place you saw front-load washers was the laundromat. Today front-load washers are showing up at every store and many homes. This has caused quite the debate among home owners and sales associates about which is better? Front-Load or Top-Load?…

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How To Replace Refrigerator Air Diffuser

By Todd Fratzel on Appliances

Replacing An Air Diffuser Recently our Kenmore Elite side-by-side refrigerator was warm while our freezer was nice and cold. I diagnosed the problem as a defective refrigerator air diffuser. After doing some research I was confident that the air diffuser and possibly the thermistor were broken and needed to be replaced. I ordered both pieces…

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Temporary Repair | Warm Refrigerator – Cold Freezer

By Todd Fratzel on Appliances

Defective Refrigerator Air Diffuser The other day I wrote about how our refrigerator was warm (50 degrees) yet our freezer was cold (0 degrees). Our side-by-side Kenmore Elite refrigerator was not working properly and I diagnosed the problem as a defective refrigerator air diffuser that was restricting cool air from the freezer compartment from entering…

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Diffective Diffuser Causing Warm Side-By-Side Refrigerator

By Todd Fratzel on Appliances

Trouble Shooting Kenmore Elite Refrigerator The last few days we’ve been having trouble with our Kenmore Elite (Model #10656703500) side-by-side refrigerator. Last week I noticed that my morning yogurt drinks didn’t feel very cold and then a gallon of milk spoiled. At first I didn’t think much of it and just turned the temperature down…

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