How To Replace Your Cooker Element

Next to your fridge, the cooker is the one appliance which is used on a daily basis – helping you cook all those dishes your family love. But, as a result of heavy use, over time faults can develop.

One such fault is the oven element becoming faulty. Subtle signs the element in your cooker is no longer performing as it should, include:

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How To Keep Your Washing Machine Working

Since the early 1900s homes have benefited from a powered version of the washing machine, with the appliance becoming an important part in our daily lives. Yet, the pressures we place on our washing machines can result in faults developing over time, which if left can not only result in the appliance performing ineffectively, but can also cost you extra money on your utility bills.

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How To Keep Your Dishwasher Working

For years, questions have been raised as to whether dishwashers are an environmentally friendly alternative to washing up. According to research homes with a dishwasher use 50% less water and 28% less energy than those homes without one.

In the penultimate post of our three part series, we look at how regular maintenance of your dishwasher can help prolong its life, and reduce the risk of faults occurring. And such maintenance includes checking the following components for signs of damage:

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How To Keep Your Cooker Working

Our cookers are susceptible to a number of faults, which often develop as a result of general wear and tear, minimal maintenance and in some cases neglect. But, there are a number of simple yet effective steps which can be taken to help reduce and prevent faults developing, and in the 1st of our latest three part series, we look at basic maintenance you need to carry out to keep your appliances running to their optimum level and helping save you money.

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How To Drain Oil From a Lawnmower

The lawnmower, particularly during March and October (traditionally the lawn cutting season), is an invaluable tool. To keep it working to its full potential, for as long as possible, it’s important to carry out regular maintenance.

Some of the key maintenance on a petrol lawnmower, during and at the end of the cutting season, is the draining of oil. In this post, we explain when you should and how you drain oil from your lawnmower.

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Freezer isn't Freezing

Whether you’ve got an issue with your Beko fridge freezer not working correctly due to it not freezing, or your Hoover fridge freezer has problems reaching the correct temperature, there’s no reason why you cannot repair rather than replace the freezer yourself.

To give you a helping hand, below you’ll find advice on the 5 most common faults relating to your freezer not freezing, details of some of the less common faults and more importantly guidance on how to repair your freezer.

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Loss of Suction in a Vacuum Cleaner

Since being invented in 1901 by a British engineer, Hubert Cecil Booth, vacuum cleaners have become vital in the battle for keeping homes clean. As more of us strive to remove as much dust, dirt and allergens as possible vacuum cleaner manufacturers have been improving their models to offer us a better clean.

Yet, despite the advanced technology vacuum cleaners faults can (and do) still develop faults, with a common fault being a loss of suction.  Such a fault will see your vacuum leave dust, dirt and various allergens such as pet dander, dust mites and pollen in your home – meaning your home isn’t as clean as it may appear.

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How To Clean & Unblock a Dishwasher

A dishwasher failing to drain or showing signs of a blockage will understandably cause concern in your kitchen, but it doesn’t mean you need to automatically start looking to purchase a brand new model.

Instead, 9 times out of 10 you’ll be able to solve the issue yourself by checking and removing any blockages found within your dishwasher’s filters, waste hose and spray arms. Along with removing the blockages from these areas you should provide the appliance with a thorough clean, particularly if your dishwasher smells – and in this post, we’ll explain how to go about each of these tasks.

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Common Tumble Dryer Faults

Come rain or shine, your tumble dryer can be an invaluable appliance within the home – particularly during the winter months when it isn’t possible to hang the washing out. But, as with all appliances, your tumble dryer is susceptible to faults. Below we look at 3 of the most common tumble dryer faults and explain how to fix them.

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How To Clean Your Tumble Dryer

Come winter, drying your washing can seem like an uphill battle. But with a fully functioning tumble dryer, there’s no reason why you cannot get your washing dry and prevent your laundry basket from overflowing.

Key to keeping your appliance working to its full potential, therefore keeping your laundry bin empty and your energy bills down is to keep your tumble dryer clean – and this can be done by following the advice outlined below.

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