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In our last blog post, we wrote about some frequently asked questions about household appliances. Because there are so many common questions, we have a few more for you now:

Q. Can I put my refrigerator all the way up against the wall?

A. Yes you can, as long as there is not a metal grid on the back of it. If there is, you should make sure you leave 1” of space between the unit and the wall.

Q. Why would my washer be using cool water during the warm cycle?

A. Your washer is actually combining hot water and cold water to create the warm water and during certain times of the year cold water gets colder. So, during the colder months, you can expect your warm cycle to run cooler. You might also want to check to see if there is anything blocking the hot water coming into your machine.

Q. Why do I have suds left over in my washer after I am done washing a load of clothes?

A. It is very possible that you are using more detergent than is necessary for the load size you are washing. Double check the detergent instructions to ensure you are using the correct amount.

Q. Why does my gas oven glow like it is hot, even when it is not heating?

A. The glow is caused by a “glow-bar” igniter that is used to ignite the gas in your oven. It glows as it is heating up, but unless it reaches the correct temperature, the gas valve will not open and the gas will not ignite. Therefore, your oven will not heat up. If your igniter is not heating up to the proper temperature, you may need to replace it.

Q. What makes my oven smell so bad when it is cleaning itself?

A. The smell is caused by the grease and food that your oven is burning off. When possible, it is a good idea to create additional ventilation in the kitchen when cleaning your oven, perhaps by opening windows and/or doors.

Q. What is the average amount of time it takes for a load of clothes to dry?

A. On average, a large load of clothes should only take around 45 minutes to dry completely. If you are noticing that your clothes are averaging more than 1 hour to dry, you might want to have your dryer vent system checked.

Q. Is it bad to use softener sheets?

A. Softener sheets won’t cause any damage to your dryer, but they can lead to clogged lint filters or the coating of your moisture sensor. If you use them, be sure to periodically clean the screen of your lint filter and wipe off your sensor.

Whether you are deciding to buy a new or a used appliance, or even if you have questions that haven’t been addressed in our posts, we want to help however we can! At Bell’s Appliance Service, we want to help you with all your installation, repair, and maintenance needs when it comes to household appliances. Give us a call today!

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