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Is Your Oven Leaking Hot Air? Appliance Rescue Service Can Help!

When using your oven, have you noticed that there seems to be an abnormally high amount of hot air leaking out? 

Is the oven taking longer than normal to preheat?

Is food cooking unevenly – or taking longer to cook?

These are all signs that your oven may be leaking hot air. 

If you notice your oven leaking hot air, then Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas recommends replacing your oven gasket.

 

What is an Oven Gasket?

An oven gasket is the seal between your oven and the oven door. It is found around the outside of the oven, generally silver in color and made out of mesh-like material. When this oven gasket gets frayed or worn out, not only is your oven working less effectively, but it’s probably contributing to higher energy costs too!  

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How do I replace an Oven Gasket?

Replacing an oven gasket can be done at home with just a few simple steps:

1.    Order a New Gasket: Locate your oven’s model number and then search for a new oven gasket on Amazon or at your local home improvement store.

2.    Cut the Power: Before attempting to do anything to your oven, be sure to cut all power at the breaker. 

3.    Locate the End of the Gasket: Look around for the ends of the gasket. They are generally located near the bottom of the oven, inserted into two holes.

4.    Remove the Gasket: Once you’ve located the ends, begin pulling them out of the holes. Now, carefully dislodge gasket all along the perimeter. There are small clips holding it in place, so you may need needle nose pliers to remove some sections.

5.    Reinstall the New Gasket: Now that the old is out, you can install the new gasket! Simply line up each pin with the existing holes in the oven and begin placing the gasket accordingly.

As always, if you suspect an issue with your oven leaking hot air, call us at Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas! We handle all types of Dallas oven repair, including oven door gasket replacements and more. You can expect fast, courteous, and quality service – and an oven that is back up and running in no time!

3 Ways Summer Temps Can Affect Your Appliances

The weather in North Texas is heating up, and it’s a sign that summer is on its way. School will soon by out and it will be time for vacations, pool parties, and cookouts with friends. 

The last thing on your mind is likely your appliances, but did you know that the hot summer temperatures can also affect them? Here are 3 ways those higher temps can wreck havoc on your home appliances:

 

Overworked Washing Machine & Dryer

All of those dirty beach towels and sports uniforms don’t clean themselves! In the summer you might notice extra loads of laundry due to the kids being out of school, extra practices for sports, beach towels from the pool, etc. Those extra loads can affect your washing machine and dryer’s performance levels and lifespan. Keep an eye on them and if something seems off, be sure to call an expertly trained Dallas appliance repairman.

 

Refrigerator Could Struggle

Did you know that more refrigerators die during the summer months than any other time of year? This is likely due to the higher temperatures. When temperatures outside creep up into the 90s – and even 100s – internal temps creep up too. Today’s refrigerators are typically built to battle the heat just fine, but keeping your home cool is a must for helping your refrigerator not to work overtime.

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Water from the Water Heater Gets too Hot

Just like everything else during the summer months, water temperature in the pipes will heat up too. And as that water is transported through your water heater, it could come out the other side a little too hot. If this happens, lower your water heater’s temperature slightly during the summer months.

 

If you sense that the summer heat is affecting the performance of your refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, washing machine, or any other home appliance, be sure to call the appliance repair experts at Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas! 

4 Reasons You Must Change Your Refrigerator Water Filter

When was the last time you changed the water filter in your refrigerator?

Chances are you might not remember – or it may feel like you just did it! But bottom line: if it was longer than 6 months ago, it’s time to replace your water filter again, and here’s why:

 

1.  Your Filter Will Stop Filtering

This may seem obvious, but a water filter won’t work forever. When it has been overused, it gets clogged and can no longer filter out new impurities, microbes, and chemicals in the water. Instead, it just runs your water through, leaving everything in it from the tap. This is not necessarily bad, but it’s not optimal either. A filter can’t do its job if it’s been overused and become clogged, so replacing your water filter is vital.

 

2.  Shortens the Life of your Refrigerator

Okay, so maybe your whole refrigerator won’t be affected, but certain parts of it can be. If hard water is consistently run through the dispenser or ice maker, mineral deposits can build up inside the tubing or dispensers, creating issues that can lead to Dallas refrigerator repairs, or worse, a new refrigerator purchase.

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3.  Cloudy Ice

Freeze unfiltered water and you’ll be surprised at how cloudy it looks! The cloudiness represents the mineral deposits, chemicals, and other impurities that haven’t been filtered out yet. If you want crystal clear ice, then replacing the filter is a must. 

 

4.  City Water is Not Always Perfect

We’re not saying that a new water filter makes your water perfect, but it certainly provides additional protection against unnecessary microbes, heavy metals, and chemicals that appear in the water. Our local municipalities do their best to produce water that is safe and held to the highest standards, but the truth is that they can’t always remove everything.

 

Check your refrigerator’s owner’s manual today to find out where your water filter is and how to change it. Need help? Call Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas, the leading appliance service in Dallas, Plano, and McKinney.