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Frost-Free Refrigerators

... 15
Which Way Do You Swing? ... 16
Odours ... 17
Prevention ... 18
Back-Mounted Condenser ... 19
Forced-Air Condenser ... 21
Bottom-Mounted Condenser ... 22
Drip Pan ... 24
Drip Pan Locations ... 24
Water Under Crispers ... 26
Setting The Cold Controls ... 27
Door Gaskets ... 29
Don't Just Stand There! ... 31
   
Manual Refrigerator
... 37
   
Freezers
... 43
Chest Freezers ... 44
Freezers In General ... 45
   
Electric Ranges
... 49
Cleanin a Manual Clean Range ... 50
Cleaning a Self-Clean Range (Oven) ... 51
Variable Broil ... 52
Broil Door Position ... 53
Baking ... 54
Element Hot Spots ... 55
Surface Elements ... 57
Common Plug-in Surface Elements & Blocks ... 59
Fuses (Breakers) ... 61
   
Dishwashers
... 65
Over-Sudsing ... 66
Rinsing ... 66
Water Temperature ... 67
Drying Cycle ... 68
Loading ... 68
Rinse Agents ... 69
Pump Seals ... 70
Thinking Ahead ... 71
Water Level Float Switch ... 72
Important Areas To Clean ... 73
   
Automatic Washers
... 77
Leveling & Set Up ... 78
Laundry Detergent ... 79
Setting The Controls ... 81
Loading Your Washer ... 81
Agitator ... 84
Motor ... 85
Fill & Drain Hoses ... 85
   
Automatic Dryers
... 91
Venting ... 92
Vent Kits ... 95
Lint Screen Filters ... 96
Maintenance ... 97
Setting The Controls ... 98
Loading Your Dryer ... 99
Don't Cause Problems ... 101
   
Garburators
... 105
Using Your Garburator ... 106
A Dead Garburator ... 106
A Seized Garburator ... 107
   
Microwave Ovens
... 111
A Dead Microwave ... 112
Taking Care Of Your Microwave ... 113
Arching ... 114
Turntables ... 115
   
Air Conditioners in General
... 119
How it Works ... 120
Window Air Conditioners ... 120
Cooling Around Corners ... 121
Spring and Fall ... 121
Air Movement ... 123
   
Central Air Conditioner
... 125
Maintenance ... 126
Best Performance ... 127
Leaking Water .. 129
   
Forced Air Furnaces
... 133
Maintenance ... 134
Cleaning and Inspection ... 135
   
Hot Water Heaters
... 139
First Things First ... 140
Sediment Removal ... 140
Pressure Relief Valve ... 141
Short Showers ... 143
New Rust Stains ... 144
Insulating ... 145
   
Gas Barbecues
... 149
Safety First ... 150
Cleaning ... 152
   
Central Vacuums
... 155
Maintenance ... 156
No Suction ... 157
Cleaning Your Vacuum ... 160
   
Vacation Preparation For Home and Cottage
... 163
   
Fire and Flood Prevention
... 167
In Case Of Fire ... 167
Extension Cords ... 168
   
Before You Call a Technician
... 169
Refrigerator Quick Check ... 171
Freezer Quick Check ... 172
Range Quick Check ... 172
Surface elements not working: ... 173
Self-clean not working: ... 173
Door won't open after clean cycle: ... 173
Dishwasher Quick Check ... 173
Washer Quick Check ... 174
Dryer Quick Check ... 174
Air Conditioner Quick Check ... 175
Furnace Quick Check ... 175
Hot Water Heater Quick Check ... 175
Gas Barbecue Quick Check ... 175
Central Vacuum Quick Check ... 176
Before Buying ... 177
   
Energy Efficiency In The Home:
... 179
EcoAction 2000 ... 179
Energy Efficiency During The Holidays ... 180
Energy Efficiency In Fall & Winter ... 180
Energy Efficiency In The Summer ... 181
   
Stain Removal Guide ... 185
Clothing Label Guide ... 191
Sample Maintenance Schedule ... 197
Terminology Defined ... 199