How to Help Your Appliances Last Longer

Great tips about appliances!


Does it seem to you that appliances don’t last as long as they used to? Appliances and home systems that once hummed along for generations now seem to flame out in a decade.

Here are son handyman  insider tips that will help you extend the life of your home appliances and systems way beyond their warranties.
Refrigerators that last

Refrigerators blow out when doors don’t close tightly, straining motors that work overtime to keep food cold. To test your door seal, close the door on a dollar bill: If the bill slips, you’ve got a problem that will require appliance maintenance.

Magnetic strips embedded in gaskets around refrigerator doors make doors close snugly, but they routinely wear out and should be replaced or re-magnetized every couple of years. If you’re handy, it’s a DIY job ($50). If messing around with the refrigerator door is beyond your pay grade, call a professional ($125 and…

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