The tools needed to fix common thermostat problems include a compressed-air cleaner, a soft brush and a torpedo level. When properly used together with basic thermostat repair knowledge, these tools help to efficiently e... More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling

Common reasons why a gas oven thermostat stops working include overheating, temperature overload cut outs, the oven not getting hot enough, weak fuses and incoming power problems. Other reasons include a defective electr... More » Home & Garden Appliances Ovens & Ranges

A refrigerator may not be cooling because the compressor may not be running or the electricity may be out. If interior lights are out in the refrigerator, a breaker may have been tripped and needs to be reset. More » Home & Garden Appliances Refrigerators & Freezers
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