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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Carrier thermostats can be troubleshooted by looking for common problems and addressing these problems one at a time until the problem is fixed. Some common problems may include a system that is not heating or cooling en... More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling

To install a programmable thermostat easily, a person needs a level, pencil, drill, tape and screwdriver. The electricity should be turned off and tested with a multimeter before removing the old thermostat. More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling

A freeze protection thermostat keeps pipes from freezing by turning on an electric heating appliance when the temperature reaches a preset level. Frozen pipes that burst in extreme cold cause a plumbing nightmare in resi... More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling