Keep your hood and fan/filter clean. They catch the grease and moisture from your cooking and need regular cleaning. Do not clean exposed metal with abrasive pads or powders. You can use a properly mixed ammonia and water solution to clean grease and dirt. You need to dry filter/parts before re-installing. You may have a filter that needs to be replaced and not cleaned. Check your manufacturer's instructions for filter cleaning/changing and cleaning your fan.
Gas Range If you have gas, clean your burners and grates regularly with hot water and detergent. Do not use scouring powders as they can clog the burners' holes. Use a stiff wire to clean out burner holes. Do not use anything that can break off in the burner hole such as a toothpick.
Cleaning your cooking system regularly and properly can prevent dangerous grease fires, and improve it's operating efficiency.
Your oven should be cleaned according to the manufacturer's instructions.
If Your Unit is Not Working If you have a problem with your range or oven not working, as with all systems or appliances, check for blown fuses, tripped circuit breakers and proper power first.
Keeping your dryer entirely lint free is easy, improves energy efficiency and safety from lint fires.
Inspect & Clean
Annually you should inspect the vent pipe from your dryer to the outside of your house (where the flap door is what opens when the dryer is on and venting). It should be cleaned of lint and dust and properly attached with no holes or cracks. If it is damaged, it must be replaced or repaired properly.
Clean the floor under, behind and around your dryer to remove lint and dirt that naturally collects. You will need to safely move your dryer to do this properly.
Level Your Dryer
Make sure your dryer's feet are level on the ground as this balances the dryer properly and will extend the life of your dryer.
Make sure the flap on the outside of your house opens and closes properly to prevent the loss of energy from your home. Pests can enter through flaps that don't close properly and your dryer will run longer, wasting energy and life if the flap does not open properly.
If you have a gas dryer, the burner should be cleaned and inspected according to manufacturer's instructions.
If Your Unit is not Working
If you have a problem with your clothes washer not working, as with all systems or appliances, check for blown fuses, tripped circuit breakers and proper power first.
It is a good idea to check your washing machine for leaks, examine the hoses and clean filters about once a year to make sure you do not experience damage from any water leaks.
Visually check all of the hoses, water inlet valves, the tub and drainage system. Hoses should NOT have cracks, leaks or be damaged in any way. If you find this, unplug your washer immediately to avoid contact with electricity. Any leaks or damages must be fixed/replaced.
Clean water inlet filter or lint filter (if you have one) according to the manufacturer's instructions.
If Your Unit is Not Working
If you have a problem with your clothes washer not working, as with all systems or appliances, check for blown fuses, tripped circuit breakers and proper power first