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Jake S.

Jake S.

Jake Sherman is a professional writer with a background in journalism. He is fascinated by home appliances and how they work. He enjoys breaking down complex topics and explaining them in interesting ways. He has been a Puls staff writer for two years. When he's not writing, he enjoys trotting around the globe, trying unfamiliar foods, and testing unmarked doors to see if they're locked.

Recent Posts:

How to Fix a Dishwasher: Step by Step Guide

If you’re like most people, by the time you figure out that your dishwasher won’t start, you’ve already loaded it up with tons of dirty dishes and are about to move on to your next task – whether that’s sweeping the floor or settling back on the couch to unwind with some Netflix.

How to Fix a Refrigerator: A Step-By-Step Guide

So, you’ve combed through our resource center on how to fix a refrigerator, went through the motions of diagnostics, and still, you’re frozen (pun intended). You’ve perused out our fridge repair guides that detail how to check the power, the thermostat, the gaskets, and you’ve already researched how to fix a fridge that’s leaking water.

How to Fix a Stove Burner That Won’t Light

Whether you’re fixing to show off your culinary prowess to some friends or preparing a simple weeknight meal, it’s hard to get very far if the burner won’t light on your stove.

What to Do if Your Refrigerator Won’t Work

Did you ever walk into your kitchen and get the strange feeling that something is off, only to realize that something is off – and it’s your refrigerator? That silence might be the loudest thing you hear all day, but don’t worry, fridge problems are no reason to lose your cool.

How to Fix an Oven or Stove (Step by Step Guide)

The fact is, some appliances are simpler to fix than others. Oven repair does tend to fall on the trickier side of the spectrum – which is understandable, because you’re dealing with components such as gas lines and electric heating elements designed to get searing hot.

How to Fix a Refrigerator That’s Leaking

A leaky fridge is never a welcome sight – and with all the potential causes for that water puddling beneath it, you could spend the better part of an afternoon just trying to figure out just why the refrigerator is leaking.  

Dryer Repair Cost: How Much Should I Pay for Dryer Repair?

If your clothes aren’t coming out completely dry at the end of a laundry cycle, there’s no need to let it dampen your spirit. Still, it can be daunting to deal with a technician if you’re not sure how much it should cost for dryer repair – after all, not knowing what you’re getting yourself into can make your head spin.

How to Fix a Dryer (Our Step by Step Guide)

Do-it-yourself projects can be fun, economical, and environmentally friendly – as well as provide a sense of satisfaction at a job well done. But sometimes it can be intimidating when you’re first dipping your toes into a new field.

How to Figure Out What’s Wrong with Your Dryer

Having a broken dryer can be a real wet blanket (yes, pun intended) – but if you’re of a DIY mindset, it can take a load off if you’re able to figure out what’s wrong with your dryer on your own. Fortunately, we’re here to help you isolate and solve many common problems with our dryer troubleshooting guide, so you’re not left feeling high and dry.

How Much Does it Cost for Washing Machine Repair?

With washing machine prices rising this year – USA Today says prices likely went up by 10% in 2018, bumping the average washing machine price from $900 to almost $1,000 – it would almost seem like a no-brainer to fix a broken washing machine, rather than replace it altogether.

How to Repair a Washing Machine that isn’t Cleaning Clothes

If your washing machine isn’t cleaning clothes the way it used to, you don’t have to walk around with stains on your shirt or drop piles of cash on a dry cleaning service.

Garage Opener Replacement: How to Fix Your Garage Door Opener

Your garage door opener is a pretty sturdy contraption, and can last a good ten to fifteen years or longer if maintained properly. For that reason, depending on the age of your machine, it’s usually the more economical choice to fix your garage door opener if you can – especially since garage opener replacement parts can cost significantly less than a whole new opener.

What Style TV Mount Should I Use? (And Why)

As experts in the TV mounting field, folks often come to us with questions – and we’re always happy to answer them. By far, one of the most common questions we get is, “What kind of TV mount should I buy?”

Garage Door Parts: Understanding the Different Parts of a Garage Door

When your garage door is running smoothly, it can seem like the simplest thing in the world. You press a button and the door opens, you press it again and the door closes - easy as pie.

How to Replace Garage Door Torsion Springs

Note: This post is for informational purposes only. Garage door torsion springs can be very dangerous if not handled properly. We recommend you hire a trained professional to repair your garage door springs.

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