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How do you access the control components of a refrigerator?

The control components of a refrigerator are usually housed on the top of the unit. Learn how to access the control components of a refrigerator in this article.

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  • 10 Home Repairs That Can Seriously Break the Bank
    10 Home Repairs That Can Seriously Break the Bank

    Most expensive home repairs come from items we don't pay attention to every day – like the roof or foundation. And yet, routine maintenance is often very cheap. Which items should you focus on most to avoid costly replacements and repairs later? See more »

  • 5 Home Repairs You Really Should Know How to Do Yourself
    5 Home Repairs You Really Should Know How to Do Yourself

    Owning a home can be a dream come true, but it's more than just relaxing weekends on the deck and intimate evenings in front of the fireplace. That's right; you have to work at it to keep it running smoothly. See more »

  • Can you block neighbor noise in a townhome or condo?
    Can you block neighbor noise in a townhome or condo?

    Millions of Americans live in apartments or townhomes where they share at least one wall with their neighbors. And in most cases, that wall doesn't drown out the noise. But there are things you can do to get some peace and quiet. See more »

  • Do houses really settle?
    Do houses really settle?

    It's a dark and stormy night, and you hear mysterious creaking noises in your home. Perhaps you explain them away by reassuring yourself that your house is just settling. But is that a more plausible explanation than paranormal forces at work? See more »

  • How do I know if termites are eating my house?
    How do I know if termites are eating my house?

    Their mission is covert and highly dangerous -- they've just got to heed their insatiable hunger for cellulose. But what happens when termites claim your house for dinner? See more »

  • How do roaches get into homes?
    How do roaches get into homes?

    You catch it out of the corner of your eye -- a dark creature crawling up the wall behind your couch. Then the unspeakable -- it dives at your hair. Good grief, it flies? And why is it here? See more »

  • How does toxic mold make you sick?
    How does toxic mold make you sick?

    It's not just a homeowner's nightmare -- toxic mold can damage your lungs and suppress your immune system. Where does it come from, and how can you keep it out of your home? See more »

  • How Doorbells Work
    How Doorbells Work

    You probably don't spend too much time pondering the inner workings of a doorbell, but it's actually a pretty cool device once you get inside. Find out exactly what happens when someone rings your bell. See more »

  • How House Construction Works
    How House Construction Works

    Have you ever wondered how a house is built? Or what holds up the ceiling and walls? And how do you keep the rain out? It's a complex process that involves quite a bit more than you may think. See more »

  • How long would it take for your house to fall completely apart?
    How long would it take for your house to fall completely apart?

    What would happen if you stopped taking care of your house? Would it completely fall apart? How long would it take? See more »

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