DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you get the itch to call an appliance repair for help, you can keep your household appliances running properly with some of the troubleshooting tips below.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

The presence of a gross odor in a washing machine defeats the reason for owning the appliance! If you’re in the process of attempting to wash your laundry items so that they’re fresh and clean, but your washer will not cooperate, run an empty cycle in warm water and pour in 2 cups of white vinegar and half of a cup of baking soda to eliminate the unpleasant smell. This issue commonly happens in front-loading machines. To ensure no more smells in the future, crack the door open in between washes so it will dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A semi-cool fridge in the kitchen is never a welcome sign. A warm refrigerator will not keep liquids cold or refreshing, and the food inside could also be in danger of going rotten! In several cases, your refrigerator might not need repair; it might just need a cleaning. Or the coils on the back panel of the refrigerator require cleaning.

Unplug the appliance and move it far from the kitchen wall prior to wiping down the coils. If you don’t see immediate cooling improvement, it is time to call a professional appliance repair company in CITY.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on a gas-powered oven clicks and clicks and the burner doesn’t light, look to be certain your burner cap is in place and properly aligned. You could possibly experience this issue if you have recently had a boil over or liquid spill on the top of the stove.

Otherwise, the cause is likely to be a dirty igniter. To clean the igniter on a gas stove, remove the burner cap and dust off any particles. You can use a clothes pin to scrape debris from the grooves of the igniter. If that does not eliminate the problem, it is wise to not disassemble a lighter unless you have the training; enlist a professional appliance repair service to determine the issue.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal comes with self-protection in the form of an overload trip switch. If it gets clogged, overheats, is left on for too much time, or has a different problem, the garbage disposal could just need to be reset rather than repaired. You should be sure the switch is turned OFF. Then, locate the switch on the disposal unit under the kitchen sink and press the button. If the button does not stay pushed in, wait a few minutes and then try again. Turn on the water and then press the switch on.

If the disposal is filled up with debris and you hear nothing but a humming sound instead of food grinding, you may need to manually unwind the blades with a hex key to eliminate the clog. Now, push in the reset button to get the disposal grinding again. If the previous tips are unable to get things working like it should, please do not give in to the temptation to push your arms down in the disposal to figure things out. Be safe and set up an appointment with a professional appliance repairman in CITY.

5. No Power from Outlet

In the bathroom or kitchen, the electrical outlets must be equipped with GFCI capabilities in order to protect people against harm in wet rooms. If a GFCI outlet isn’t providing power, push in the red switch to see if that restores power.

If it doesn’t, or if you’re trying on a standard electrical outlet, be sure that a breaker has not been tripped in the circuit breaker box. If you’re unsure if a breaker was tripped, flip it to the OFF position and back to the ON position. Just remember, safety near wiring is a must. If you have concerns, call a professional technician.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A wobbling washer will often produce quite a obnoxious banging and isn’t a good process to clean clothes. If your washing machine is abruptly banging around, the washing machine could be in trouble. To repair this problem, rotate the legs on the appliance to lift or lower each corner until it is level. One other possible scenario is the washing machine is not leveled. Open the lid and arrange the shirts and pants so they are more dispersed in the drum of the washing machine.

Trying this will help the washing machine not need to work as hard. If you attempt to rearrange the laundry a couple of times without success, do not ignore the issue. You may have a loosened drum or motor mount on your hands, which can be easy for a professional technician to repair. But if you continue to run your washer when it has this issue could destroy other parts and result in a bigger repair down the road.

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If these quick fixes solve your problems, you will want to schedule service from Speedy Appliance Repair!


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