DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you call an appliance repair for help, you should be able to keep your appliances running smoothly with some of the tips in this post.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

A gross smell in a washing machine can defeat the entire reason for the appliance! If you’re in the process of trying to wash your laundry items so that they’re fresh and clean, but the washer is not cooperating, run an cycle without clothes/laundry in warm water with two cups of white vinegar and a half-cup of baking soda to eliminate the unpleasant smell. This problem commonly happens in front-loading washing machines. To ensure no more future odors, prop the door open after washes so it can dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A warm refrigerator is not a good sign. A warm refrigerator won’t keep drinks cool or refreshing, and the food on the inside could also be in danger of becoming spoiled! In a lot of cases, your refrigerator will not be in need of professional repair; the inside could just need to be cleaned. Or the coils on the back panel of the refrigerator require cleaning.

Unplug the appliance and move it away from the wall before vacuuming the refrigerator coils. If you cannot see cooling improvement, it’s time to contact a professional appliance repair company in CITY.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on a gas oven continues to click and the burner does not light, look to make certain the burner top is tightened and properly aligned. You may possibly notice this if you have recently had a boil over or liquid spill on your stovetop.

If that’s not the case, the reason is probably a dirty igniter. To clean , first remove the burner top and clear off any particles. You can use a clothes pin to scrape dirt from the grooves of the igniter. If that does not repair the problem, it is best to not take a lighter apart unless you have the proper training; call a professional appliance repair service to determine the issue.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

Your garbage disposal has self-protection in the form of an overload trip. If it gets clogged, overheats, grinds for too long, or has some other problem, your disposal could simply need to be reset rather than replaced. First, please make sure the power switch is turned OFF. Next, locate the reset button on the disposal unit beneath the sink and press the button. If the button won’t stay pushed in, wait ten minutes and try again. Now, turn on the water and press the switch on.

If the disposal is filled with waste and you only hear a humming sound and not the grinding of food, you may need to manually unwind the blades with a hex key tool to remove the clog. Now, press the reset switch to get the disposal running again. If these tips don’t get the disposal working like it is supposed to, please don’t allow the temptation to push one of your arms down in the blades to solve the issue. Be smart and schedule an appointment with a professional appliance repairman in CITY.

5. No Power from Outlet

In a bathroom or kitchen, your electrical outlets need to be installed with GFCI capabilities in order to protect against harm in wet rooms. If a GFCI electrical outlet isn’t generating power, press the red “reset” button to see if it will restore juice.

If it doesn’t, or if you’re trying on a basic outlet, make sure that a breaker has not been tripped in the home’s breaker box. If you are not sure if a breaker is tripped, switch it so it is in the OFF position and then flip it back to the ON position. Please remember, safety by electrical outlets is a must. Should you have concerns, call a professional repairman.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A wobbling washing machine can produce quite a obnoxious banging and isn’t a great process to wash clothes. If your washer is abruptly shaking around, the machine may be broken. To repair this problem, turn the legs of the washer to lift or lower each of the corners until it’s level. One other likely situation is that the appliance is not leveled. Crack open the top and rearrange the clothing items so they’re more dispersed within the drum of the washing machine.

Doing this will help your washing machine to not need to work quite as hard. If you do try to rearrange the clothes a couple of times without success, don’t ignore the issue. You may have a loose motor or drum mount to deal with, which should be easy enough for a professional technician to fix. But continuing to use the washing machine with this problem might damage other parts and lead to a more significant repair later.

Call for Help

If these suggestions can solve your broken appliance, it is time to schedule service from Dunn Appliance Repair!

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