DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you call an appliance repair CITY for help, you can keep your appliances in good condition with the help of a lot of the troubleshooting tips in this post.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

A gross smell in a washer can defeat the entire point of owning the appliance! If you’re trying to wash your laundry items so that they’re fresh and clean, but your washing machine will not cooperate, run an empty cycle in warm water with two cups of white vinegar and a half-cup of baking soda to get rid of the odor. This problem frequently occurs in front-loading washing machines. To ensure no more odors in the future, crack the door open after cycles to let it dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A room-temperature fridge in the kitchen is not a welcome sign. A warm refrigerator won’t keep beverages cold, and the food on the inside could also be on the verge of spoiling! In several cases, your refrigerator will not require repair; instead it might just need to be cleaned out. Or the coils on the rear of the refrigerator need cleaning.

Unplug the appliance and drag it far from the wall before wiping down the coils. If you can’t notice cooling improvement, it is a good idea to call a professional appliance repair company in CITY.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on a gas-powered oven continues to click and the burner does not light, inspect to make sure your burner top is tightened and correctly aligned. You may also experience this if you’ve had a recent boil over or liquid spill on your stovetop.

If that’s not the case, the source is probably a dirty igniter. To clean the igniter, take off the burner lid and wipe off any dirt. You can also use a pin to scrape debris from the grooves of the igniter. If that does not fix the problem, it is smart to not disassemble a lighter unless you have the right training; in this case enlist a professional appliance repair company to investigate the issue.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

Your garbage disposal includes self-protection with its own overload trip switch. If it is filled up, overheats, runs for too much time, or has another problem, your garbage disposal could simply have to be reset rather than replaced. First, make sure the power switch is OFF. Then, locate the switch on the disposal unit under the kitchen sink and then press the button. If the button will not stay in, wait ten minutes and then press it again. Turn on the water from the faucet and press the button on.

If the disposal is clogged with debris and you hear nothing but a humming noise instead of food grinding, you may need to twist the disposal blades with a hex key tool to remove the clog. Now, press the reset switch to get the disposal working again. If these tips do not get the disposal working like normal, please don’t succumb to the urge to shove one of your arms down in the system to investigate. Be safe and arrange an appointment with a professional appliance repairman in CITY.

5. No Power from Outlet

In a kitchen or bathroom, the electrical outlets must be installed with GFCI capabilities in order to protect against harm in wet rooms. If a GFCI outlet is not providing power, push the red “reset” switch to see if that restores juice.

If it does not, or if you are trying on a standard electrical outlet, be certain that a breaker has not been tripped in your breaker panel. If you are unsure if a circuit breaker has been tripped, switch it so it is in the OFF position and then flip it back onto the ON position. Remember, safety by electricity is a must. Should you have concerns, call a professional repairman.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A wobbling washing machine will produce a startling racket and isn’t a good way to clean clothes. If your washer is suddenly knocking, the machine may be broken down. In order to fix this problem, rotate the legs of the washing machine to lift or lower all corners until it is level. One other possible situation is the washing machine is not leveled. Crack open the lid and arrange the clothing items so that they’re evenly dispersed within the drum of the washing machine.

Trying this will help the washer to not have to work quite as hard. If you do attempt to move around the clothing a couple of times to no avail, do not ignore the problem. You might have a loosened motor or drum mount on your hands, which is easy enough for a professional technician to fix. But continuing to use your washer when it has this issue might break some of the other parts and result in a worse repair later.

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If these quick fixes can fix your issues, you will want to schedule service from Hale Appliance Repair!


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