DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you get the itch to hire an appliance repair CITY for assistance, you can keep your household appliances in good condition with the tips in this post.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

The presence of a gross odor in your washing machine can defeat the entire reason for the appliance! If you’re in the process of trying to wash your clothes so that they are fresh and clean, but your washer won’t cooperate, run an cycle with no clothes/laundry in warm water with two cups of white vinegar and half of a cup of baking soda to eliminate the unpleasant odor. This issue often occurs in front-loading machines. To eliminate odors in the future, crack the door open following washes so it can dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A warm fridge is not a good sign. A warm refrigerator won’t keep drinks cool, and the food on the inside might also be on the verge of going rotten! In many cases, your refrigerator won’t require professional repair; instead interior might just need to be cleaned. Or the coils on the back panel of the appliance need cleaning.

Unplug the refrigerator and drag it away from the kitchen wall prior to wiping down the coils. If you do not notice cooling improvement, it’s a good idea to hire a professional appliance repair company in CITY.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on your gas-powered oven clicks and clicks and the burner does not light, check to be certain your burner lid is tightened and correctly aligned. You may experience this if you have had a recent boil over or liquid spill on the stovetop.

If that’s not the case, the cause is probably a clogged igniter. To clean the igniter on a gas stove, first take off the burner lid and dust away any dirt. You can use a pin to pick dirt from the grooves of the igniter. If that does not fix the problem, it’s wise not to take a lighter apart without proper training; enlist a professional appliance repair company to determine the problem.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal has self-protection in the form of an overload trip. If it gets clogged, overheats, runs for too much time, or has a different problem, your disposal might just need to be reset instead of fixed. You should be sure the power switch is turned OFF. Next, find the switch on the disposal unit under the kitchen sink and press the button. If the switch doesn’t stay pushed in, wait ten minutes and try again. Turn on the water from the faucet and then turn the switch on.

If the garbage disposal in the kitchen sink is filled with food and you the only noise you hear is a humming sound rather than food grinding, you may need to manually twist the blades with a hex key tool to eliminate the jam. Next, press the reset switch to get the garbage disposal working again. If the previous tips do not get the disposal working like it is supposed to, please don’t succumb to the urge to push your hands down into the disposal to figure things out. Be safe and set up service with a professional appliance repairman in CITY.

5. No Power from Outlet

In a home’s kitchen or bathroom, your outlets must be equipped with GFCI switches to protect people from harm in wet rooms. If a GFCI outlet is not providing power, push the red “reset” button to see if that restores power.

If not, or if you’re trying a basic outlet, make sure that a breaker hasn’t been tripped in your circuit breaker panel. If you are uncertain if a circuit breaker was tripped, flip it so it is in the OFF position and back to the ON position. Please remember, safety near electricity is critical. Should you have concerns, call a professional technician.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A shaking washing machine will often create quite a obnoxious banging and is not a great way to get wash laundry. If yours is abruptly knocking, the appliance could be broken down. To fix this issue, turn the legs on the appliance to lower or lift all corners until it is balanced. One other likely case is that the washing machine is not balanced. Open the lid and move around the shirts and pants so they are more evenly dispersed in the drum of the washing machine.

Doing this can help the washing machine not need to work as hard. If you attempt to arrange the clothes a couple of times to no avail, don’t ignore the problem. You may have a loose drum or motor mount to fix, which is easy for a professional repairman to fix. But continuing to operate your washing machine when it has this issue could destroy other components and lead to a more costly repair in the future.

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

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