DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you pick up the phone to hire an appliance repair for assistance, you can keep your household appliances in good shape with the tips below.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

The presence of a unpleasant smell in a washer defeats the entire reason for owning the appliance! If you’re in the process of trying to wash your clothes so they’re fresh and clean, but your washer isn’t cooperating, run an cycle without clothes/laundry in warm water and pour in two cups of white vinegar and a half-cup of baking soda to remove the unpleasant smell. This issue often occurs in front-loading washers. To ensure no more future smells, leave the door open after cycles to let it dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A room-temperature refrigerator in the kitchen is never a good sign. A warm refrigerator will not keep drinks cold or refreshing, and the food on the inside could also be in danger of going rotten! In most cases, your refrigerator won’t need professional repair; instead it might just need a cleaning. Or the coils on the rear of the unit require cleaning.

Unplug the refrigerator and pull it out from the wall prior to cleaning the coils. If you do not see immediate cooling improvement, it is time to call a professional appliance repair technician in CITY for a diagnosis.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on your gas stove clicks nonstop and the burner won’t light, inspect to be certain your burner top is on tight and properly aligned. You may also notice this if you have recently had a boil over or spill on the top of the stove.

Otherwise, the cause is probably a clogged igniter. To clean , remove the burner top and dust off any particles. You can use a clothes pin to scrape dirt from the grooves. If that doesn’t eliminate the problem, it’s wise to not take a lighter apart unless you have right training; in this case hire a professional appliance repair company to diagnose the problem.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

Your garbage disposal comes with self-protection in the form of an overload trip. If it is filled up, overheats, is left on for too long, or has some other issue, your garbage disposal may simply have to be reset instead of repaired. You should be sure the switch is turned OFF. Next, locate the reset switch on the disposal unit under the sink and press the button. If the button does not stay pushed in, wait ten minutes and press it again. Now, turn on the water and then press the button on.

If the garbage disposal in the sink is clogged with debris and you the only thing you hear is a humming noise rather than food grinding, you may need to manually turn the blades using a hex key tool to eliminate the clog. Now, push in the reset button to get the disposal working again. If the previous tips fail to get the disposal working like it is supposed to, do not give in to the urge to shove one of your arms down into the system to solve the problem. Be safe and set up service with a professional appliance repairman in CITY.

5. No Power from Outlet

In the bathroom or kitchen, the outlets should be installed with GFCI switches in order to protect homeowners against harm in wet areas. If a GFCI outlet isn’t generating power, press the red “reset” switch to see if that restores power.

If it doesn’t, or if you’re trying on a typical outlet, make certain that a breaker has not tripped in the breaker box. If you’re not sure if a breaker has been tripped, flip it to the OFF position and then flip it back onto the ON position. Just remember, safety around electricity is a must. If you have any doubts, call a professional technician.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A wobbling washer will often create a obnoxious banging and isn’t a ideal way to get wash clothes. If yours is abruptly banging around, the appliance could be broken. To fix this issue, rotate the legs of the appliance to lift or lower each corner until it’s balanced. One other likely scenario is the unit is not balanced. Lift open the top and arrange the shirts and pants so that they’re evenly dispersed in the drum of the washing machine.

Doing this should help the washing machine not have to work as hard. If you try to move around the clothes a couple of times to no avail, don’t ignore the issue. You might have a loose drum or motor mount, which should be easy for a professional technician to fix. But if you continue to use the washer with this problem could break some of the other pieces and lead to a bigger repair down the road.

Call for Help

If these tips fix your issues, it is time to schedule service from Evans Appliance Repair!


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