DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you pick up the phone to hire an appliance repair CITY for assistance, you should be able to keep your household appliances running properly with the help of the troubleshooting tips below.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

A foul odor in your washing machine defeats the entire reason for owning the appliance! If you’re trying to wash your clothes so they’re clean and fresh, but the appliance won’t cooperate, run an empty cycle in warm water with 2 cups of white vinegar and half of a cup of baking soda to eliminate the smell. This issue commonly happens in front-loading washing machines. To prevent smells in the future, crack the door open after cycles to let it dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A warm refrigerator in the kitchen is never a good sign. A warm refrigerator definitely will not keep drinks cold, and the food inside of it could also be on the verge of rotting! In a lot of cases, your refrigerator might not require professional repair; interior might just need to be cleaned. Or the coils on the back panel of the unit require cleaning.

Unplug the refrigerator and drag it far from the kitchen wall prior to cleaning the coils. If you don’t notice immediate cooling improvement, it’s a good idea to reach out to a professional appliance repair technician in CITY for troubleshooting.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on your gas stove clicks and clicks and the burner won’t light, check to be sure your burner top is in place and correctly aligned. You may experience this problem if you have had a recent boil over or spill on the stovetop.

If that is not the case, the source is probably a dirty igniter. To clean , first remove the burner top and wipe off any dirt. You can also use a metal clothes pin to pick dirt from the grooves. If that does not repair the issue, it’s safest not to take a lighter apart for anyone without the right training; call a professional appliance repair service to diagnose the problem.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

A kitchen sink’s 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 a different issue, the disposal might simply have to be reset rather than fixed. First, make sure the power switch is turned OFF. Then, locate the button on the disposal unit beneath the kitchen sink and then press the button. If the button does not stay pushed in, just wait a few minutes and then press it again. Turn on the water and turn the button on.

If the disposal is filled up with food and you hear nothing but a humming noise and not the grinding of waste, you could need to manually unwind the blades with a hex key to clear the jam. Now, press the reset button to get the disposal grinding again. If these tips don’t get the appliance working like it should, do not succumb to the urge to push your hands down in the system to troubleshoot. Be smart and arrange an appointment with a professional appliance company in CITY.

5. No Power from Outlet

In a kitchen or bathroom, your outlets must be equipped with GFCI capabilities to protect people against harm in wet areas. If a GFCI outlet isn’t providing power, press the red reset switch to see if that will restore juice.

If it does not, or if you’re trying a basic outlet, be sure that a breaker hasn’t been tripped in your breaker box. If you are not sure if a circuit breaker was tripped, flip it so it is in the OFF position and back onto the ON position. Remember, safety by wiring is a must. If you have doubts, call a professional technician.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A shaking washing machine will create a obnoxious racket and is not a good process to wash laundry. If yours starts banging around, the appliance might be broken down. In order to repair this problem, rotate the legs of the appliance to lift or lower each of the corners until it’s level. Another likely scenario is that the appliance is off balance. Open the lid and arrange the clothing items so that they are dispersed inside of the drum of the washing machine.

Trying this should help your washing machine to not have to work quite as hard. If you do try to arrange the clothing once or twice without success, don’t ignore the problem. You could have a loose drum or motor mount to deal with, which can be easy enough for a professional technician to repair. But continuing to operate your washing machine with this issue could damage other parts and cause a worse repair in the future.

Call for Help

If none of these tips are able to fix your issues, you will want to schedule an appointment from Ware Appliance Repair!


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