DIY Appliance Repair Tips

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

1. Smelly Washing Machine

A unpleasant smell in a washing machine defeats the entire purpose of the appliance! If you’re in the process of attempting to get your clothes so they are fresh and clean, but your washer will not cooperate, run an cycle without clothes/laundry in hot water and pour in two cups of white vinegar and 1/2 cup of baking soda to eliminate the smell. This problem frequently occurs in front-loading washers. To ensure no more odors in the future, prop the door open after washes to let it dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A warm fridge in the kitchen is not a good sign. A warm refrigerator won’t keep drinks cool, and the food inside of it could also be close to spoiling! In several cases, your refrigerator might not be in need of professional repair; interior might just need to be cleaned out. Or the coils on the rear of the unit are overdue for cleaning.

Unplug it and drag it far from the wall before wiping down the refrigerator coils. If you cannot notice instant cooling improvement, it’s a good idea to hire a professional appliance repair service in CITY for a diagnosis.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on your gas oven continues to click and the burner won’t light, inspect to make sure your burner lid is on tight and correctly aligned. You might experience this if you’ve recently had a boil over or liquid spill on the top of the stove.

Otherwise, the cause is probably a clogged igniter. To clean , first take off the burner lid and clear away any loose debris. You can also use a metal pin to scrape dirt from the grooves. If that does not repair the issue, it is safest to not take a lighter apart without training; call on a professional appliance repair service to investigate the problem.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

A sink’s garbage disposal includes self-protection in the form of an overload trip switch. If it gets filled up, overheats, runs for too much time, or has another problem, the disposal could simply have to be reset rather than repaired. First, please make sure the power switch is OFF. Next, find the button on the disposal beneath the sink and press the button. If the switch will not stay pushed in, wait a few minutes and then press it again. Turn on the water from the faucet and then press the switch on.

If the garbage disposal is clogged with food and you the only sound you hear is a humming sound and not the grinding of food, you could need to manually twist the blades with a hex key to remove the clog. Then, push in the reset button to get the garbage disposal grinding again. If these tips don’t get the appliance working like normal, don’t succumb to the temptation to put one of your arms down into the blades to troubleshoot. Be safe and arrange service with a professional appliance repairman in CITY.

5. No Power from Outlet

In a kitchen or bathroom, the outlets must be installed with GFCI switches to protect against harm in wet areas. If a GFCI outlet isn’t providing power, push in the red button to see if that will restore power.

If it doesn’t, or if you’re trying a typical outlet, make sure that a breaker hasn’t tripped in the breaker panel. If you’re uncertain if a circuit breaker is tripped, flip it so it is in the OFF position and back onto the ON position. Remember, safety by wiring is a must. Should you have any concerns, call a professional technician.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A shaking washing machine will create a startling banging and isn’t a ideal process to get clean laundry. If your washer starts banging around, the washing machine may be in trouble. To repair this issue, turn the legs on the unit to lift or lower all corners until it’s straightened out. One other possible case is that the washer is not balanced. Lift open the top and move around the clothing items so that they’re evenly dispersed in the drum of the washer.

Trying this could help your washer to not need to work quite as hard. If you attempt to rearrange the laundry a few times without luck, don’t ignore the problem. You may have a loose motor or drum mount to fix, which should be easy enough for a professional to fix. But continuing to run your washing machine when it has this issue might destroy some of the other pieces and cause a more costly repair down the road.

Call for Help

If these tips can fix your broken appliance, you will want to schedule service from Magic Appliance Repair!


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