DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you decide to hire an appliance repair company for assistance, you can keep your appliances running smoothly with some of the troubleshooting tips below.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

A gross smell in your washing machine defeats the point of the appliance! If you’re in the process of attempting to wash your clothes so they are clean and fresh, but the unit will not cooperate, run an cycle without clothes/laundry in warm water and pour in two cups of white vinegar and half of a cup of baking soda to get rid of the odor. This issue commonly occurs in front-loading machines. To prevent future smells, prop the door open after cycles to let it dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A lukewarm refrigerator in the kitchen is not a welcome sign. A warm refrigerator definitely will not keep drinks cold or refreshing, and the food inside could also be close to going rotten! In a lot of cases, your refrigerator will not require repair; interior could just need a cleaning. Or the coils on the back of the appliance are overdue for cleaning.

Unplug it and pull it away from the wall before wiping down the coils. If you can’t notice cooling improvement, it’s best to hire a professional appliance repair technician in El Paso.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on your gas-powered stove clicks nonstop and the burner will not light, inspect to make certain your burner cap is tightened and correctly aligned. You may experience this problem if you have recently had a boil over or liquid spill on the top of the stove.

Otherwise, the source is probably a clogged igniter. To clean , first take off the burner lid and dust away any loose debris. You can also use a metal clothes pin to scrape debris from the grooves. If that does not eliminate the issue, it’s best to not take a lighter apart unless you have right training; enlist a professional stove repair service to diagnose the problem.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

A sink’s garbage disposal includes self-protection with its own overload trip switch. If it gets filled up, overheats, is left on for too long, or has another issue, the garbage disposal could simply need to be reset instead of repaired. First, make sure the switch is turned OFF. Then, find the reset button on the disposal unit under the kitchen sink and press the button. If the switch doesn’t stay in, wait ten minutes and then attempt it again. Next, turn on the water and then turn the switch on.

If the disposal is clogged with waste and you the only sound you hear is a humming sound rather than the grinding of food, you might need to twist the disposal blades with a hex key tool to remove the jam. Now, push in the reset button to get the disposal working again. If the tips above don’t get things working like it is supposed to, please don’t allow the temptation to shove one of your hands down in the blades to solve the issue. Be smart and schedule an appointment with Frontier Appliance Repair.

5. No Power from Outlet

In the bathroom or kitchen, the electrical outlets should be equipped with GFCI switches to protect against harm in wet environments. If a GFCI outlet is not generating power, press the red switch to see if it restores power.

If it does not, or if you are trying a typical outlet, make certain that a breaker has not been tripped in your home’s circuit breaker box. If you are not sure if a breaker was tripped, switch it so it is in the OFF position and back into the ON position. Please remember, safety near wiring is critical. Should you have any concerns, call a professional service.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A wobbling washer will often create quite a obnoxious racket and isn’t a good way to get wash clothes. If yours is suddenly banging, the washing machine may be broken. To fix this problem, rotate the legs of the unit to lift or lower each of the corners until it is level. One other likely situation is that the washer is off balance. Crack open the lid and rearrange the shirts and pants so they’re more dispersed inside of the drum of the washing machine.

Doing this could help the washing machine to not have to work quite as hard. If you try to move around the clothing a few times without luck, do not ignore the problem. You could have a loose motor or drum mount, which should be easy enough for a professional repairman to fix. But continuing to use the washer with this problem might break other components and cause a worse repair later.

Call for Help

If these suggestions can solve your problems, you will want to schedule an appointment from Frontier Appliance Repair!


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