DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you hire an appliance repair CITY for assistance, you can keep your household appliances running properly with some of the tips below.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

The presence of a gross odor in your washing machine defeats the point of the appliance! If you’re attempting to get your clothes so that they are fresh and clean, but your appliance won’t cooperate, run an empty cycle in warm water with 2 cups of white vinegar and a half-cup of baking soda to get rid of the smell. This problem often occurs in front-loading washers. To eliminate future odors, prop the door open between cycles so it can dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A warm fridge in the kitchen is never a good sign. A warm refrigerator won’t keep drinks cold, and the food inside could also be close to rotting! In some cases, your refrigerator will not be in need of repair; it could just need a cleaning. Or the coils on the back panel of the unit are in need of cleaning.

Unplug it and move it far from the wall before cleaning the coils. If you can’t see immediate cooling improvement, it is time to reach out to a professional appliance repair service in CITY for a diagnosis.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on your gas oven clicks nonstop and the burner does not light, look to be certain your burner cap is in place and properly aligned. You may also experience this if you’ve had a recent boil over or spill on the top of the stove.

If that is not the case, the cause is most likely to be a clogged igniter. To clean the igniter, first take off the burner cap and wipe away any dirt. You can also use a pin to pick debris from the grooves of the igniter. If that does not resolve the issue, it’s best not to disassemble a lighter unless you have the proper training; call on a professional appliance repairman to diagnose the issue.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

Your garbage disposal includes self-protection in the form of an overload trip. If it becomes filled up, overheats, grinds for too much time, or has some other issue, your garbage disposal could simply need to be reset rather than fixed. First, make sure the switch is OFF. Then, find the reset switch on the disposal under the kitchen sink and then press the switch. If the switch won’t stay pushed in, just wait a few minutes and then try again. Now, turn on the water and then turn the switch on.

If the disposal in the sink is clogged with waste and you the only thing you hear is a humming sound rather than the grinding of food, you may need to twist the disposal blades using a hex key to remove the jam. Then, push in the reset switch to get the garbage disposal working again. If these tips are unable to get it working like normal, please don’t give in tothe urge to shove your hands down in the blades to investigate. Be safe and set up service with a professional appliance service in CITY.

5. No Power from Outlet

In the kitchen or bathroom, your electrical outlets need to be installed with GFCI switches in order to protect homeowners against harm in wet environments. If a GFCI electrical outlet is not providing power, push in the red reset button to see if that restores juice.

If it does not, or if you’re trying a standard outlet, be certain that a breaker has not tripped in your circuit breaker box. If you’re not sure if a circuit breaker has been tripped, switch it to the OFF position and then flip it back to the ON position. Just remember, safety by electrical outlets is critical. If you have concerns, call a professional service.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A shaking washer can create quite a startling banging and is not a ideal process to get clean clothes. If your washer is suddenly shaking, the washing machine may be broken down. In order to repair this issue, rotate the legs on the washer to lift or lower each corner until it’s balanced. Another likely situation is that the unit is off balance. Crack open the top and rearrange the clothing items so they’re more evenly dispersed in the drum of the washer.

Doing this can help your washing machine not have to work as hard. If you do attempt to rearrange the laundry a few times to no avail, don’t ignore the problem. You might have a loosened motor or drum mount to fix, which is easy enough for a professional to repair. But continuing to use the washing machine with this issue might ruin other components and cause a more costly repair over time.

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If these quick fixes are able to fix your broken appliance, you can schedule service from Rogers Appliance Repair!

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