DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you get the itch to hire an appliance repair CITY for help, you should be able to keep your appliances running like new with a lot of the troubleshooting tips in this post.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

A gross smell in a washing machine can defeat the entire purpose of the appliance! If you are trying to get your clothes so that they’re clean and fresh, but the washer isn’t cooperating, run an cycle without clothes/laundry in hot water with two cups of white vinegar and 1/2 cup of baking soda to get rid of the unpleasant odor. This issue commonly occurs in front-loading machines. To ensure no more future odors, prop the door open between cycles so it will dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A room-temperature fridge in the kitchen is never a welcome sign. A warm refrigerator definitely won’t keep liquids cool, and the food on the inside might also be close to rotting! In most cases, your refrigerator will not need repair; instead the inside could just need to be cleaned out. Or the coils on the back panel of the unit are in need of cleaning.

Unplug it and drag it far from the wall before cleaning the coils. If you do not see cooling improvement, it’s a good idea to contact a professional appliance repair service in CITY.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on a gas-powered oven clicks and clicks and the burner won’t light, inspect to be sure the burner top is on tight and correctly aligned. You might possibly experience this problem if you have had a recent boil over or spill on the top of the stove.

Otherwise, the reason is probably a dirty igniter. To clean , first take off the burner lid and clear off any dirt. You can use a clothes pin to scrape debris from the grooves. If that doesn’t fix the problem, it is wise not to take a lighter apart unless you have the proper training; call a professional appliance repairman to determine the issue.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

A sink’s garbage disposal comes with self-protection in the form of an overload trip. If it is clogged, overheats, grinds for too long, or has another problem, your garbage disposal could simply need to be reset rather than fixed. Be sure the switch is turned OFF. Then, locate the button on the disposal unit under the sink and press the switch. If the button will not stay in, wait 10 minutes and then attempt it again. Now, turn on the water from the faucet and turn the switch on.

If the garbage disposal in the sink is filled with waste and you hear nothing but a humming noise and not the grinding of food, you might need to manually unwind the blades with a hex key to clear the clog. Then, push in the reset switch to get the disposal working again. If the previous tips do not get things working like normal, do not give in to the urge to put your hands down in the system to troubleshoot. Be safe and set up an appointment with a professional appliance repairman in CITY.

5. No Power from Outlet

In the bathroom or kitchen, your electrical outlets must be installed with GFCI switches to protect homeowners against harm in wet environments. If a GFCI electrical outlet is not generating power, push in the red switch to see if that will restore power.

If not, or if you are trying on a typical outlet, be certain that a breaker has not been tripped in the home’s circuit breaker panel. If you’re uncertain if a circuit breaker is tripped, flip it so it is in the OFF position and then flip it back into the ON position. Just remember, safety near wiring is critical. If you have doubts, call a professional technician.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A wobbling washing machine can produce quite a loud racket and isn’t a good process to get wash clothing. If your washing machine starts banging, the appliance might be broken. To fix this issue, turn the legs of the machine to lower or lift all corners until it’s level. Another likely case is that the appliance is not leveled. Open the top and move around the shirts and pants so they are more evenly dispersed inside of the drum of the appliance.

Trying this should help the washing machine to not have to work quite as hard. If you do try to rearrange the clothes a few times without success, don’t ignore the problem. You could have a loose drum or motor mount to repair, which is easy for a professional technician to fix. But continuing to use your washer when it has this problem could destroy other pieces and lead to a more significant repair in the future.

Call for Help

If none of these tips fix your problems, you can schedule an appointment from Morris Appliance Repair!


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