DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you hire an appliance repair CITY for help, you might be able to keep your appliances in good shape with the help of the troubleshooting tips in this post.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

A unpleasant odor in your washer defeats the entire point of the appliance! If you’re attempting to wash your laundry items so that they are clean and fresh, but your washer is not cooperating, run an empty cycle in warm water and pour in 2 cups of white vinegar and half of a cup of baking soda to get rid of the odor. This issue frequently occurs in front-loading washing machines. To prevent odors in the future, crack the door open following washes so it can dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A semi-cool fridge in the kitchen is never a welcome sign. A warm refrigerator definitely won’t keep beverages cold, and the food on the inside might also be close to going rotten! In some cases, your refrigerator won’t be in need of repair; instead it might just need a cleaning. Or the coils on the back panel of the appliance require cleaning.

Unplug the appliance and move it away from the wall before wiping down the coils. If you do not see immediate cooling improvement, it’s time to hire a professional appliance repair company in CITY for troubleshooting.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on your gas-powered stove clicks and clicks and the burner will not light, inspect to be sure the burner cap is in place and correctly aligned. You could possibly notice this problem if you’ve recently had a boil over or liquid spill on the top of the stove.

Otherwise, the cause is likely to be a clogged igniter. To clean the igniter on a gas-powered stove, first take off the burner cap and clear off any debris. You can also use a metal clothes pin to pick dirt from the grooves. If that does not resolve the issue, it is smart not to disassemble a lighter unless you have the training; hire a professional appliance repair company to diagnose the problem.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal includes self-protection in the form of an overload trip. If it is clogged, overheats, grinds for too much time, or has a different issue, the garbage disposal may just need to be reset instead of replaced. First, please make sure the switch is OFF. Then, find the button on the disposal unit under the kitchen sink and then press the switch. If the button will not stay pushed in, wait ten minutes and then press it again. Next, turn on the water from the faucet and turn the switch on.

If the disposal is filled up with debris and you only hear a humming noise and not the grinding of food, you might need to turn the blades using a hex key tool to clear the clog. Then, press the reset switch to get the garbage disposal grinding again. If the previous tips are unable to get the garbage disposal working like it should, don’t succumb to the urge to push one of your arms down into the disposal to investigate. Be safe and schedule service with a professional appliance repairman in CITY.

5. No Power from Outlet

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

If not, or if you’re trying on a typical electrical outlet, make sure that a breaker hasn’t tripped in the home’s circuit breaker panel. If you’re not sure if a breaker is tripped, flip it so it is in the OFF position and back into the ON position. But remember, safety around wiring is a must. If you have doubts, call a professional service.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A wobbling washer can produce quite a loud banging and isn’t a ideal way to get wash laundry. If yours starts knocking, the washer could be broken down. To fix this problem, rotate the legs of the machine to lift or lower all corners until it is straightened out. One other possible case is the appliance is off balance. Crack open the lid and arrange the shirts and pants so they’re evenly dispersed in the drum of the washer.

Doing this should help the washer to not need to work quite as hard. If you do attempt to move around the clothing a couple of times without success, do not ignore the problem. You might have a loosened motor or drum mount on your hands, which can be easy for a professional to fix. But if you continue to operate your washing machine when it has this issue might ruin other parts and lead to a bigger repair over time.

Call for Help

If none of these suggestions solve your problems, it is time to schedule an appointment from Gibson Appliance Repair!


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