DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you decide to hire an appliance repair CITY for help, you should be able to keep your household appliances in good condition with the troubleshooting tips below.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

The presence of a foul smell in a washing machine can defeat the purpose of owning the appliance! If you are in the process of trying to wash your clothing items so that they are clean and fresh, but your unit isn’t cooperating, run an cycle with no clothes/laundry in warm water with 2 cups of white vinegar and half of a cup of baking soda to get rid of the odor. This problem commonly occurs in front-loading washing machines. To eliminate smells in the future, leave the door open after cycles to let it dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A room-temperature refrigerator is never a welcome sign. A warm refrigerator will not keep liquids cold, and the food on the inside might also be on the verge of becoming spoiled! In most cases, your refrigerator might not need repair; instead it might just need to be cleaned. Or the coils on the back panel of the appliance are overdue for cleaning.

Unplug the appliance and move it out from the kitchen wall prior to wiping down the coils. If you do not see instant cooling improvement, it’s best to call a professional appliance repair company in CITY for troubleshooting.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on a gas-powered stove continues to click and the burner does not light, look to be certain the burner cap is on tight and correctly aligned. You may possibly experience this issue if you’ve recently had a boil over or liquid spill on the stovetop.

Otherwise, the cause is likely to be a dirty igniter. To clean , first remove the burner top and wipe away any loose dirt. You can also use a metal clothes pin to pick debris from the grooves. If that doesn’t fix the issue, it’s safest not to disassemble a lighter for anyone without right training; in this case 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 clogged, overheats, is left on for too much time, or has some other issue, the garbage disposal might just have to be reset instead of repaired. Be sure the switch is turned OFF. Then, find the reset switch on the disposal beneath the sink and then press the switch. If the button does not stay pushed in, wait a few minutes and then attempt it again. Now, turn on the water from the faucet and then press the button on.

If the disposal is filled with waste and you only hear a humming sound instead of food grinding, you might need to unwind the blades using a hex key tool to clear the jam. Then, push in the reset switch to get the disposal running again. If the tips above don’t get the appliance working like normal, don’t give in to the temptation to shove one of your hands down into the system to investigate. Be safe and set up service with a professional appliance repairman in CITY.

5. No Power from Outlet

In the bathroom or kitchen, the electrical outlets should be installed with GFCI switches in order to protect people against harm in wet rooms. If a GFCI outlet is not providing power, push in the red reset switch to see if that will restore juice.

If it does not, or if you’re trying on a typical outlet, make certain that a breaker has not been tripped in your circuit breaker box. If you’re unsure if a breaker has been tripped, flip it so it is in the OFF position and then flip it back into the ON position. Remember, safety near electrical outlets is a must. If you have any doubts, call a professional.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A shaking washer can create a obnoxious banging and is not a good way to wash clothing. If your washing machine is suddenly banging, the machine may be in trouble. In order to fix this issue, turn the legs on the washing machine to lower or lift each of the corners until it’s straightened out. Another possible scenario is that the washing machine is not leveled. Open the top and move around the clothes so that they are evenly dispersed within the drum of the appliance.

Doing this will help your washing machine not have to work as hard. If you do try to move around the laundry once or twice without success, don’t ignore the problem. You could have a loose drum or motor mount to deal with, which is easy enough for a professional to repair. But if you continue to use your washer when it has this problem might damage some of the other parts and result in a worse repair later.

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If these suggestions can fix your issues, you can schedule service from Rhodes Appliance Repair!


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