DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you pick up the phone to hire an appliance repair service in Rancho Santa Margarita for help, you might be able to keep your appliances running properly with the help of a lot of the troubleshooting tips in this post.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

The presence of a foul odor in your washing machine defeats the purpose of the appliance! If you’re attempting to wash your clothes so that they’re clean and fresh, but your washing machine will not cooperate, run an cycle without clothes/laundry in hot water with 2 cups of white vinegar and a half-cup of baking soda to remove the unpleasant smell. This problem often happens in front-loading machines. To eliminate smells in the future, prop the door open between washes so it can dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A semi-cool fridge is not a welcome sign. A warm refrigerator definitely won’t keep beverages cold or refreshing, and the food inside might also be close to spoiling! In many cases, your refrigerator won’t need repair; instead interior might just need to be cleaned. Or the coils on the back panel of the unit require cleaning.

Unplug the refrigerator and pull it out from the wall before wiping down the coils. If you can’t see instant cooling improvement, it’s time to call an appliance repair company.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on a gas stove continues to click and the burner won’t light, check to be sure your burner top is tightened and properly aligned. You may notice this problem if you’ve recently had a boil over or liquid spill on the top of your stove.

Otherwise, the cause is probably a clogged igniter. To clean , first remove the burner cap and clear away any loose particles. You can use a metal clothes pin to pick debris from the grooves of the igniter. If that doesn’t eliminate the issue, it is best to not disassemble a lighter without the right training; call on a professional appliance repair company to diagnose the problem.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal has self-protection with its own overload trip switch. If it is clogged, overheats, is left on for too long, or has a different issue, the disposal could just need to be reset rather than fixed. Be sure the power switch is turned OFF. Next, locate the reset button on the disposal unit under the kitchen sink and press the switch. If the button won’t stay in, just wait 10 minutes and then try again. Turn on the water from the faucet and press the switch on.

If the garbage disposal in the sink is clogged with food and you the only noise you hear is a humming noise and not the grinding of waste, you could need to twist the blades with a hex key to remove the clog. Now, push in the reset switch to get the garbage disposal running again. If the tips above don’t get it working like it is supposed to, do not give in to the urge to stick one of your hands down in the system to solve the problem. Be smart and schedule an appointment with a professional appliance repairman in CITY.

5. No Power from Outlet

In the bathroom or kitchen, your electrical outlets need to be installed with GFCI switches to protect people against harm in wet areas. If a GFCI outlet is not generating power, push in the red “reset” button to see if it will restore power.

If it does not, or if you are trying a standard outlet, be sure that a breaker hasn’t tripped in the circuit breaker panel. If you are unsure if a breaker is tripped, switch it to the OFF position and then flip it back into the ON position. But remember, safety around electricity is a must. If you have any doubts, call a professional service.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A wobbling washing machine will produce a startling banging and isn’t a productive method to get clean clothes. If your washing machine starts shaking, the washer may be broken. To fix this problem, turn the legs on the machine to lower or lift all corners until it is level. One other likely scenario is the unit is not leveled. Lift open the top and arrange the clothing items so that they’re more evenly dispersed within the drum of the washer.

Trying this will help your washing machine to not need to work quite as hard. If you attempt to rearrange the clothes a few times without success, do not ignore the issue. You might have a loose drum or motor mount to repair, which is easy for a professional to fix. But if you continue to run your washing machine when it has this problem might destroy some of the other components and lead to a worse repair down the road.

Call for Help

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


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