DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you pick up the phone to hire an appliance repair for help, you should be able to keep your appliances running correctly with the help of the troubleshooting tips in this post.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

A foul odor in a washing machine can defeat the entire point of owning the appliance! If you are in the process of attempting to get your laundry items so that they are clean and fresh, but your appliance is not cooperating, run an cycle without clothes/laundry in warm water and pour in 2 cups of white vinegar and a half-cup of baking soda to get rid of the unpleasant odor. This issue frequently happens in front-loading washing machines. To prevent future odors, crack the door open following cycles so it will dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A semi-cool refrigerator in the kitchen is never a welcome sign. A warm refrigerator will not keep drinks cold or refreshing, and the food on the inside could also be close to spoiling! In some cases, your refrigerator might not be in need of professional repair; instead it might just need to be cleaned out. Or the coils on the back panel of the appliance are overdue for cleaning.

Unplug the refrigerator and pull it away from the kitchen wall before cleaning the coils. If you don’t notice cooling improvement, it is a good idea to reach out to a professional appliance repair company in CITY for troubleshooting.

3. Clicking Igniter on Stove

If the igniter on your gas-powered oven clicks and clicks and the burner won’t light, look to make certain the burner lid is tightened and properly aligned. You might also notice this problem if you have recently had a boil over or liquid spill on the top of your stove.

If that is not the case, the source is likely to be a clogged igniter. To clean the igniter, first remove the burner lid and dust away any dirt. You can also use a metal pin to scrape debris from the grooves of the igniter. If that doesn’t fix the issue, it is smart not to disassemble a lighter unless you have right training; call on a professional appliance repair company to diagnose the issue.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal includes self-protection with its own overload trip. If it is clogged, overheats, grinds for too long, or has another problem, your disposal might just have to be reset rather than replaced. Be sure the switch is OFF. Then, find the reset button on the disposal unit under the sink and press the button. If the button will not stay in, just wait ten minutes and try again. Turn on the water from the faucet and then turn the button on.

If the garbage disposal in the sink is clogged with debris and you hear nothing but a humming sound instead of the grinding of food, you may need to turn the blades with a hex key to clear the clog. Now, press the reset switch to get the disposal running again. If the tips above do not get the appliance working like it should, do not give in to the temptation to shove one of your arms down into the system to solve the problem. Be smart and set up service with a professional appliance repairman in CITY.

5. No Power from Outlet

In a bathroom or kitchen, the electrical outlets should be equipped with GFCI switches to protect against harm in wet areas. If a GFCI outlet is not generating power, press the red reset button to see if it restores juice.

If it doesn’t, or if you’re trying a basic electrical outlet, be sure that a breaker has not been tripped in your home’s circuit breaker panel. If you are not sure if a breaker is tripped, switch it to the OFF position and then flip it back into the ON position. Please remember, safety near electricity is a must. If you have any doubts, call a professional repairman.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A wobbling washing machine will often create a loud racket and isn’t a great way to wash clothes. If your washing machine starts banging around, the washer might be broken down. To fix this problem, rotate the legs of the appliance to lower or lift each of the corners until it is balanced. One other possible scenario is that the appliance is not balanced. Lift open the top and rearrange the clothes so they’re dispersed inside of the drum of the washing machine.

Trying this will help your washer not need to work as hard. If you do try to arrange the laundry a couple of times to no avail, don’t ignore the problem. You may have a loosened drum or motor mount to fix, which should be easy enough for a professional to repair. But if you continue to run your washing machine when it has this problem might ruin other components and result in a more significant repair down the road.

Call for Help

If none of these tips are able to solve your broken appliance, you will want to schedule an appointment from Esteem Appliance Repair!


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