DIY Appliance Repair Tips

Wait! Before you hire an appliance repair for assistance, you should be able to keep your appliances in good condition with some of the troubleshooting tips below.

1. Smelly Washing Machine

The presence of a foul smell in a washing machine defeats the entire purpose of the appliance! If you’re attempting to wash your clothing items so they’re clean and fresh, but your unit is not cooperating, run an empty cycle in warm water and pour in 2 cups of white vinegar and a half-cup of baking soda to remove the smell. This problem frequently happens in front-loading washing machines. To prevent smells in the future, leave the door open following cycles so it can dry out.

2. Inefficient Refrigerant

A lukewarm refrigerator is not a good sign. A warm refrigerator won’t keep beverages cool, and the food inside of it could also be in danger of spoiling! In several cases, your refrigerator might not be in need of repair; interior might just need to be cleaned. Or the coils on the back panel of the unit are in need of cleaning.

Unplug the refrigerator and drag it far from the wall before cleaning the coils. If you don’t see instant 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 a gas-powered oven clicks nonstop and the burner does not light, inspect to make sure the burner lid is in place and properly aligned. You might also notice this issue if you’ve had a recent boil over or liquid spill on the top of the stove.

Otherwise, the reason is most likely to be a dirty igniter. To clean , remove the burner lid and clear away any debris. You can also use a pin to pick dirt from the grooves of the igniter. If that doesn’t resolve the issue, it’s safest to not disassemble a lighter without the right training; in this case hire a professional appliance repair company to investigate the problem.

4. Broken Garbage Disposal

Your garbage disposal comes with self-protection with its own overload trip. If it is filled up, overheats, grinds for too much time, or has some other problem, the garbage disposal might just need to be reset rather than replaced. Be sure the switch is OFF. Next, locate the reset button on the disposal unit under the sink and press the switch. If the button won’t stay in, wait a few minutes and try again. Now, turn on the water and then turn the switch on.

If the garbage disposal in the sink is filled up with waste and you the only thing you hear is a humming noise and not food grinding, you could need to manually unwind the blades with a hex key to clear the clog. Now, push in the reset button to get the garbage disposal grinding again. If these tips are unable to get the disposal working like normal, please don’t succumb to the temptation to push your arms down into the system to troubleshoot. Be smart and set up service with a professional appliance company in CITY.

5. No Power from Outlet

In the bathroom or kitchen, your outlets must be equipped with GFCI capabilities to protect from harm in wet rooms. If a GFCI electrical outlet isn’t generating power, press the red “reset” switch to see if that will restore juice.

If not, or if you’re trying a typical outlet, make certain that a breaker has not tripped in the breaker box. If you’re not sure if a circuit breaker was tripped, flip it so it is in the OFF position and back onto the ON position. But remember, safety around wiring is a must. Should you have doubts, call a professional service.

6. Wobbling Washing Machine

A shaking washing machine can often produce quite a loud racket and isn’t a good method to get clean laundry. If your washer is abruptly knocking, the machine may be broken down. In order to fix this issue, rotate the legs on the appliance to lift or lower all corners until it is balanced. Another possible case is that the unit is not leveled. Crack open the top and rearrange the clothes so that they are evenly dispersed inside of the drum of the appliance.

Trying this should help your washer not have to work as hard. If you attempt to arrange the laundry a couple of times without success, do not ignore the issue. You might have a loose motor or drum mount, which is easy for a professional technician to repair. But if you continue to run your washing machine when it has this problem might ruin some of the other components and result in a worse repair down the road.

Call for Help

If these tips can solve your problems, it is time to schedule an appointment from Hayes Appliance Repair!


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